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Lorraine Steele

Lorraine Steele


Lorraine is committed to working closely with her clients to ensure they achieve their outcomes. A warm and vivacious professional manner allows her coaching to be both supportive and challenging a well as pragmatic and intuitive. She supports individuals in focusing on the quality of their relationships at work as a key driver to their overall success. Her knowledge of neuroscience provides additional insight and practical implications for their behaviour at work and knowing how to access more potential in themselves and those around them.

Organisations she has worked with include Aldi, Givaudan, BMW, Nissan, Turner Broadcasting, Marks & Spencer, Cath Kidston and McLaren F1 and Automotive, coaching C-suite and all levels from Managing Directors, Board Directors, Senior Executives and Regional Managers.

Previous Coaching Engagements
  • Food Retail - Country Director - enhancing ‘command and control’ style by integrating an emotionally intelligent and collaborative approach
  • Manufacturing - Strategy & Marketing Director - supporting successful transition for youngest member and female executive of an all-male board of directors. Strengthening impact by combining her authenticity with necessary levels of assertiveness and confidence.
  • High Performance Sports - Senior Engineer - driving results in a dual matrix reporting structure. Developing agility and heightened ‘situational leadership’ to navigate competing demands.
  • Automotive Country Director - stretched to gain credibility and effective working relationships with wider stakeholder community quickly as only on a 3-year assignment.
  • Retail – Creative Director - developing increased confidence in driving the commercial understanding and role impact whilst maintaining creative direction.

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Areas of Expertise
  • High performance in culturally diverse and virtual teams
  • Managing ‘soft side’ of success: impact and executive presence
  • Building confidence with key stakeholders
  • Increasing ‘relationship intelligence’ to achieve results and improve morale
  • Developing rigour to have candid conversations
  • Leveraging strengths to drive productivity and address critical developmental areas
  • Neuroscience & High Performance
  • Handling change and transition
  • Coaching Skills for leaders
Professional Experience
  • Executive Coach and Facilitator - Management Futures
  • Strategy Consultant Retail – Coopers & Lybrand New York and Piper Trust London
  • Executive Search Consultant – Finance Silicon Valley and London
  • Retail Operations - The GAP - San Francisco

Education & Accreditations

  • MBA, Kellogg Northwestern University, USA - Focus on International business and strategy including: MBA, Sda Bocconi, Milano
  • BA in Italian Language and Literature, University of California, Berkeley
  • Speaks and delivers work in French, Italian and English
  • Post-graduate diploma in executive coaching and mentoring
  • Accredited to deliver Strengthscope - a strength based Leadership diagnostic

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