40s

Di - Economist, London, 40s

When I signed up to the Superpowers programme with Lucia, I knew that I needed to make work work better for me, but the idea of interrogating what was wrong (and right) with work by myself was intimidating and painful, so I was looking for somebody to help guide me through the process and keep me honest with myself.

Lucia was able to see patterns in my behaviour and links between how I choose to spend my free-time and how I choose to spend time in work that were not at all obvious to me. 

Figuring out my “superpowers” has had all sorts of almost impacts that I wasn’t expecting.  I felt encouraged to deal with a big problem that I had been avoiding. Frustratingly, when I dealt with it, it didn’t turn out to be such a big problem at all. I’m feeling more excited about the future and have more energy than I’ve had for a while, and am already able to be more deliberate in making my current work fit me better. 

Lucia's feedback has helped me find possible ways to not throw the baby out with the bath water, in career terms.  I now have a good Plan A to let me focus on the areas of work that keep me energised and engaged while freeing up the time I need to pursue my other passions: and I know that I can always go back to Lucia to help me navigate plans B, C and D if Plan A doesn't work out.  

Dealing with fear of change is something that needs someone who understands your world but isn't bogged down by your baggage to help you navigate a new path. Lucia has definitely helped me on the road to becoming unstuck.

Amanda - Sales, Berkshire, 40s

I honestly thought I wouldn’t be able to pinpoint my “superpowers” but Lucia proved me wrong. I really enjoyed the session we had. She was so skilled at making me see how I could use the things I do naturally to shape my work life and find some happiness every day.

Working with Lucia has helped me to think about my future and, whilst I am not looking for a radical change, I can really focus on asking the right questions to find an environment that will suit me.

 

Josie - HR, London, 40s

Working with Lucia helped me process my thoughts, so that now, I can move forward without doubt.  

I’d been in my career for nearly 20 years and was considering my options.  Do I stay safe or do something different? I was finding it really difficult to create the head space to reflect properly so that I could make a decision.   

The biggest thing that came out of the process with Lucia was the realisation that I hadn’t been using some of my real strengths (or “Superpowers” as Lucia calls them) for so long that I thought they were my weaknesses. 

I enjoyed being more analytical about what I’ve done in the past and liked the combination of short visual tools and longer form profiling tools we used to help me figure out what I’m very good at. 

Of course, I know I’ll have tough days going forward but I feel that I have a much stronger foundation upon which to build that future.

Jason - Finance, Surrey, 40s

"I thought the workshop was very thought-provoking, and reassuring in many ways - that making what seems a large 'leap of faith' can be done in smaller steps over a period of time. 

Lucia is an engaging speaker and the amount of information provided was just right for the evening, to allow people to reflect, take some ideas away, explore a bit themselves and potentially come back for more guidance."

 

Neill - Finance, Surrey, 40s

Lucia has a very engaging, insightful and professional approach which put me at ease and ensured there was mutual trust from the outset.  She was pivotal in helping me to challenge many preconceptions about myself and to gain a greater appreciation of what really matters in life.

By helping me to identify my “Superpowers”, she unlocked some fundamental insights into my natural skillsets and the extent to which they were being utilised (or not) in my chosen career.  I am now far more aware of the importance of using those natural skills in order to deliver greater work and life happiness.  As a direct result of Lucia’s guidance and counsel, they are at the forefront of my plans as I move into the next stage of my work life.

Alex - Finance, Berkshire, 40s

The time I spent with Lucia was insightful, enlightening, motivating and fun.   She really helped me to understand what I really want rather than what I thought I wanted.  As a result of working with Lucia, I got great detailed insights into my own strengths, what specific type of career is most suited to me and how to go about achieving it.

I have been dealing with work stress which has been spilling into my weekends but since working with Lucia and doing some of her exercises, Sunday afternoons have been so much more relaxing.   I definitely have a higher degree of self-awareness and during our sessions I was able to think through lots of possible options and ideas that I may not have come up with myself.

 

 

Sarah - Media, London, 40s

As a result of my time with Lucia, I can now make quicker decisions than ever before as I am crystal clear on what will get me closer to my end goal.    I felt supported but also challenged. It became clear which behaviours and beliefs were keeping me stuck.  We appeared to be laughing a great deal even though some of the exercises were really difficult.

I've got my old confidence back but will be pointing it in a slightly different direction so that I can use some of my unique "superpowers" on a daily basis.