‘A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all her gifts’ – Nancy Rathburn
Nicky Lawrenson – Founder, PGA Fellow Professional
Nicky Lawrenson embarked upon her professional career following several years of competitive golf and in 2001 attained her PGA Diploma gaining 3rd position within Great Britain and Ireland. She furthered her coaching career at The Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, where she gained invaluable experience as Senior Academy Instructor at the Peter Cowen Golf Academy. Following on from Dubai, Nicky moved to Spain as Academy Director of Roda Golf & Beach Resort and since returning to the U.K, continued with her coaching and became the Director of Golf at Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort.
With over 20 years coaching experience expanding across several continents, Nicky has also pursued her passion within the field of performance mindset and alongside her experience as a PGA Fellow Professional and TPI Level 3 instructor is a certified Master NLP Practitioner. Her passion within this area also led her to study various concepts within human performance. In 2011 Nicky was awarded Fellow status within the Professional Golfers Association. With a coaching philosophy that bases itself upon a holistic approach, Nicky endeavours to develop each individuals golfing needs in an enjoyable, relaxed and simplified manner.
Nicky has also gained great experience within various corporate environments and noticed that a familiar pattern arose whilst working within this arena in that female participants were in the minority. A great passion grew within Nicky to ensure that businesswomen could fully embrace and capitalise on the benefits these environments can bring. From here, ‘Women in Golf & Business’ was born.
Women in Golf & Business aims to support, inspire and empower both newcomers to the game and seasoned golfers, enabling businesswomen to embrace the opportunities of the game with confidence, creating a more inclusive platform both on the golf course and in the boardroom.
Suzanne Taylor – Head of Corporate Partnerships
Suzanne Taylor is an award winning media leader with in excess of 25 years experience in the UK and overseas. She has worked for some of the largest publishing companies in the UK, Middle East and Asia and is highly recognised for her track record in getting results often in male dominated environments, she has won many awards for her creativity, innovation and passionate leadership in developing and coaching large teams to become top performers in their field. Suzanne has worked across many mediums including newspapers, magazines, digital and events and recognises that all businesses are only as good as the people that are driving the performance that lead to success. Her passion for people development and what success should look like for them led her to create a new training and development strategy for EMAP which went across 25 markets and 350 sales and marketing staff. Her all inclusive approach to understanding from a top down to a down up communication on how success is achieved and what success looks like for the individual and the business, completely changed the business approach to their commercial strategy.
Her experience since then has spanned the globe where she has gained knowledge and insight into diversity, inclusivity and equality across many spectrums, particularly several areas of sport.
Suzanne became the first female Commercial Director in the UK to lead Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines, where under her leadership, she launched Golf Escapes, What Gear, Trade Industry Awards and digital platforms, they became the number one and two publications in the UK and gained the respect, loyalty and trust of the global golfing brands. Her 7 years experience in this sector developed Suzanne’s passion about showing all women, especially within the corporate world, the benefits of golf.
Jeanette Harris – Leadership & Life Coach
Jeanette Harris is an inspiring leadership and life coach for professionals. She has a track record of coaching for transformative change across the full range of seniority from top tier Execs to accelerated talent, with clients from multiple sectors including Financial Services, IT, HR and Engineering. Jeanette’s career includes three decades in Financial Services with several years as the HR Executive of a large UK life assurance business. She draws on her solid business experience and a strong coaching skill set, working with empathy and commerciality, and embracing traditional cognitive approaches as well as tools that work at a deeper level. With 20 years’ coaching experience and having forged a career in largely male dominated environments, Jeanette is passionate about enabling women to progress, flourish and make a positive impact within the corporate environment.
EMCC Coach Practitioner (Masters level)
CIPD & OSCM Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (Masters Level)
NLP Master Practitioner; NLP Coach
Level A & Level B Psychometrics, various instruments
Nicky is the best golf teacher I have met, and I have taken lessons from a number of golf professionals. She has a calm and supportive approach to her teaching. As a teacher myself, I know a great teacher when I see one – and Nicky is a great teacher. Each session I have had with her has given me some ‘gold nuggets’ of advice and information that have really improved my game. She focuses on one aspect of your game at a time and never overburdens you with too much information.
Nicky has a natural talent and flair for teaching. My background is in education and training, on many occasions in my career, I have met a teacher who stands out from the rest – a teacher who has the flair and ability to help others to reach their full potential. In the world of golf, Nicky is one of these exceptionally gifted teachers. She brings out the best in those who have lessons from her, whether they are high or low handicappers. I have already improved my consistency and ball striking with help from Nicky.
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