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 provide a global face-to-face and a virtual service. The company is an Aberdeen based Coaching and Talent Consultancy.

Sarah Smith is the founder of

Sarah 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 personal and business growth.

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.

The University of Aberdeen has recognised Sarah for her work as a change agent with an Honorary Research Fellowship. Sarah has contributed to published work by the Business School and is a guest lecturer on the MBA and MSc Management Consultancy. provides high quality coaching, development and training to enable individuals to be the best version of themselves. We aim to increase confidence, self-awareness and agility needed to reach your goals.

We can provide a programme tailored to your needs. We like to co-create with our clients, so you won’t find an off-the-shelf package here.

How we do it

We quickly find out what your needs are and the desired outcomes. We need to be clear on how we can help, we offer a free exploring session
We work with you to design a solution, nothing is off-the-shelf so you can be sure it will be made to measure, (“made to measure” doesn’t mean expensive, it’s just how we do it).
We can deliver face-to-face or virtually, in-house or offsite.
We want you to be able to measure success.

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