About us

Nicola Johnston, Founder/ Director

Nicola JohnstonA few words about me….

I am a change and leadership development specialist, business psychologist, accredited coach, mentor and trained interpersonal mediator with over 30 years experience.

Supported by first class credentials, I have operated as a senior practitioner on change management, leadership, organisation development, professional interim management, workplace relationship and stakeholder communication assignments.

My natural style is curious, collaborative and supportive. I have a strong track record in applying leading edged behavioral thinking to business and personal development issues and, as a skilled researcher, I am able to develop and implement practical solutions supported by a sound rationale.

I have experience of working with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures across private, public and third sector organisations. I am a specialist in developing people to lead in technical, operational and highly regulated environments, and coaching emerging leadership talent.

I have a long-standing interest in wellbeing and stress management and look to combine that knowledge with my personal love for nature and the outdoors. I can provide coaching support outside of the normal office environment in natural surroundings which often gives people a better space to think and reflect.

While qualifications aren’t everything they do offer reassurance that you can place your trust and investment in someone who has and continues to invest in their own personal and professional development, so please see my profiles on the consultancy and coaching pages.

We occasionally collaborate with other trusted professionals drawn from established practices to enable us to deliver broader solutions and incuding specialists in HR strategy and policy and mindfulness in the workplace.

 

Our Approach to Business

  • We invest in creating an ego free partnership where expectations are shared and agreed.
  • We are flexible, pragmatic and solution focused in our approach.
  • We have no agenda to build reliance on us, our intention is to grow confidence and capability.
  • We are sensitive to the impact of change on wellbeing and provide expert help along the way.
  • We operate within professional standards and ethical guidelines.
  • We invest in our own development through ongoing supervision, research and learning.

Nicola is a positive, high impact professional. She is confident to ask the hard questions in a way that seek to facilitate progress and learning. Nicola ensured we stayed focused on the change agenda and supported me in the design and programme governance and the creation and delivery of workshop sessions for the top 30 managers and the senior management team. Nicola also coached a number of senior managers and mentored and inspired our Programme Office staff.

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Corporate Director - Change Consultancy and Coaching in Local Authority