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Lorna Reid, Executive Coaching, Team Development and Leadership Specialist

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“Being enabled to work to our strengths and potential lies at the heart of innovative, future focused and successful individuals, teams and businesses.”



Career Background and Strengths


Lorna brings 20 years’ experience as an executive coach, leadership behaviours specialist and team coach. She adds strategic and innovative insight to clients and has a deep understanding of the importance of building winning organisations, through empowered people.

Originally form a strategic brand-marketing background, working to Director level, Lorna also designs and delivers a range of bespoke leadership programmes and webinars for clients, for in person and online sessions. 

Lorna has been a tutor, supervisor and assessor on ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) on coaching and mentoring qualifications, to master’s level, for over 15 years, with a dedication to the developing and promoting best practice amongst the coaching community.

Lorna supports clients achieve their goals in areas such as: leadership competencies, coaching/mentoring skills, emotional intelligence, resilience, confidence, impact, communications, engagement, career progression, succession planning, negotiation, feedback, building effective teams and business development.

Coaching and Leadership Experience

Includes Astra Zeneca world-wide, Water Authority Cayman Islands, The Post Office, Plaza
Hotel Group, People’s Postcode Lottery, Scottish Prison Service, Standard Life and NHS. 

Key sectors

•    Pharmaceuticals
•    Finance     
•    Education
•    Public Sector – health, housing, police, prison
•    Tourism and hospitality
•    Charities
•    Property Development
•    Creative industries

Qualifications and Training

Qualified in Communications and Marketing (Napier University), Counselling Skills with Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA), Postgrad in Executive Coaching (University of Strathclyde) Certified Coach and Mentor with Corporate Coach International and Thomas PPA Practitioner. Lorna is also an approved quality assessor with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Recently certificated Mental Health First Aid Supervisor and training with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development.

What Clients Say

“I have been fortunate to have had the support of Lorna's coaching services which have exceeded expectations.” Head of Specialist Legal at Phoenix Group

“Lorna is always positive and full of energy, actively listening to you and very skilled in every single step, of your journey. She has highly contributed to my personal growth, and you can feel she really cares about you and your development.” (Senior Leader, TWI, Europe)

“Lorna is an excellent listener, often pulling out key areas to discuss and asks the right questions that help me explore ideas. She also ensures that I don’t forget key areas of focus and holds me accountable to my goals. As a leader, I find the space and time to think invaluable and the time to talk confidentially and openly, essential.” Clara Govier Managing Director, People’s Postcode Lottery

Inspiration outside of Coaching

Lorna is a jazz singer and writer who performs widely, including the Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival and loves to bring her creativity to work.

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