Lisa Stone, Career Coach
If you are currently at a crossroads in life, I am an experienced leadership coach and careers advisor, who can help you achieve your goals. I have over ten year’s experience as a careers advisor/coach and a passion for working with people from a wide number of backgrounds.
I work as a freelance coach and careers consultant. I have a wide client-base: the NHS, University of Sussex, Imperial College London and private clients. My clients are mainly adults, from college students of any background or studies to people that want to undergo a career change. I help with career choice, coaching to improve any aspect of work or work/life balance. I also work with people who need help and advice to set up their own businesses, or to discuss this as a possibility.
My philosophy is to work with clients using ‘unconditional positive regard’ as the foundation stone of my practice. Carl Rogers, a humanistic psychologist in the 1950s, first developed this as a concept. This means I work from a place of having utmost respect for my client. I work in a holistic way, which helps the client find their own learning and life and helps people who want to change. I may explore with the client: questions relating to life purpose, the quality of relationships (work and home), feelings, career and health.
Having studied a PG Diploma in Careers Guidance at the University of Warwick, I have studied advanced guidance skills (i.e. client-centredness, impartiality, client learning, reflective practice and respect for diversity). In addition, I understand career development theories, in other words, the psychology around why people choose their careers.
Being trained as a careers advisor, I have skills in navigating Labour Market Information (LMI) i.e. the quantitative or qualitative data and analysis related to employment and the workforce. The goal of LMI is to help clients make informed plans, choices, and decisions. This will helpful if you are thinking of a exploring a new career path.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a careers advisor since 2009, qualifying with a PG Diploma in Careers Guidance from the University of Warwick in 2012. I studied a module in coaching and have since topped this up in 2019 with a PG Certificate in Leadership Coaching with the Institute of Psychosynthesis/University of Middlesex.
I am a registered careers professional with the Careers Development Institute and I am also accredited as a professional member with the Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors.
I am on the British Psychology Society register for the use of psychometric assessments, I am trained in the Type Dynamics Indicator.
Areas of coaching I deal with
“I have worked with Lisa over the past six months to develop career direction. She has helped me to develop a career plan, define my goals and identify my strengths and areas for development. She is a good listener and asks constructive questions, helping me to gain personal insights to progress my career.
Lisa has also provided me with tools, techniques and resources to use in my role and has supported me to develop new skills. My confidence at work has improved and I have been motivated to explore further areas for development to achieve my goals.
Lisa is a highly personable and effective coach and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with her”
Julia Nason, Programme Manager, Kent & Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (NHS)
“It was a pleasant and helpful experience, working with Lisa. We discussed different options and I left with a clearer idea on what I need in a job and where to look for it. I’d recommend her to others seeking guidance in their careers.” AE, who works in property management and wants a career change, North London.
“Once again, thank you very much for meeting with me. I cannot thank you enough as I would not be where I am now because of you. Will definitely recommend a meeting with a careers adviser for those who are stuck.” Foundation Year 2 trainee (doctor), Sussex
Type of session
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I am available Monday to Friday, including evenings.