Hayley - Head Teacher, Education

“The Back to Work Without a Bump® coaching program has enabled me to return to work successfully after two maternity leaves. Lyndsey's expertise and skill in coaching enabled me to reflect on my practice, challenge my thinking and question my beliefs. It has allowed me to develop as a leader at a time when my own family was also growing. Investing time in my personal development has had a positive impact not only on my own development but also that of others.  I cannot personally recommend the Back to Work Without a Bump program enough.  It allowed me to leave well, return well and more!”

Hayley - Head Teacher, Education

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Jo - Head of Marketing, Construction

“Lyndsey’s coaching sessions were highly practical, and targeted specific areas that I wanted to address and manage.  The sessions were very focused and equipped me with techniques and frameworks to use both at work and in my personal life, to support me in a real and practical way. 

Lyndsey explored what made me tick - what is important to me both personally and professionally -  and found ways to challenge my current habits and behaviours, without compromising my values.  This within an understanding and embracing of my traits and strengths as a (professional) woman. 

I would highly recommend Lyndsey’s coaching sessions; she has an open style which builds trust, and her perception & support have equipped me with positive ways.”

Jo - Head of Marketing, Construction

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Hayley - Senior Manager, Management Consultancy

“This is the second time I’ve worked with LJ in advance of maternity leave, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive her coaching. As a professional woman, it was really important to me that my coach understood what it’s like to work in a corporate environment, the pressures we feel as expectant mothers and the biases we are exposed to. LJ brings all of that experience, as well as her professional training, passion and curious approach to each session to make me focus on my priorities and personal values and come up with tangible actions. The first time I worked with her I managed to secure a promotion…who knows what her coaching will enable me to achieve next!?”

Hayley - Senior Manager, Management Consultancy

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Genevieve - Senior Consultant, Management Consultancy

Thank you for your guidance and help before, during and after my maternity leave. The benefit of having somebody impartial during this whole period who can give practical and relevant advice has been immeasurable. It's so easy to get caught up by the day to day pressures of work and the help that Lyndsey provided before I left on maternity leave was not only beneficial to me but to the individual who took on my role and to the team that I left. The handover that I completed felt to me like it covered all aspects and gave me piece of mind.

The check-ins whilst I was out on maternity leave were, again, hugely beneficial. Not only was I able to discuss the practicalities of preparing to return to work but it was a pleasure to catch up and have an adult conversation with somebody who completely understood the type of life transition I was going through! 

The returning well segment was excellent also. Lyndsey’s knowledge about the business meant that I felt very comfortable discussing different challenges with her and was encouraged by Lyndsey to set my boundaries and engage in discussions around returning to the team on a part time basis. 

I don't think I can praise this programme and Lyndsey’s help highly enough. She has helped me pick through the challenges of balancing work and life after having a baby and I now feel confident that I could possibly (at some stage, very many years from now!) embark on having another baby and return to work happily again.

Genevieve - Senior Consultant, Management Consultancy

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HR Business Partner, Media

“I was at a crossroads in my career and I undertook coaching with Lyndsey Oliver to help me work through which direction I wanted to take. It was very easy to build a rapport with Lyndsey, which enabled an open and honest dialogue between us about my options and the blockers which were getting in the way of making a clear decision. Lyndsey’s commercial approach and excellent questioning technique helped tease out the real issues and challenged my thinking about what was really important to me. She was very action orientated and regularly followed up with me outside of our sessions to ensure I was on track. As a result of the coaching I was more confident about choosing a path which reflected what I truly wanted and I have now taken an opportunity which has given me the perfect work life balance. ”

HR Business Partner, Media

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HR Director, Financial Services

“Lyndsey has a great coaching style. We quickly established a strong rapport and the sessions were informal yet Lyndsey can be firm and challenging which is just what I needed. I had no idea that coaching could be so productive and enjoyable.

I would thoroughly recommend Lyndsey for individual coaching - in just six sessions I was able to set, work towards and achieve goals, which I had previously been dithering about for many months, if not years! I have subsequently recommended them to others and the results have been just as impressive.

My coaching sessions were focused, results orientated and fun at the same time. The advantages of my coach having worked in senior corporate roles were obvious from the first session.  She got me, the challenges I faced, and this made for an extremely productive relationship. I would thoroughly recommend Lyndsey.”

HR Director, Financial Services

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Tom - Director, Retail Services

“When I was introduced to Lyndsey I did not have any experience of working with a business coach and therefore had no idea of what to expect. It became apparent very quickly that LJ would add huge value to both my business and my personal growth. She focused on realising the potential that was already locked inside me by asking the right questions and encouraging me to think big picture and not get swallowed up in the day-to-day detail. When LJ started working with me, I had lost my vision and had no clear direction. I was disorganised and not using my time efficiently or effectively. She helped me through various techniques including goal mapping to help prioritise and focus my energies on the priorities.

To summarise, LJ has had a very positive influence on me both in and out of work. I would thoroughly recommend her as a business coach to anyone considering taking this step to improve themselves. “

Tom - Director, Retail Services

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Philippa - HR Process Manager, FMCG

“Having these coaching sessions has really paid dividend. I am now moving into my new role (which we have been working on since we started) and I honestly believe that my tenacity in achieving the goal I set would not have been the same without the coaching sessions.

What was also great for me is that she did not give the answers, but asked the questions to get me to the right decision.

I also believe that the fact we did not know each other has helped. It provided that ‘safe environment’, where I could approach the subject I would perhaps be reluctant to do with my line manager.”

Philippa - HR Process Manager, FMCG

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