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:
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.
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.
Lucy’s insights, great questions and gentle prodding helped me to step back and address some key gaps in my approach and behaviours that I wouldn’t otherwise have spotted. Lucy is an exemplary professional coach and I feel very supported and championed in the attainment of the challenges and goals that I take to her. She strikes a good balance between listening and challenging as well as sharing her own depth of experience and ideas. I feel really privileged to be working with Lucy.’
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!!
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.
I consider my coaching with Lucy as an investment, and certainly the best one I have ever made for myself. Her compassionate and challenging questions and astute observations have given me greater self-insight. Her use of 'motivational maps' helped me to understand my preferences and how those can impact on those I work with, and they are a continuous source of reference. Thanks to her I have found my long-lost self-confidence.
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Phone: 07802 487935