Nicola owns and runs Athena Professional a multiple award-winning learning & development consultancy.  She has over 20 years’ experience as a designer and facilitator of  “blended” learning.  She specialises in helping people in personal-professional transition and enabling organisations to engage with future-facing practice and culture change.

A former barrister, Nicola is a certified business psychologist, a Fellow of the LPI, and an experienced executive coach.  She Co-Chaired Birmingham Law Society’s Legal Tech Committee for two years, writes and speaks for professional bodies, and is a host-facilitator for a number of legal professional communities including for in-house and innovation in legal practice.  Away from work, if there’s no chance to ride a horse, then walking is a passion.  Unbelievably her two children are now young adults and, yes, they both still live at home!