Professional Coach, United Kingdom
Louise is an experienced coach and workshop facilitator. She specialises in parental transition, work/family balance and neurodiversity. As well as 1:1 coaching, she facilitates the parent coaching workshops and is the trainer for our ICF accredited Parental Transition Coaching Qualification, training other professional coaches. She brings a wealth of experience to her coaching, having been working with parental transition clients for over 15 years. She is experienced at coaching all levels within the organisation including Managing Director and Partner..
Louise has over 20 years’ experience in strategic marketing and business development, beginning her corporate life working in France for Courtaulds and then the UK for professional services organisations; law firms, KPMG and EY; winning an award whilst at EY for creating and managing a global business development campaign. Her experience includes contributing at strategic business planning level and implementing global marketing campaigns within many industry sectors. She retrained as a coach in 2006 and specialised in parental transition coaching from then, an interest derived from her own return to work after having her first child.
Louise has a Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Hult Ashridge Business School and a psychodynamic counselling qualification. Louise has regular coaching supervision to ensure the highest standards of ethical practice and she is an associate member of the EMCC professional body for coaching and mentoring.
Her current coaching clients include Royal Bank of Canada, Legal and General, Prudential, Schroders Personal Wealth, and law firms Kingsley Napley, Carpmaels & Ransford and Travers Smith. She has held parent coaching and work/family balance workshops for Aberdeen Standard, Invesco, Imperial College, Rightmove and L’Oreal.
Louise has a huge amount of experience in neurodiversity, notably autism and ADHD, which enables her to work effectively with individuals and their organisations to ensure that wellbeing, personal fulfilment and therefore talent is optimised. She holds workshops for organisations on neurodiversity, works with parents with neurodiverse children and 1-1 coaching with employees.
Louise enjoys supporting employees with their wellbeing and personal development at times of challenge and transition. “I have coached many talented men and women who have felt unsupported by their employer at challenging times in their life so I am passionate about helping working parents. Life and work are so intertwined. It’s vital for a parent’s emotional wellbeing to feel valued in the workplace”.
Louise is a carer herself and is particularly passionate about supporting clients with complex family dynamics and multi-faceted caring responsibilities and her coaching approach is very compassionate and supportive.
“Louise really put me at ease during my coaching sessions – and it has been invaluable to me to have someone external to the company to speak to. Louise helped me think of different ways to manage difficult situations so I now feel more confident when I meet with my team and manager. When chatting through what I need to do in order to get a good work family balance, Louise gave me helpful tips yet challenged me to think of what actions I need to take. Louise is a fantastic coach!”
Coachee from UK law firm