Lucy worked with a number of my students in order to prepare them for post-18 interviews; namely university interviews and apprenticeship interviews. It was incredible to witness the progress of the students right from the first session; students were more self assured and were able to answer tough questions with increasing confidence. Lucy made everyone feel relaxed and coaxed out the strengths in the most introvert of characters. We’ve had tremendous success with everyone who has had an interview at university being offered a place. I would thoroughly recommend her services.
Zoe – Sixth Form careers co-ordinator
Lucy coached me through my first formal job interview and the effect it had was phenomenal. From the very first session my confidence sky-rocketed! Lucy was always encouraging and affirming, answering all my questions and putting all my fears to rest. As a result of all her intervention I was so prepared on the day that I was nowhere near as nervous as I thought I would be; I answered the questions with practiced ease and left feeling more confident than I had when I went in. Lucy had loads of tips and tricks that were helpful for preparation and the actual interview as well – it’s so reassuring to know what the person on the other side of the panel will be thinking!
Charlotte – Candidate for public sector graduate scheme
Having Lucy’s support before my interview really made all the difference. Talking to her helped me know how to prepare for an interview and not be overwhelmed, and having a mock interview and having feedback made me feel a lot more confident going in. Because Lucy had researched the organisation I was applying to, and asked me really personalised interview questions, she really helped me to prepare for that specific interview, as well as practicing my technique more generally. In the days leading up to my interview, knowing that I could email Lucy with any last minute questions or worries made me feel a lot less nervous. I would recommend using Lucy’s services to anyone, especially if you’re quite new to the job market like me, and don’t have much interview experience.
Eleanor – New graduate, internship candidate
I was placed in a role that wasn’t quite the right fit, but thankfully I had the chance to work with Lucy during that challenging time. Lucy directed my thinking with the right questions so I could discover what I found fulfilling, what I valued in leaders, and how I could embody those behaviours myself. She helped me understand what exactly I was looking for in my day-to-day work as well as in my future career. Lucy guided me to a career path that is right for me, and I’m now in a role I love and am planning my next steps to continue developing as a professional.
Meredith – Graduate Fast Stream, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
As a former technical economist, I had dedicated much of my time and career to building my technical expertise and knowledge rather than prioritising ‘softer’ management and leadership skills. Lucy’s pragmatic and accessible coaching style really helped me to get a better insight into my own approach to how I managed, influenced and worked through others, which not only helped in securing the promotion I was hoping for but helped to ensure I could transition effectively into a more senior leadership role with a deeper understanding of how I could get the very best from my new team.
Joe – Senior Manager, UK Government Agency
Lucy worked with me as my coach while I was making the transition to a more senior leadership role within my organisation. I really valued being able to talk openly and honestly with Lucy about the pressures and challenges I faced. In particular I found the tailored 360 exercise she led was central to boosting my confidence and highlighting my strengths as a leader. Lucy helped give the the direction I needed without telling me what to do. And most importantly Lucy is a very affable person to work with.
Debra – Senior Manager, Business In The Community
I would highly recommend Lucy as a coach. She provided me with excellent one to one support and guidance to progress my career path within the Civil Service. My experience with Lucy was very positive indeed. I felt like I had someone to talk to and had open, honest, good quality conversations with Lucy about my wider career aspirations and development needs. Lucy would listen and be both professional and supportive. She is an enthusiastic, positive and motivated individual.
Parveen – Project Manager, Department for Work and Pensions
As a senior Operations Director in the Public Sector, I found Lucy’s support to be a critical ingredient to achieving great business results by helping me and my senior team to work through the people impacts of implementing major change. I valued her opinion as an effective HR professional and I used her frequently as sounding board for building capability and organisation design issues. I also valued her personal coaching to help me see problems through a different perspective.
Graeme – Director, Department for Work and Pensions
Lucy’s support has been fantastic, particularly at the start of my career. Her approach has helped build my confidence and enabled me to trust my own decisions. Being mentored by Lucy has set the bar high as to what I aim to get out of coaching and mentoring.
Ellie – Graduate Fast Stream, National Offender Management Service
Whilst responsible for ‘all things people’ in my directorate, Lucy was a huge support in enabling us to focus the strategy on achieving the most for our people and thus for our customers. Her calm, theory-based and pragmatic approach was critical in enabling us to work through some major changes as a senior leadership team, keeping us focused on the main priorities and keeping us together as a cohesive and effective senior team through some tough challenges.
John – Senior Leader, Department for Work and Pensions.