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Shami Chakrabati

Highly Recommended Coaching for Lawyers

 
I came across Nikki through LinkedIn…  Having spent many years absolutely loving my career, I found myself at a crossroads – unhappy in my current position but unsure exactly what I wanted. Being very busy at work, I had also struggled to devote any quality time to the idea of how best to progress my career. Nikki took the time, over a couple of telephone calls and without any pressure, to discuss what coaching entailed and how it could assist me. Having explained how the process works, I embarked on a series of sessions, still not entirely sure what to expect. 
 
Quite simply, the coaching has been transformative! Nikki has gently guided me to a better understanding of how I work most effectively and helped me focus on what it is I want out of my career and how best to go about getting it.  She has provided me with some simple tools to break down my goals into bite-sized, achieveable objectives and to avoid a sense of overwhelm. From the very first session, I have felt like a new woman – enthused, optimistic, efficient and effective.  I have recovered the postive mind-set I lost some time ago and now feel excited about the possibilities open to me
 

Rachel, Law Firm Partner

 

 

I met Nikki when she gave a coaching session to the Women in Criminal Law network. Nikki’s journey to coaching was inspiring and her approach was friendly and positive. As a result I contacted Nikki to arrange some personal coaching sessions. Nikki was immediately responsive, supportive and flexible to my needs. I found the coaching sessions thought provoking. The key thing for me was Nikki’s ability to help me break down challenges into bite sized tasks, which made them feel less daunting. Nikki encouraged me to think outside the box and look at the issues I was facing in a different way. Nikki is very easy to talk to, she is an excellent listener and gives helpful, constructive feedback. Nikki is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for professional coaching.

Joanne, Solicitor

 

I first met Nikki about a year ago and since doing so have been very impressed with her authenticity and drive for empowering and supporting women in the legal sector. As a business, we have enlisted her support with a coaching programme for our ‘maternity returners’ and all my colleagues, without exception, have been full of praise for her role in supporting their development and confidence building upon returning to work. Nikki ensures the coaching she offers is bespoke to their individual needs, spending quality time with them and delivering measurable outcomes, whilst remaining congruent with the aims of the business. Nikki’s personal style means she is approachable and builds trust and rapport quickly and the fact that she has a legal background herself is a bonus, bringing empathy to the support she provides. I have also heard her present at networking events and she is equally as impressive in that environment too. Nikki is also very organised and flexible and is a real pleasure to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending her

Helen, Head of HR, Clarion Solicitors

Working with Nikki really helped me refine and clarify my goals, and to identify any necessary changes needed to reach them. She was very clear and I found the sessions incredibly helpful in taking a step back and looking at things from a different perspective, which is hard to do by yourself when things are very busy! Shortly after our course an opportunity came up, which I was well placed to take up, thanks to working through our sessions. If you need a bit of time to focus, or work through a transition period I highly recommend working with Nikki

Rhian, Senior Legal Counsel, MarketAxess and Trax, Netherlands

Nikki is an excellent coach. I can highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for some support in deciding how to progress their career. I really liked Nikki’s warm and personable approach. She gently but very effectively guided my thinking process so as to help me distill it down to what really mattered and what I wanted to achieve and why, both in the short, medium and long term. Her support was very practical and useful, for example helping me set some clear, achievable action points at the end of each session.

Ann, Banking & Finance Lawyer, Career Break Returner

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

I found coaching thought provoking and a chance to reflect on achievements as well as look at areas that I wanted to change. Sometimes busy business owners who are required to work in the business as well as on the business can find it difficult to tease out of themselves how they can achieve their goals. Nikki prompts you with the correct questions, allowing you to focus on where you are heading and how you want to get there. Highly recommend having a session with Nikki.
 

Samira, Owner/ Manager, Solicitors firm

I really enjoyed my coaching sessions with Nikki- a much needed confidence boost following my return to work after maternity leave number 2. Nikki really took the time to understand my needs, I found her helpful, empathetic and inspiring.Through her coaching sessions and book recommendations, Nikki has helped me unlock the tools I already had to be my own life coach, be my own mentor, and strive for the career progression and work life balance that’s right for me.Thank you, Nikki

Natalie, Solicitor

Nikki is a wonderful coach! She is kind, passsionate and compassionate. She has great coaching tools and skills to help you hone in on which goals you truly want to accomplish. Nikki helps set you up for success and is a powerful motivator. I am truly appreciative and blessed to have had her support in my pursuit of continuing my legal career. I highly recommend her as a coach.

Monica, International Human Rights Advocate, USA

I would highly recommend Nikki… Our sessions were focussed on the challenges I faced returning to work following maternity leave… I found the sessions very useful and thought-provoking and gave me an opportunity to truly reflect on what I wanted from my career and how I could set a strategy to achieve that. She is very friendly and a great listener. She took the time to really understand my needs and provided helpful and supportive guidance. As a result of the coaching sessions, I have become more disciplined in completing tasks and getting things done. She challenged me to act in ways beyond my comfort zone which has helped rebuild my confidence following my return to work.

Louise, Senior Associate Solicitor

The sessions with Nikki have… really made me reflect on existing habits and how I can change these to improve my working day and become more efficient. Nikki is really easy to talk to, not judgemental … I liked that the sessions were tailored to me and what I wanted to achieve

Charlie, Senior Associate Solicitor

Nikki helped me to identify my short and long term goals and break down my journey to realistically achieving those goals. Nikki helped me to “dig deep” to find solutions myself and her approach to self-accountability focuses the mind on achieving and not letting things drift. Nikki understands the legal profession and challenges that all lawyers (male and female) face. I think that insight provides an invaluable angle to her coaching style.

Kayleigh, Senior Associate Solicitor

Through a series of very powerful sessions with Nikki, she helped me break down what I needed to do [to change career] and helped me commit to doing it. Nikki was so effective because she was entirely flexible with me, listened to what I said and adapted her Coaching accordingly. Nikki is very approachable and friendly, an excellent listener and a very kind, non-judgemental person. Excellent coaching by Nikki which was much appreciated and has been very effective even to the present day.

Laura, Solicitor

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the [targeted] session, but Nikki was a true professional in dissecting my aims and giving me clear goals to focus upon.  Not only that, I was able to clearly identify my strengths and weaknesses and then plan strategies to realise my goals.  The confidence and assurance I now feel in realising my objectives has been an eye opening journey.  I cannot thank Nikki enough.

Safia, Solicitor

The coaching sessions I have had with Nikki have made me more enthusiastic about my career. Nikki’s coaching has helped to give me a forward-thinking approach to my current job, my future career and the progression that is required to achieve those goals. I found Nikki’s knowledge of my sector invaluable and a really useful tool in guiding me through the complexities of progressing in the legal field. Nikki’s method is geared towards getting you to think about what you are doing, where you want to go, and how you are going to get there. I found Nikki to be approachable, a clear communicator and a good motivator.

Mustafa, Solicitor

Nikki is a highly skilled coach and adept at bringing out the best in people. She has huge passion for what she does and genuine insight into the skills needed to further careers in the legal profession. Her background as a criminal barrister means she understands the challenges faced and therefore offer realistic and invaluable guidance and support. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Rachel, Managing Partner

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