Nikki Alderson

Nikki Alderson
Nikki Alderson is a former criminal barrister, now Corporate and Executive Coach supporting law firms and Chambers to attract and retain female talent within the legal profession and empowering female lawyers to achieve career ambitions whilst creating congruent lives. Having gained great insights into the responsibilities, pressures and “expected” career paths of those, particularly women, working in law, Nikki sees a challenge within the profession, which she hopes to address through coaching, of retaining talented women role models, given the dearth of women in senior partnership roles and within the judiciary.
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Mind Over Matter: Shifting Mindset and Mood to Increase Workplace Productivity (Legal Expert Opinion)

Posted by Nikki Alderson on Jun 21, 2019 5:25:27 PM

Depression and anxiety costs the global economy an estimated US$ 1 trillion per year in lost productivity, according to World Health Organisation figures published last month.

Whilst such labels aren’t common parlance in the legal profession, The Guardian newspaper reported a year before that Barristers in England and Wales were “in the grip of a mental health crisis.”

A survey for The Bar Council revealed that nearly half of participating counsel said they worked over 60 hours and only 50% said they felt able to balance their home and work lives. The consequent negative impact on wellbeing is obvious.

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