Executive and Career Coach, Essence Coaching

Hilary Lees is an Executive and Career Coach, Public Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator who is passionate about empowering busy, professional women to advance their careers and develop their authentic leadership talents in order to make a difference to the world.

She has run her business Essence Coaching for the past six years and formerly had a twenty year career as an Occupational Therapist working in a variety of mental health services. Informed by her background Hilary is passionate about enabling her clients to overcome stress and overwhelm and bring out their natural creativity and resourcefulness so they can fulfil their potential and thrive at work.

She particularly likes helping women transform their mindsets; to overcome limiting stories and imposter beliefs and build their confidence so they can take on new challenges in the workplace, especially during vulnerable times such as the maternity transition, following an illness or major life event or during organisational change.

This is her own story; she understands the many challenges facing women when building their careers, and loves seeing the big difference coaching can make. She supports all her clients to find meaning and purpose, manage career transitions, navigate complex change and build their resilience and resourcefulness.

Her clients say she blends powerful, challenging coaching with her warm, engaging style, find her grounded and easy to talk to, and have described her as compassionate, positive and perceptive.
“Hilary creates a calm and assured space and has lots of tools, techniques, and insightful questions to break through different situations. Her coaching really was such a catalyst for me; I was at a crossroads with my career and Hilary helped me, in a short space of time, to focus and be clear and confident about my next steps.”

Tel: 01580 752497