I came to coaching when I discovered the power of tuning in to the human. Time and again over my 20 year career working with businesses from start-ups to Proctor & Gamble and KPMG, I noticed traditional leadership styles that don't factor our human nature can leave leaders and their teams tired, frustrated and ineffective, and at times struggling to access their full potential. As a leader and a colleague, I realised that tuning in to our human delivers results, whether it's creating a vision you can confidently share, increasing your vulnerability and empowering your leadership team or accepting feedback that's hard to hear but enables you to lead better.
I believe every leader has the potential to effect significant, lasting and positive change in their business performance, the lives of the humans they lead, and the wider community.
HARNESS YOUR SUPERPOWER
When you tune in to your human you lead from a different place. Decisions are easier to make, relationships are easier to manage, and growth is easier to create.
Contrary to what you might have been told, you CAN meet your growth objectives and deliver on your promises to yourself, your investors, your people, customers and family.
I help ambitious leaders in scale-ups, growth businesses and blue-chip companies tune in to their human, break free from what's holding them back and supercharge their growth. Are you one of them?
20-year track record in growth-focused roles, working with business leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors across global organisations, the mid-market and scale-ups
First-hand experience of building and running leadership teams across multiple geographies and complex stakeholder networks
Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching from Henley Business School - the only triple-accredited program in the world recognised by the International Coach Federation, Association for Coaching and Europoean Mentoring & Coaching Council
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) - International Coach Federation
A strong network of inspirational CEOs, founders and business leaders
Highly developed strategic thinking and listening skills as a Philosophy Graduate, Advertising Post-Graduate and ex-Samaritans listener
WHAT PEOPLE SAY WHEN I'M NOT IN THE ROOM...
David Butler, CEO
What has been hugely helpful about Louise is her skill and ability to grasp the various challenges we have, many of which are varied and evolving. They often require solutions from other sectors where she sees the bigger picture that's sometimes overlooked. Louise successfully ensures your goal is never forgotten and that the objective (which for us is generally always growth) is pulled back into the solution and not lost in a world of advisory chat.
Toby Smeeton, Managing Director, The Sunday
Louise is pretty rare. She has outstanding C-suite and senior experience, and her approach targets the heart of the knottiest areas – removing barriers and resolving issues.
But perhaps more than this, what sets her apart is that she really gets that there’s a positive commercial endgame for her clients – in our case, business growth – that is realised as a result of her partnership.
Tom McGinness, Global Head of Family Business, KPMG
I worked closely with Louise on a transformation project and noticed that her collaborative leadership style got her the support of both her team and the senior stakeholders. She was able to deliver an outcome which directly linked into the KPIs of the business, so delivering growth and commercial objectives were also achieved. I would recommend Louise to anyone who is looking for coaching 1:1 or indeed as part of a wider cultural change.