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Zoe Lewis

Leadership Coach, Career Coach, Executive Coach, Performance Coach

Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham & London

Specialist areas:
Confidence, Conflict, Emotional Intelligence, Employee Engagement, Glass Ceiling, Health & Wellbeing, Leadership, Resilience, Team Coaching, Work/Life balance
5 / 5
11 years of coaching
Face to Face, Telephone, Video Conference
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Level of Membership/Accreditation

EMCC – Full Member

About me

Leadership Coach - Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham & London


Clients feedback that they find me both relaxed and easy to talk to, as well as appropriately challenging to help them identify goals & remove barriers to their next success.

Case Study

A senior leader received negative feedback during a 'people's voice' survey. I talked to him, naturally he was upset, however, he hid that behind a lot of anger at first. He went on to have his emotional intelligence assessed by way of the EQ360. I externally facilitated this with the respondents for confidentiality.

The feedback was uncomfortable for him to hear and we walked together through his pain and frustration. We unpicked some internal limiting beliefs around imposter syndrome and overcompensation, as well as some control issues preventing him from using appropriate delegation.

He changed his view of himself and then gradually changed his behaviours. Around 9 months later I was asked to gather feedback again. This time many said they were impressed by his new approach, quoting the changes that had been the focus of many of the coaching discussions - listening, empathy, self-control, empowerment & delegation.

The end result was that he was having the effect he wanted as a leader, his directors were delighted with the change, as were his peers and direct reports.

Specialist areas

Imposter syndrome
Behavioural change from the inside out
Emotional Intelligence in leadership
- Impulse control
- Empathy
- Assertiveness
- Self-confidence
- Emotional literacy

I strongly recommend you check out the rapport with your coach.

Most coaches offer a free of charge chemistry trial session - please contact me to arrange this to see if we are the right 'fit' for your coaching needs.

You can find recommendations on LinkedIn

To book your free of charge chemistry session, please contact me on zoe@harvardlewis.co.uk or call 07977 229059

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Professional Body

European Mentoring & Coaching Council

Qualifications

ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring
Emotional Intelligence Practitioner - EQ-i 2.0 & EQ360 assessments
Strength Deployment Inventory (Total SDI) accredited facilitator
Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA101)
CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) - Accredited Learning and Development Practitioner and facilitator
ILM course facilitator

Latest reviews

5 / 5 ★
19/09/2019

Zoe has worked with our organisation for many years and is a trusted and well respected coach and facilitator. She has been instrumental is designing and delivering our management programme and coaching sessions. As a coach, I personally find her to be caring and supportively challenging in a way that helps you get to the route of the issue and form an action plan to resolve it. Very empowering! I recommend her to everyone I can. B.C.

5 / 5 ★
09/09/2019

Zoe facilitated my Initial Leadership Programme 12 months ago and has been my personal leadership coach throughout the programme. Her coaching has been a successful part of my personal development as I have been able to think through objectives to tackle procrastination outside of work, time management and personal goals, achieving much success. Zoe has helped me to self-coach myself and think through targets and goals productively in my day to day life.

5 / 5 ★
05/09/2019

Zoé was professional, caring, and a great coach to me over the last year. She gave me the skills to reach my potential within my career, and the ability to be able to help myself reach my goals in the future, and I am extremely grateful to her. She is enthusiastic, clearly loves her role, and is extremely knowledgable in helping her clients. I highly recommend Zoé as a coach.

5 / 5 ★
03/09/2019

Zoe is a caring and understanding coach with a knack for resolving problems and giving guidance. Zoe has worked with me as a personal Coach during my first year at Atos. During this time, she has helped me to improve and resolve any personal issues that were holding me back from reaching and showing my full potential. Zoe has been a big contribution to achieving great feedback from colleagues for my yearly review at Atos, helping me to boost my confidence and progress in areas that were previously my weaker spots. It’s thanks to her that I have progressed so much in my weaker areas over the last year that I am now fully able to showcase, to my colleagues and the company, what I can do. From working with Zoe, I can say that she is always available and willing to help and guide you through any problems, concerns or areas that you wish to improve and am really happy with the work she has done with me for the last year, and I give my full recommendation.

5 / 5 ★
23/05/2019

Zoe has been working with our company for many years and I have always had a great experience on leadership courses with Zoe. I recently have had 1-1 coaching as part of a step progression into a higher role and I have found Zoe invaluable. I would say I was quite sceptical going into the sessions and what I would get out of them but Zoe has a magical way of getting to the route of the issue and making you pick at them until you gain an understanding and plan to improve. I have gained so much insight and would recommend Zoe, I am hugely thankful for the sessions I have had.

5 / 5 ★
01/05/2019

Zoe and I have had a number of sessions over the past few years, and each time, her coaching has had a hugely positive impact. She has consistently guided me to question situations more deeply, and get to the truth of the matter at hand. Once there, she carefully challenges me to examine the possibilities, until I have a way forward that feels achievable and comfortable even when it requires stepping out of my comfort zone. I'd recommend Zoe to anyone looking to accelerate their personal development and growth. N Knight, Head of Releases

5 / 5 ★
29/04/2019

Zoe has been a leadership coach on an Initial Leadership Programme that I have programme led for the past 5 years. From delivering a two week programme which challenges the delegates on different levels, to one on one coaching with individuals, the feedback received was always positive! Zoe is great at understanding the needs of a group or an individual and tailor the delivery/coaching based on this. She has always been a great addition to the delivery team and a pleasure to work with. She goes beyond what is asked of her and always has lots to offer in terms of feedback, ideas, support. Personally, I love that she can challenge people to make them think, grow, be greater and achieve what they aiming for!

5 / 5 ★
29/04/2019

Zoe made such a big impact in the first two weeks of my graduate career that we are still in touch almost 2 years later. During this time she improved the confidence with which I self-inspect and -evaluate myself and gave me more tools to do so. One of Zoe's biggest strengths is her ability to enable you to come up with your own solutions. She is never prescriptive or offers you an easy answer to your problem on a plate but asks the right questions and empowers you to use your own reasoning to give you conviction in your own abilities and decisions. R. D.

5 / 5 ★
25/04/2019

Zoe has coached me from the start of 2019. She has brought value and insight to my professional and personal life. Zoe has sought to understand my development needs and provides techniques and coaching to further enhance my leadership skills. I am now learning to think through significant issues differently than before and achieve desired outcomes. Through development of my softer skills my leadership style has become more inclusive and Zoe has provided the basis for me to do this. Zoe is friendly and attentive and I would highly recommend her for individual or group coaching. P.O. Project Controls Director

5 / 5 ★
23/04/2019

Zoe has coached me on and off for over a year now and I only have positive things to say about her. I can only recommend the value she has brought to my professional and personal career. I was somewhat sceptical as to whether a coach would be of value to me but that preconception quickly disappeared. I found Zoe very good at creating a genuinely comfortable environment/rapport very quickly which has enabled me to really get the most out of our sessions. She does a great job of being able to recognise my thinking style and provide constructive responses that allow me to see situations from different viewpoints. Specifically, I have been able to progress with my career as well as achieve personal goals I would have otherwise let slide. Zoe has helped me become much more accountable and driven towards my goals. In general, Zoe is a warm, friendly and a true pleasure to have met. CHS - Technical Consultant.

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