Nicola Johnston BSc (hons), MSc, PG Dip, MAC



Organisation Development Specialist and Professional Individual and Team Coach supporting clients in planning, delivering and embedding change to support transformation and improve business performance. Extensive experience of applying psychology and behavioural thinking to business issues to deliver practical well managed solutions.

Operates with a highly collaborative style and invests in developing trust and building healthy working partnerships with clients and key stakeholders. Recognised for identifying opportunities for people to develop and realise their full potential. Reputation for integrity, discretion and focus on customer experience.

Specialist Areas

  • Coaching to Support Cultural and Behavioural Change
  • Building Employee Capability at all Levels
  • Improving the Performance of Corporate Functions & Introducing New Ways of Working
  • Reviewing Workplace Relationships and Enhancing Team Performance
  • Managing Stress & Improving Wellbeing

Key Capabilities

  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Design of Leadership and Talent Strategy
  • Service Transformation
  • Design of Blended Learning Approaches
  • Skilled Researcher
  • Change Management
  • Developing High Performing Teams
  • Employee Engagement
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Community Engagement, including STEM

Sector Experience

  • Airlines and Airports
  • Nuclear Processing
  • Public-Private Sector Alliances
  • Civil Engineering
  • NHS
  • Professional Services
  • Specialist Manufacturing
  • Charities
  • Logistics
  • Food and Allied Industries
  • Retail
  • Higher Education


  • Sc. (Hons) Psychology.
  • Sc. Social Research Methods and Statistics.

Coaching & Related Qualifications

  • PG Diploma in Coaching Psychology.
  • Redundancy Coaching & Counselling Certificate.
  • Accredited Hay 360 Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.
  • Certificate in Systemic Team Coaching.
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate.
  • Practitioners Certificate in Interpersonal Mediation.
  • Professional Train the Trainer Certificate for Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Professional Affiliations/ Accreditation

  • Member and Accredited Professional Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching.
  • Member of the British Psychological Society.
  • Member of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching.
  • Associate Member of the International Society of Coaching Psychologists.