Lucy Grimwade Career Coaching lives and breathes growth, awareness, inclusivity and encourages professional women to be their authentic selves. My brand celebrates multiple approaches, experiences and points of view and believe diversity drives innovation, culture and productivity. Thus, in turn, achieves results.
Throughout my IT career, I have worked in a male dominated field. At times, I wasn’t taken seriously, then experienced Imposter Syndrome. Yet, I have successfully navigated the career ladder to become an authentic leader in my corporate life.
I understand how the imprinted beliefs you hold and the environments you work in can trigger behaviour that may hold you back and halt your progression.
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.
To add to my corporate background and to what I believe is key, ethical and professional – I am currently undertaking a Professional Coaching Diploma with Full Circle Global. Specialising in Career Development, Full Circle Global are approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a training provider.
With this qualification, I became a member of the ICF Gold Standard Coaching Body, where I am working towards gaining ACC level accreditation.
In addition, I also have a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner & Coaching qualification accredited by NLP Association of Excellence. Additionally, I have a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) diploma which was awarded by Renaissance Therapy.
A book-worm at heart, I read a lot around coaching, emotional intelligence and psychology. This adds to my learning journey and growth as a coach and as a human being.
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