Nikki Brown


“I love seeing something unlock in leaders around their beliefs and ways of working, overcoming mindsets which have limited them previously… it’s about creating those moments and environments for expanding human potential.” 

Nikki Brown is a Principal at Performance Frontiers with decades of experience in senior executive roles across some of the largest and most iconic organisations in Australia. A transformational executive coach, leader and facilitator, she has spent her career nurturing the energy and potential of those around her.

Nikki brings a wealth of expertise to her work, stewarding both leadership teams and entire businesses through change management and transformation as a People and Strategy lead. Her portfolio has equipped her with a deep understanding of “big picture” strategic thinking, the complexities of large-scale organisational change, and the everyday experience of leaders operating in these environments.

Through these shifts, she is able to maintain a commercial and pragmatic approach to her problem solving, keeping her stakeholders grounded in clarity and the way forward. In her engagements as an executive coach and mentor, she finds joy through supporting leaders to find the space of growth and radical possibility through deep attunement to their needs. She understands that complex organisational change is an inevitability in our current VUCA world and having a trusted partner is crucial for navigating these changes in a human-centred and agile manner.

In one word, Nikki’s approach is about purpose – a purpose-driven way of living and working, so that we can collectively achieve a more abundant future. When she isn’t supporting our clients to live their purpose, her purpose centres on her family and a spiritual practice anchored in holistic wellbeing and the natural world.


  • People and Culture Consulting
  • Organisational Structuring
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategy
  • Transformation
  • Executive Coaching
  • Systems Thinking
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • Multi-year Talent Planning
  • Succession Planning


University of Sydney

Coaching Qualification: Activities and Societies

Human Synergistics

Life Styles Inventory™ Group Styles Inventory™ Accredited Practitioner

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)


Trained in Cynefin: 101 Cognitive Edge

Mental Health First Aid qualified

Back to Our Team

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Nikki and the team and we’ve valued their experience, expertise, and insights immensely. The quality of the facilitation of various consultation workshops at every level of our organisation has been fantastic. We’ve also appreciated the timely and insightful synthesis of insights which have directly informed the definition of our aspirational culture and the shifts we require to get there. Performance Frontiers’ pragmatic approach and responsiveness has also been highly appreciated. We look forward to working with the team again.”

Melanie Fitzgerald & Amy Matthews

Aware Super Group

Articles by Nikki Brown

Creativity: “what’s the principle before the practice?”

In recent years, attitudes to creativity and its importance to organisations have evolved. It no longer sits outside business as an optional plug-in, but is a more integrated and valued part of what good looks like. Workplaces that genuinely embrace...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres & Nikki Brown
Creative Thinking Insights Leadership Leadership skills Learning and Development Storytelling Storytelling

What is the Next Generation of Performance Metrics?

“What would it take for all of your employees, from the top to the bottom, to believe that they aren’t just working in the economy of money but also in the economy of meaning?” – Wahl As we continue to...
Nikki Brown & Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Culture Innovation Insights Leadership Learning and Development Strategy Teams

Is Versatile Leadership Wise Leadership?

Leadership today is exacting. Whichever management book or article you read, the skill sets required to succeed, seem endless. Mantles such as service, adaptive, agile, transformational, horizontal, regenerative, creative, and vertical leadership are just a few of an exhausting list,...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres & Nikki Brown
Conscious leadership Insights Leadership Leadership Leadership skills Learning and Development Storytelling