“If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”
Hi I'm Lucy
In-person and virtual Career & Leadership Coach, working with ambitious women to build purposeful and progressive careers.
I have been in the corporate world for over 10 years. Working in IT, specifically Service Delivery Management; within Retail (head office) and Financial Services. I started my career as a Junior Service Desk Analyst. Then, worked my way to (almost) the top. I have managed strategies, global teams and budgets. I have been the only female in the room. The pink dress, in the ocean of grey suits. Presented to large and global groups, without prior notice.
So, you see, I know what it is like to grow and progress, along with, overcoming obstacles as you build your career. I also know how it feels to aspire to step up to the next level but not also not being too sure on how to put one foot, in front of the other.
“With each generation, women’s ability to live the lives they choose reaches a place their grandmothers never thought possible. But that doesn’t mean everything is perfect or that our work is finished.” – Cathy McMorris Rodgers
What I Offer
Career & Leadership Coaching
I became a Career Coach because I am passionate about people, career progression and personal development. The enthusiasm and belief I have for my clients, shines through in each and every session. With Career Coaching, I am able to share my experience and enable you to become the leader you are destined to be.
I use different tools, techniques and communication styles to provide tailored career coaching programmes. I work individuals on a 1-2-1 basis and I also work with corporations, delivering coaching sessions to rising stars or group sessions to build a leadership team.
Speaker & Contributor
With my over-arching aim to encourage and empower women to step up in their careers and change the face of leadership – I write articles for up & coming platforms as well as feature on podcasts.
Community & Networking
By the power of social media, I thrives on leading networking groups for women. Which is part of building a community.
With regular meetups which are designed to feel like you are meeting a group of motivated friends. We do not discriminate on level, career path or questions that are asked. Thus, we ask, you don’t either!
The networking groups for women, was formed because connecting with others is empowering in so many ways: to generate recommendations, and business leads, but also to gain feedback, to bounce ideas off like-minded people, to get hints and tips from others, to share situations and to stop that feeling of isolation that can sometimes happen when you are at a transitional space in your career.
Workshops & Books
CV Surgeries – Are workshops for individuals looking to level up their CVs.
They are every Last Thursday of the Month, for up to 2 hours. 6 seats per group, at the small investment of £12.99. Check out the CV Surgery page for more information.
Then, there is the Ace the Interview Guide.
This guide covers that, and more. From the use of leadership language to questions to ask at the end of your interview. This pack has you covered. Check out the product page to find out more.
I can’t thank Lucy enough, her tips, advice and knowledge have helped me so much with my recent work, she really gets what it is like to work in an environment which is often dominated by men with few women in leadership roles. After a few years when my career was a bit flat, she really helped me to have the confidence to go after my own goals. I can say her advice is really paying off for me. I would recommend her to anyone considering a careers coach.
Working with Lucy, really helped me, in her terms: LEVEL UP! We worked on my career goals and changed my self-doubting into self-believing… as a result, I got a promotion at work with more responsibility. Highly recommend.
I really enjoyed working with Lucy! I was initially introduced through a friend and had never thought of doing careers counselling myself but I’m so glad I did. I feel like from only a few sessions I’ve been opened up to a wider and more positive outlook on dealing with and directing my career in the right direction and beginning to acknowledge and tackle some of the blockages I experience. Lucy was more than welcoming and easy to talk to, I look forward to continuing the journey!
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Ambition isn’t a dirty word, and here’s why.
I am a host of a brand new podcast for ambitious, career driven women. From Interviews with awesome females on career, self-care, self-discovery and leadership to self-career coaching sessions, leadership language and why we all need to SPEAK FEMALE!
Speak Female means changing the meaning around words and phrases that associated with women or in-fact have a negaitive association. For example Careerist. When goolging the word, it came up with: a careerist person –“none of the women considered themselves high-powered careerists” or “a person that tramples on other people to get a-head” – How about changing that narrative?
The podcast is all about inclusion, thus guest are both male and female as well as come from different backgrounds from culture to career.
More to come on this soon!