Workplace Wellbeing Courses & Coaching

hacking stress, limits, and mindset to create peak performance and maximise potential

I offer a variety of group and individual coaching sessions, webinars and courses on managing stress and creating the energy and mindset for achieving greater success. Using a variety of methods including mindfulness, meditation and breath practices I help people to develop self-awareness, personal resilience and to manage their own energy and stress levels.

“Louise has played a very big part in wellbeing at Abcam, running both weekly and one-off wellbeing events. She is very supportive and understands the importance of wellbeing in the workplace. Louise is a great listener and has a lot of great ideas; a real inspiration!”

Rebecca Molloy

Corporate Health and Safety and Environment Manager, Abcam plc

The simple and effective techniques that I offer can help to:

reduce stress

improve focus and concentration

increase effectiveness and engagement

enhance peak performance

develop emotional intelligence and personal resilience

improve wellbeing and life satisfaction

form better relationships with others

Stress Hacking

As humans, we enjoy a challenge and like to achieve things that are initially outside of our current comfort zone. In fact, high achievers really relish these challenges and this positive stress is beneficial to our wellbeing. But how do we know when positive stress turns into negative stress and what can we do to manage it? 

In this 60 minute session:

  • What is stress? – how do we recognise it in ourselves and in others?   What causes it?
  • Flight or flight reactions – simple strategies to stop them from taking over your life.
  • Top 10 tips for managing stress in everyday life. 
Ultimate Resilience

COVID-19 has highlighted our need to be agile and resilient in our response to life and all of its ups and downs. A key area that enables us to do that is managing our own internal state. 

This 8 session programme aims to be transformational to create lasting resilience, along with change where needed.

Highlights of topics covered in this programme: 

  • The internal state and why managing it is important
  • Developing self-awareness in everyday life
  • Moving beyond the patterns and defensiveness of the ego
  • Balancing self-acceptance, self-ownership, self-compassion, and self-development
  • When and how to shift states
  • Simple practices to establish authentic resourceful states
  • Maintaining steadiness within change and uncertainty
  • The practice and benefits of being in the present moment
  • Collective team state – balancing the ‘I’ with the ‘we’
  • Creative problem solving
  • Solution orientation
  • Accessing higher states of awareness and team-unity thinking
  • Values – walking the talk

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”  Charles Swindoll

Getting Comfortable Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

As humans, we enjoy a challenge and like to achieve things and that often means initially taking us outside of our current comfort zone.

This 60 minute session looks at how to get comfortable with life outside of the comfort zone. Learn how to create the right conditions to manage the inevitable challenges that life will present.

  • Feeling uncomfortable doesn’t have to stop you! – learn how to identify and experience the symptoms of feeling uncomfortable, without them getting in your way.
  • Navigate your way through the symptoms manage the fight or flight physiological symptoms that often arise in moments of challenge.
  • Relish the challenge – Yes! It is even possible to love that uncomfortable zone and produce your best outcomes from it!
Mindful Wellbeing Webinars

These 45 minute wellbeing webinars cover simple and effective tips and tools to use in everyday life. The webinars are interactive and questions are welcomed.

Session 1
Managing Our Internal State

  • The importance & benefits of managing our internal state
  • Recognising and managing stress
  • How to manage anxiety about the future and the ‘what if’ thoughts
  • What to do when you feel restless and distracted
  • How mindfulness can help

Session 2
Self-Efficacy 

The relationship we have with ourself is one of the most important relationships of all. Whether we realise it or not, it plays out in our relationship with all other relationships. Let’s talk about the importance of all things self, and why that’s not selfish at all!

  • Self-awareness 
  • Self-ownership
  • Self-acceptance 
  • Self-compassion 
  • Self-development
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-esteem

Session 3
The Growth Mindset

Our individual beliefs and mindset impact everything we are and everything we do. So, the question is, does your mindset help or hinder you?

  • The benefits of a growth mindset and how to adopt one
  • Identifying when you’re stuck in a victim mindset, and what to do if you are
  • When does our mindset hold us back and what can we do when it does?
  • Moving out of the blame game
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly of feedback

Session 4
Resilience And Wellbeing

  • What is resilience and how resilient are you?
  • Creating a resilient mindset
  • Simple tips and tools to look after your wellbeing in everyday life.
  • Creating supportive daily habits.

Session 5
The ‘I’ within the ‘we’

All successful relationships, partnerships and teamwork rely on our ability to balance the I within the we. 

  • Authenticity & vulnerability – getting the balance right
  • Psychological safety – creating the conditions for open and effective honesty – and why we don’t always say what we mean
  • Co-dependency and inter-dependency
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Alignment – coming together, staying together, or moving apart?

Session 6
Communication

  • What gets in the way of effective communication?
  • How do you know if you’ve understood & been understood?
  • Top 5 tips to effective communication.
  • How to navigate your way through uncomfortable conversations.

Session 7
Reading Between The Lines

Much is said non-verbally, so how do we know if we’re picking up on what is really being said? What might we be missing? 

  • The art of listening
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Physiology and body language
  • What’s going on with passive-aggression?
  • Filling in the gaps – the pros and cons of trying to do so

Session 8
Why Practice Meditation?

  • How the practice of meditation can help to steady the mind and bring inner peace and strength.
  • How to meditate when you have a busy mind or uncomfortable emotions.
  • How meditation creates space for creative thinking and inspiration.

Session 9
Better Sleep, Better Life

Sleep, or the lack of it, plays a significant role in the quality of our everyday lives and to how we perform at work. So how much sleep should we be getting and what can we do to get a good night’s sleep?

  • How much sleep is enough?
  • Why we don’t get enough sleep
  • The sleep cycle
  • Cycles affecting sleep
  • The effects of sleep deprivation
  • Creating the conditions to get a good night’s sleep
  • Creating healthy sleep routines

 

“Louise is passionate about helping people to improve their wellbeing and this comes through in her delivery whichever topic she is speaking about. Her style is great; she is relaxed and really engages with the audience. She always makes sure there are practical takeaways that people can fit into their everyday lives without having to make radical changes which can often be hard to commit to. I would recommend Louise’s sessions to anyone wanting to improve their wellbeing.”

Sarah Smith

People Partner Redgate Software

“I have worked with Louise for many years and what she brings to her training sessions is quite unique. Her ability to get those who do not believe in wellbeing techniques on board and benefitting is quite uncanny. She offers ways for all of us to live a calmer more in control life, where we can actually stop and appreciate the world we live in and enjoy things we usually miss in life. I can highly recommend Louise.”

Lindy Tegg

HR Manager - UK

“Louise was an integral part to Buckles Wellbeing Strategy. Her insightful sessions focused on a deeper understanding of one’s environment and then developing a resilience strategy to complement this. She ran excellent group sessions and 1:1 coaching, both for the senior team and also across the organisation. The feedback received was outstanding and I would highly recommend Louise to any organisation. I look forward to working with her again.”

Jennie Oliver FCIPD MBA Pc.dip


Director, Scarlett Associates

“Louise has played a very big part in wellbeing at Abcam, running both weekly and one-off wellbeing events. She is very supportive and understands the importance of wellbeing in the workplace. Louise is a great listener and has a lot of great ideas; a real inspiration!”

Rebecca Molloy

Abcam plc, Corporate Health and Safety and Environment Manager

“I first met Louise when I attended one of her Managing Stress Workshops. We then started working together on our company Wellness Programme. She ran in-house stress management workshops and monthly Mindfulness sessions which contributed to the success of our programme. We found her work complimented our more traditional approach to employee development touching on areas such as innovation, solution thinking, time management, self awareness and personal impact. Louise is excellent! She is very knowledgeable and passionate about wellness and mindfulness, she is innovative and creative and very quickly builds trust with her audience.

Sharon Budworth

Head of HR UK & EMEA, Domino UK Ltd

“ Louise delivered a programme of Mindful Wellbeing sessions for TWI with overwhelmingly positive feedback. Employees felt it was one of the best courses they have ever been on and the opportunity to learn techniques that changed their everyday lives. Hugely beneficial at all levels across the organisation. I highly recommend Louise and her course.

Sarah Smith

Chartered MCIPD

“Louise’s work with UNICEF’s Senior Leadership Development Programme has been a tremendous success. She has the uncanny ability to gauge, in the moment, just what the group needs and to adapt her sessions to suit. What began as a simple notion of helping focus the group has turned into a deeply impactful and completely integral part of the programme. Superb!”

Dawn Denvir

Chief, Organizational Learning and Development Section (OLDS) - DHR United Nations Children’s Fund , UNICEF

7 Days To Less Stress

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed with life at the moment?

Would you like some simple tips and tools to help you to manage your stress and feel a bit more human again?

This FREE 7 Day Course offers a bit of daily inspiration and encouragement along with some simple strategies to help breathe a bit of fresh air into your daily life.