Approach

Louise BarrettConfidence is key to success - confident people are successful and have significant impact in their business and personal lives. My style is action orientated. People have to do something to achieve different outcomes. The first very important step is raising their self awareness - this provides energy and motivation for change.

I am a Business Coach bringing my own practical experience and knowledge as an MD in complex, multinational companies. This helps coachees step up in their skills around people, politics and communications. The most common themes I work with clients on are in the areas of impact & presence, communication & influencing skills, building effective business relationships, leadership style, conflict management and career transition & orientation.

I coach at board, executive and senior levels. My clients are drawn from a range of organisations, across a wide spectrum of business sectors and functions, including BT, AXA, Zurich, Arup, Societe Generale, Babcock, GSK, Deloitte, ABF.

Philosophy

I get great personal satisfaction and inspiration from working with highly talented people and seeing them realise their personal and professional goals. For me coaching is a dynamic process that both supports and challenges leaders to be the best they can be. It is also a great source of mutual learning for both the coachee and the coach. I never fail to be amazed at the commitment, determination and ambition of others - 'anything is possible'.

Experience

I have 20 years of business experience, working with both UK and multinational companies. After gaining a Masters in Science, I went on to spend 10 years at a major US healthcare company, Abbott Laboratories. With Abbott I worked in pharmaceutical research, production management, hospital sales and marketing, before moving into a senior HR role. Following healthcare I moved into investment banking. As MD at Societe Generale and Commerzbank I led the team who helped develop UK and global HR strategy as both banks bumped through the changing times in the financial services in the early 90's. In 2000 I founded The Success Group and have been working with individuals and teams ever since.

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