"Lyn's coaching services have quite simply been life changing for me this year. From our first meeting I knew with Lyn's energy, experience and perspective she was one of those people who would have a lasting impact on me. This year, I've felt a real positive shift in my mindset, my habits and my mental fitness too. Balance is something I've struggled with, but Lyn has really shown me the importance of prioritising myself and helped to guide my thoughts on how to achieve this in the best way for me. I've also learned this year the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people for having a positive impact on how you think and feel, and Lyn is one of those key people for me. Thank you Lyn for all your help, and looking forward to working with you in the future as I progress my career."
"When I first started working with Lyn, I was really lacking in confidence, had just left a toxic work environment with no clue where I was heading. Lyn guided me through a self development journey to firstly understand what I wanted from my life. This was not just from a professional point of view but starting with my personal life, so that every other aspect of my life would compliment this, a totally different way of how we are traditionally taught.
Lyn has a unique, thought provoking and tailored style of coaching. She is extremely supportive, personable and understands how to guide each session to ensure progress is made. I always feel energised, confident and focused after a coaching session. After working with Lyn, I have managed to carve out a totally new career, I have such an improved level of confidence, mental/emotional health and happiness, which others have noticed. I honestly cannot imagine where I would have been if I had not been coached by Lyn and would not hesitate to recommend her to others."
"Lyn was a complete find for me. I was looking for support during a period of planned work transition which I received and much much more. So many positives have come out of my chats with Lyn. She is easy to talk to and confide in and is also very passionate about what she does and about helping her clients find their own path and solutions through her varying coaching techniques and tools. Like a good coach should do she guides and walks beside you offering light and inspiration when needed in order for you to work out your own path and take accountability for the decisions you make. I learned so much about myself from our talks and by following the strategies Lyn suggested. I am still reaping the benefits of our chats and have always felt very supported. I will continue to use Lyn to check in when I need to and as a source of ongoing support and encouragement that she is so good at being. It's hard not to invest in yourself when you have someone who is so energised and invested in their client's wellbeing and success. If you have or are considering investing in a coach I can highly recommend Lyn."
"Working with Lyn is a revelation. Her genuine care and empathy are apparent from the moment you first meet her, and her warmth, wit and passion for people is evident in every conversation thereafter. I've had two coaching sessions with Lyn and left both feeling energised, inspired and with clarity on the right next steps for me. After both sessions Lyn has also followed up with enormous value. I loved that she was still thinking about our session and how she could help even though the conversation was over. Lyn's expertise is clear as she provides the perfect balance of support and challenge - not an easy thing to do! I would highly recommend coaching with Lyn and don't doubt that I'll be having more coaching conversations with her myself in the future."
"Lyn has honestly helped me so much through one of the toughest points of my career. My work kindly introduced us and the connection was immediate. She is fantastic at what she does, having the right balance of personal chat (I don't like it all being about me!) but also always focusing back on the task at hand. Work is now a bit easier but I am continuing with Lyn for the foreseeable as I know she will continue to help me with her insights. I feel she knows me personally enough now to help me specifically and the practices we put in place initially I am still doing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."
"I have had several career coaching sessions with Lyn in late 2023. I particularly appreciated that these sessions were fully bespoke, rather than part of a predetermined program. Lyn is an energetic and experienced coach with passion for her work and and for supporting others. She listens and observes carefully, makes excellent suggestions and ends each session with reflections and ideas for further action. I can't recommend Lyn highly enough for those who want to reflect on their career and how it is related to our individual values and drivers. Thank you very much Lyn, for your guidance and resourcefulness.
"Lyn's life coaching was simply excellent. She's a very warm person, who knows a huge amount about psychology and human behaviour which she uses skilfully. She also has practical ideas and a lot of common sense. I was a bit sceptical about the benefit but I am really glad I did it - I learnt a lot, an now happy and content where I am in life and have reframed some thoughts. Definitely was well worth the money and I'm so pleased I did it. Would recommend Lyn very highly."
"I got in touch with Lyn when I was facing a dilemma and wanted to get my thoughts clear in my head. Lyn spent time with me drilling down into my core beliefs, values and strengths, which has helped me to view my dilemma from different angles. Lyn has been lovely to work with - she's easy to talk to, she gave me plenty space to reflect on my thoughts and she's able to ask seemingly simple questions that really focus the mind. I'd highly recommend Lyn to anyone who needs someone objective to talk to."
"Working with Lyn really helped me to clarify my thoughts during a pivotal period when I was planning to launch a business. Lyn helped me to think about how I could be the best version of myself, both professionally and personally. She was never judgemental and she helped me find the self-belief and confidence that I needed to go for it.
Lyn takes her coaching role very seriously and is committed to her clients and their journey of self-discovery. She is also a great person; someone whom you can trust and she is a fantastic ally to have on your side."
“When I first met Lyn, my job was variously interesting, demanding and infuriating. I juggled working full time with 3 tweens (including twins!): a combination for which younger female colleagues told me they saw me as a role model.
Trouble was I didn’t feel that way at all. I was unable to value the skills that made me unique or even acknowledge that my contribution mattered. I never seemed to be able to prioritise those things that would be better for me, leading to a further sense of helplessness.
I can safely say my sessions with Lyn have been transformational. I am still all those things I described in the first paragraph. However, I am so much more comfortable in my own skin. I am able to make mindful, considered decisions. It’s like a fog has been lifted and I can hold my head high again.
Lyn is never confrontational. She listens. And listens. And then asks the one killer question that makes the difference. It’s a real skill and one that has changed my life for the better.”
"I can't recommend this workshop highly enough! It far surpassed my expectations. Lyn took us through a series of very searching, powerful questions which we all answered individually in beautiful notebooks she gave us.
There was no pressure to share what we'd written if we didn't want to, but we could still talk things over if we did want to - and that's when Lyn gave us her input and perspective based on her own extensive knowledge and training.
Taking time out of the daily hustle and bustle to think very deeply through various life and work issues felt a real privilege, and to have Lyn walk us through it and help us figure out what really matters to us was incredibly enlightening.
I have never worked with her one-to-one, but on the basis of what I experienced in her workshop, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. She's got a wonderful matter with people, down to earth and such good company, it makes it even easier to learn the things she teaches.
Brilliant experience - thank you so much Lyn. I hope to do more of these."
"Today was my first experience of a workshop given by Lyn. The presentation was very well structured and the time flew past. I found the session informative, thought provoking and extremely helpful. I came away with a renewed enthusiasm for addressing areas of my life that had perhaps been somewhat neglected recently for one reason or another. Lyn's enthusiasm and vibrant personality, in my opinion, make her a perfect coach."
"When I was at a cross-roads in my life and all I had was uncertainty, Lyn helped me to identify where I was now, appreciate where I’d been and how to imagine and realise the future I wanted. Over a series of sessions, designed to subtly take me through the process, Lyn listened, gently probed with thoughtful and powerful questions and helped me arrive at the answers to questions I didn’t even know to ask.
Lyn’s one-to-one coaching became so important in my life at a time when I could just open up, talk and really be listened to. That was enough for me to lift the “fog” and see my path and I couldn’t have done it without Lyn. Highly recommend."
"Lyn is personable, professional, experienced and very knowledgeable. She is passionate about client transformation through tailored and practical sessions/exercises. She has a high EQ and expansive knowledge centred around both wellbeing and the corporate world - her sessions are meaningful, supportive and progress driven, encouraging clients to be the best version of themselves in and out out of work. I would highly recommend Lyn as a coach."
"I cannot recommend Lyn highly enough. She is so passionate about positively supporting her clients and in particular women. Lyn is knowledgeable and really helped me to focus my thoughts and decisions."
"I was first introduced to Lyn when my employer at the time organised a series of life coaching sessions for the team. Although I was perhaps initially sceptical, I soon found the sessions to be extremely valuable in helping me evaluate some important career and life decisions. Lyn has a relaxed style of coaching and has a great knack of not trying to fill silences. She will ask a question and then really give you time to fully contemplate. She does not 'force' answers on you, but instead gives you time to come up with those important decisions yourself. Her sessions have a perfect balance between her sharing theoretical, academic knowledge and bringing in her own life experience to provide important context.
I would unreservedly recommend Lyn to anyone who has reached a crossroads in their life or career, or simply needs a bit of reflection time to help 'reset'."
"I have done a few sessions as part of a workplace wellbeing initiative and it was absolutely marvellous. The sessions really helped me to iron out some priorities, strengthen my self-confidence and value myself and the skills I bring to the table.
I'd recommend any employer who reads this to sign up their staff with Lyn for at least a few sessions a year, as being held accountable to your own work-life/life-work priorities and ambitions really is the key to finding that balance that hopefully makes everyone a bit happier and more relaxed."
"I've been working with Lyn via the Soul Traders Club for over a year now. She has empowered myself and the others on the course throughout our journey and providing much needed support as required. Whilst everyone on the soul traders had different support needs Lyn customised all the sessions to each individual to ensure that we all got what we wanted with our time together. She has been there from the start and very supportive to me. She has helped me on rewiring negative thoughts and helped me to break through any limiting beliefs that were holding me back. If you are looking for a coach to empower you with the confidence to trust yourself and help you move forward, Lyn Ray is the lady you need."
"I've had great help from Lyn over the last couple of difficult years and she's been so inspiring in such a down to earth way. Such a breath of fresh air where there are so many patter-merchants around. A real person with so many great ideas that credits original sources of ideas when relevant and is so trustworthy and open to share from her own experiences, challenges and joys .... A real find!"
“It's been a pleasure to work with Lyn. Lyn listened to me without judgement and challenged me to recognise the areas of my life that were holding me back. She is extremely personable yet professional and has provided me with the tools I need to move forward in life with confidence and clarity. I would recommend Lyn in a heartbeat."
“I found working with Lyn very helpful and enlightening. It allowed us to discuss me, without having to focus on all the "white noise" that comes with family and working life. Lyn herself is very friendly and engaging company, and makes you feel relaxed and positive about talking about yourself rather than selfish.
“It’s been absolutely great. Very clear, thought-provoking and insightful. I’m not much of a talker but your questions bring out the answers."
“I’ve had quite a few different experiences over the last three years with different types of coaching. I’ve had 1-1 coaching over 10 sessions, a six month group programme, a 21 day programme, a 3 month group programme as well as countless hours on podcasts, listening to audible books and reading lots and lots of articles. This doesn’t make me an expert but it does help me to understand value. This day long course has hands down been the best and most useful way that I’ve spent my time. Not just the day but I’ve not been able to stop thinking about it or acting on it since I left. It just was so insightful and really helped me connect with a true passion of mine that I thought I wouldn’t be able to pursue because of all the things I’d told myself made it impossible. I wasn’t trained enough, I didn’t have enough technical knowledge, I didn’t have enough time…. A whole lot of reasons to keep me safe rather than just give it a go and see where it goes. I’m already further along in the process than I thought I would be and I feel so enthusiastic and alive in a way that I haven’t done in a while. A game changer!
"I like the mix-up in sessions. Some weeks Lyn creates coaching questions to ask and we reflect and write. This has been an eye-opener and the most valuable for me, allowing my thoughts to flow onto paper and I didn't realise I would enjoy it or get to the crux of the stuff in my head as much. Other times we think and talk, laugh and sometimes cry. It's given me a different slant on what I thought I knew.
This group is my goals/vision and accountability time, along with some soul searching/laughing and a virtual hug when needed. It's my favourite group. I love it. I'd recommend Lyn for her warmth, insight and plain-talking, down-to-earth approach. She practices what she preaches with a huge heart and brilliant experience. "
"The weekly meetings have been wonderful for me! Taking just an hour out of my week to think about my business and progress has been really helpful. Lyn is good at creating space for reflection and asking the right questions to give me a new perspective on things. Everyone in the group is at a different stage in their lives and businesses, and the dynamic that has developed between us is open and supportive, with everyone given room to express themselves (I'm quieter than most, but Lyn always makes sure I feel heard). I'm not the best at sticking to appointments, but this is pretty much the only meeting that I never miss!"
"My weekly Soul Traders meeting is one of my favourite parts of the week. Lyn's guided sessions have helped me to take time out for myself to really think about what I want for me and my business. I love the way she is able to adapt and flex to the arising needs of the group. It has been so refreshing to meet a group of like minded women running their own businesses but the benefits of the group have gone way beyond that with sessions that have helped to support all areas of my life. Most of all I have enjoyed the support of and inspiration from Lyn and the other group members."
"Sometimes you don't know what you need and Lyn's sessions bring an unexpected reward. Lyn is very down to earth and straightforward. She allows conversations to flow easily and brings her knowledge by way of tools to support our aspirations for ourselves. I've never come away from a session without having gained some positive reassurance that actually I've got this!"
"Thank you so much for all your help preparing me for my first interview in 6 years. It went so well, and I put it down to your wise words, your helpful focus, the top tips you gave me, writing everything down was great. I was more exuberant puppy than stuttering wreck and that was after one chat with you! What is this dark art that you do??"
"Lyn is very friendly, approachable, relatable and really listens. She does not judge and let's you get to the answers for yourself."