“Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals

Michelle Obama

Corporate and Executive Coach for Lawyers 

Experience & Specialist Skills

My unique coaching style combines corporate and executive coach training with experience as a female barrister. I spent 19 years at the Criminal Bar whilst latterly training to prepare for career transition from barrister to corporate and executive coach.

To learn more about my career journey to date, click here to take you to an article featured in the Yorkshire Post Business Section.

My extensive experience includes business and career coaching, business training and development, & confidence and personal coaching for lawyers. I support clients move from where they currently are to where they want to be, fulfil their potential & achieve results, more quickly than they otherwise.  My clients will always receive my 100% commitment to their success.

Approachable, and a seasoned communicator, I use active listening skills and clear, focused questioning to motivate and inspire. My adaptable coaching style is flexible to meet client need. I pride myself on an open, honest, authentic and occasionally challenging approach.

I have particular experience as a corporate and executive coach for female lawyers and talk the same language, given my background as a barrister. I understand the expectations of the legal profession on lawyers, in terms of

  • approach, work-load and targets;
  • the challenges of working flexibly and retaining talented women in senior corporate roles; and
  • the importance of career progression to reach one’s full potential.

I would be delighted to assist you on your own path to further professional and personal success. Contact me for a preliminary, no obligation consultation to find out how I might do so.

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Koru is the Maori word for “loop” and is the name given to an unfurling frond of silver fern, New Zealand’s national plant.

The spiral shaped Koru design derived from this is frequently seen in Maori art, carvings, tattoos & Pounamu “Greenstone” jewellery. This nephrite jade stone is highly prized by Maoris both physically and spiritually.

The unfurling frond signifies positive change, personal growth, a new phase in life, strength, perfection & peace. The circular shape conveys the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.

One of my many professional & personal growth experiences was living and working as a barrister in Wellington, New Zealand. There I became very familiar with the country, its people and symbolism, making this particular design an appropriate fit for the Mission Statement of Nikki Alderson Coaching: positive change, growth, new beginnings.


Nikki has an amazing attention to detail and is extremely thorough in her analysis of the issues which you are working through by helping you to see them in a different, positive light. I have already seen the benefit of Nikki’s sessions by reflecting on the first session I had with Nikki to where I am now; Nikki has boosted my confidence, drive and motivation since day one. Nikki meticulously follows up the sessions and is tenacious in her approach. I can vouch that Nikki is certainly making waves!

Jane, Solicitor