How do you know that...
It's Time for Change?.
“What is it that you actually do?”
“Why would a company get you in?”
Obvious questions that I’m asked a lot, and it makes sense. When you buy a product, it’s often clear what you’ll receive when you hand over the cash. But when it’s a service that is shaped to fit each clients’ specific needs and is broad by the nature of being about people, it can be tricky to pin down! So, here I’ve given a flavour of what I do and why I get involved with companies. It’s not exhaustive but should give you a better insight.
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. I support companies to create a culture that people enjoy and are proud to be part of, where they are fully engaged and are able to perform to their true potential. I do that by coaching, consulting and training across organisations.
to understand how to develop that culture from the top e.g. knowing specifically what that looks like and how to model and achieve that. This includes leading successful change where all employees are onboard to reduce resistance and employee ‘fall-out’ during transitions. Also, providing them with insights into the specific barriers that prevent employees being their best, exploring ways to overcome these challenges, and identifying strengths and successes to build on going forward.
to give them the skills needed to engage their teams; rethinking their role to build individual relationships, connect with staff using emotional intelligence, to feel confident that they really know how to support people to achieve their best and to create an engaging team identity.
Working with employees at all levels
to build awareness of emotional wellbeing, mental health needs, brain performance and communication skills.
Working with Mental Health First Aiders
to develop their impact through awareness and take up of their role and effectiveness of the resource available by providing CPD opportunities to enhance practice.
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:
- A company going through change and an awareness that not all staff are on board or that the team is lacking a clear identity and sense of cohesion.
- High staff turnover
- Underperformance including presenteeism and absence
- Under-utilised roles e.g. mental health first aiders
- 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
- A drive to develop employees’ awareness, skills and strategies to improve their mental fitness and performance, including remote working
- Manager competence and confidence in leading high performing, engaged teams, including those working remotely
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."
Education Development Officer
"Lisa's excellent subject knowledge enabled her to build on the experiences of attendees making the learning personal and relevant to a group of volunteers from wide range of backgrounds and experience. Our volunteers have left buzzing with enthusiasm for our new project. We couldn't be more pleased"
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