Nikki Jamieson

I graduated from Brunel Uni, 3rd in my cohort, having studied Business & Finance specialising in Technology and Human Resources.

A great mix which I’ve built my career around and continued to develop my thirst and curiosity for knowledge in ‘what makes people tick’ and ‘how can we do this better’ every year since – a post grad certificate in the Psychology of Management, Psychometric Tester, Master Business Black Belt, Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Coach, Mental Health First Aider amongst them.

It often surprises people I work with to learn that for 15 years I gained several other Black Belts – in karate! Again through dedication and practice I competed for Great Britain for 8 years winning Regional, National and International honours. Once I retired in my early 30s, I then joined the British Coaching team training the females coming through the ranks through to International success – I also taught men how to fight! These days you are more likely to find me cycling in the local countryside, at Pilates or at a rugby match (spectator!)

I’ve spent the last 22 years working for NatWest in their Technology Division undertaking a range of management roles, some technical and others leading with my passion for coaching and inclusion. The common thread running through all of them is an ability to build rapport and networks to create self-belief regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability or age and to help others discover the best of themselves and to choose their career path so that they love coming into work every day.