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How to be a barrister and parent and succeed at both

How to be a barrister and parent and succeed at both

Link to my latest article for Counsel Magazine which caused something of a Twitter-storm! https://www.counselmagazine.co.uk/articles/how-to-be-a
How to say “No” but keep the opportunities flowing

How to say “No” but keep the opportunities flowing

Link to latest guest blog, this time for Counsel Magazine, around saying “no” whilst keeping opportunities flowing. https://www
Working Parent Lawyers’ Summer Survival Guide

Working Parent Lawyers’ Summer Survival Guide

School’s Out for Summer As the countdown to “school’s out” starts in earnest, are you ready for the impending onslaught of routine and pace
Women in Transition: Guest Blog for Oxford Women in Law

Women in Transition: Guest Blog for Oxford Women in Law

Women in Transition: Deciding to Decide, Stepping Up & Your First 100 Days and Beyond Link to my latest blog for the Oxford University Alumna
Imposter Syndrome: Delivering the knock-out blows

Imposter Syndrome: Delivering the knock-out blows

Imposter Syndrome: A common theme Over the time that I have been coaching female lawyers, recurring themes are coming up for clients around their
Do-s and Don't-s for Career Break Return Women Lawyers: Guest Blog for Oxford Women in Law

Do-s and Don’t-s for Career Break Return Women Lawyers: Guest Blog for Oxford Women in Law

Do-s and Don’t-s for Career Break Return Women Lawyers Here is the link to my latest blog on behalf of Oxford Women in Law (OWL), founded in
How returning to work typically affects child sleep: Guest Blog with Little Sleep Stars

How returning to work typically affects child sleep: Guest Blog with Little Sleep Stars

How returning to work typically affects child sleep Latest Blog post in conjunction with Little Sleep Stars on the challenges of and solutions to a
Solving the Retention Crisis for Women in Law: The Profession’s rude awakening after a half century sleep walk

Solving the Retention Crisis for Women in Law: The Profession’s rude awakening after a half century sleep walk

International Women’s Day, March 8th 2019 There is much to celebrate today, International Women’s Day 2019, reflecting on the last 100 years of
Mental Toughness: A Choice We Make - Guest Blog for Truth Legal

Mental Toughness: A Choice We Make – Guest Blog for Truth Legal

Mental Toughness: A Choice We Make Follow the link below to my latest guest blog for Truth Legal on Mental Toughness https://www.truthlegal.com
Women in Law: Rising to the Challenges

Women in Law: Rising to the Challenges

Link to article for The Criminal Bar Association Criminal Bar Quarterly – see from p.28 onwards. https://www.criminalbar.com/wp-content/
Wellbeing at Work: What’s your Strategy?

Wellbeing at Work: What’s your Strategy?  

Barristers in the grip of a mental health crisis According to an article in The Guardian (6.5.18), Barristers in England and Wales are “in the grip
Making a Career in Law work: Priorities & Planning

Making a Career in Law work: Priorities & Planning

Link to most recent blog for The Law Society https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/blog/making-a-career-in-law-work-priorities-and-planning/

Confidence Breeds Confidence: Guest blog for GPS Return, 1st May 2018

As a Corporate and Executive Coach specialising in coaching lawyers, I note with interest how clients’ words and tone on occasion betray an under-
Stop Saying Yes, Start Saying No

Stop Saying Yes, Start Saying No: Guest Blog for The Law Society, 10th July 2018

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/blog/stop-saying-yes-start-saying-no/
Clarity, Connection and Confidence-Coaching Tips to Inspire and Get Results

Clarity, Connection and Confidence: Coaching Tips to Inspire and Get Results

I spoke recently at the Leeds Launch event of Women in the Law UK. The theme was Clarity, Connection and Confidence. Delegates, particularly those
Coaching or Mentoring-Which is right for you

Coaching or Mentoring: Which is right for you?

Coaching and Mentoring: An established need for Women to support other Women I have recently delivered coaching workshops to several membership
Choosing Positive over Negative-Making a Conscious Choice

Choosing Positive over Negative: Making a Conscious Choice

Unconscious Bias An American Business School Case Study undertaken in the Noughties examined perceptions of men and women in the workplace. An
The Digital Age- A Help or Hindrance to our ability to Own Time

The Digital Age: A Help or Hindrance to our ability to “Own” Time?

There can be no argument that the digital age has made the world a smaller and more accessible place, and that opportunities, in particular for,
First Year Reflections-Acorns, Oak Trees & Icebergs- 10 Top Tips to Get Your Business Started

First Year Reflections: Acorns, Oak Trees & Icebergs- 10 Top Tips to Get Your Business Started

A year ago to the day, on 14 August 2017, Nikki Alderson Coaching launched. And what a year it’s been. A year in which I’ve had opportunity to grow,
Making a Career in Law Work-Getting your priorities right and action planning

Making a Career in Law Work: Getting your priorities right and action planning

A Legal Career: Where are YOU headed? As a former criminal barrister, practising at Broadway House Chambers for the best part of 20 years, and