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Lucy Owens

What do you do?

I’m a coach and facilitator based in Sheffield. My development is all about helping people give and get the most from their working lives. The coaching work I do helps individuals to enhance skills and confidence in leadership, management, career and personal effectiveness. My training involves designing and delivering engaging, practical workshops to boost interpersonal and management skills. My facilitation enables groups to work more effectively together.

I work with a wide range of organisations, including universities, SMEs, public sector organisations and charities. And I work as an associate with the Beacon Counselling and Coaching Group, Bhayani HR and Employment Law, The Career Coach, Gradconsult and Red Vanilla.

How did you get into this area of work?

I’ve been working as a people development professional since 2001 – I started coaching and training at the BBC, after working as a BBC radio journalist. After coaching managers across the BBC, I went to work at Sheffield Hallam Uni in a learning/development role. I then set up Lucy Owens Coaching so that I could concentrate on training and coaching and work more flexibly to fit my work in with having two children. I love being able to help people thrive in their working lives. I do this by helping people build skills and confidence in doing job interviews, tackling a career crossroads, working more effectively in teams, developing leadership, management and personal effectiveness. I’d like to continue to work with individuals and teams in the public, private and third sectors. I particularly bring value through the workshops I run on team working and career development.

What do you enjoy about this work?

I enjoy working with individuals at different stages in their careers and want help with:
carving out a career path, performing effectively in job interviews, dealing with change (redundancy, retirement, returning to work after having children) and taking stock of their career and identifying a more fulfilling future career/job.

What could you offer other start-ups?

I’m happy to offer a 15% discount on individual coaching sessions and can offer reduced rates for charities/third sector organisations for workshops on team development, management and career development skills.

What are you looking to get out of Union St?

The pleasure of working in a convivial, collaborative, creative set-up. Plus the advantage of avoiding going a bit doolally from working at home!

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