Who I would love to work with
Most of my clients are aspiring work hard play hard 30 somethings.
Their friends put them in touch with me because they are not their usual vibrant selves and over lockdown they have suffered from a feeling of monotony.
They are struggling to ignore the work emails on their phone, they often don’t leave their desks when they planned to, the working day is exhausting and there is no sense of satisfaction and the weekends whizz by.
After working together ,my clients are present every moment of the weekend, they finish work when they choose to and enjoy every day of the week. They have clarity of their motivations, their purpose and they are proudly smashing it at work.
My coaching system
My coaching system takes you through a process of growing Awareness, Choice and Range of your whole self including your thinking, language & body patterns. Early on I will give you tools to manage the current obstacles to give us space to build your awareness and to create lasting changes unique to you. Fundamental to all of this is our tailored coaching relationship which includes confidentiality, acknowledgement, space for thought and emotion, playfulness and an essence of fun.
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! Having spent over a decade in the Corporate Finance sphere where deadlines and pressure to excel are demanding I understand my clients needs including a mix of empathy, flexibility, boundaries and accountability.
Pricing and session structure
All of my coaching relationships start with a free, no obligation 45-60 minutes conversation 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-in calls in between sessions to keep you on track
– 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 you or someone in your world would benefit from a conversation with me please feel free to give me a call! 07803407139
Training, qualifications & experience
- 30+ years of experience of BEE-ing me!
- 4 years of being coached myself, experiencing transformational change in my life which has included finding my purpose
- 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
- International ACC certified coach awarded by the ICF (International Coaching Federation)
- ICF Member
- Qualified Personal and Business Coach via Barefoot Coaching Ltd
- PG Certificate in Personal and Business coaching @ University of Chester (student)
- Group coaching trained via Barefoot Coaching Ltd
- 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher via Brett Larkin @ Uplifted
- Currently developing my Embodiment and Self Body awareness and how I bring this to my coaching
- Foundations of Embodiment and Certification of Embodiment Coaching delivered by Mark Walsh and team (student)
- Embodied Yoga Principles Coach (student)
- Lean In circle facilitator/leader
- Chartered Accountant awarded by the ICAEW
- 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.”