I work with individuals and teams to spark development and growth.
I have worked for over 15 years in the NGO sector with nine in a senior leadership role. With an MSc in Wellbeing & Human Development, I combine theoretical knowledge with plenty of hands-on practitioner experience, in-depth contextual understanding, and a proven track record of innovative and highly effective organisational, board-level and sector leadership. I am a qualified coach and I connect easily at all levels with energy, creativity, warmth and humour.
“Thinking for yourself is the thing on which everything else depends. The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first” - Nancy Kline
Coaching is a thinking partnership in which we create a safe, constructive space to develop a vision for the future, break it down into bite size pieces and tap the energy to make it happen......
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” - Albert Camus
I understand the complex challenges of leading, managing, growing and sustaining an organisation because I have walked the path...
Working with Lucy was an absolute pleasure. She was able to create a tailored leadership course to directly target the areas we highlighted as concerns. Her workshops are very engaging which kept the students very focused and her use of real life situations and examples made the lessons easy for the students to understand and relate to. Lucy incorporates her personal experiences and learnings into her training which encouraged the students to speak openly about their experiences and further engage with the training. While she is not a dairy expert, she was easily able to adapt her training to be relevant to our student.
- Donné Roberts, Just Milk Group -
- Dr Trevor Davies, Dr Davies Optometrists Inc. -
Professionally, I have worked with Lucy as my personal life coach and have had some very worthwhile breakthroughs and feel better equipped to deal with the challenges that to date have tended to “trip me up”. I will certainly be using her more in this capacity going forward.
In terms of business, I have had her consulting to two of my businesses and have found her openness to taking on whatever needs to be taken on refreshing – her attitude of being open to all allows the processes that are engaged upon to move forward with all feeling safe and heard.
I unreservedly recommend Lucy.
The value of Lucy’s coaching approach allows you to identify, develop and strengthen your leadership style. It is not a one size fits all, but a personal journey of discovery and implementation while being challenged in a safe supportive environment.
- Anneliese Maritz, Centre Manager, ICDP Trust -
Very competent, well read, thoughtful and a good strategist moving between the theoretic and practical spaces seamlessly. Lucy has fresh ideas and is able to work across sectors and with diverse groups. A pleasure to work with!
- Diana Hornby, Director, Rhodes University Community Engagement -
Lucy is simply the best. She gives you the support you need whether it’s planning, staff coaching, report writing or fundraising. It’s always on time, professional and at the right level.
- Dr Katy Pepper, Director, Ubunye Foundation -