I am Director of Higher Education at Immanuel College in Hertfordshire and was previously Assistant Headteacher at an ethnically diverse comprehensive school in London. Through my work, I have recognised the desperate need for mentoring and guidance for students in addition to their formal academic curriculum. Having provided this guidance at schools and colleges, I established my own coaching practice, focused on education and careers (www.natalielancer.com). I have helped countless students realise their potential and secure places at the university of their choice.
At Birkbeck, University of London, I am currently researching the value of coaching undergraduates. I coach young people as part of the Business Skills and Personal Development Programme I designed, recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management. I am the Director of the Educational Development and Evaluation Centre (www.edecentre.org) and have lectured and published on coaching in the education sector.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Coaching, university entrance, existential psychology, developing courses