Louise Rickard - LONE PINE

Louise Rickard - LONE PINE


0796 423 9211

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0796 423 9211

About me

Lone Pine provides leadership and development coaching for personal and professional success.

I coach for organisations and privately on all sorts of issues to do with life and work: I have been coaching in private practice for over ten years and have well in the thousands of coaching hours.

I am continually bowled over by the wonderful variety of life journeys and choices my clients take and the resourcefulness, sparkle, humour and integrity they show.

Having coached for many years now I know that each person's journey and situation is wholly unique - and that there are also patterns and similarities in the journeys and choices that different people make at different times in their lives and careers.

In my coaching I aim to combine a depth of care with creative psychological insight and a practical outlook. I work experientially and dialogically and I bring to coaching conversations my human-ness, my curiosity and sense of fun, my life and coaching experience and expertise, and my support, intuition and challenge.

My typical client? I'm not sure there is one! I have worked with people who are leaders and directors, entrepreneurs, engineers, emergency services staff, business people, administrators, lawyers, students, sports people, poets, academics, doctors, teachers and stay-at-home parents.

Almost all the people I coach are self-starters, thinky, and concerened about the world and their place in it; and a very sizeable majority of the people I coach are Oxbridge graduates or high-flyers.

As you can see from my testimonials I have extensive experience with coaching leaders and academics.

But don't worry about whether you "fit" - who ever you are I will meet you where you're at right now- and we'll start from there...

The coach-coachee relationship needs to be one where you feel comfortable so the best thing is to pick up the phone or book a first coaching session - if after half an hour you feel it's not going to work then I will reimburse you the cost of the session- so there's no risk!

Note that while I work with people on all kinds of coaching and deeper coach/counselling issues - I am a primarily a coach and so my rule of thumb is that clients do have to be functioning and operational on a day to day level, otherwise other support pathways may be more appropriate in the first instance. I am happy to discuss whether coaching would be right for you at this time.


I coach in person across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London, and Cardiff / South Wales, and via phone, facetime or skype just about anywhere!

I use Skype and face-time a lot for coaching, because it avoids the extra travel time and expense for clients: Clients can also chop and change between face to face and skype/phone to fit their diary -  Everyone is different and I offer flexible coaching to recognize that.

I help you understand your strengths, your aims, your values, your impact on others, your blind spots, and your patterns; and how you can use this awareness and information positively within your everyday working and private life.

After the first session, Clients can sign up for a number of sessions per month- just like a gym membership. This works out the cheapest and simplest way, but you can of course also still continue to book single sessions- we can discuss any concerns you have about signing up with a monthly membership during the first coaching session. Everyone is different -so my aim is to provide a range of options so that you can choose what will best suit you and your issue.

The booking system is online and automatic - and you pay online using STRIPE - so its very simple to use- you can book, pay and even cancel or reschedule online at the click of a button.


If you are unsure whether coaching is right for you just now, or just want to talk over anything I am happy to speak with you.

Is it a quick fix? Its up to you really. Most clients see me for about 6 - 9 months, depending on their issue, availability and the frequency of coaching that suits their life and work.But some see me for only one or two sessions to resolve a pressing issue. Many then come back and have coaching again as and when they feel they need to as their situation changes and develops over the next few years.

Make a booking here: https://lonepinecoaching-bookings.acuityscheduling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a coach in 2007, training under Colin Brett and Phil Brew at Coaching Development, and i have been coaching as LonePine since then both in the UK and abroad.

I am a member of the Association for Coaching and engaged in continuous professional development and ongoing supervision.

I adhere to the Association for Coaching's code of ethics

I am DBS cleared and used to working with small people

Member organisations


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Clients pay for an initial no risk first coaching session which is 90 minutes. they then sign up for a monthly contract -like a gym membership: you can choose between 1 and four coaching sessions a month, depending on your issue, the urgency of that issue, and what available time you have to dedicate to coaching. Prices work out at roughly £50 per hour depending on the package you choose.

If you would like coaching, or just want to make contact to explore if this is for you- please contact me on 0796 4239211, via the email link below or make a booking here: https://lonepinecoaching-bookings.acuityscheduling.com/.

Thame, OX9

Type of session

Online life coaching: No
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Make a booking here: https://lonepinecoaching-bookings.acuityscheduling.com/