I come from a learning, leadership and talent development background, with 18 years' experience in complex organisations in financial services, technology, energy and construction. I have a successful track record of implementing talent governance, designing leadership assessment and development programmes and delivering organisational change initiatives with a high ROI.
I am MCIPD qualified with an advanced certificate in Learning & Development. I am a Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' accredited mediator and an International Coach Federation trained coach. I hold psychometric certifications in OPQ, Hogan, MBTI, NEO-PI-3 and Strengthscope.
Please email me at email@example.com to discuss how I can support you or your organisation.
Skills and competencies evolve for a variety of reasons. Organisations often change direction, review and evaluate their outputs and success criteria. It can sometimes be difficult to maintain a current overview of the new skills and competencies needed in changing roles.
Developing organisational systems can help with succession planning and talent management. They give a framework for effective reward and performance management within an organisation. Contributing to retained, engaged and well developed employees. I partner with you to:
Coaching supports and enables individuals and teams to be their personal best by eliciting their skills, resources and own thinking. Clients are invited to design actions and commit to them in order to enhance performance and happiness.
Set in a professional context my career coaching focuses on maximising workplace performance by helping you take your next step towards your long-term career goal and / or optimise your expertise. I also offer outplacement coaching.
Leadership coaching will often cover a number of areas, including how to become a better leader, making strategic decisions and developing key relationships.
My team coaching is tailored to individual team requirements and can include the use of mediation techniques and psychometrics.
All packages are highly customised following a complimentary 30-minute discovery call.
We all naturally like to come up with different explanations for the way people behave and to sort people into groups because we want to understand ourselves better and try to understand others and why they can be so different from us.
Psychometrics is the science of studying those individual differences. It uses research to identify the main factors of personality, such as being more or less extrovert and more or less agreeable.
Psychometrics provide a powerful way of ensuring the best candidates are selected. Career personality tests assess an individual's ability and preferred behavioural styles. Equally personality tests give beneficial insight into personal development. Instruments offered:
Redundancy voluntary or otherwise can be an amazing life changing experience (I know from personal experience) it can also be daunting navigating potentially uncertain times but it doesn’t have to be. This is why I offer outplacement coaching and access to the Work Horizons outplacement tool.
My outplacement coaching is highly customised and can include support with CV writing, job applications and interview and assessment centre preparation. Once you have secured your position I can also work with you to create a personal development plan to set you up for success during your probation period.
If you are a business that requires outplacement support I work with Wildwood Coaching which provides outplacement services for businesses looking to support their employees in their career transition after redundancy. Services include career coaching, CV writing, interview preparation and personality profiling on an individual and group basis. Wildwood have a team of outplacement coaches operating nationally of which I am one of them.
Work Horizons is an online alternative to career coaching or outplacement support. It is a membership site which will help you to work out your aspirations and constraints, to prepare for and find the right work and then crucially, to thrive in your new position.
If you join Work Horizons, you will have unlimited access to articles, exercises, videos and other resources. You will find a mix of thought-provoking discussions, how-to guides and practical checklists. Work Horizons isn’t a structured course that spoon-feeds you step-by-step instructions. It offers you a choice of expert insights and new ways of thinking about your career and job-hunting, together with a supportive, career-focused online community.
"Laura has a great range of strengths in realising the talents of others, from her in-depth technical knowledge through to her insightful communication skills. Laura is open and generous with feedback, having a warm and natural style that puts people at ease and builds their confidence. She has a wide professional knowledge of psychometrics and how to best to apply them to get the best value. She is also a highly effective talent programme leader, bringing a combination of the highest professional standards with a down-to-earth, pragmatic attitude and a sense of fun and humour".
R. Ogden, Director at Peoplenetics and Chartered Occupational Psychologist
"I believe coaching is a great skill, and Laura was a great coach to me".
S. Baker, M&A Director, Energy
"I was recommended Laura by a senior Director. Laura deploys great humour to put you at your ease whilst challenging you to think differently. Our sessions were a real eye opener and I definitely see things differently now. I am very happy where I am professionally".
Head of Business Continuity, Asset Management
"Laura has been an incredible source of knowledge and inspiration to me as I navigate setting up my own business. She is insightful, collaborative and motivational, while also humorous and warm. I've come a lot further already than I would have done had I not had Laura by my side as my coach".
Career changer, Head of PR and life coach
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