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Lindsey Ferries

Coaching Profile

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Professional Background

  • 30 plus years as a senior HR professional, working across a broad range of industries in the private, public and third sector including at Executive Director level.

  • Over the last 6 years, Lindsey has been an independent HR Consultant in addition to carrying out interim Snr HR roles.


Coaching Experience

  • Lindsey has been coaching clients for the past 9 years, both with first level managers, experienced managers and those in more senior positions. 

  • She quickly builds rapport and trust with her clients, providing them with a safe space to think and reflect in order to support them with their decision making. 

  • She has coached clients on a range of issues including building confidence and resilience, developing leadership capability, managing challenging relationships, leading/delivering change and support with professional development including consideration of new career opportunities.

  • Best successes as a Coach:

    1. Supporting a Senior Manager in the public sector to become aware of their impact on others and to modify their behaviour which was in their words ‘enabling and hugely beneficial’.

    2. Helping a Senior Executive manage a programme of significant transformational change.

    3. Supporting a Manager to increase their confidence and resilience in managing a bigger portfolio and team.


3 words that have been used to describe Lindsey as a Coach

  • Supportive

  • Constructive challenge

  • Insightful



Training and Qualifications Relevant to Coaching

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching

  • Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

  • MA (Aberdeen University)

  • Action Learning Facilitator

  • Trained on providing 360 Degree feedback as a development tool

  • Affiliate of the Association for Coaching

  • Coaching Supervision



Comments from Lindsey’s Coachees

  • “I have found this experience (of being coached by Lindsey) greatly empowering and I would never have been able to do this without her support”.

  • “Lindsey is highly professional, completely authentic, extremely diligent and naturally insightful and supportive”.

  • “I’m thoroughly enjoying it (the coaching experience) and finding it hugely supportive during what is quite a complicated time for me personally and professionally”.

  • “Its definitely giving me a different angle to my approaches to difficult or troubling situations and to finding solutions. Its been great having the space and your input with all its impartiality and wisdom”.



Lindsey’s Specialisms


  • Having presence and impact as a leader

  • Managing and leading organisational change

  • Delivering cultural change

  • Having difficult conversations and handling conflict

  • Career Coaching

  • Stress management and resilience

  • Stepping up as a leader

  • Leading a team and team dynamics

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