New Shoots Coaching offers personal and workplace coaching services within Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, and North Hampshire in person, and to the whole of the UK over the telephone or by Skype. For clients wanting to meet face to face I can meet at a mutually convenient public venue such as a nearby coffee shop or restaurant. For clients able to travel to Twyford, Berkshire, I have access to a light and relaxing consultation room with beautiful views. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and focus on yourself and your future.


The New Shoots Mission Statement

New Shoots Coaching is dedicated to helping individuals and employees move towards profound and significant growth in all areas of life, through creating safe, warm, accepting conversational environments where challenge, learning and discovery take place. New Shoots works in active partnership with clients to unlock their incredible potential and to create futures that resonate powerfully with their true selves. New Shoots Coaching believes in the innate brilliance of the human spirit and endeavours to bring it into the light and nurture it through stretching and dynamic coaching relationships.

New Shoots Coaching believes in the innate brilliance of the human spirit.

Values and interests

1432101_87935897On a personal level I am perceptive, insightful, sensitive and empathetic. I have the greatest respect for each of my clients and understand the great privilege of being able to observe and contribute to people’s most personal learning journeys. We will work in partnership; I am committed to your personal transformation, your being true to yourself, your reaching your full potential and your achievement of your goals.

My special areas of interest are:

  • Subfertility and infertility coaching
  • Career change / transition coaching
  • Home–work balance
  • Discovering core values
  • Coaching for entering into marriage

About me

3746303363_83f250c870_oRT1.jpgMy name is Lisa Russell and I am a fully trained ICF-accredited coach.

Following a first class Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Warwick University and a Master’s degree in Information Management from UWE Bristol, I worked in a number of fields related to self study, including bookselling and professional librarianship, as well as peripheral roles including marketing and pr before settling into a rewarding role working in training and development, where I worked for 6 years. I produced an extensive library of learning resources for further education qualifications, so I became skilled in presenting information in such a way as to help people learn effectively. I loved seeing our learners go on incredible learning journeys which resulted in them feeling more confident, having a more positive and hopeful outlook on life, as well as materially improving their prospects for employment. I knew I just had to be more profoundly involved with this transformation on a personal level, and not just in matters of employment. I wanted to see people applying learning and insight to their whole lives, with a view to reaching their full potential in all areas of life. I also longed to start my own business and reach my own full potential in that aspect of my own life. I took a big leap but it was actually a very natural next step. I became a coach.

Choosing the right coach

It is estimated that there are more than 8000 people practising as coaches in the UK. Of these, only 3000 have had any kind of formal training. Of those that have been trained, only 200 have been awarded accreditation with the International Coaching Federation, the leading global organisation dedicated to preserving high professional standards and ethics within the coaching community (Full Circle Development Consultancy, 2012).


I am ICF-accredited, having pursued in-depth and rigorous training from ICF approved training provider Full Circle Development Consultancy. As such, I am a member of the ICF and abide by its high professional standards and code of ethics.

I am currently working towards Associate Certified Coach, the next step up the ladder of certification within the ICF.

See what others have said about my coaching services on the Testimonials page.

If you should feel I am not the right coach for you, I wish you every success in your continued search and your coaching journey! I would only advise you to be careful of people purporting to be ‘coaches’ who have had little or no formal training. Your life is precious; ensure you place your hopes and dreams with someone qualified. Ask to see evidence of training if possible.

However, if you’d like to make contact to discuss how New Shoots can help you to create your own personal brilliant future, please use the Contact Form to get in touch and arrange a free, no-obligation conversation.

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