I am a highly qualified (BA Hons, MBA, FHEA, ILM L7) and experienced results-oriented consultant and coach working in the employability space. I support individuals, teams, universities and employer organisations to design and implement change, find solutions to complex issues and realise their aspirations. Whether I am supporting individuals to progress with their career or life goals, education providers to improve their employability rankings or employers to recruit the right talent, I pride myself in building effective relationships with my clients.Book a free consultation
I work with clients to help them make important decisions about their future lives and careers and to realise their aspirations.
Everyone is an individual but typically clients are interested in:
There is no age limit, you may be a student or graduate and looking for your first professional job, newly appointed to a leadership role and feeling there are too many conflicting priorities, reentering the job market or considering something completely new like self employment.
Whatever your circumstances, please get in touch, I would love to find out more.
I am a qualified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner and work with teams to improve relationships and performance. The workshops that I design and deliver will improve communication and understanding within teams and lead to increased motivation, job satisfaction and results. Every team is different so programmes are bespoke to your requirements but typically will include:
The workshop described above can be delivered alone or as a part of a broader team experience over a longer period.
Please contact me to find out more.
I have worked with graduate recruiters for over 20 years and understand the complexities of attracting, recruiting and retaining the right talent to your organisation. I have worked with large global organisations to smaller SMEs and this insight has given me a wealth of knowledge across all sizes of organisations in all sectors. I understand how to engage with universities and other education providers and their students and graduates.
My work with employers is varied and bespoke but may include:
If you think I can add value please get in touch, I would love to work with you.
I am a highly experienced Higher Education Professional focused on adding value and improving results.
I work with universities, colleges and student unions in the employability and employer engagement space. This work is varied and bespoke but may include:
If you are interested in improving your results please get in touch, I would love to work with you.
I collaborated for over a decade with Louise in my role as Lancaster Campus Team Lead for IBM. Louise was exceptional to work with - always professional, invested time to build deep relationships and demonstrated true care for students. With her support we recruited over 50 students from Lancaster who have gone on to build successful careers with IBM. I would thoroughly recommend her expertise and the experience of working with her.
Justin Ablett, Global Lead Partner for BBVA at IBM
I have collaborated and worked with Louise for a number of years and I have always found her to be both highly approachable and easy to work with. For any organisation (large or small) wanting to both understand what it takes to recruit graduates and how to navigate the Higher Education landscape, Louise should be at the top of your list. She absolutely understands what employers want (be that great hires, more diverse hires, efficient and effective processes, or all of these!) and seeks to find innovative ways to support recruiters with their objectives and goals.
Simon Reichwald, Strategic Lead for Emerging Talent, MyKindaFuture and Honorary VP, Institute of Student Employers (ISE)
Louise is fantastic to work with; she is approachable, engaging and results focused and has really invested time in the relationship with PwC. She has worked closely with our graduate recruitment team to look at new ideas of how we can best engage with students and graduates.
Andrew Bargery, Campus and Schools Engagement Leader, PwC
The fact that I currently work for Accenture is a direct result of the personal support I received from Louise. She provided me with step-by-step support starting from effective ways of presenting my background through my CV to 1-1 mock interviews. Her wide employer network enabled me to develop my own professional network with employees working for my target companies and obtain a true insight into these organisations. Last but not least, Louise’s friendly attitude and commitment made her my ally and enabled me to get my perfect job.
Konstantinos Vathakos, Technology Strategy Manager, Accenture, UK
Louise is a fabulous coach who helped me to own my strengths, gain confidence and believe in myself. The sessions with Louise challenged me, made me reflect and take action to set achievable goals. Louise's knowledge and ideas enabled me to identify new opportunities which ultimately led me to take on an exciting new role.
Heather Ellis, University Academy 92 (UA92)
After listening to what I wanted to achieve Louise designed and delivered a MBTI workshop to my Senior Finance team. She ensured that the introductory session clearly explained the purpose of the workshop and how MBTI worked. Some team members were initially cautious but she answered all their questions and addressed their concerns. The on line questionnaire was straightforward to complete and every individual team member received an impressive personalised report. During the workshop that followed Louise explained the results and answered all questions. The interactive exercises that followed were fun and encouraged all team members to take part. There was a high degree of interaction and you could feel the energy in the room! Since the workshop communication and understanding within the team has definitely improved and I would recommend it.
Sarah Randall-Paley, Director of Finance, Lancaster University
Louise is an expert in her field, highly knowledgeable and able to draw on a wide network . She understands our challenging external environment and is able to suggest solutions that consider the views of all stakeholders and deliver within resource constraints. She is a pleasure to work with, very inclusive and able to harness support from a wide range of colleagues , students, graduates, employers and senior decision makers.
Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Provost, Lancaster University
Louise has been instrumental in developing and driving forward our employability agenda at Lancaster. Her skill is her ability to see the big picture and use data to drive forward progress in a targeted way. Lancaster is now 3rd in the UK for Graduate Prospects and this would have not been possible without Louise’s vision, creative thinking and her ability to motivate others and build collaborative networks. Louise is happy to tackle challenging issue to improve performance but does so in a way that empowers others.
Professor Sharon Huttly, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education, Lancaster University
During our coaching sessions Louise helped me to make sense of the myriad of complexities I was dealing with and focus on what was important. As a result I was able to prioritise, decide on my next steps and take the necessary action to secure a promotion. Her friendly and approachable nature and belief in my abilities gave me the confidence to succeed.
Tom Astbury, Manager, Corporate Development, Co-operative Group