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“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, the Federation of Small Businesses

“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 in a way that focuses on achieving the best possible outcome for me and my organisation, while also leaving me better prepared to face whatever comes next.”

Lisa Townsend, Head of Public Affairs, Octopus Group

“As a new entrant to the public affairs industry after a decade working in Westminster, I was finding the transition difficult. Nikki was extremely good at helping me to reflect on why I was finding the transition hard, supporting me to examine the issues myself, rather than instructing me in a set way of doing things. I was able to set some realistic and achievable goals during each session…and in the last three months I have felt more confident in my own abilities, and I feel that I am achieving more, with less struggle. I am extremely grateful to Nikki for her assistance”

Associate Director, mid-size agency (anonymous for confidentiality reasons)

“Nikki was able to help me to establish tailored strategies to become more assertive and to maintain valued relationships. I really appreciated the fact that she took the time to understand what I feel comfortable with; instead of ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions, she worked with me to develop ideas that I have been really motivated to take forward.”

Laura Russell, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Family Planning Association

“Working with Nikki has been a professionally transformative experience…my performance at work has improved across all the areas for development I discussed with Nikki. Similarly, my ability to set measurable goals and hold myself accountable to them, as well as the confidence to see actions through, has improved markedly. I could not be happier with the coaching programme…and I will miss the regular catch ups.”

Consultant, agency (anonymous for confidentiality reasons)

“Nikki was an exceptionally supportive coach. What I valued most during my time working with Nikki was her ability to very quickly get to the heart of an issue, break a problem down and help me to work out specific steps that would enable me to achieve a certain goal. Working with Nikki aided and accelerated my professional development.”

Senior parliamentary researcher (anonymous for confidentiality reasons)