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About me

Professional Coach - Lynne O'Neil

I am a calm, warm and thoughtful coach with curiosity and compassion for others. I build safe, trusted relationships that enable openess and honesty. My commitment to supporting people enables a deeper awareness of what is important, and my loyalty ensures potential is realised.

My awareness of individual needs and acceptance of different ways of being helps me to understand individuals as they are.

My work is about seeing the potential in all people and encouraging self-belief. I truly enjoy my work and creating successful, supportive partnerships with clients.

My coaching is bespoke to the needs of the individual.  I meet my clients in the here and now and am flexible in my approach to meet their needs.

I am trained to support the following theoretical approaches ;

  • Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
  • Solution - Focused Coaching
  • Person-Centred Coaching
  • Ontological Coaching
  • Transformational Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Executive and Leadership Coaching
  • Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Executive Function Coaching

Helping people develop as human beings is at the heart of my work. Understanding their unique situation and how I can support them is a crucial part of my work.

What my coaching will give to you;

  • an active listening partner
  • an opportunity to develop self-awareness
  • an opportunity to answer deeper questions about where you are now
  • an opportunity to understand where you would like to be
  • a means to elicit what is truly important to you
  • a non-judgemental space
  • a supportive relationship
  • an opportunity to set goals and understand how to achieve them
  • a dedicated partner who will support accountability of achieving these goals in a step by step way
  • a bespoke approach suited to you as a unique individual
  • an empowering experience

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • BEd  (Hons) Primary Education and English
  • MA in Special Educational Needs
  • PGSENCO in Educational Management
  • A qualified teacher (24 years experience)
  • Strong Experience of Inclusion and Diversity Management (22 years experience)
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Currently teaching at The Open University in the Department of Wellbeing, Health and Social Care (3 years experience)
  • A Qualified Professional Coach with experience working with children, young people and adults (3 years experience)
  • Training qualifications from Coaching Development, London (ICF accredited).
  • Certificate in Professional Coaching,
  • Completion of the Developing Mastery Programme
  • Accredited at Associate Certified Coach Level (ACC)
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Founder of Mind Steps Consultancy Ltd, a registered coaching practice.


Member organisations


UK International Coach Federation (ICF)

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Other areas of coaching I deal with

Executive Function Coaching - addressing neurodiversity


From £45.00 to £85.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session. My fees are based on one hour of coaching. They can vary in price in accordance with the number of sessions and programme required.

An estimation is based below:

£45 children

£60 young adults -18-25

£85 adults

When I work

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Please contact me to select a specific time of availability

Further information

I typically work with people for a minimum of 6 sessions. Sessions are for one hour however I do offer shorter sessions in accordance to your needs.

I am based in Olney in Buckinghamshire. I offer coaching face to face (covid safe restrictions apply), remotely or a combination of both.

I am available weekdays, early evenings and Saturday mornings. Please contact me for availability of a specific time slot and I will work hard to accommodate your needs. Don't hesitate to contact me if you any questions, I would welcome the opportunity to answer them. I look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials -

“Lynne is an exceptionally talented and perceptive coach. She combines her professionalism with kindness and dedication. When working with Lynne, you have her full attention as she gently but assertively leads you towards agreed outcomes for the session. Lynne intuitively understood the issues I faced in moving forward in my work. She helped me to understand the barriers I had erected and the strategies I needed to break them down. The sessions have made such a difference to me, not only in how I progress with my work but in everyday life. Lynne has helped me to see that I can achieve. and now I finally have that belief in myself. Thank you!” Anna (EdD student).

“My 13 year old son suffers with anxiety and was unable to remain in a main stream school environment. He is now home schooled. Working with Lynne has given him a huge boost of confidence. He now believes in himself and is able to take a few more steps forward by feeling confident to leave the house and take part in every day activities.” – Ms E

”My autistic son has had several sessions and is currently having tutoring sessions. What is a great thing about Lynne is that she can approach/teach with a teacher’s eye as well as an autism specialist’s eye. In the case of my son some of his difficulties cross over both. She can advise or discuss how to approach learning with my son and how we can work together. Since he started taking her sessions and tutoring he has changed a lot. We do not think we can find a better person than her. We can definitely recommend her to all people who are in similar situation to us”. Mrs. G.

“Lynne is very passionate about understanding all physical and mental disabilities. It has helped my adolescent son, who suffers from depression and anxiety, to gain confidence and start to believe in his capacity to achieve. She understands individual needs and works with young people to make them feel important.” Mrs A E

“Our daughter needed a level of support with her confidence, self esteem and ability to cope with change. The programme put together by Lynne not only addressed my daughters style of learning but gave grounded skills, strategies and techniques which she still uses today. My daughter came away with an increased level of self awareness and an ability to work more effectively with her external environment. I can see the tangible impact of Lynne’s work with my daughter and can’t recommend her enough.” FR

”I’m very happy with the coaching, I find it very helpful and thought provoking and think Lynne is terrific”. SH

”As a coach Lynne is skilled in quickly building a collaborative working relationship. She holds the ‘big picture’ and supports progress by shepherding the coaching conversation towards desired outcomes. By matching my pace, creating space for reflection and through insightful questions, she helped me gain enough clarity to move forward.” – JB

“Lynne is a great coach. She is naturally curious and thoughtful and helps to raise self-awareness in her clients in a caring and supportive way by partnering to help them achieve their goals. I have no hesitation in recommending Lynne as a coach.” Anna Markovits – Facilitator, Performance Coach and Consultant (Chartered MCIPD)

“Lynne has a very kind and calm nature. She is respectful, professional and non-judgemental making it very easy to open up and feel safe in her presence. She listens very deeply and intuitively to bring the best out in people, moving them towards what’s truly important to them.” CL

“Lynne is a caring and attentive coach. Her professionalism and wealth of experience provide an insightful and delicate presence. She creates a nice environment for her clients to feel safe and move forward with their goals.” - GGH

“Lynne has a deep and passionate interest in supporting individuals to make positive change in their lives. She combines a warm, sympathetic personality with a practical and professional approach and a wealth of experience working with children and young people.” - JA

“Lynne is a very good listener and a thoughtful person. She is a strong co-active coach partnering with her clients in a caring and supportive way. Her strong experience with children and families bring an awareness about what we really are and want to be. This is a very useful and clever approach. I have no hesitation in recommending Lynne as a coach.” CJ

”I really like your style and believe it made such an impact on my learning. You reflected everything I learned and you were an ideal example of how to make a difference in someone’s life” MM

“Lynne is an exceptional teacher and SENDCo who supported children to progress. She developed positive, supportive relationships with parents. Lynne has a passion for well being and supported children with emotional and educational needs. She used coaching skills with colleagues and pupils within her teaching and SENDCo role. These skills came into play in her role at The Open University supporting students.” Marie-Claire Parsons – Executive Headteacher , Village School Federation.

Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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