I have always been passionate about supporting people to be the best and happiest versions of themselves. This led me to pursue a career focussed on people.
I worked in corporate Human Resources for 17 years, towards the end of which, I experienced coaching for the first time. I was immediately struck by how coaching conversations could be so helpful. I realised how I held the key to my own answers to my challenges. I experienced first hand how having someone effectively ‘facilitate’ my thinking, enabled all sorts of answers, strategies and possibilities to emerge. Coaching had a truly transformational effect on my work and my outlook on life. It was then that I knew I was meant to be a coach.
I set up Chrysalis Coaching Limited in 2001 offering HR consulting services whilst also attending Ashridge Business school to become an accredited coach. Since then I have focussed primarily on coaching and also on leadership development and have had the privilege of working with many inspirational clients.
I have also had the privilege of working with and learning from numerous world class coaches and facilitators. I have had training in both traditional coaching as well as equine assisted coaching. Together they provide me with a broad spectrum of coaching techniques and perspectives. I am able to call upon these mentors and networks when clients require additional resources during our work together.
I take huge satisfaction from helping people see their true potential, find their purpose, remove limiting beliefs, and see a new path that may lead to results they never imagined possible. I am often in awe of what my clients achieve.
My life is very much focussed on ongoing professional development, personal growth and fulfilment and this gives me a wide range of resources to draw upon in service of my clients. I believe strongly in the value of well-being as a necessity for high performance and happiness and I live that value. I routinely have personal training sessions, I have been doing yoga for many years and find the yogic philosophy to be very helpful from a personal growth and well-being perspective. I am constantly in training with my own horse for various amateur competitions. I attend retreats around the world to explore alternative methods of personal growth and rejuvenation. I find this state of always being a ‘learner’ to be very valuable, not only in terms of acquiring knowledge but also in relating to my clients and helping them along their own personal development journeys.
“Lisa was a fantastic coach to the entire faculty. She was able to communicate and facilitate the team the entire week. I especially appreciated her coaching for my Faculty Lead presentations. She also showed an impressive ability to influence us as faculty to make the experience as strong as it could be.”
- Ashridge Accredited Coach
- Licensed Social Styles Instructor, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (I and II) and Strengthscope Practitioner
- Memberships; Ashridge Alumni, Chartered Member of the CIPD.
- Trained Equine Assisted Coach
Ethics and Professional Standards
- I subscribe to the International Coaching Federation’s Code of Ethics
- I have my own coach
- I attend coaching supervision
- I undertake Continuing Personal Development as part of my professional practice