What do you love about coaching?
I have always been curious about people; why do we do what we do? how have we got to where we are? and where do we desire to be in the future? These are just some of the questions that fascinate me!
There is something very magical about creating a safe space and giving permission for individuals to share their unedited truth. And even greater magic, in helping them to explore and unravel solutions – stored within themselves - to solve their own problem, tackle challenging situations head on and face fears that are holding them back.
It is my deeply held belief that we have far more control than we first perceive. Coaching can instil and unearth the self-belief, skills and knowledge to not just survive, but to thrive in life. I am passionate in helping more people to experience this.
How do you unwind?
As both an extrovert and introvert I have a variety of methods to help me to unwind! When I’m feeling social it might be organising a gathering – bringing together friends for laughter, meaningful conversation and silliness! Or seeing friends and family on a smaller scale. I get a great sense of peace and calm when I am out in nature and around animals; be that with my cat ‘Felix’ or when I am horse riding. Yoga, meditation, music, theatre and festivals also bring me joy.
What inspired you to work with CTG?
I was fortunate enough to have met Brad while working for HSBC many years ago. I worked with him on a training programme and we hit it off immediately. We stayed in touch and it was when I started my own consultancy that I began to work as an associate for CTG. Brad's relaxed, fun and energetic approach resonated and matched my style. We have designed and delivered together over the years – with every occasion being both enjoyable and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. I consider both Brad and Adelle to be great friends and look forward to working with CTG for many years to come!
Coach, Facilitator and Trainer
Laura is a skilled leader, facilitator, trainer and executive coach who has worked globally with individuals and blue-chip organisations for over 20 years. A significant part of her career has been spent in management and training roles. Experiencing first hand, the joy and pain of leading teams enables her to connect with leaders at all levels.
She is motivated to help people to embrace their humanness - which she believes is in fact a super power in this modern world. Tuning into emotions, leaning in to the fears that are holding people back, embracing the messiness of the human condition, are critical in unlocking the confidence to be truly authentic.
Her belief is that people have far more control than they first think. She creates the space, support and silence that individuals crave in this busy and pressurised world they live in.
The energy and connection that is generated within a group environment is another development element that she loves. To enter a room at the start of the day, often as strangers or estranged colleagues; only to leave with a deeper connection and sense of really ‘knowing’ one another, brings a huge sense of satisfaction. Witnessing individuals facing into their difficulties and facilitating the exploration of skills and techniques to support them is priceless. This requires trust, safety, confidentiality – all of which form the core of her offer and what she stands for.
Her Wellbeing Programmes have been a source of huge support over the last 5 years as people have navigated the tsunami of challenges thrown at them; from the pandemic to the cost of living crisis, and everything in between.
Laura helped me to successfully navigate through possibly the most challenging period of my life.
In my leadership journey, she has helped me transform as a leader through coaching.