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My work with companies

"What is it that you actually do?"

"Why would a company get you in?"

I get asked these questions a lot! And it makes sense... when you buy a product, it’s clear what you’ll receive when you hand over the cash. But services shaped to fit specific client needs, that are broad by the nature of being about people, are trickier to pin down. So, here I’ve given a flavour of what I do and why companies get me involved.

How I work and who I support

I use research-informed practice and, as a psychologist, I apply my knowledge and skills to work with leaders and managers to develop workplaces where employees can thrive.


My mantra: When we get people right, we get business right.


Think about what gets in the way of you being the best version of you. Now think about how that looks and impacts for teams of individuals. Whether that’s about feelings of isolation beneath the mask of ‘control’, not-knowing how to fulfil expectations, the absence of consciously shaping your role, a sense of overwhelm, the drain of change and uncertainty… the list goes on. Unless we acknowledge and address the most human aspects of business, we continue to build barriers to high performance.


I’m here to support you and your company to create a culture that people enjoy, are proud to be part of, where they are fully engaged, where they show up with intention, and are able to perform to their true potential. That looks different for every organisation but one thing in common is the absence of tick boxes. I get involved in meaningful and sustainable development by coaching, consulting and training across organisations. Here’s how:

Working with leadership

I support leaders to design and build better work cultures, from the top. This often takes the form of a programme that covers workshops, consultation working groups, peer development communities, and individual coaching to achieve:

  • High self-awareness and clarity about what leadership really is, to enable intentional design and creation of the role
  • A clear vision and purpose that is owned across the company and for which roles and responsibilities are clear
  • Clarity and confidence to lead through periods of change and uncertainty, with employees on board and resistance reduced
  • Greater knowledge about specific barriers that prevent employees from performing their best
  • Action to overcome these challenges and the identification of strengths and successes to build on going forward
  • A strategic plan and implementation of the factors necessary for a psychologically safe, engaging company culture where people have a positive experience of belonging, connection and status.
  • Peer support communities to develop practice one experiment at a time, through Leadership Labs
Working with managers

I support managers to give them the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to engage their teams and achieve high performance. This usually takes the form of workshops, peer development groups, and individual coaching, to achieve:

  • A re-think of expectations of managers to intentionally shape the role, and build psychologically safe relationships
  • The development of emotional intelligence and compassion, from self-awareness to meeting the needs of others
  • The creation of an engaging team identity that nourishes collaboration, creativity, energy and high performance
  • Boundaries that enable managers to switch off from their role and that empower their teams to achieve the right balance
  • Confidence to normalise and lead ‘tricky’ conversations as a team, or individually, that focus on specific aspects of mental wellbeing, using a variety of resources and frameworks
  • Peer support communities to develop practice one experiment at a time, through Leadership Labs
Working with employees

I provide workshops and individual coaching to support entire teams and individual employees, at all levels, to build awareness and skills for:

  • Meeting the needs for good mental wellbeing that includes both individual accountability and whole-company strategy
  • Using what we know about neuroscience to understand the ‘why’, ‘how’, and impact of prioritising a positive experience (and the danger of getting this wrong)
  • Increasing performance by understanding the impact of mental noise including overwhelm, uncertainty and change, and strategies to gain control
  • Communication skills including positive ‘conflict’, effective feedback, and psychological safety, for employees to thrive.
Working with MHFAs

I support Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs), and people in similar roles, to develop their positive impact. I often ask companies:

“How do you know that your people with such responsibilities are being used as well as they could be?” – what’s the evidence?

“How are those people being looked after, developed and supported to provide what is needed within a framework of self-care?”


Together, we focus on building awareness and take-up of these important roles, as well as the effectiveness and evidence, by providing CPD to enhance practice. Such opportunities may include confidence dealing with suicide risk, or specific aspects of mental health they may want to better understand, for example anxiety.

Need a bit of a flavour?

I’m a bespoke kind-of-girl but to get a flavour of the kinds of workshops I’ve been providing companies, do check them out for yourself:

Amazing People.

I work with some brilliant professionals and companies I wouldn't hesitate to recommend

How you know it's time for change.

If you’re still wondering when a company might contact me, these are some of the issues that prompt collaboration with It’s Time for Change:

Navigating change

Companies navigating change with an awareness that not all staff are on board or that the team is lacking a clear identity and sense of cohesion

Employee wellbeing

A commitment to support employees’ holistic experience of emotional, mental, physical, and practical health

Drive to exceed

Motivation to make the company as good as it can be for its employees and needing to find out what that looks like and how to achieve it

Under-utilised roles

Including Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs)


Including high levels of presenteeism and employee absence

Manager competence

Confidence in leading high performing, engaged teams, including those working remotely

High staff turnover

Identifying and addressing underlying issues

So... are YOU ready for change?

Do give me a call to chat about your conundrum / flash of inspiration (or just to suss me out and see if I'm the right fit for you!)

John Hibbs
Co-Founder | Coefficient

The advice provided on by Lisa LLoyd at It's Time for Change to build resilience is practical and actionable, encompassing diverse areas of personal development. It's important to apply skills in a manner that best fits one's unique circumstances so consider professional guidance for tailored advice…by working with someone brilliant like… Lisa LLoyd.

Anon Participant
Anonymous Survey Feedback from Training

"Amazing delivery - fantastic explanations. Engaging and thoughtful. Two hours flew by! I could listen to this lady all day - she is amazing!"

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."

Marcus Taylor
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."

Amy Clement
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."

Vicki Wilkinson
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."

Victoria Lacy-Wills
Partnership Manager

"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"

Kate Collet-Fenson

"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."

Graham Kemp
Founding Director

"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."

Matt Williams

"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."

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