Hi, I’m Lucy Faulks and I’m a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
I spent the first 11 years of my career working in big, fast-paced, commercial advertising agencies (O&M, AMV BBDO) in London. It was a high pressure environment, full of expectation and politics. I was always on the go, pushing, striving, chasing the next promotion. Living every day on auto-pilot and a slave to my phone. I started to notice a very empty, numb feeling growing inside me. I felt lost and my life had little depth or meaning. The ‘work hard play hard’ culture was leaving me exhausted, drained and miserable and so I started to search for more.
That’s when I discovered positive psychology – a new branch of psychology that looks at the strengths and contributing factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive. It’s founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, and to enhance their own experience of happiness and wellbeing and so studies the building blocks that help create this.
Like a bee to honey I began reading all the literature I could find. I started a daily meditation practise and to realise the importance of nourishing self-care. I discovered my values and what gave my life meaning – which kick-started a period of huge transformation. I quit my job and moved abroad to work for an NGO in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Feeling lighter and free of the chains of societal pressures, I discovered my true self and a life purpose. Upon my return, I started Technotox.com – A Wellness Centre for the Mind.
Technotox offers tips and tools (including positive psychology interventions and coaching methods) to help readers find meaning and happiness in their lives. With a particular focus on the impact technology is having on our mental health and emotional wellbeing, it aims to help you create a healthier tech-life balance while freeing up time to focus on personal development and create meaningful relationships with both yourself and others.
I received an overwhelming response to Technotox when it launched, so shortly after I decided to train as a life coach.
I now work one-on-one with clients across the world. Over Skype, face to face and on the phone. The coaching relationship provides a safe and courageous space to explore, to challenge, to push yourself beyond your comfort zone and question self-limiting beliefs. We address saboteurs and set goals for personal and professional change, based on your individual values and strengths. Creating the best possible environment for personal growth, happiness and flourishing.