“Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals“
Corporate and Executive Coach for Lawyers and Female Professionals
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 specialist 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 leadership, business and career coaching, business training and development, and confidence and personal coaching for lawyers. I support clients move from where they currently are to where they want to be, fulfil their potential and achieve results, more quickly than they otherwise would. 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.
LOGO DESIGN & MEANING
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 and 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 and 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 and 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.
Rachel, Law Firm Partner