Hey there! My name is Lauren McCreery and I’m a Certified Career and Life Coach based in Toronto, Ontario. I’m an authentic, dynamic and passionate leader and coach who believes in the innate power within each individual to learn, grow and achieve.
As your coach, I will partner with you to help you think critically about your career and life in ways you may never have before. Through questions, helpful resources and self-assessments, you will develop a greater understanding of who you are including your unique strengths and opportunities for growth. This process will enable you to set clear and attainable goals and take positive action forward, while also overcoming the inevitable hurdles we all face when seeking change in our lives.
As a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), I utilize the Core Energy Coaching process and leverage their powerful Energy Leadership Index (ELI) assessment to help you understand your current approach to life and change so that we can hit the ground running, from day one.
My Journey to Coaching
My professional journey began in public sector organizational development, change management and strategic planning. Early in my career I was promoted and found myself in a management role that looked good on paper, but left me feeling unsatisfied.
During that time though, I had the opportunity to participate in a leadership development program that exposed me to coaching for performance and I was hooked! I decided to shift my leadership style to take a “coach approach.” I discovered first-hand how powerful coaching can be – from creating more empowered employees to enabling them to better solve their own personal and professional obstacles.
At the same time, I was experiencing a degree of burnout and often felt my career was no longer in my own hands. I reflected on what aspects of my day energized me and discovered it was the opportunity to coach employees, see them develop their leadership skills and start believing that anything is possible.
So, I began to think about coaching as a career. This propelled me take responsibility by finding an exciting new job in organizational transformation and to enrol in an Accredited Coach Training Program.
This is when I decided it was time for me to “Strategically Swerve” to the career and life that I wanted – one that I have chosen mindfully, supports me to live a balanced life and to continually learn and grow personally and professionally.
Now, as Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner I partner with clients to plan and execute their own Strategic Swerves.