I’m Lucy Grimwade.
An ICF Qualified Professional Development Coach working with professional women on a 1 to 1 basis as well as in group settings. I specialise in Career, Leadership and Mental-Wellbeing Coaching with additional qualifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Find out more about me here.
What it means to be a Professional Development Coach:
Professional: Being authentically you. Gone are the days of the blue suits and pinky rings. Professional is who you are, where you are going, how you speak, what you wear and what you do. Define your own version of professional. Stand out, stand tall and be you! Simply nothing else will do.
Development: The transformational process that creates growth, progress and positive change. As you develop, you create greatness. Development isn’t to be rushed. To see true change you must take small steps: One small step, can change your game. Multiple small steps can change your life.
Coach: The ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Thus a coach is that vessel for you transform, shift and shine.
What I do
1 to 1 Coaching
I work with women to break down barriers to build a growth mindset so they can lead in career and life confidence.
From unlocking potential and creating game changing confidence to invoking awareness and shifting mindsets, Working with me, will help you break down barriers so you can transform and grow.
You may feel you don’t have the answers and you don’t know where to turn. That’s ok, I’ve got you and actually with the right questions, you can find the right answers.
All sessions are confidential thus it is always a safe space for you and your thoughts.
In house coaching
There is often a lot of effort with shaping Graduates during their early career. And the demand for Exec Coaching has grown consistently over the last few years. But if we took a step back and looked at the middle-management layer – what support is there?
We often see Females leaving organisations because they don’t feel supported or developed. I know, as a hiring manager, the cost and impact when staff leave. Often the disappointment of losing a good staff member coupled with the time, effort and pressure of recruiting – can impact the team and business significantly.
But what if that was all fixed by investing in the individual?
I partner with organisations where I coach their rising stars and future leaders on a 1:1 or group basis.
Coaching is now recognised as one of the most effective professional development interventions.
The in house coaching programme offers a coaching opportunity on any specific business-related topic. Such as:
- Career progression
- First 30, 60 or 90 days within a role
- New to line-management
- Improving confidence
- Changes with-in a job
Email email@example.com to discuss how we can partner and succeed.
Speaker & Contributor
With my over-arching aim to encourage and empower women to develop a growth mindset and be confident in their careers – I write articles for up & coming platforms as well as feature on podcasts.
🎙 Speak Female
The Podcast that is on a mission to empower women and educate allies around the world to become more confident, knowledgeable and to have the opportunity to listen to real subjects they can either relate to or learn something from.
Speak Female means changing the meaning around words, phrases and stereotypes that have a negative association towards women. Speak Female is about how we can and will edit the narrative to build a valued community with a goal to see a diverse and balanced world.
Why work with me?
The demand in the coaching industry has grown in recent years and continues to do so. So when looking for a coach, I know first hand how important it is to find the right one for you. My key pillars are: Career, Wellbeing, Growth, Confidence and Female Empowerment.
I am qualifed, affordable and I have insurance and regular supervision.
⚡ Qualifications: ICF ACSTCH with Full Circle Global.
⚡ Testimonials: Check out my Testimonial page.
⚡ Affordability, is key. I offer a competive price and payment plans.
⚡ Insurance: Tower Gate.
All that aside, why you should work with me is because I will give you a no-nonsense, transformational and empowering coaching that will change your game.
What my clients say
Lucy has been supporting me virtually on a one to one basis, coaching me through some recent big changes in my work and personal life. After every session I have ended the call feeling massively less stressed and way more organised, inspired and motivated. Lucy is so easy to speak to, she is extremely empathetic and very knowledgeable. Her tone is very calming and reassuring, she has a natural ability to make everything feel more positive. I can’t recommend Lucy enough if your looking for any kind of support or guidance in your personal life or career.
Lucy and I worked together and she supported me by helping me understand my career goals and help me write a strutured CV. Lucy is passionate about helping people achieve the best version of themselves.
It’s been pleasure to work with Lucy. I am so grateful for her passion and insights. When we started working together I was frustrated with making decisions around my next steps to boost my business and make my work process dynamic. During our sessions we determined my business values and how they can work for me, integrated a new way of working and opened up my potential as a business owner. Most importantly our sessions helped me attract new projects, to be stronger and fearless in achieving my goals. I highly recommend Lucy as a coach for anyone who is looking to take their business to the next level.
Authentic, inspiring and motivational are just some of the qualities that spring to mind when I think about Lucy’s attributes as a coach. During our coaching sessions Lucy has used empathy and insight to help clarify my thinking and equip me with the skills and confidence to bring about the changes I want for myself. I would highly recommend Lucy’s professional services to anyone who is looking to develop within their professional and personal life.
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.
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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Speaking engagements, coaching and group coaching.