About Louise Pollock
I am a neuro-economist (a combination of a neuroscientist and economist) who has worked in industry, the Treasury, the City and the Charity sector. My experience has taught me it is always the people that make an organisation successful, or not.
Since having my own family, I have trained to really understand how the brain works, what causes each individual to think and behave differently and what encourages or holds them back. I love working with people. I have found my own investment in learning helps me to help other people understand how they think and feel and how to think and feel better.
I have qualifications in economics, finance, coaching, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, mindfulness teaching for children and the Grief Recovery Method. I am currently studying for an MSc in the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at Kings College London. I am qualified as an Executive, Team and Personal Coach. I love melding my corporate experience with the latest research in the more psychology related subjects.
I have previously managed a team responsible for refinancing the Balkans after the wars in that region; another responsible for Government financing of small and medium sized enterprises in the UK. I have written speeches and briefing for debates in both Houses of Parliament, represented the UK in various international fora and within international financial institutions, such as the IMF, World Bank and G7. I have been the Head of Operations in a Private Equity firm and a non-executive director in one of the largest nursing agencies in the UK. I have run my own business working as a independent strategy consultant, including working with the Board and senior executive team of a £5bn pension fund to assist them in the development of the strategy that led to the creation of one larger £10bn fund.
I have a deep understanding of the requirements of corporate and C-Suite clients and the pressures and challenges they and their organisations face. From the very early stages of my career, I have specialised in providing support for the person with the most isolated role at the top of an organisation. I have been a 'Pilotlighter' in the Charity sector, providing support to Charity Boards.
My current working roles:
I am currently a NED in Multi-Academy Trust with 16 schools, serving approximately 4,500 children in Surrey and Hampshire.
I am the founder of Neuroconomy which is a consultancy which brings together the lastest thinking in economics, business psychology and neuroscience to help people improve thinking and decision making.
I am the founder of Disruptive Coaching which merges corporate experience with the latest coaching techniques to create truly unique and bespoke coaching programs for corporate individuals and teams.
I am the founder of Double Bubble Coaching which creates coaching products that allow children to communicate more easily with the adults in their lives. These products sell to parents, schools and therapists.
Without question, my toughest role of all is that of mother to three children!
Areas of Specialism