Our Coaches/ Lucinda Shaw

Lucinda Shaw

Lucinda has been a member of the Leadership Trust Faculty since 2015 working as one of its Coach/Facilitators and now as an LT Coach. Her interest in working with people to develop, learn and succeed has been honed during a 30-year career as a senior leader. Lucinda runs her own coaching practice, coaching individuals, teams and groups at the C-suite level as well as with middle-managers across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

When was the last time you saw something you wanted and you just went for it? When I see women that I’ve worked with get exactly what they want, I feel such joy. I know how challenging their path was and I can see the difference between the belief they had in themselves when they met me and the self-belief they have now. I learned a long time ago that such a powerful change doesn’t happen instantly.

My mum was not her depression and she was not her suicide. She was a beautifully complicated human who told herself the wrong story. She told herself she was not worthy of the things she wanted in life. Through both her struggles and successes, I noticed that all of the obstacles in her way seemed to boil down to one thing, a lack of self-belief. When her time came, I was only 21 but I promised myself I wouldn’t let it define me. I was already creating a different story.

My story is now one of self-belief and confidence. It wasn’t an easy place to get to. It took a lot of time and a lot of work. I didn’t fly to get here, I used the support of others to help me follow the wise words on a jug that my mum gave me when I was in my early teens: “If you can’t fly, climb”.

Now it’s your turn. I believe in your greatness. If you don’t, let’s talk.

I’m not here to fix you, I’m not a magic pill or an elixir for life, I’m your climbing partner. Believing in yourself takes work and it is much easier to get there when you share. I will walk with you, I will be kind but I will not let you hide.

 


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