Wellness Coach and Mindfulness Practitioner (MSc), Business 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, please text or email me to book your FREE initial ½ hour consultation call by phone, WhatsApp or Face Time.
Sharing knowledge and experience: My own life’s journey had led me through some really tough times. Along the way I met some amazing people and learnt some valuable lessons that helped me grow in my own wellness. It is this personal growth that drove me on to learn more about mindfulness, and different forms of coaching. My search for understanding has taken me all over the world. From joining experts on wellness mentoring and coaching projects with across Europe, to learning about compassion from Buddhist guides in ancient Tibet and China. It is this understanding that I wish to share with others.
Today elementas coaching helps individuals and organisations to thrive and flourish, by delivering exceptional levels of wellness mentoring in 1:1 coaching and group business mentoring settings. elementas integrates traditional tried and tested coaching approaches, business tools with fresh innovations founded in evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness and compassion based expertise.
Either face to face on on zoom (Covid 19 restrictions allowing), I offer a safe, confidential space to help you to connect and explore your unique situation. Together will find new understanding and insights. I will help you discover ways to experience natural wellness and resilience. I will support you to make better choices to thrive and flourish and build resilience in your life and at work.
Why Coaching? As a wellness coach and business mentor I see clients become more aware, less stressed and happier in themselves from the results of coaching. They become more optimistic and resilient. They are able to mess up and move on without becoming over analytical with more trust and personal confidence to channel their energy into what is important.
elementas offers three main types of coaching options:
Career and Wellness Coaching designed to help professionals deal with work issues, e.g. change, communication and relationships, stress and workload, and with personal life transitions.
Business Wellness designed to offer a clear, structured pathway for professionals, business owners, executives, senior managers to build their knowledge and awareness about resilience and wellness. The result is a new toolkit for personal use and to share with others to thrive, to keep happy, healthy, strong and well.
Men’s Executive Coaching designed to support open-minded men in professional roles, who want to gain more clarity, confidence and energy so they can best navigate uncertainty, keeping inner balance and optimising their performance to reach their goals faster. Integrating the latest scientific findings about the benefits of mindfulness, Executive Coaching is suitable for owner managers and people in senior positions in organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I bring over 15 years of experience of coaching and mentoring. I am trained to deliver high level wellness and resilience support to professionals, senior executives and business owners’ managers; enabling you to be your best in work, life and play.
Coaching and Mentoring - Qualified with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 7, post-graduate certificate, to coach and mentor professionals and senior managers (University of Cumbria’s Faculty of Health). I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) www.emccouncil.org
I undertake regular training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to maintain professional membership, demonstrating my commitment to delivering high standards of client care. I undertake monthly coaching supervision.
Mindfulness and Compassion - I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Mindfulness and researching mindfulness in coaching studying a MSc in Mindfulness (University of Aberdeen) part-time. I have been studying and practicing mindfulness, compassion for over 9 years, I am a member of the and the Mindfulness Association (MA). I subtly integrate mindfulness and compassion approaches to match the needs of individuals. I have a daily personal meditation and mindfulness practice, and undertake supervision and 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. An NLP Diploma and Practitioner, qualification enables me to offer a good understanding of communication styles and language.
25 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 facilitate Peer to Peer Businesses in learning together about resilience and wellness.
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
From £85.00 to £150.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Career and Wellness Coaching designed to help professionals deal with work issues, e.g. change, communication and relationships, stress and workload, and with personal life transitions. Cost: £85 per hour session.
Business Wellness designed to offer a clear, structured pathway for professionals, business owners, executives, senior managers to build their knowledge and awareness about resilience and wellness. The result is a new toolkit for personal use and to share with others to thrive, to keep happy, healthy, strong and well. Cost: £850 includes initial consultation and 6 x 75 minute sessions.
Men’s Executive Coaching designed to support open-minded men in professional roles, who want to gain more clarity, confidence and energy so they can best navigate uncertainty, keeping inner balance and optimising their performance to reach their goals faster. Integrating the latest scientific findings about the benefits of mindfulness, Executive Coaching is suitable for owner managers and people in senior positions in organisations. Cost: £150 per session more details on application.
Mon to Thur 9- 6 pm Friday 9- 5pm Evening and out of hours by special request
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
Business Wellness Coaching
My “lightbulb moment” moment may be a realisation…. that actually the way forward has a blockage that needs tackling….before I can move forward. In talking through the issues it enables me to find a way of dealing with it, having difficult conversations ultimately improve my outlook and mental health.” Sue Senior Growth Advisor
I wanted to find my self-limiting beliefs, in our sessions I get to see, to start to see the things that are tripping me up. “ Finance Director
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