laura cruise

A highly experienced Learning & Development professional and coach with 15 years’ experience helping colleagues and clients to develop both their mindset and skillset. Experienced across a number of goal focused industries. Delivering empathetic, transformational, empowered coaching focused on making your goals and dreams a reality.

Laura is a fully qualified Executive Coach and CIPD HR professional with 15 years’ experience working in a number of key sectors. As the head of Learning & Development she has created leadership and craft based development pathways for all employees and designed, implemented and embedded a culture of coaching across a headcount of 1000 staff. Laura holds a BA (Hons) in English Studies, CIPD Level 5 Certificate in HR Management, an Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching from UWE and an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring and has lived and worked in Singapore and Switzerland. Laura is hugely experienced at bringing people together from different backgrounds, cultures and approaches and uniting them in a shared purpose. 

Coaching approach

Laura was drawn to coaching many years ago  when she herself was the client of  a fantastic coach who really helped her to ‘unwind her mind’. The power of coaching is transformational – it holds the space for thought, allows focus and it unlocks ideas in the mind of the coachee. Laura’s focus is helping clients to articulate their goals or dreams and to help them build the confidence and self-belief to achieve them. Through open questions, simple coaching frameworks, support and guidance she can help her coachee to take that all-important first step towards making empowering change. 

What to expect

Laura is an open and empathetic communicator and coach and would expect her coachees to be the same. Modern life is very immediate so in a coaching session she encourages a slowing down in order to really explore thoughts and situations. Outcomes or solutions are not always immediate so she expects patience and a commitment to the coaching journey. The thought work produced by a coaching session is absolutely crucial so coachees should be willing to commit time to the reflective work needed between sessions. This commitment and hard work has created the most outstanding, impactful results and experience for every one of her clients.  


People development · Coaching · L&D consultancy · Trainer and facilitator ·  Public speaker · Mentor 

Coaching style

Intuitive, empathetic, supportive, challenging, engaging, relationship focused.  

Key words

 Leadership development · Talent identifier · L&D · Coaching · Mentoring · Confidence · Self belief

Qualifications and memberships

  • Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching  
  • ILM level 7 Coaching & Mentoring  
  • CIPD HR Level 5 
  • BA (Hons) English Studies 

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Delivery and pricing

Using an in-depth questionnaire, our coaches will take inventory of where you are now, next steps and will formulate a personalised plan focused on your requirements and desired outcomes.

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Tell us your team’s development needs and we’ll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your organisation.

What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Frazer Nash
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

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  • Over 30 years of experience delivering training
  • More than 200 courses designed for engineers
  • Over 10,000 engineers trained each year
  • Trusted by over 800 companies
  • Business solutions delivered in 48 countries

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