Psychology... But not as you know it.
Looking after people is a human, ethical and moral responsibility — and it's good for business: Higher staff engagement means fewer absences, lower staff turnover and far better business results. While most business leaders know this, they don't always know how.
That's where I come in.
Alongside my private psychotherapy practice, I founded It’s Time for Change 10 years ago based on the belief that if we all started to do things a little bit differently, we’d achieve huge results.
We need to stop assuming managers instinctively know how to develop and lead great teams, and that all employees know how to be their best. Instead, we need to proactively build workplace environments that foster wellbeing, collaboration and engagement.
It’s Time for Change is dedicated to working collaboratively with business leaders, using psychological principles and evidence-based practices to create workplace cultures where employees excel, where teams are dynamic and where people are happy.
I promise, there’ll be no science coat or clipboard in sight!
Areas of specialisation.
The core focus of It's Time for Change is collaborating with businesses to improve leadership, employee engagement and resilience. Take a look at my list of services to see how I can help your organisation.
Having started my career as a teacher and with continuing experience as a psychologist, I can support your staff — providing them with the knowledge & confidence to look after themselves and others.
I work closely with both adults and children to improve mental health, wellbeing and quality of life. We engage with practical, scientifically-proven approaches to achieve rapid and sustainable change.
Not quite ready to work together?
Don't worry, I get it. If you like, you can still stay in touch by signing up for my Change Bulletin, and I'll be there for you when the time is right.
Emma Capone ACIPD
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
"I organised the session with Lisa for my group of Government apprentices and the session was wonderful - I enjoyed it a great deal and have had fantastic feedback from those that joined . I would definitely recommend to others and I will certainly do so at my cross-government meetings & group events. Lisa's approach was friendly yet informative, and gave attendees the opportunity to feel comfortable to voice opinions. Even after having attended lots of well-being and mental health workshops, one apprentice felt that Lisa described key topics differently, that really resonated with them."
Founder and CEO
"Lisa spoke at Venture Harbour's Winter Retreat and was one of the team's favourite sessions. Being a team of skeptical "engineering types" I have to admit I wasn't sure how the session on mental health would go down. Needless to say, Lisa did an exceptional job - balancing broad best practice with scientific detail when relevant. Her exercises were fun and, crucially, had lasting impact. Following the success of the Winter Retreat talk, we arranged a 1-to-1 session with Lisa for each team member - which I've heard nothing but glowing things from conversations with the team."
Early Talent Lead
"As part of National Apprenticeship Week we asked Lisa to provide a tailored wellbeing session for apprentices. The session was delivered brilliantly, providing individuals with information and techniques to manage their studying, workload and personal lives; to look after their mental health to avoid burnout. The session was interactive and received great feedback from our apprentices. I highly recommend."
Founder at Summit and Talent Director at KHWS
"We asked Lisa to do a talk for our agency just before Christmas 2020, in the midst of lockdown and a year that had taken its toll on everyone. Lisa delivered a brilliant and motivating talk that focused on mental resilience in times of uncertainty. Lisa managed to equip our teams with some coping strategies and techniques that will ensure that they can go into 2021 feeling prepared and optimistic about managing their own mental health. The talk was interesting and engaging, with a few surprises added in (!) and I would highly recommend Lisa to you."
"We have been commissioning Lisa to run training for Primary School staff for a number of years now and her training is always well received by attendees. This year Lisa is running a series of sessions around social, emotional, mental health which has led a school to book Lisa to host their INSET day. I would highly recommend Lisa and the services she offers"
"I strongly believe that we have a responsibility to support our workforce in all areas throughout their careers with us, and their mental well-being is of paramount importance. It is such a specialist area and would highly recommend Lisa."
"It’s great to work with a professional trainer who brings, in equal measure, a great knowledge of her subject and a passion for its application. You get a real sense working with Lisa that she wants to make a difference and truly does. Hence the name ‘it’s time for change’ I guess."
"Lisa recently gave a fantastic presentation to a group of our business owners on the importance of building a strong team culture. She delivered a fantastic blend of inspirational insight and practical steps to help our clients level-up their leadership and create a strong culture upon which to build their businesses. The feedback from the delegates was resoundingly positive, with every delegate mentioning Lisa's presentation as one of the highlights of the day."
“Lisa is an expert in her field. She uses her psychological expertise to develop a framework that delivers top level leadership and management development, to encourage good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace resulting in the production of a more effective and productive team!"
Associate Director, People & Development
"The time we spent with Lisa was incredibly useful, insightful and empowering. We felt better equipped to support colleagues and enable managers, and it was really helpful to create training materials collaboratively. We have been using these materials regularly with groups of colleagues, individuals and also managers since we met with Lisa, and have made associated changes to our policies and practices."