Executive Coach, Business Consultant and Trainer & Facilitator
Louise Pode Founder ProAbility Ltd
Louise is the founder and Principal Consultant of ProAbility Ltd, an Executive Coaching, Business Consulting and Training Company.
Over the last 20 years Louise has developed her expertise in business consultancy – working across aerospace and technology sectors with leaders to optimise business performance through creating values led businesses. The focus of her work is introducing the softer skills, creating dynamic teams who are motivated, adaptable and resilient with a clear sense of purpose and value.
Working with the private and public sector to identify training strategies to improve performance and employee engagement is an integral part of Louise’s work. Louise works alongside leaders to understand their values and vision to create tailored training interventions which promotes a collaborative and positive company culture. Her most recent project has been in Aviation working with BALPA to deliver resilience training to pilots.
Louise is an Institute of Management Level 7 Executive Coach, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy Practitioner and accredited Strengthscope practitioner. Through her experience as an ergonomist Louise appreciates you can optimise the external environment to enhance safety and performance but if individuals have self-limiting beliefs, imposter syndrome, stress or anxiety they are limiting their ability to be their best. As a positive psychology and resilience coach Louise’s approach is values and strengths driven to enable her clients and their businesses to move forward and achieve their goals with energy and resilience.
Resilience and Mindset Coaching
Developing your self-awareness, understanding your values and sense of purpose and having insight into your self-limiting beliefs are an integral part of Louise’s mindset and resilience coaching. Her coaching takes her clients on journey of self-discovery and enables them to challenge those limiting beliefs, create a positive mindset and gain a whole new perspective to enable them to develop their self-confidence to achieve their goals.
Inherent within mindset coaching is understanding and managing your stress and anxiety and utilsiing it to re-energise you. Louise works with clients who experience stress, anxiety or burnout which is impacting on performance to enable them to create their own tool kit of coping strategies to manage their emotional wellbeing.
Ski Coaching: In 2018 Louise set up a ski coaching business to enable anxious skiers to overcome their fear and fall in love with skiing whatever their level. This has been a great success with 100% of attendees overcoming their anxious mindset and falling in love with their skiing. This programme has now been developed and extended to create a Women’s Leadership Programme in the Italian Alps.
Ergonomics and Human Factors
Louise’s background and experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist, with a Masters in Ergonomics, gives her an in depth perspective on influencing factors on optimising performance in the workplace. Louise started working in the field of ergonomics and human factors in 1995 and developed her expertise in a variety of sectors including transport, oil & gas, manufacturing and service industrys.
Areas of Specialism
- Executive Coaching
- Mindset and Resilience Coaching
- Facilitation and Training
- People Consultant: Creating values led businesses
- Ergonomics & Human Factors
Qualifications and training
- Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy Practitioner
- Accredited Strengthscope Practitioner
- Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 Executive Coach
- Certificate of Fellowship for The School for Social Entrepreneurs
- MSc Ergonomics
- BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
- Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
- Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy