Lighthouse Leadership works with leaders and leadership teams to help them explore the issues that really matter to them, to their organisations, and to society. We enable them to unlock their unique ability to lead and extend their influence. We give our clients space to think and learn by taking them out of their day to day work and offering the opportunity to explore their issues from different perspectives. We apply appropriate techniques and tools to help them assimilate the broader and longer-term context of their work, while taking steps to make progress in real time.
Chrissy works alongside individuals and teams to provide an opportunity to tackle the issues that are front of mind. She provides a safe space where they can explore their issues from different perspectives in a way that is not often available to them. They can play with ideas and discuss options where the noise of their day job does not interfere with the good quality thinking they need to undertake. By dissecting their issue with someone who has no hidden agenda they are able to have clarity of thought and space to make the right decisions for themselves.
Chrissy believes in human potential and she specialises in working at a senior level on both long term projects and shorter interventions. Her style easily adapts to the needs of her clients and is both challenging and supportive in equal measure.
Chrissy also works with individuals who want to understand who they are and their place in the World. She asks her clients to look more closely at how they show up with their friends, families and colleagues and draw out the themes running through their lives.
Supported over 500 executives worldwide helping them to look at what they are truly capable of and using this insight to make better choices for themselves, their teams and their organisations.
A Masters degree in coaching from Middlesex University and have produced research into resilience which looked at what leaders most need when operating at the edge of crisis.
Our direct experience – In the uncertain world where our clients are operating, we have found that it is often
the challenging, scary, and lonely situations which become the most public and most important to them
and their organisations. Helping them find the tools to remain resilient and inspiring at these times is
part of what we work towards.
We combine education, research, and practical experience in leadership, coaching, and business challenges.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP STYLE
Chrissy’s work often focuses on people in transitions, those who have already achieved high performance in business and now want to take this to a new level. They may also want to do the same in their personal lives. She strives for people to experience being the best they can be in all areas of their lives. Through individual coaching she encourages her clients to experiment with reflective practices so that they understand who they are, become confident in the way that they learn and to develop their own leadership style. This leads to enhanced performance for the individual and the subsequent organisational benefits.
Coached executives to prepare for and to achieve promotions through recognising their talent and ability and using this to influence key decision makers. This has often resulted in people exploring who they are, what their values are and what they want to contribute to the organisation going forward.
Coached a Finance Director who was managing a company buy out of the business under very stressful conditions by helping to keep him grounded when all else around him seemed to be failing. This was a particularly challenging client as he was managing this process under close media scrutiny.
BETTER QUALITY CONVERSATIONS
Better quality conversations enable better decision making and this leads to higher performance. Understanding different needs and preferred ways of tackling interactions between individuals and teams improves relationships. This helps leaders to have better quality conversations enabling more effective and powerful solutions for individuals and organisations.
Chrissy uses a variety of tools and techniques together with in the moment feedback that helps her clients achieve what they are capable of. Improving conversations in organisations empower individuals to take effective action.
Worked with a team to help them turn around their brand to becoming one of the world’s most well known personal care brands. This involved confronting the team with the harsh realities of what was holding the brand back – they were the main culprits.
Helped shape and develop a leadership programme within the public sector. This involved giving tough feedback whilst allowing the participants to feel able to experiment with more creative and innovative ideas.
Lighthouse Leadership works with senior teams and/or the top tier in organisations. The interventions use what is actually happening in the organisation and they are targeted in improving business performance and behaviours. Each organisation is unique and Lighthouse Leadership works with organisations to provide the right support at the right time. Chrissy stands by her clients while they are out of their comfort zones and supports them when their decisions and actions impact on the whole organisation.
Worked with executives to develop and implement a global company strategy in a tough market, through tapping into their personal resilience and passion. As a result of this strategy development the company was able to separate from the parent company and has been extremely successful.
Worked with a team from a global FMCG to develop an innovative leadership programme for their top 100 which forced the leaders into an experience of operating in uncertain conditions and achieving outstanding results for the business. This resulted in changing the company culture to being more open and honest and as a result the share price has increased considerably.
Coached a business team to develop a new global product line in a new market segment in record time. The product has grown and is now a household name.
Reflections on creativity and resilience Having just returned from a Travel Photography course I am struck by the very close links between the course and to my work in resilient leadership. In particular the link between what I do and who I am. The first lesson was around adopting a beginner’s mindset. I feared that …
Why I signed up for the accreditation in January 2018. More of my clients were asking for proof that working with the people aspects of leadership was worth the investment. The Resilient Leaders Elements fit the bill for me. It combined the ‘who I am’ with ‘what I do’ and gave a tangible measure for …
“Chrissy has a very adaptive, non-formulaic approach. She seems to have an incredible intuition and just seems to know the right thing to say/do at the right time.”
“Chrissy cuts through the chaos and has an ability to help me find the key issues.”
“As a direct result of the support Chrissy has given me I have made a number of fairly profound changes to my leadership style and to the way I approach my life”.
“Chrissy achieves results through a fun and challenging style. She doesn’t let us shy away from what we need to get done and seems to have the right touch at the right moment”.
Tel: +44 (0)7801 135229