Career Coaching Sheffield & Online
Lucy Owens - Career Coaching Sheffield & Online
BA Hons, PG Dip Broadcast Journalism, completed ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring workshops, Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), NLP Certificate (INLPTA), Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling
Appointments in Sheffield S1/S10 & online
My approach to coaching
My coaching is all about helping people fulfil their potential at work. I use a mixture of support, challenge and thought-provoking tools to help people work out their next career steps, and build skills and confidence in interview, job application and presentation skills.
“Lucy worked with me on an application for a promotion and preparation for the interview. She helped me to focus in on the key points, give stronger answers and statements, and to sell myself. The session gave me much greater confidence and I went into the interview feeling much better prepared. I got the promotion and have already recommended Lucy to a friend. Lucy is clearly passionate about her coaching work, and brings insight, perception and experience to the sessions. She is amazing!” Client feedback
My inspiration to become a coach
I used to work as a radio journalist – my favourite part of this work was interviewing people and finding out about their lives. But, I wanted to find a way of combining this passion with something that had a real impact on people’s lives. And, when I started to work in BBC Training and Development, I discovered the field of coaching. I went on to become a coach at the BBC and have since continued to work with people in all walks of life to make the most of their careers.
“Lucy’s coaching was invaluable in allowing me to approach my career with confidence and determination. Lucy’s techniques of coaching were personalised in order to reinforce my strengths… Lucy is extremely talented at realising one’s individual insecurities and as a professional she is successful at developing strategies to transform those insecurities into assets. I am convinced that Lucy’s ability to listen to my specific needs and requirements contributed to my success despite the highly competitive environment.” Client feedback
What I can help with
Dealing with redundancy
Tackling a career cross roads
Building interview skills and confidence
Making your CV stand out
Applying for and performing in a more senior post
Leadership and management development
“This experience has been so valuable to me. It is one of the most beneficial things I have done and has helped me to identify what I want to do after I graduate. Lucy has been a massive influence on helping me improve many skills and identify many key aspects of my career.” Client feedback
Types of coaching
How I deliver coaching
I do my utmost to enable my coaching clients to:
Clarify what they want to get from the development
Speak honestly and thoughtfully about their situation
Come up with tangible steps to meeting goals
During a 1-1.5 hour coaching meeting, I will listen closely, ask thought-provoking questions, use effective tools and draw on psychological approaches, such as NLP, CBT, Gestalt. Most importantly, though, I aim to help clients to take actions that will help them thrive in their careers.
Available on request.
Clients I work with
Adults who are working in the public/private/charity sector, or who are looking for work.
I have been an independent coach and facilitator since 2011. Before that, I worked in Development and Wellbeing in HR at Sheffield Hallam University. Before that, I was a Learning and Development Consultant at the BBC. Before that, I worked as radio journalist at the World Service and Radio Sheffield. And before that, I studied French and Spanish at Sheffield University.
Regular coaching supervision and CPD, member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), completed workshops on ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Certificate in NLP, Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling.
To discuss how Lucy could help, or to make an appointment, please contact Anne in Sheffield using any of the contact details below.