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Lucy Higgins

Lucy Higgins

Professional Certified Coach (ICF) & licensed Career Coach with 20 years’ experience in Corporate Communications helping Mums to find career happiness, meaning and fulfilment. 

Location: Hertfordshire

Year Qualified: 2019

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"I have been working with Lucy for two years - she has supported me during two maternity leaves, both my returns to work, a job change and a promotion into the senior leadership team. She is warm, open and has an extensive knowledge. As a working mum, coaching is an important part of my toolkit. It has made me stronger, more confident and grounds me in the belief that I can be the mother I want to be, have a fulfilling career AND be able to take care of my wellbeing. I would highly recommend her and have done to friends."

Amy, education, London

"Lucy has coached me for six months on my career transition after becoming a mum - she unpicked the underlying issue, helping me to reconnect with my values and get back to myself. Her main strength is her nurturing and all-accepting nature - weirdly I always feel she just 'gets me'. I have recently made probably the most authentic and courageous decision of my entire career - it felt amazing! I would recommend Lucy to women who are at a crossroads and want to reconnect with their true selves to lead a more authentic and happier life."

Kristina, banking, London

"I wasn't sure if coaching would be for me but I was looking for a greater sense of focus, purpose and sense of self after many years looking after my children. After six sessions with Lucy, I have definitely achieved this and more. She is empathetic, a great listener, generous with her time, puts me at ease and is entirely present. I can’t remember the last time someone was so genuinely engaged in talking about me! If you are considering working with a personal coach, I would highly recommend Lucy." ​

Becca, solicitor, Herts

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    Coaching Qualifications

    • Professional Certified Coach (ICF) 
    • Diploma in Transformative Coaching (ICF, EMCC and AC) 
    • Licensed Firework Career Coach  
    • Member of the ICF 
    • Trainer of Diploma in Transformative Coaching (ICF EMCC and AC) at Animas Centre for Coaching 
    • Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certificate (Dr Sophie Brock) 
    • Perinatal Mental Health Ambassador (Perinatal MH Training CIC) 
    • Certificate in Mindfulness for Coaching (ICF) 
    • Certificate in Group Coaching & Facilitation (ICF) 
    • Certified NLP Practitioner (ABNLP) 
    • Accredited DISC personality profiling practitioner 

    Professional Background

    I spent ten years in corporate communications supporting C-Suite executive and senior leadership teams, both in-house and agency-side, working for brands like ITV, Nestlé and London Underground.

    ​Although I ‘achieved’ on paper, I never felt good enough, and suffered from imposter syndrome, anxiety and burnout.

    ​After becoming a parent in 2010, I looked after my children and then worked part-time in my husband’s recruitment business before retraining in transformative coaching in 2018.

    ​I saw parenthood as an opportunity to pause and reset the trajectory of my life, and so I found the courage to embark on three years of therapy and coaching. I was hooked on the power of Coaching and when it came to making a decision about ‘going back to work’, I instantly knew changing my career to Coaching would play to my strengths and would fit in around my family’s needs.

    ​I feel so fortunate to have found a job that plays to my strengths and brings me joy, meaning and fulfilment. I love supporting my clients to do the work I did (and continue to do) and admire anyone who finds the courage to do this. It’s not easy to face your reality and venture into the unknown alone – but with the right Coach, who you trust and feel safe with, it feels like the perfect gift you never knew you needed.

    ​I have my own private 1:1 coaching practice and am also proud to be part of the corporate coaching team at Better Up, working 1-1 with high potential women, new leaders and expecting and working parents in EMEA and the US. I am also proud to be part of the Faculty at Animas Centre for Coaching, training new Coaches in their triple accredited Diploma in Transformative Coaching.

    I am fully insured, have regular supervision and adhere to the ICF’s code of ethics and core competencies.

    Drawing on the knowledge I have gained in my Motherhood Studies Certification, my coaching skills and my own life experience, I am driven to do all I can to empower women to achieve their personal and professional potential when they feel stuck or overwhelmed.

    What drew you to coaching?

    “In giving birth to our babies we might find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves”

    – Myla & Jon Kabat Zinn

    I believe Society sets women up to fail. It tells us we can have a fulfilling career AND be the perfect mother – but it doesn’t support us to achieve this.

    We blame ourselves – we feel guilty for falling short of society’s version of success. We try harder and harder to achieve a work-life balance, looking outside ourselves (to experts, friends, social media…) to find the right solutions to every problem.

    It doesn’t have to be this way. If we understand the social context we are mothering in, we can relieve the anxiety, the fear of dropping a ball, the constant feeling of being pushed and pulled, and live life according to our own desires and expectations.

    I provide an empathetic, safe and non-judgmental space for you to pause and work out who you really are, what you stand for and what you want. Once you know this, we will create mindsets and behaviours that are in alignment with your authentic self. We will identify what’s holding you back and overcome these obstacles together – whether they are practical, emotional or mental.

    By the end of our time together, you will feel calmer, clearer and more confident. You will understand your unique formula for happiness in your life and career, you will have a plan to achieve it and I will support you every step of the way.

    Fee Structure


    In partnership, we wilI create a bespoke coaching approach to achieve the outcome you desire but it’s worth noting I offer two types of coaching approach. 

    Option 1 is pure coaching – we will set our overarching Coaching goals at the start of the relationship and in each session you decide what you want the outcome of that session to be. I hold the coaching space for you to achieve that outcome.  

    Option 2 is a mix of coaching and mentoring specifically for career changers – we will follow a tried and tested process with exercises and assessments to complete in between sessions. This option works well for clients who are not familiar with pure coaching,  have no idea what career they want to do next, love a structure and do not enjoy being in the unknown.  



    This is for you if you are in a job or about to return to a job after a career break and are seeking happiness, fulfilment, meaning and/or work life balance. You might be open to the idea of career change and are seeking coaching to help you with one or more of the following:  

    • Clarity on whether to change career  
    • Create a life and career vision and plan  
    • Increase your self awareness eg identify your unique strengths, core values, achievements, skills and work motivators  
    • Create your unique personal brand  
    • Create and accept your new identity as a working parent  
    • Create and practice new mindsets and behaviours that are in line with your personal brand to help you achieve your life and career vision  
    • Equip yourself with tools to manage your inner critic and build confidence  
    • Set boundaries and healthy habits to protect your work life balance and avoid burnout 
    • Communicate confidently with and build influencing skills  
    • Handle difficult conversations and conflict with confidence  
    • Explore possible new career paths, create a plan and be held accountable to achieve it 



    1 x 30 min Exploratory call
    1 x 45 min Contracting call
    1 x 90 min Coaching session
    5 x 60 min Coaching sessions
    1 x 45 min Reflection Point  

    Email support in between sessions
    All resources included

    Investment: £1,200 


    1 x 30 min Exploratory call
    1 x 45 min Contracting call
    1 x 90 min Coaching session
    11 x 60 min Coaching sessions
    2 x 45 min Reflection Points

    Email support in between sessions
    All resources included 

    Investment: £1,800 



    Based on my training as a licensed and certified Firework Career Change Coach and Motherhood Studies practitioner, I have created an end-to-end career change programme specifically for working parents who are not clear what they want to do and are seeking a structured, directive and rigorous approach.  


    1 x 30 min Exploratory call
    1 x 45 min Contracting call
    1 x 90 min Coaching session
    11 x 60 min Coaching sessions
    2 x 45 min Reflection Points 

    Email support in between sessions
    All resources included 

    Investment: £2,400 


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