Judith Nicol

Director, Leadership Services

Judith Nicol

Judith joined Warren Partners recently and heads up the leadership coaching practice, which works exclusively with boards, board directors and senior leaders. 

She has been coaching industry leaders and high-potential individuals since 2002 and counts many CEOs and board directors in FTSE 100 and 250 organisations amongst her clients – as well as a wide range of smaller corporate and not-for-profit businesses.

“Judith has been coaching industry leaders and high-potential individuals since 2002”

Judith was formerly a partner with Spencer Stuart and worked in the CEO and Board Practice. It was a natural transition for her to move from consulting to leadership coaching. She has trained as a coach in the United States and Europe and as well as offering extensive practical experience of working with leaders in all kinds of situations, she has co-authored papers with Lancaster University on leadership flexibility. In 2011, she authored the ARC diagnostic tool, exploring organisational culture and leadership flexibility. She is also a qualified systemic team and board coach.

Judith is married with three boys and gets to do a fair amount of leadership training at home, too. As a keen tennis player, swimmer and cyclist, Judith likes to keep active and makes mosaics in rare quiet moments.

Judith’s Expertise


Recent Posts

Monthly Reflections Blog: Board Effectiveness and The Parsifal Trap. May 2017

The legendary knight of the round table Sir Percival (or Parsifal) left home in search of the Holy Grail, finally arriving at Grail Castle where he saw the magnificent Grail Procession. However his joy was short lived as he awoke the next morning in a damp and misty field to find that everything had evaporated.

And so it can be with Board Effectiveness Reviews...

Monthly Reflections Blog: "Refuse light from no quarter" March 2017

...So says Sir John Parker who contributed to the Lord Davies Committee which examined the under representation of women on UK Boards. However his words “refuse light from no quarter” are more broadly directed towards the issue of diversity on boards in its widest sense.

Monthly Reflections Blog: Holding the mirror to the Board? January 2017

...But Boards don't have the benefit of changing weather systems or rotating seasons. And things do start to look the same both inside the boardroom and if they are not careful, outside of it too. That's why...

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