I provide coaching and careers guidance. I work as a freelance consultant, based in Beckenham (in the London borough of Bromley). Here you can read more about me and how I work.
For many years I worked for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery, which in 2013 merged and became part of Health Education England. My work was focused on careers, training and education for the NHS. I became a careers adviser in 2009, gaining a PG Dip in Careers Education at the University of Warwick. During this period, I mainly worked with doctors, either on a 1:1 basis or in group sessions. I helped them choose their medical specialities, as well as supporting them through a competitive interview process.
Since the summer of 2017 I have worked as a freelance coach and careers consultant. I provide business to business careers consultancy and also work with private clients. My private coaching clients are mainly adults, from college students to people that want to undergo a career change. I help with career choice, coaching and careers guidance to improve any aspect of work or work/life balance. I also work with people who need help and advice to set up their own businesses.
How I work
My philosophy is to work with clients using ‘unconditional positive regard’ as the foundation stone of my practice. Carl Rogers, a humanistic psychologist in the 1950s, first developed this as a concept. This means I work from a place of having utmost respect for my client. I work in a holistic way, which helps the client find their own learning and life and helps people who want to change. I may explore with the client: questions relating to life purpose, the quality of relationships (work and home), feelings, career and health.
BPS qualified in the use of psychometric assessments, I am trained in the Type Dynamics Indicator. I am also on on the Careers Development Institute registered list of career development professionals.
Look for me on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lisastoneb315822
Some of the business clients I’ve worked with:
Since September 2020 I’ve taken a part-time job at the University of Coventry (London Campus) as a graduate recruitment consultant, where my role is to help students and graduates from all disciplines get into work. This role helps build on my experience of providing help for individuals in their job search, as well as CV advice and interview support. I’ve also become an internal coach there.
My interests outside of work
I love the outdoors, especially the countryside and anything to do with nature (as you tell from many of the photos on this website!) At weekends I love cycling, visiting different regions of London or the UK and running the Crystal Palace park run.
I also love the city and the variety of entertainment that exists in London. This includes the theatre and cinema.