Lou Booth - ILM Coach & Mentor BA (Hons) DipM MCIM Mindfulness Practitioner
Wellness Coach, Mindfulness Practitioner (MSc), Business Coach and Mentor.
elementas coaching and mentoring packages are designed to nourish your personal needs, and to build your confidence so you can flourish.
If you feel my approach resonates and you want to find out more, text or email me for a FREE initial ½ hour session by phone, WhatsApp or Face Time call. I am mainly located in Preston, Lancashire but also have a base in Hove, Sussex.
I founded elementas in 2012. My dream was to work and live in a different way. Moving from a secure corporate role to running my own business. It was the start of a journey to live a more authentic life and light the way to help others do so also.
I believe our best journeys to growth often mean venturing out of our comfort zone. Keeping curious. Sometimes letting go of what no longer serves us and becoming more present in our daily lives.
elementas coaching and mentoring sessions provide a safe, confidential space to connect and explore your self-trust and self-understanding. Together we will unearth your personal insights, enabling you more natural wellness and your uniquely creative and joined up way to live, work and flourish.
Personal or life-coaching is a solution-focused, results-orientated systematic process where you are facilitated and supported to re-connect and build your motivation, confidence and life experiences to perform in areas of your choice.
Whilst life-coaching has a different focus to business coaching, career, and work-based matters can be addressed as part of your process. Often career and work-based matters link to our health, relationships and personal issues. Lou empowers and facilitates you to join up your dots, helping you become whole and confident again.
Life-coaching takes a holistic and personalised approach to you as an individual. The process enables you to focus and grow at a pace that best fits your personal needs and confidence.
Typical areas where individuals benefit from life-coaching include:
· Improved confidence and self-esteem
· Clarity and help with career transitions
· Minimising stress and learning to relax
· Opportunity to focus on your dreams, motivation and aspirations
· Ways to help restore old, or build and develop new relationships
· Time to think and help to get your life in order
· Chance to focus on your health, physical, mental or emotional wellbeing
· A bespoke Wellness Inventory Assessment Session
Career Coaching Packages
I specialise in supporting men and woman through business and personal transitions. Drawing upon my experience and training, I sensitively enable individuals to connect their head with matters of heart and feelings to move forward.
elementas’s executive coaching is suitable for professionals, business owners, directors, executives, and senior leaders. Designed to nurture your specific needs and vision, holistically, helping you unfurl, supporting you to flourish.
Coaching brings support to deal with personal or work-based challenges or blockages. You may be reassessing your career direction or life choices. You may be experiencing major life-changing events at work and at home. You may just feel that something is missing from your life. Maybe you need some help to get motivated! Whatever your individual situation, coaching provides 1:1 safe, confidential, personal support.
“Together we flourish”.
Specialist Areas: Career Coaching, Transition Coaching, Wellness, Confidence Building, Resilience and Compassion Techniques. Relaxation and Stress Reduction. Loss and Grief. Work-Life Balance, New Business Ventures, Enlightened Enterprises, Men’s Coaching.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been coaching for over ten years and I am committed to giving you the support you deserve. I believe in continuous client service care. Both qualifications and professional membership demonstrate my commitment to delivering high standards.
Coaching and Mentoring
I am trained to ILM's (Institute of Leadership and Management) level 3, 5 and 7 executive coaching standard of coaching and mentoring at the University of Cumbria’s Faculty of Health. I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council EMCC www.emccouncil.org
Mindfulness and Compassion
I am currently undertaking MSc in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen, part-time. Prior to this I completed a pathway of three years training in mindfulness, compassion and insights as a practitioner with the Mindfulness Association. I subtly integrate mindfulness and compassion approaches to match the needs of individuals.
I have a daily personal meditation and mindfulness practice. I undertake supervision and I am committed to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) regularly attending workshops, training sessions and conferences.
I am a qualified to teach Tai Chi and Chi Kung and practise regularly.
Business and Marketing Coaching (Owner /Managers)
A Chartered Marketer from the Chartered Institute Marketing (CIM) with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM), I undertaking regular CPD to maintain this status. A NLP Diploma and Practitioner, qualification supports means I can guide you with your 'people' skills.
20 years business experience combines with a BA (Hons) Management and Marketing, HND Business Finance, Marketing and Design, I am a pragmatist, extremely practical and grounded.
I am a volunteer mentor for Boost Lancashire and Orvia, and support Lancashire business mentoring schemes, helping individuals build businesses they love.
European Mentoring and Coaching Council
EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.
Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.
EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Personal or life-coaching
Choose from three options; elementas Taster, Transition and Transform Packages designed to suit your personal needs.
Sessions – The initial session is 90 minutes. Together will benchmark your current state of wellness and spend time mapping your intentions, challenges and goals.
Subsequent sessions will be 75 minutes long. Packages ranging from 1 to 6 months depending on what your needs are.
- elementas Taster- a quick fix, first/aid, quick wins (e.g. a drop in confidence, to get over a small set-back, help with current aims or ambitions). elementas Taster 4-6 weeks package is £249
- elementas Transition- more in depth help (trying to increase your motivation, reduce your levels of stress or anxiety, improving wellbeing, setting up a new project or job, adapting to illness or making small to medium life changes). elementas Transition 3 month package is £475
- elementas Transform – longer term support such as help with a major life event or change (e.g. making medium to larger life changes, major confidence issues, loss, separation, illness, changing jobs or business venture, children leaving home etc.). elementas Transform 6 month package is £950.
Men's Executive Coaching Packages
- Timescale: 4- 6 months
- Number of sessions: 4 -6
- Session length: 1-1.5 -hr
- Support (phone, email, Skype)
- First Session 90 minutes includes Contracting and Agreeing Goals and Outcomes for Your Coaching.
- Pricing on request.
Wellness Inventory Assessment Session a guide to the 12 key dimensions of wellness and your personal map £150
Payment for first session is prior to booking, this supports commitment from the individual to their development. There is a 48 hrs notice period for cancellation.
What Clients Say
“Lou has worked with me, to help me on a journey to rediscover myself after number of issues at work completely knocked my confidence, question who I was and what I was doing with my life. She is non-judgmental and really got to know me as an individual and never passed judgement. She has a vast wealth of experience and knowledge of life to relate to and she has some great tools/aids at her finger tips to help inspire you instantly. She exudes so much positivity and encourages that from others. Lou is such a genuine person who want to help others to get the best out of themselves. She is a very inspirational lady; a great personal coach that has help me beyond my expectations and I am now discovering a whole new me…..that I really like! Thank you just doesn’t seem enough ” Alison
Thank you so much for creating space and time for me and investing yourself in my development. I really appreciate it. I’ve had some sparks of inspiration about the future and have been grateful for my minds creativity.
What you do to hold the space for me is magical, thoughtful and authentic. I also recognise I am a challenge to be had! Take time to recognise the difference you make, it’s an absolute gift" Gina
Executive Transition Coaching
“Career change - but not through choice. “Having worked for a company I absolutely loved with a team of people I had grown and developed it came as a complete shock to be notified of a re structure and it was pretty clear that my role was to go and whilst other opportunities existed, whether it was hurt or middle aged stubbornness, that I opted for voluntary redundancy. Clearly, I was angry, upset and confused, and it was pretty clear to me that I needed a sounding board. Lou was inspirational and provided me with the environment to safely vent, which I needed to. It was only then was I able to re focus, yes, I was challenged, it was at times uncomfortable, I didn't know how to respond sometimes, but Lou persisted and it worked. Very quickly after only two sessions do I now have clarity, my confidence and self esteem is not just back, but far better, I have a new job already and excited. Thanks Lou "
Stuart October 2018
“If you would have asked me 12 months ago to seek help from somebody in Lou’s profession I might well have responded in the typical blokey way….I don’t need help, I’ll sort it myself! Since being put in touch with Lou I have been so pleased with the results from our meetings. I find that using Lou as a bit of a sounding board and being open to her suggestions has really put the concerns I had about my work into perspective. There is no doubt that my relationship with Lou has had a positive impact on not only my work but my family life as well”
Wealth Manager – April 2018
“Lou is a sensation. If your mind is open to success then Lou is your lady. Different than your regular life or business coach, Lou will work with you on your goals on your terms so that you develop the answers and confirm these with yourself. Whether it is organisation, productivity or mindset. She will help you breakaway from regular norms or self-limiting thoughts to enhance the way you work and to live your life you want to live. She is tender, passionate, respectful and just a very very lovely person.”
Michael Wilson, Entrepreneur and Consultant (Aviation and Nautical Sectors) –
“Nice manner, you listen well. Feel relaxed in your presence. Your approach is different. You have a different way of thinking, a non-traditional approach. You have pointed me to think differently and as a result I have changed. “
Dave Murray Vice President, GCP Technologies American Express 2017