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Working in public affairs? Looking for support? Then you’ve found the right place.

Public Affairs is a highly rewarding and stimulating sector, but it’s also challenging and competitive. That’s why I work with my clients to help them perform at their best.

Together we can take the time to reflect, explore new ideas and possibilities, and focus afresh on your goals and how to achieve them.

You can be confident that the support will be provided by a senior practitioner with direct experience of the problems you are facing, and a track record of helping others.

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Training in Public Affairs
Coaching in Public Affairs
Mentoring in Public Affairs

What others say

“I found my time with Nikki incredibly useful. In such a fast-paced and high-pressured industry, which is extremely competitive, it was very helpful to talk through my career and how I can perform best. Having a coach with specific experience in Public Affairs made a real difference and I would ...
Ros Trinick, Director, PLMR
Nikki has a unique combination of objectivity and insight from having “been there” in her own career that we have found incredibly valuable. The ability to understand both the position of those running an agency and those seeking to progress in their career has enabled us to pinpoint where to de...
Gareth Morgan, Director, Cavendish
The training we have received from Nikki has been excellent.· Her background in public affairs and her understanding of agency life means that she provides sessions that consistently hit the mark with our consultants.  
Naomi Harris, Managing Director, Newington Communications
“The training we have received from Nikki has been excellent.· Her background in public affairs and her understanding of agency life means that she provides sessions that consistently hit the mark with our consultants.”·
John Rowland, Executive Director, Cicero Group
“The course was a great success. The content was highly relevant, engaging and well-structured.  Feedback from those who attended has been very positive and demonstrate the value of the training.”
Simon Watts, Head of Communications, City University London
"We’re definitely seeing the impact. It’s great to know we have someone who we can come to in the future, and who can provide tailored support on an individual level as well as training.”
Elin de Zoete, Managing Director, PLMR
“Working with Nikki over the last six months is the single most rewarding thing I could have done for my career. ·She has helped me to navigate the challenges...while also leaving me better prepared to face whatever comes next.”  
Lisa Townsend, Head of Public Affairs, Octopus Group
"Nikki da Costa provided me with some excellent coaching sessions.  She was strategic, challenging, brilliantly-organised and excellent at follow-up.  She helped me to achieve the goal I wanted.  I would totally recommend her!"
Craig Beaumont, Head of External Affairs UK, FSB

Blog

Hung Parliament: how the next 10 days could pan out
June 9, 2017
"The day after the General Election can be very intense for public affairs practitioners". Well I said it, so here's what I can do to help. This is what we know about how the next 10 days...
Brexit, the General Election, and Parliamentary Process [update].
June 8, 2017
In March I published a guide to how the official Brexit process will mesh with the work Government and Parliament must do to ensure that EU law has been replaced or incorporated by March 20...
How quickly must you act once the General Election result is announced?
June 8, 2017
The day after the General Election can be very intense for public affairs practitioners. Both professional pride and the demands of our organisations or clients, require us to interpret t...
Brexit, the General Election and the Parliamentary Process
April 24, 2017
A few weeks ago I published a guide to how the official Brexit process will mesh with the work Government and Parliament must do to ensure that EU law has been replaced or incorporated by Ma...
The timetable for Brexit and the Parliamentary Process
March 23, 2017
Building on last week's articles I wanted to provide some clarity as to how the official Brexit process will mesh with the work Government and Parliament must do to ensure that EU law has be...
Three possible dates for an early General Election: 8 May, 22 and 29 June???
March 17, 2017
I went down a bit of a rabbit hole this week. Want to join me? It started with a rather enjoyable blog by John Rowland - ‘After NICS: are we heading for another General Election?’...

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