A selection of testimonials and success stories from some of my clients.

Karen Fardell

Company Director, East Sussex

Time management and presentation nerves

As a Mum and Director of my own company, life is extremely busy and demanding. Lyndsey’s Coaching support has provided a positive shift in my attitude to time management.

Thanks to Lyndsey, I now look at my diary in terms of the spaces that I have available to make positive changes rather than seeing it as a book of overwhelming tasks to complete. Thanks to her patient Coaching, I have been able to unravel the complex list of tasks I had to complete in a short period of time and create a map of the priorities. Action plans were set for completion between sessions but they were always realistic and served to support the process rather hinder it.

Most importantly Lyndsey’s sensitive and compassionate approach has enabled me to understand and manage presentation nerves – which can be disabling at times. She selected appropriate NLP techniques for me which she explained in the session, and I hope to be able to use these tools to support me in the future.

Overall it’s been a great experience. Lyndsey has provided much-needed clarity to keep me on course through an extremely busy and demanding period. Thank you!

Tom

Civil Servant, Foreign Office

Improving self-confidence

I undertook a programme of three Coaching sessions with Lyndsey to help improve my self-confidence and resilience in a professional environment. I found the programme positive and helpful.

The sessions have provided a solid foundation, some useful techniques, and a clear path to how I can achieve my goal. They have helped me identify how I can draw on my own experience and areas of confidence to support a feeling of confidence in my broader performance, and to engage more positively with criticism and challenge. Applying these lessons in future situations will not only improve my performance and satisfaction at work, but will also improve my ability to actively seek and engage with feedback and to improve and develop professionally.

The sessions have provided some concrete techniques that will help me to respond to doubts about my confidence in future, and have helped me to understand what self-confidence means and feels like for me. More fundamentally, the sessions have helped me understand how I can help myself to genuinely feel confident, rather than just act confident.

Lyndsey put me at ease throughout the sessions, and provided a relaxed environment in which I was able to talk and think openly about why I felt my self-confidence was limited, and what I could do to improve it.

I felt that she was able to draw on a wide knowledge to select techniques and approaches that were relevant to the issues that I wanted help with, and which were compatible with my own personality and approach.

Sharon Ereira

Volunteer for CRUK, West Sussex

Post cancer diagnosis identity and fulfilment

My life was turned upside down in September 2014, when I was diagnosed with advanced metastatic lung cancer.

Lyndsey’s Coaching sessions have helped me to obtain my goal of using my time constructively to gain a sense of fulfilment and a new sense of identity.

The sessions with Lyndsey have been structured, insightful, inspiring and helped me build up my confidence.

I have found it really helpful to discuss and work out how I am going to achieve my goal during each session, and summarising my tasks for the week ahead at the end of each session. I found it very motivating to go through these tasks and the status of them at the next session.

The one-step back exercise has been a really useful tool as it has allowed me to see the steps I need to take to reach my goal and that I already had it within myself to achieve it.

During our Coaching sessions, Lyndsey has shown excellent listening and organisational skills, has been able to relay back information clearly & effectively, able to break down exercises clearly, and is always very positive in her approach.

Now I have the momentum from Lyndsey’s Coaching sessions, I feel more optimistic about the future and have gained a sense of fulfilment. Thank you Lyndsey 😊!

Bahar Nejad

Architect, Brighton and Hove

Return to work Mum starting her own business

I have had some sessions with Lyndsey to build on my business and get a clearer idea about which direction I wanted to go.

Speaking every week has made me accountable and has definitely pushed things forward quicker than if I had been doing this alone. I have been able to dig deeper and manage my time more effectively.

Approaching various components of life using a structured, sensible method allowed for more clear thinking about each topic, and agreeing to tackle the ‘homework’ each week helped improve my motivation and maintain my commitment.

Over the course of 3 sessions potentially major changes were made to certain (wide-ranging) aspects of my life which I had felt to be ‘stuck’ at for some time. I found Lyndsey to be a really effective ‘active listener’ – facilitating my own thinking without impressing her own opinion or judgement.

Thank you so much for the Coaching, each session made me think about me and how I can change to make my life what I want for both myself and my family.

Coaching with Lyndsey has been such a positive experience for me, and I would encourage anyone who is setting up their own business, or who might be in the future, to have some sessions with Lyndsey.

I am looking forward to my further sessions with Lyndsey and using her support and guidance to help continue to grow my business.

Kamaljeet Sokhi

Health Coach and Chef, Worthing

Branding and business strategy for a start-up business

I went to see Lyndsey for some business coaching so I could have some clarification on branding and business strategy. I found the whole process really exhilarating! Lyndsey talks to you like a friend and whilst I was totally in a muddle about all my ideas and services, Lyndsey seems to effortlessly draw my strengths out. I felt really empowered when I left. I didn’t realise how much I had to offer but once it was written down, I was quite mind blown.

I found her very supportive and her coaching skills were excellent. I love her friendly and professional manner and she also occasionally emails me articles that she thinks are relevant, which I think is really thoughtful and helpful!

It’s so great to have a cheerleader and support when you’re first starting up as it can be really overwhelming but Lyndsey takes all that away. I left with focus, clarity, and felt really empowered! Thank you for your time patience and support!

Sandra

Creative Director, Brighton

Identifying business objectives, defining brand, framework and roles

The 2-hour coaching session with Lyndsey was very structured and well organised. I found it very engaging and interactive.

I felt motivated to examine my goals by undertaking sequential exercises; they were fun and revealed new insights. The exercises helped me move forward towards more clarity. I love that I now have some measurable tasks to do which will help me define my framework, brand and roles in my business better.

By examining my goals with Lyndsey, I was able to attain clarity on my goals for the next year whilst transitioning into new roles.

In the coaching session we laid out my next steps and I have clear and structured tasks to undertake over the next year. The positive SMART goal approach will help me keep a check on my goals.

I feel I can now measure much better how I am moving forward. I like that Lyndsey kept me focused on the tasks/exercises and I ended up with a measurable way forward.

Nellie Spoor

Hypnotherapist, Hove

Exploring a niche for a start-up business

I came to Lyndsey to get more clarity about my business and where I would like it to go. I struggled to find my story, my voice, and what is it that I feel passionate about and what I stand for.

I now have a clear sense on what I need to do to bring my business forward. Every day I notice that my vision for my business is getting clearer and clearer. I have a step-by-step guide for moving my business forward thanks to my action plan.

I now feel more confident and I am very excited about the future, and I know that Lyndsey will be there to help whenever I need it.

Emma

Head of English and CPD, UAE

Exploring the balance between professional and family life

I had some Coaching sessions with Lyndsey in order to explore opportunities of creating a balance between my professional and family life in an international context.

The Coaching sessions were really useful as a way of reflecting on my personal and professional position. It gave me the time out from a really busy lifestyle to actually stop and think about ‘me’.

The tools and techniques Lyndsey used were helpful as they enabled me to break down my strengths and areas of development. It was interesting to see where I felt I was placed and where I wanted to be. Aspirations can easily be talked about but it is more valuable visualising them and, therefore, making them more tangible.

Lyndsey was a good listener and she retained information well from one session to the next. She was very relatable and I found I could talk honestly and openly with her. She was very objective and only made suggestions rather than dictating direction.

As a result of the Coaching sessions, I have re-modelled my CV and actively begun applying for jobs. I have only applied for jobs which will address the balance that I seek.

Jo

Director, Boutique IT Consultant, Hove

Increasing confidence for corporate presentation

I had a session with Lyndsey to prepare for an important work presentation, which I found extremely helpful and ensured I was in the best position to tweak my presentation and deliver it confidently. It really helped to talk through my feelings about it and where they came from, as well as where I wanted to be.

Lyndsey had prepared a very targeted session for me which delivered real benefits in a short 2 hours, and offered plenty of practical help as well as well as helping me to change my perspective.

Joanna

Entrepreneur, Brighton

Establishing key focus areas for a new business as part of a career change

I worked with Lyndsey for 6 sessions, where together we worked through writing a business plan, goal setting, and using Social Media.

I looked forward to my sessions with Lyndsey. She has a wonderful ability to focus and work towards the desired topics of concern. The process has been incredibly insightful in helping me pinpoint areas to target. The most helpful element of working with Lyndsey was her ability to listen and understand what was required. Through coaching, I have understood it is okay to ask for help and trust the process.

I particularly liked Lyndsey’s empathy and calm approach to coaching. She listened well and grasped my ideas very quickly. Her guidance with different coaching tools were invaluable.

Anyone looking to change their career, improve their skill set or if you need to bounce ideas around, Lyndsey is your lady. Go ahead, give her a try. You will certainly benefit from coaching with Lyndsey.

Claire Jones-Hughes

Digital Marketer and Trainer, Brighton

Exploring career development

I booked a session with Lyndsey to not only get a better understanding of my strengths but where to take the many, many projects I had swirling around my head.

She gentle challenges you to consider what will work, what makes you happy and helps with how to get organised.

Within 24 hours, I had goals and an action plan that I feel confident and less stressed about.

 

 

Louise

New Mum, London

Return to work Mum

My Coaching session focused on how, as a new mum, I can plot my return to work. I’m not planning on going back to my old job, but I’m not sure what to do next.

We discussed two possible options – part-time work and setting up my own business – and what I would need to do to make either of those things happen. I’m just at the initial stages of exploration and suitably we focused on the first steps I’ll need to take, from updating my CV to carving out time to look for jobs online. Lyndsey helped me to plot an action plan and I’m looking forward to putting it into practice.

Throughout the session, Lyndsey was clear, empathetic and keen to focus on the positive and the practical. She gave me time and space to start thinking about my options and I would certainly recommend Lyndsey for anyone looking for help in clarifying and creating their goals.