But when a high flying business client called her office unexpectedly and then summoned her to a crucial catch-up meeting in downtown Copenhagen she paused for a minute -before calling a cab to Manchester Airport.
“I was stunned – and delighted when I received the call because it was from Lucy Robertshaw, Business Development Director with Arena Instrumentation, a fast growing Cheshire company that has just expanded to Sweden and Denmark,” said Olivia.
“Lucy has been a client of mine for some time because she recognises the importance of staying focussed in her high-powered role and she knows that professional business coaching is a valuable tool in ensuring you stay at the top of your game.
“I must say I was not surprised by Lucy’s rapid rise through the ranks in a professional organisation like Arena. It was patently clear to me that Arena’s expansion to Scandinavia would not have run so smoothly without her sheer professionalism, dogged determination and vision.
“But I was stunned when I took the phone call from her to say she wanted me to continue coaching her while she was in Scandinavia.”
Lucy, who was based at Arena’s Ellesmere Port HQ before moving full-time to the company’s new Swedish HQ said: “Olivia’s coaching sessions have been incredibly valuable for me and came into their own when I was jetting between countries and working around the clock to get our Scandinavian offices up-and-running.
“Now I’m based in Sweden full time, it seems sensible to continue the sessions which keep me focussed and moving forward. That’s why I called Olivia. We might not get together as often as we used to but I will still be calling on her services. After all, I’m only a short flight away.”
David Dawe, Managing Director of Arena, a technology and asset management company which counts Rolls Royce, the NHS and Astra Zeneca among its clients, said: “Lucy is a key member of our team and is now tasked with making our Scandinavian operation as successful as our business here in the UK.
“Lucy is a businesswoman who will do whatever it takes to succeed. And if that includes business coaching, then so be it.”
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