Welcome to a different kind of coaching, to bring some colour to your life. With new and traditional ideas to ignite your passion and tap into your inner wisdom to live well- in work, life and play!
My coaching style is designed for our times and born out of many years of research and experiential learning. My approach continues to evolve and draws upon professional and personal experiences. It is a rather special type of coaching that harnesses traditional coaching tools and techniques married alongside innovative integrative approaches. My coaching experience spans over 15 years, alongside 9 years of studying and practicing mindfulness, compassion, insights and wisdom.
I connect with people of all ages either working out the direction of their careers starting out, in the middle or towards middle or end! Be you an owner manager, professional, business leader with teams I help to bring wellness to work. I offer a safe, and confidential space where clients can talk and be heard.
In this reflective, transformational space clients rediscover what they have lost, they find clarity and learn to trust their inner wisdom.
Lou Booth (Owner and Founder of elementas)
“The places in which we are seen and heard are holy places. They remind us of our value as human beings. They give us the strength to go on.”― Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal
With guidance, challenge and support, clients are able to creatively think about their issues and challenges in new ways. They are able to quickly refuel and build their resilience to be their best in work, with their colleagues and at home and play with loved ones.
With a specialism in mindfulness, clients can experience the practical benefits of mindfulness, presence awareness, more emotional intelligence which results in resourcefulness to their daily lives.
Sessions draw upon the latest Research from my Masters of Science in Studies of Mindfulness at Aberdeen University, expert teachings and fresh thinking from evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and Buddhism. Clients benefit from this unique knowledge and understanding and gain their own practical transformational insights. Clients are better able to cope with and navigate stress, keeping well and resilient. They quickly become more self-aware and with support they change their unhelpful behaviours, to bounce back quickly. To transform and flourish in today’s uncertain world.
“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”Dr Christopher K. Germer
Our core values act as a compass to a more fulfilled happier life. For more than a decade, I have integrated my own values into my daily life and life choices; to enjoy art and design, travel and culture, people, swimming, nature and the great outdoors. I’ve participated on European wellness projects, learnt from exceptional teachers and mentors throughout the world, and taken volunteering holidays across the world from Bolivia to Mongolia.
In 2018 I reached the top of the world; the mysterious Tibet and Everest Base Camp, travelling and learning with Tibetan guides.
Traveling and volunteering allows me to give back and to learn about diversity, culture and different ways of life; recently in Bolivia with underprivileged children in cancer care. Together with friends and clients we raised thousands of pounds to make a difference with educational and play materials for the hospital and outreach projects. I hope my approach resonates and if you would like explore how we could work together please get in touch and we can organise a call – WhatsApp (+44) 07715814833 Lou@elementas.co.uk
In Safe Hands – Lou’s Professional Qualifications, Memberships and Interests:
Mindfulness -Masters of Science Studies in Mindfulness with the University of Aberdeen research paper self-compassion/ compassionate leadership. A member of the Mindfulness Association for eight years successfully completed their four-year training pathway in mindfulness, compassion, insights and wisdom. I have regular coaching supervision as part of my professional practise and take part in continuous professional development to retain my professional status.
Coaching and Mentoring (ILM) qualified Executive Coach and Mentor (levels 3, 5, 7) with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) level 7, post-graduate certificate, to coach and mentor professionals and senior managers. A member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council EMCC www.emccouncil.org. I have regular coaching supervision. I abide by the guidance of the EMCC Code of Ethics and the Mindfulness Association.
Business and Marketing -25 year practical experience, I am a Chartered Marketer with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing with The Chartered Institute Marketing (CIM), have a BA (Hons) Management and Marketing, HND Business Finance, Marketing, and Design.
Heartmath Certified Coach I am a HeartMath certified coach and help clients to improve their relationships at home and at work; reducing work-related stress, building creativity and performance, helping them find more meaning and happiness.
Tai Chi and Chi Kung Teacher and practice regularly and attend CPD retreats..
Volunteer Mentor for Boost Lancashire– mentoring scheme supporting SME businesses to grow and develop for over eight years.
Creatively Trained Art Foundation Course and HND in Business and Design. I make jewellery, love fashion and interior design, art and culture and I always bring my creative passion, and design flair to relationships and projects.