Lorna is a European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Accredited Practitioner Coach and Mentor and a Certified Practitioner in Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0). She is also a Full Member of the Association of Business Mentors (ABM) and a Registered Safety Consultant with OSHCR.
Lorna has over 15 years experience in the construction and energy industry, leading on health, safety and wellbeing across the UK and Ireland. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Exceeding Safety Solutions Ltd. In addition to this, Lorna is on the Board of Directors at NSASC, a Scottish based charity and is an Executive Committee Member for IOSH - West of Scotland Branch.
Lorna volunteers with MCR Pathways in Glasgow mentoring young people to realise their skills and progress onto a positive destination. She also supports small business leaders as a Help To Grow Mentor across the UK and Northern Ireland.
Lorna’s core values are integrity, empathy and care. Her coaching approach provides a safe space to be open, honest and to grow.
Coaching & Mentoring
Business coaching and mentoring encourages, supports and guides you in running or starting up your business by clarifying your goals and developing strategic plans to achieve these. Our coaching programmes are tailored to you and designed to facilitate personal and business growth. They provide you with a sounding board, they will enable you to see your blind spots and keep you motivated and accountable to reach your business goals.
Employees are the most valuable asset in an organisation, they are the most essential contributors towards moving your business forward and making a profit. Investing in a coaching programme for your organisation has the power to unlock amazing opportunities, improve the culture, boost employee morale and improve performance.
Personal coaching encourages and supports you through challenges. It focuses on your personal life goals including your career, relationships, habits and feelings. Our coaching sessions enable you to clarify your goals, identify the barriers that are holding you back and develop strategies to reach your goals.
Emotional Intelligence Assessment
We use The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0), the world's leading measure of emotional intelligence, applying decades of research to support effective human performance and development. The EQ-i 2.0 is an online self-rating assessment tool, with the option of adding a multi-rater EQ 360 and a Group Assessment. The EQ-i 2.0 Assessment provides you with a detailed report, including your Total Emotional Intelligence score, areas of strength and potential areas for development. The report also includes a Well-Being Indicator that measures your level of happiness.
Emotional Intelligence Coaching
Emotional Intelligence coaching enables you to regain control of your life by developing a suite of emotional competencies to enable you to build relationships and teams, resolve conflict, solve problems, lead effectively and build resilience. Your EQ-i 2.0 Assessment will be used to identify individual emotional intelligence development opportunities. Together we will develop strategies to improve these areas. Each coaching session focuses on an emotional intelligence component that is impacting your life. We will explore behaviours, set goals and implement an improvement plan to enable you to develop your emotional intelligence skills.
Why focus on Emotional Intelligence?
Developing your emotional intelligence will improve your performance! It takes time and effort. However, it will lead to sustainable behaviour changes that will improve the way you manage yourself and the way you work with others.
People with higher emotional intelligence communicate effectively, form stronger relationships, and create powerful coping strategies.
Organisations that use emotional intelligence see measurable achievement, success in leadership development, and ultimately, enhanced financial performance as emotional intelligence is linked to:
Higher sales and profits
Improved customer satisfaction
Decreased attrition rates
Reduction in training costs
We use The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0), the world's leading measure of emotional intelligence, applying decades of research to support effective human performance and development.
Assessing and evaluating an individual’s emotional intelligence can help establish the need for targeted development programs. This, in turn, can lead to dramatic increases in the person’s performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential.
The development potentials the EQ-i 2.0 identifies, along with the targeted strategies it provides, make it a highly effective employee development tool.
Recruitment & Retention
The EQ-i 2.0 can be used as a screening tool in hiring, leading to the selection of emotionally intelligent, emotionally healthy, and the most likely successful employees.
Supplemented by other sources of information, such as interviews, the EQ- i 2.0 can make the recruitment and selection process more reliable and efficient.
A sound recruiting process leads to higher retention rates and reduced turnover which can result in significant cost savings, improved employee effectiveness and increased morale.
Interpersonal Skills and Emotional Expression are the most easily developed skills and can be foundational in a student's future success.
Independence, Impulse Control and Reality Testing are areas of struggle for many students. Everything is prescribed and comes with instructions which becomes counterproductive when students graduate and are encouraged to be independent.
The ability for a student to be self-aware and do something with information, means students are being taught how to navigate the social and workplace setting of their future in a very positive way.
What Clients Say
Mariem Omari, Artistic Director, Bijli Productions
"Lorna has an exceptional ability to tap into the deeper layers of truth. The things that you have bottled up inside that are so dearly important to you and afraid to say...she holds a space for you to say it. Through her coaching, she teases out the best way for you to put in place a plan to take your work, or your passions, or both, to the next level! Working with Lorna put me at ease that every decision I was making was taking me in the direction I needed to go in order to be the best version of me, for myself, and for the people in my life."