Testimonials 2017-09-08T16:29:43+00:00


Lynne Howells has been coach and friend to me through a 15 year journey from first leadership role running a team of 4 to now being appointed as Director of Tate. Her probing questions, critical optimism and personal warmth have consistently given me the courage and insight to lead people well.

She has also been a critical friend to my senior team in a way that has enabled them to achieve their best for the organisation. The Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery wouldn’t have achieved all we have done without her wise counsel.

Maria Balshaw
New Director of the Tate

Lynne is deeply thoughtful and immensely practical.  Every session with Lynne has provided me with the space and impetus to address challenging situations or concepts, and on every occasion I have left feeling inspired to try something new or to think in a different way.  I have enjoyed working with Lynne over a number of years – and found that a few sessions can go, in the very best sense, a very long way.

Catherine Mallyon
Exec Director RSC

I have found Lynne to be a valuable resource to me in terms of executive management coaching. Her depth of knowledge and experience and ability to see issues from all angles is immediately evident. Due to her personal approach I found it easy to establish a rapport with Lynne which is very important in this one to one coaching situation.

Lynne’s counsel was very appropriate to my needs and testament to the success of my first programme with her, I have recently returned to have a second programme of coaching.
I would not hesitate to recommend Lynne for executive/senior management coaching support.

Penny Downing
Director of Development
Bromford Group

Lynne we can never thank you enough. Besides helping her so much to get the job, you have given her so much confidence – its beautiful to see.

Thank you thank you

Parent about her graduate daughter

It was as usual just what was needed. I think you must have ESP we got exactly where I hoped we would, with minimal fuss and maximum agreement, everyone took part and left in a good mood having felt we had started work and made new relationships.

Dr Fay Wilson
Badger Medical Services

On Monday I start my new job and I’ve been reflecting on the route I’ve taken to get here and the crucial part you played in that journey. Thank you for your support, insight and ability to cut through. I’ve benefited from it enormously.

Paul Kaynes
Chief Exeutive National Dance Company Wales

In a word ‘transformational’…

I have learned so many valuable lessons through Lynne’s coaching sessions.

Through each session I developed a deeper understanding of myself, my strengths and the effect I have on others. I was given a safe forum to discuss the highs and lows of my career and really learned how to reflect and evaluate my work. I feel that these sessions have really inspired me to think creatively and confidently in my approach to both my personal and working life.

Chad McGitchie
Head of Visitor Services / Access Officer
Manchester Museum/Whitworth Art Gallery