Lucy is a Leadership Coach who brings over twenty years of operational and strategic experience to support clients both on a 1:1 basis and as teams. She spent fifteen years as an internal coach and mentor, in addition to her day job, gaining a reputation for her skill in developing people.
The secret to Lucy’s success lies in her ability to generate connection and trust in her relationships. Her 1:1 clients value her flexibility and ability to drill down to the heart of things while team leaders know that she can get them and their team wherever they need to go. This base of trust gives her a responsiveness, which allows her to help clients think about themselves, their work and their lives in new ways which consistently aids mobility and achieves breakthrough. She is passionate about seeing people fulfil their potential, and equipped to help them acquire inspiring and practical leadership skills.
While Lucy’s credentials are impeccable, her approach comes from hard-won experience rather than theory. She has lived the daily cycle of family, commute and office and understands the challenges of finding the right balance. Through the relationship she builds with her clients, she is able to help them see what they value most and how to find satisfaction in both their professional and personal lives.
ICF (International Coach Federation) Associate Certified Coach.
Post Graduate Certificate: Business and Personal Coaching (University of Chester).
Team Coaching Certificate, (ICF Accredited, Team Coaching Studio).
Licensed Practitioner: Motivational Maps.
Business and Personal Coaching Certificate, (ICF Accredited Training Programme, Barefoot Coaching).
MA Hons. (2:1): Economics & Management (University of Aberdeen).
Post Graduate Certificate: Food & Industry Management (University of Edinburgh Business School).
Lucy has had the privilege of working with people and leaders from many backgrounds and in different businesses. See what they have to say:
Working with Lucy has been life-changing. She is extremely skilled at providing structure that holds deep insight and fresh thinking within it. She is deeply compassionate, and also able to challenge limiting and unhelpful thought patterns. Working with Lucy has enriched me and strengthened me beyond measure, and, in addition, made me a better coach.
Lucy is a warm and open person whom I have thoroughly enjoyed working with. She blends being present and empathetic whilst creating the space to navigate my own thoughts, deftly and compassionately pushing me where required. I always look forward to my coaching with Lucy and how I am going to think and feel differently about my key challenges after them.
Lucy understood immediately what our challenges were and quickly suggested using Motivational Maps to help the team discover what was missing in their working life and how and why some demotivators can potentially derail one’s career. More importantly, she helped us see how to address these issues and move forward. Lucy’s style was very engaging, and the team found her to be quite inspirational and with an abundance of energy, which made the interactions that much more enjoyable. Some members, with years of experience commented that this one of the most beneficial development sessions that they had ever been part of.
Lucy is skilled in listening and asking insightful, timely questions to prompt deeper or different reflection. Initially I was unclear what the specific benefits of coaching would be. As I went through the process I found Lucy’s ability to take what I had said and use reflective questioning to enable me to think in a different way invaluable. Having an external sounding board, not connected in any way with the business was for me crucial in enabling us to really explore issues in depth.
Lucy has always worked with whatever I have brought to the table in a professional and objective but empathic manner. It has been quite incredible to be at the receiving end of her skills as she quickly identified areas I need to reflect and work on and helped me to discover and understand common emotions I feel in response to organisational challenges. I can now recognise and train these responses to be the leader I need to be and to achieve change personally, within the team and beyond. Every team needs some time with Lucy!!
I wasn't sure it was possible to achieve balance, let alone anything else. Her sensitivity and skilled coaching enabled me to identify and change patterns that were holding me back in my professional and personal life. Her no nonsense approach helped me to understand what didn’t work and use my strengths to adopt a management style that worked better for my team and me. I’m not sure how we achieved so much in such a short time.
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Phone: 07802 487935