Hilary Lees

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Cranbrook, Kent, TN18
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About me

Hello, I am Hilary Lees and I am a Career and Leadership Coach who specialises in helping busy, professionals navigate career and life transitions and crucially remain resilient whilst doing so. Informed by my former career as a mental health clinician I use practical tools and techniques to help clients move from a place of stress, overwhelm, or nearing burnout, to feeling calm, clear, in control and confident in their next steps. I have a particular interest in helping clients overcome limiting Imposter fears and beliefs, empowering them to transform their thinking so they thrive in their life and work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been coaching for 12 years - I started out coaching clients around career transitions, whether they were facing redundancy, leaving due to ill health or making a choice to change direction and find a career path that felt more authentic and fulfilling. I then began coaching leaders and professionals in the NHS; SMEs and the private sector, helping them to develop resilience, confidence and authenticity in their roles and step up to take on new challenges. I also provide parental coaching, helping mothers navigate the return to work transition and remain confident in their abilities. At the centre of all my work is a desire to empower and enable people to preserve their talent as I can't bear seeing this go to waste.

Here are my professional qualifications:

  • Certified Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach (CPQC)
  • ICF accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
  • Licensed Firework Career Coach 

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Resilience coaching


£85.00 - £150.00

Additional information

My coaching programmes are typically four to six sessions, depending on need and I have payment plans to assist with affordability. I can also be flexible with my fees to suit differing budgets.

Further information

Here's what recent clients have to say about working with me:

"After a series of career and personal setbacks, I lacked confidence and was constantly stressed and miserable. Hilary's encouragement and expertise helped my increase my confidence and resilience and assemble an armoury of tools to challenge negative thoughts. She is wonderfully articulate and motivating, helping you see events from multiple different perspectives and shifting to a positive mindset. I am so much more fulfilled and happier in my work now. Seeking out coaching with Hilary was one of the best decisions I've ever made and has benefited my entire life."

"I  have really enjoyed and valued working with Hilary. I was at a crossroads with my career and felt I needed to make a change, but wasn't exactly sure what that would look like or how I would achieve it. Hilary has helped me, in a short space of time to focus and be clear and confident about next steps. Her approach is both supportive and challenging, really playing the role of 'critical friend' and helping me explore, discover and unlock my self-confidence, self belief, and my future direction. Her coaching really has been such a catalyst for me. I definitely recommend working with her."

"Hilary is a superb coach. She successfully blends powerful challenging coaching with her natural gentle style. I feel totally at ease working with Hilary and always leave our sessions energised and with a clearer understanding of what I want and need for myself. Quite simply I don't think I would have achieved everything I have in the last 12 months if it wasn't for her insight and support along the way. You'll be in great hands."

"From the moment I started working with Hilary I found her to be insightful and responsive. She tuned straight into my needs and goals and throughout our sessions found the most appropriate next step for me, adapting her exercises and techniques so that I would get the most from every session. Hilary's approach is thoughtful, kind and infinitely encouraging but she will challenge you too. I am so excited to be embarking on a new career chapter which feels so much more authentic. Hilary's coaching has given me back the clarity and focus - and sense of purpose - I had lost, as well as the confidence of knowing that I am on the right track. I would urge anyone finding themselves stuck in a career 'box' they just don't fit anymore to take the plunge and do this for yourself. It goes without saying that I don't think you'll regret it."

Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN18

Type of session


Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

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