Chris Lazenby


Chris is an executive coach with senior management experience as Operations Director and Information Technology Director in organizations providing consumer services. He has directed profit centres, several hundred staff and multimillion pound budgets. He has extensive expertise in introducing change to organizations, including business strategy, restructuring, developing Internet and telephone channels, acquisition, launching new products and many systems initiatives. With experience of the financial, travel, leisure, mutual and charity sectors, he is observant and endlessly curious about people. His passion for seeing others develop has led to a deep interest in coaching and being sought after as a mentor. Pragmatic and results focused, his clients find him direct, challenging, reflective and insightful. Chris is a Member and Accredited Coach of the Association for Coaching.

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Membership of professional bodies

  • Association for Coaching

Coaching approach

For me, coaching is about personal growth and experiential learning. It takes place in a supportive environment that allows people to reflect away from their daily pressures. It is focused on a personal development aim, tailored to individual needs and flexible enough to respond to real, current topics. When coaching, I aspire to being genuine and open (congruent), warm and positive (accepting) and empathic. I use a wide range of interventions including different models and techniques and, if appropriate, will also draw on my own experience. The relationship is a dialogue of equals where the client sets the agenda and the coach guides the process, promoting self-direction rather than instructing or solving problems. As a partnership, we will explore the client’s experience, meanings, issues and needs with a view to developing their skills, understanding, performance or behaviour.

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