Lightbulb Coaching

coaching for a brighter future

We shine a light on your future

We specialise in providing coaching and development for people, education and businesses. Creating a bright future for our future workforce is our purpose. We aim to make coaching mainstream for young people and provide the tools and the guidance for schools, higher education and businesses to do the same. We work with adults too to help them realise their potential through coaching and personal development.

Founded in early 2019, ltd offers a full spectrum of coaching services from individual coaching, coach mentoring, and coach education.  Based in Aberdeen, Scotland we work in the virtual space as well as in person. 

Being certified and accredited by the International Coaching Federation is very important to us.  All coaches and coach educators are certified and have a vast amount of experience.

We train others to be certified coaches.  Coaching is an unregulated industry which means that anyone can call themselves a coach without having been trained or assessed.  This is damaging to our industry.  Our course is accredited by the International Coaching Federation and we take pride in developing the highest standard of coaches.

Our Founder

Sarah Smith is the founder of ltd.

Sarah is a professional Coach.  She is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (PCC)  has spent most of her career in Asset Management (finance sector). As a manager, she has worked across Operations and Learning & Development. She has extensive experience designing and delivering talent management programmes. Programme range from apprenticeship to leadership level. She also has considerable experience within Oil & Gas, Education and the Third Sector.

Having worked with many leaders, middle managers and junior talent, Sarah has the depth and breadth of understanding to help people grow in their personal and professional lives.

As a Coach, Sarah has a relaxed and direct style. She attends to the client’s agenda with a high level of intuition, experience and confidence. Previous clients have described Sarah as supportive, challenging, empathetic and direct. She can build rapport with ease, providing a relaxed and open environment.

Sarah is also a qualified Virtual Reality Coach, Insights Discovery Practitioner and a Certified Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® x Coaching.

She has contributed to published books about Change Management and being a Change agent and is a guest speaker at Heriot-Watt University.

Learning & Development

We have the knowledge and expertise to design and deliver training programmes to meet your needs. Whether it is for an early careers programme or Leadership Development we have a solution that is accessible, affordable and inclusive.  All of our training and tools are designed to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the audience.

Our courses are known as being fun, interactive and highly practical.  

How we do it


We quickly find out what your needs are and the measures of success. As coaches, we are adept at getting to the root of the problem and setting meaningful goals.  We need to be clear on how we can help, and we offer a free exploring session.


We work with you to design a solution that suits your goals.  Nothing is “off-the-shelf”, we can be flexible and adapt to your needs.  


We can deliver face-to-face or virtually, in-house or offsite.  In a hybrid world, we know that one size doesn’t fit all.


Spending time in the exploration phase means that we understand what success looks like, so you can measure and demonstrate outcomes.

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