Lou Booth - ILM Coach & Mentor BA (Hons) DipM MCIM Mindfulness Practitioner
07715 814833 / 07715 814833
Lou is a wellness coach, business mentor and mindfulness practitioner. She is currently studying a part-time MSc in Mindfulness Studies and offers a host of coaching and mentoring packages designed to help nourish clients’ needs and wants in ways that help them develop and flourish.
Lou founded elementas in 2012. Her dream was to work and live in a different way. It was the start of a journey. A journey connecting with others, to find a value system that rang true for all. Curious about new and old ways to connect people inside and out, linking the heart and the mind, the logic and the emotions.
Today elementas does this by providing coaching and mentoring services to individuals and organisations. elementas’s values underpin Lou’s approach. She helps clients explore and discover more natural, creative and holistic approaches to their personal lives and work, offering them a chance to live more authentic lives.
Personal or life-coaching is a solution-focused, results-orientated systematic process, in which as a coach Lou facilitates and supports you to best enhance your life experience and performance 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 health, relationships and personal issues. Lou enables and facilitates you to join up your dots, helping you become whole.
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.
Typical areas where individuals benefit from life-coaching include:
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
- Clarity and help with career transitions
- Opportunity to focus on your dreams and aspirations
- Ways to help restore old, or build and develop new relationships
- Time to think and help getting your life in order
- Chance to focus on your health, physical, mental or emotional wellbeing.
- A bespoke Wellness Inventory Assessment Session
Men's Executive Coaching Packages
Lou specialises in supporting men through business and personal transitions. Drawing upon her experience and training Lou enables individuals to connect their head with matters of heart and feelings in a sensitive manner to move forward.
elementas’s executive coaching is suitable for business owners, directors, executives and senior leaders. Designed to consider your specific needs and vision, holistically, connecting your component characteristics, to enable 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 home. You may just feel that something is missing from your life. Whatever your individual situation, coaching provides 1:1 confidential, support.
Lou believes that “together we flourish”.
Specialist Areas: Wellness, Confidence Building, Resilience and Compassion Techniques. Loss and Grief. Work Life Balance, Transition Coaching, New Business Ventures, Enlightened Enterprises, Mens Coaching.
Training, qualifications & experience
Lou has been coaching for over ten years. She is committed to giving you the support you deserve and believes in continuous client service care. Her qualifications and professional membership demonstrate her commitment to high standards.
Coaching and Mentoring
Lou is trained to ILM's (Institute of Leadership and Management) standard of coaching and mentoring. She is trained to ILM level 7 executive coaching at the University of Cumbria’s Faculty of Health. She holds ILM Coaching/Mentoring levels 3 and 5 and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council EMCC www.emccouncil.org
Mindfulness and Compassion
Lou has recently completed three years training in mindfulness, compassion and insights as a practitioner with the Mindfulness Association . Her work subtly integrates mindfulness and compassion approaches to match the needs of individuals in sessions.
With a commitment to a daily meditation and mindfulness personal practice, Lou is committed to Continuous Professional Development (CPD). She regularly attends workshops, training sessions and conferences. She has just started a 3 year part-time MSc in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen and is a qualified Tai Chi and Chi Kung Teacher and practise regularly.
Business and Marketing Coaching (Owner /Managers)
A Chartered Marketer from The Chartered Institute Marketing (CIM) Lou has a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM). A NLP Diploma and Practitioner, qualification supports her 'people' communication skills, and She undertakes regular CPD to maintain this status.
Lou has over 20 years business experience combined with a BA (hons) Management and Marketing, HND Business Finance, Marketing and Design. She is a pragmatist, extremely practical and grounded.
Lou is a volunteer mentor for Boost Lancashire and Orvia, supporting their business mentoring schemes, helping individuals build businesses they love.
Areas of coaching I deal with
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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
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Mon to Thur 10- 6 pm Friday 10- 3pm Evening by request