Hello I’m Lou and I love people and sincerely believe that real value in organisations is created through people. And that positive, trusting and open relationships equal outstanding performance and results.
By keeping curious, daring to travel the world, I continue to discover amazing people, new ideas and, resourcefulness I wish I could bottle and share! It is my thinking that our best journeys to growth mean venturing out of our comfort zone. Being open to not knowing, working with others that do, trusting, sharing wisdom and understanding, creating our own unique and magical formula to flourish.
I will hold your hand on your journey of change.
I have been working for a while now and have over 25 years of experience and wisdom working in public and private sector organisations. Happy in relationships on a one to one or with small and medium businesses as well as large organisations with multi-partners delivery agents. I guess I love to communicate and connect, and enjoy the diversity of people and organisations.
Personally my for travel has taken my to live and volunteer in places like Mongolia, Bolivia and more recently Tibet and Everest Base Camp. I have a little Westie called Ellie who sometimes joins me at work to bring a smile to volunteers young and old within with a great educational charity I mentor.
I am nourished by nature and the great outdoors, design, culture and finding new ways to help people young and old, live the life they love.
I am committed to giving you the support you deserve and believe in continuous client service improvement. I have collected some qualifications on my own journey to demonstrate this commitment.
Coaching and Mentoring
I’m trained to ILM’s (Institute of Leadership and Management) standard of coaching and mentoring. I am trained to ILM level 7 executive coaching at the University of Cumbria and hold ILM Coaching/Mentoring levels 3 and 5. I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council EMCC www.emccouncil.org .
Business and Marketing
A Chartered Marketer from The Chartered Institute Marketing (CIM) I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM) and hold a NLP Diploma, as well as a Practitioner, qualification. I undertake regular CPD to maintain this status.
I understand business and have a BA (hons) Management and Marketing, HND Business Finance, Marketing and Design. I’m also a pragmatist, extremely practical and grounded.
I have been a volunteer mentor for Boost Lancashire for over four years, supporting their business mentoring scheme.
I have completed three years training in mindfulness, compassion and insights as a practitioner with the Mindfulness Association I am committed to my personal practise; regularly attending workshops, training sessions and conferences. I have just started an 3 year part-time MSc in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen. I’m a qualified Tai Chi and Chi Kung Teacher and practise regularly.
A keen creative I studied a Foundation Course in Art and Design. I make jewellery, love fashion and interior design and always bring my creative passion, and design flair to relationships and projects.