About Lucy Palmer

Eighteen years ago Lucy asked herself whether she was living the life she really wanted.

The question was prompted as part of grieving the loss of her Mum, however, it was fuelled by a deeper feeling that there had to be more to life.

She had a successful career, beautiful home, wonderful friends, good health.

She’d already overcome a difficult marriage, divorce and near bankruptcy.

To family, friends, family, colleagues she was happy and had it all, however, the answer to her question was no.

The problem was that she didn’t know what she wanted although she was clear that she didn’t want to work and she wanted a bigger house, it felt impossible to achieve both of those goals.

A year later she had both and had started to explore way beyond her comfort zone.

Six years later having travelled the world, exploring new places and ideas Lucy rediscovered what made her feel alive. 

She began to notice that her experience of life was being generated from the way she interprets what’s going on within and around her which meant she could be resilient, adaptive and joyful anywhere and could create whatever she was bold enough to ask for. 

She decided to create a life which included work when it excited her alongside her passion for travel, learning and reconnecting to her spiritual nature. 

Now she runs a successful Change Management Consultancy and Executive Coaching Business working with the Leaders of Private and Public Sector Companies within Central and Local Government, Financial Services, Housing Associations, NHS and owner led small businesses.

Her breadth of experience Professionally and personally plus her natural curiosity and ability to see a range of perspectives helps open up new possibilities in communication, relationships and business practices. 

Lucy loves helping people and businesses resolve what appears to be restricting growth or new opportunities, enabling them to explore what’s currently unknown, unclear or feels impossible, so that they can create the experience of Life and Business they want.

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In this Episode:

Lucy talks about the challenges she had to face during her marriage with a man who was  trying to cope with an illness that he did not understand. 

She was brought up by a deacon mother so it was natural for her to adopt the beliefs that were passed on to her. She created rules for herself and wanted to live up to them.  

In sickness and in health she assumed all responsibility for her marriage, sometimes to her own detriment.

This conversation is a clear example of how we fall for the trap of trying to mould our lives in ways that please everybody around us, except ourselves.  

I hope that this conversation will help you to question areas in your life where you are unconsciously pleasing others. 

Here are some questions to consider:

What belief did you adopt as a child?

Are you unconsciously living by the dictate of that belief?

Lucy: ‘I had to face that isn’t what I wanted.  Actually, I had probably spent the last 15 years making sure I’d pleased everybody.’

We have all heard the expression, you made your bed now lie in it, right?

Her story highlights the fact that that statement is untrue. 

You can change the trajectory of your life.  You can get up, throw out that bed and start afresh. 

What is it in your life that you are not comfortable with anymore?

I’d love to hear from you. 

If you would love to be a guest, or if you know someone who would be a great guest, please get in touch via email: [email protected] or send me a personal message here:https://www.facebook.com/diane.xuereb.9


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