My motto that I live by is ‘I am the best version of my true self’ and that’s my mission to help others with. I have fine tuned this mission to focus my efforts on helping my clients with their everyday working life, their careers & life direction, developing their leadership mindset and empowering them to believe they are enough!
My personal coaching journey
My life changed in 2018 when I committed to two empowering personal development actions; firstly, I signed up to become a yoga teacher and secondly, I started to work with career coaches. Prior to that I had spent a decade in a successful corporate career as a Chartered Accountant in a wide range of roles both at Big 4 Accountancy and in the retail industry. Despite my fortunate career and privilege, I never experienced my true sense of belonging, my reason to get up everyday and to look forward to the day ahead. My personal experience of coaching has opened up so many doors and perspectives for me. By focusing on the questions
- ‘Who am I?’
- ‘What do I enjoy?’
- ‘What do I value?’
- ‘What is my purpose?’
and powerfully evolving my mindset and confidence, it has allowed me to boldly and openly break from the mould of my previous career path and to follow my dharma into a career of serving others through coaching!
Who I would love to work with
I typically (but not exclusively) work with proactive and organised women in their 30s and early 40s who want to ‘go somewhere’ in their careers. They are often anxious and worried about doing their best, questioning their choices, thinking they are not good enough and struggling to manage expectations and boundaries resulting in tears from frustration, sadness and guilt.
My clients say ‘I know’ rather than ‘I think’, they proudly recognise their achievements and have the tools to overcome negative thoughts.
My clients also have a leadership mindset.
What is a Leadership mindset?
Anyone can have a Leadership mindset if they want to. It’s about wanting to be involved, wanting to create a better world, wanting a purpose, wanting to inspire and taking responsibility for the success of others around you. It’s about paying it forward, leading by example, leaning in together and being emotionally and socially intelligent.
My coaching system
My coaching system takes you through a process of growing Awareness, Choice and Range of your thinking, language & behaviours and body connection. Our aim is for you to have both the tools to manage your response and the lasting personal change to overcome obstacles to your desired goals. Fundamental to all of this is our tailored coaching relationship which includes confidentiality, acknowledgement, space for thought and emotion and an essence of fun.
Pricing and session structure
All of my coaching relationships start with a free, no obligation 55 minutes coaching chat to see if we are a match for each other. Nobody leaves the chat empty handed as I want to make sure you have a way to move forward by either us working together or by pointing you in the right direction.
If we agree to work together, we will work together for a minimum of 6 months which includes:
- 8 x 60 minute sessions generally 3-4 weeks apart
- notes following each session
- check up calls are available in between sessions
- I am available via email and phone and will reply when I am available
The coaching journey is unique to each person, however, I ask you to commit to sessions upfront so that you have the time and space to ground in some of the new mindsets and practices created via the coaching. We will review your progress as you go and identify a way for you to continue your growth at the end of the 6 month period. The package is invoiced upfront and a payment plan is available.
If any of the above resonates with you then please do reach out via text 07803407139 or email to arrange our initial free coaching chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 30+ years of experience of BEE-ing me!
- International ACC certified coach awarded by the ICF (International Coaching Federation)
- ICF Member
- Qualified Personal and Business Coach via Barefoot Coaching Ltd
- Group coaching trained via Barefoot Coaching Ltd
- Lean In circle facilitator/leader
- 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher via Brett Larkin @ Uplifted
- Chartered Accountant awarded by the ICAEW
- 12 years+ Corporate career to senior manager level including experience of creating and growing teams, business partnering, internal/external/international stakeholder management including executives, international travel, training, mentoring and presenting
- A* and 1st class hons student
UK International Coach Federation
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Testimonials from some of my wonderful and inspiring clients
“Lauren has been my coach on and off for +18 months. Our sessions have helped me to tackle challenges in both my career and personal life, providing me with tools which have enabled me to build confidence and self-belief. Lauren will adapt each session depending on the focus to help me gain a new perspective on a situation or belief and will follow up with a comprehensive summary of our discussions, which again enables me to reflect. Lauren has really changed my opinion of coaching and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to make positive change to their life.”
“Lauren has been my life coach over half a year and has made an incredible impact. She has guided me and shared tools to find my passion and career I love. Moreover, she has guided me through application processes and helped me to find my strengths. She helped me to find confidence in me and empowered me which helped me to take the next big step in life. Lauren is truly an exceptional coach and I cannot wait to see what the future holds working with her.”
“Lauren would be my first recommendation for Coaching if you feel 'stuck' with life's problems. She has helped guide me through a challenging period, where I've sought 'clarity' in many areas of my work & personal life. Each session has been tailored in a different way to the last, to help stretch my mindset and realise this doesn't have to stop at journalling, but in other forms i.e gentle exercise, walking, yoga etc. to help 'lift the fog' and process. I also feel much more able to look at the issues I am having from different perspectives, using the resources we have worked on, such as affirmations and self-belief tools, to tackle them more rationally. Lauren's approach is friendly and flexible, giving me the time and space to think and breathe, which has been very beneficial to me and my wellbeing.”