Lindsay Wittenberg

Executive Coach

Style and Approach

Lindsay coaches for development and transformation. She is a systemic practitioner, taking systemic and psychological approaches: she aims to enable lasting change by going beyond what presents on the surface, so that her clients achieve the results they want with confidence. Lindsay’s coaching approach is characterised by: the importance of the coach-client relationship; focus on the here and now through awareness and mindfulness; a holistic perspective in its broadest sense; and a creative, experimental attitude. Her clients speak of her as challenging and supportive, caring and tough, dynamic and deep, positive, wise, warm and insightful.

She uses a wide range of coaching approaches and tools so as to be able to choose what is most appropriate in enabling each client to make lasting, positive shifts in their decision-making, communication, relationships and effectiveness, and develop more versatility, creativity, vision, skill and courage in dealing effectively with ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty, fuzzy boundaries, and an ongoing state of emergence and change. She has a profound understanding of how change occurs.


Lindsay specialises in bringing clarity to complex agendas in the following areas:

- Coaching for change and transition: Equipping clients to manage change so as to achieve successful transition over the long term and manage its impact on themselves and on their teams.

- Career development: Re-energising and refocusing careers, finding meaning at work, and managing career transition points, including First 100 Days.

- Leadership development: accelerating effectiveness, stimulating higher levels of performance, building resilience, confidence and impact, invigorating teams.

- Coaching for wellbeing: Facilitating clients to create healthy working lives, achieve balance, manage stress and challenges to health, and build resilience.

- Cross-cultural effectiveness: Creating new routes to crossing cultural boundaries and moving successfully to unfamiliar cultures.

Lindsay enjoys working with bright clients who want to achieve sustained change and who:

  • are at a turning point or transition.
  • are working in results-focused cultures and/or environments of change.
  • are tussling with dilemmas.
  • are stressed.
  • may be struggling with working relationships.
  • enact behaviours that others find difficult.


Lindsay is the originator of the Wittenberg Career Coaching Model. She is a Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching, is an Emeritus Certified Management Consultant, and is the author of the e-book ‘Become the Leader You Are: Self-Leadership through Executive Coaching’. She:

Holds a B.A. Hons degree (class II.1) in Linguistics (University of Reading)

Is qualified with the Advanced Diploma (with Distinction) in Professional Coaching and Mentoring from the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring (accredited by Oxford-Brookes University)

Holds EMCC European Individual Accreditation at Senior Practitioner Level

Holds the Certificates in The Psychology of Coaching and Gestalt Coaching Skills from the Academy of Executive Coaching

Holds the Practitioner qualification in Systemic Coaching and Constellations

Is an approved provider of ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Endorsed Programmes in leadership, management and career coaching.

Was Highly Commended for Coaching at Work’s Award 2015 for Best Thought Leadership.