Positive LivesCoaching Services and Supervision
Positive Lives offers coaching and training workshops to improve Creativity, Confidence, and Communication Skills for individuals, groups and teams.
About Lisa Rossetti & Positive Lives
The North West’s Power of Stories™ Coach
Helping you and your team achieve better Teamwork, Communications and Well-Being.
“What I love about coaching is its ability to transform our level of thinking and engagement, and how we impact on others. What I love about Stories is how they transform the way we think and how we connect – with ourselves and others.
As a child growing up in colonial West Africa, I was intrigued by my encounter with different cultures, different languages and behaviours. The Art of Connection, of integrating into a new group or community, were all vital skills for me to learn from an early age.
I left behind a very young country and returned to a very traditional one. I was amazed how unquestioning people in Britain could be about the status quo and about themselves. Just as Ghana, the country I left behind, was inventing a new story of freedom and hope for themselves, so I began to search for a new story or identity for myself. That fundamental questioning and self-reflection persists to this day.
As a coach, I meet many managers and leaders who don’t feel “comfortable in their own skin”; they may feel constrained by working methods and practices that are never questioned, and may long for the opportunity to be more innovative. Or they feel at odds with the values in their working environment, and seek to become more purposeful in their Leadership. Some of my clients are in Career Transition to find work which has more meaning and purpose for them.
To address this, I have developed a powerful programme based on our most ancient communication tool, Stories, blended with current coaching techniques, for individuals and for teams.
This work has naturally grown out of over 20 years of experience in people development. With a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching for Transformational Leadership and a Diploma in Coaching Supervision, I can adapt a wealth of models, techniques and frameworks for your coaching needs. I am also a trained story practitioner specialising in organisational storytelling for service improvement and for wellbeing.
When I am not happily coaching, writing or telling stories, I like to curl up with a novel on the sofa with a cup of Rooibosch tea and a chocolate digestive – a perfect blend of Africa and England!
If you want a taster of my work, then you can book a free 30-minute consultation with me. Or better still, if you’re in the North West, come along to The Story Cafe. Dates and details are on Facebook TheStoryCafe.
Lisa Rossetti has over 20 years’ experience in training, mentoring and coaching. With a background as a Learning & Development, she worked for over 13 years in a local Mental Health NHS Trust. Much of her work now focuses on supporting teams and team leaders in Health & Social Care settings, the Public Sector and Third Sector organisations.
A qualified Leadership and Co-Active Coach, Lisa is a Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC), working to their ethical standards. Lisa has a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching for Transformational Leadership, a Diploma in Coach Supervision and Masters in Applied Storytelling for Health and Social Care.
In her spare time, Lisa volunteers her time and skills as an article writer and blogger for The Prem Rawat Foundation.
Lisa is a published author on story skills for managers, and has contributed articles and chapters to several publications on subjects such as leadership talent management and journalling for recovery.
CAN I HELP?
Clients and Projects
Airbus – I joined the Airbus coaching pool in 2013 – an exciting project to develop capabilities of senior managers.
Airbusiness Academy – Assisted with design and facilitation of the pilot Storytelling module of the Art of Leadership programme, delivered to Airbus managers.
Cheshire West and Chester Council – Co-design and co-delivery of the Storytelling module of Creativity and Visioning workshop, coaching managers to use story skills to communicate vision and motivate their teams.
Cheshire West and Chester Partnership NHS Trust – Design and delivery of team-building workshop to support newly formed Recovery Action Group teams trust-wide. Using storytelling to identify common values and vision. Also delivery of storytelling workshops for staff and service users for wellbeing benefits.
National Skills Academy for Social Care – Delivering coaching over a two-year period to the Graduate Management Trainee programme to develop career opportunities, confidence and professional relationships.
Network Rail – Assisted with facilitation of coaching skills training of senior and business managers.
Plan International – one to one coaching for senior officer to support personal and leadership development.
Stockport Adult Social Care – Design and delivery of story skills training programme for social workers and managerial staff, to assist with organisational change around Personalisation.
Aintree Hospital Trust
Bluefin SAP Ltd
Cheshire Carers Association
Cheshire East Council
Cheshire West & Chester Council
CWP NHS Foundation Trust
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
The Forton Group Ltd
Halton Voluntary Action
Knowsley Housing Trust
Liverpool John Moores University
MISPA (Manchester Metropolitan University)
National Skills Academy – Social Care
NHS Institute of Innovation & Improvement
No Guru Ltd
North West Allied Health
North West Development Agency
Old Chapel Community Cafe
Social Solutions Academy
Spark Coaching Ltd
University of Chester – Business & Management Faculty, Social Services Faculty
“I find Lisa’s manner totally supportive and rather than ‘tell me what to do’ , she puts the ball very much in my court to help me find my own answers. This way, I feel much more comfortable with my action steps. I feel confident in sharing the challenges that I am experiencing because Lisa is very insightful and often sees a way round that I do not. I am altogether very inspired and grateful for the coaching that I am getting from Lisa and would recommend her to anyone who is looking to dust down the cobwebs and see through the glass to a brighter, abundant, exciting future.”
“Positive Lives gives the type of coaching that will be of great benefit to anyone who wishes to improve their business or lifestyle.
It is a very personal service that inspires those who embrace it; Positive Lives has enabled me to really understand my business and focus on what it is I really do!
This has resulted in my business being more effective and efficient which has produced better and more positive relationships with my clients
It’s not just the way I operate my business that’s different, it’s had a positive result on my life also, less stress = happy family!”
“Lisa has great skill and teasing out stuff- strengths, weaknesses and she gently challenges you to address those and build positively on them.
My first objective was to get my promotion- which I achieved. I have also solved many management issues as a result of the coaching, improved my time management, become much more in control of my own life, worklife balance and sense of well being.
A very timely coaching session before my first team meeting with my new managers meant that I achieved much greater impact.”
“Running your own business can also mean running away with all your spare time. Lisa helped me sort out my work/life balance by listening intently to gain an understanding of me and my business needs and then guiding me into trying solutions and strategies – each week something new – small positive steps which actually work. I found Lisa to be very diplomatic, patient, honest and trustworthy at all times.”
“My confidence has been enhanced to explore secondment opportunities and continue to raise my profile and circle of influence, and I felt that the coaching sessions were excellent.”