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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 often clear what you’ll receive when you hand over the cash. But when it’s a service shaped to fit each client's needs and is broad by its nature of being about people, it can be 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.

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.

Working with leadership

I support leaders in better understanding how to develop the right culture from the top. This includes:

  • Leading successful change where all employees are on board to reduce resistance and employee ‘fall-out’ during transitions.
  • Providing leaders with insights into the specific barriers that prevent employees from being their best.
  • Exploring ways to overcome these challenges and
  • Identifying strengths and successes to build on going forward.
Working with managers

I support managers to give them the skills needed to engage their teams:

  • Rethinking their role to build individual relationships
  • Connecting with other staff using emotional intelligence
  • Feeling confident that they really know how to support people to achieve their best
  • Creating an engaging team identity
Working with employees

I support entire teams and employees of all levels to build awareness of:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Mental health needs
  • Brain performance and
  • Communication skills.
Working with MHFAs

I support Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) to develop their impact through awareness and take-up of their role, as well as the effectiveness of the resource available by providing CPD opportunities to enhance practice.

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

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!)

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."


“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!"

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