Former Aerospace Engineer, FTSE 100 Executive & Management Consultant

Founder of Brainy Girl’s Guide to Business

  • Are you stuck, overwhelmed or stressed out about your business?
  • Are you a former high-flying professional, now struggling when it comes to running your own business?
  • Are you ready for your business to take-off but frustrated with your progress?
  • Did you start your own business so that you would have more time and greater flexibility only to feel that you spend more time working in your business than you ever did in your job?

If you can relate to these challenges then Business Coaching may be for you.



Imagine if you had a supportive, objective mentor to help you with the next phase of your business.

Someone to help you figure out the next steps.

And to hold you accountable for taking them.




On the |BRILLIANT WOMEN IN BUSINESS| program you could:

1.  Clarify your business vision and strategy so that you know what you want to do in your business and why you want to do it.

2. Clarify your business goals and form an action plan that you can start work on immediately. 

3. Figure out your priorities so that you know what you can ditch, what you can delegate and what you should be doing yourself. You’ll free up your time to do your best work and you’ll feel less overwhelmed.

 4. Discover what marketing is really all about (and here’s a quick hint, marketing isn’t cheesy sales and it isn’t all about promotion) and create your 6 month marketing plan.

5. Finally get ‘unstuck’ and make the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. Go away motivated and focused and ready to take the next steps.

6. Understand your own limiting beliefs, how they are holding you back and what you can do to change them.

7. Feel more confident in yourself and your business so that you make those big decisions and take those steps outside your comfort zone that you’ve been putting off.

 8. Figure out the strategies and structures that you can implement to reduce overwhelm, maximise productivity and achieve the balance you desire in your business and personal life.


The Entrepreneur

You own your own business but either it isn’t as successful as you would like or you are so busy working in your business you’re becoming overwhelmed and can’t see the wood for the trees. You need to take a step back and figure out which ideas to run with, where to focus and how you can be more productive and efficient. If you’re a coach, therapist or consultant the number of people you can help is limited by the number of hours in the day. If you run a product-based business either you’re not making the sales you want, aren’t making the profit you want or are ready to grow the business and don’t know where to start.

 The Aspiring Entrepreneur

You have a successful professional career but you’ve been dreaming of starting your own business for a long time. Either you don’t have a business idea or you’ve got  idea but you’re not sure where to start. You can’t afford to leave your day job so you need to create an exit strategy – a plan of action that will enable you to take the leap.

 The Juggler

You are either of the above and a hard-working mum. Basically you have two jobs. You are juggling your work and family-life leaving little time for yourself. You know there is a better way but don’t know what that is or how to go about achieving it. You’re stressed and overwhelmed and don’t even have the time to sit down and figure it out, never mind make any changes.

If you’re still wondering how mentoring can help you, did you know that the most powerful women in business have mentors? If you think multi-millionaire entrepreneur Marie Forleo did it all on her own, think again. Marie Forleo counts women like Ali Brown amongst her mentors.

I myself have sought out mentors throughout my adult life and can count a former FTSE 100 HR Director, a highly successful multiple business owner and a women’s mentor and coach with a PhD in Psychology amongst them.


We all need support from time to time.



Lynsey Whitehouse MScI have First Class Honours degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Psychology and a Masters degree in Business Management.

had a successful career in the aerospace industry for 20 years. 

I made Principal Consultant at an International Energy Consultancy in my 20s and set up my first business, a Management Consultancy when I was 30. A few years later when I was pregnant with my daughter I accepted an Executive position at a FTSE 100 international defence company.  

A successful career and a beautiful baby girl. Things couldn’t be better.

 But fast-forward a few years and things weren’t going quite the way I wanted.

I was experienced, highly qualified and exceptional at my job but I was also under a lot of pressure to increase the part-time hours I had negotiated and told there was little chance of further promotion unless I did. I believe in creating your own future, something I’d always done up until that point but I realised I felt beholden to the organisation, it’s ideals and culture for my own future success.

The turning point for me came when I was sitting in a Director’s lunch. I was the most senior woman at my table and was disheartened to hear how the other women felt. They felt stuck. Trapped. They thought they’d hit the glass ceiling already. They believed they needed to ‘make Executive’ before having children because they didn’t believe it was possible afterwards. Then a senior female Executive gave a speech intended to inspire us. She talked about how she had progressed through the organisation to the position she now held, one grade more senior than me. And her story was inspirational… until she told us that her husband had given up his job to look after their young children so that she could take this senior position. So that she could work the long hours expected. 

Was this the message we were sending the women in the organisation? That you couldn’t be there to look after your children and hold down a senior position?

I believe organisations should provide women the opportunity to have successful careers without prejudice, limitation or barrier. Women should be able to create a balance between a brilliant working life and happy home life. But I also believe in empowering women to make things happen themselves. It’s much easier to change yourself than to change the culture deeply entrenched in an organisation.

I realised I wanted to combine all of the experience I had gained in my engineering, consultancy and leadership roles with everything I had learned studying Psychology and so not long after that I took the decision to leave my Executive position and set up a business to help talented female entrepreneurs.

I founded Brainy Girl’s Guide to Business, a community to empower aspiring female entrepreneurs through business and leadership training, mentoring and consultancy.  I also founded the Talented Women Program to provide Executive Coaching to talented, high-achieving, professional women. 

I’ve worked in leadership positions for more than 10 years and mentored for more than 20. I love my work and love helping talented women design a working life that they will love too. Women  from Vancouver and New York to Edinburgh and London.

Women just like you.

Lynsey Whitehouse
MSc BEng BSc (Psych) CEng MIMechE
CEO & Founder of Brainy Girl’s Guide to Business
Founder of the Talented Women Program



Option 1 | The VIP One-Day Intensive




What is a VIP One-Day Intensive?


VIP One-Day Intensives take place in person here in the UK (or over Skype if you are unable to meet up in person). With this structured, powerful breakthrough process you’ll see faster results because, unlike other forms of coaching or mentoring, you don’t need to wait weeks or months for the breakthrough you need and can begin taking action immediately.


What’s included?


  • Your Welcome Pack. Your welcome pack provides the foundation for the next phase of your business and includes a Business Review and a link for you to take your scientifically validated VIA Strengths Profile before the VIP day itself.  {Value £750}.
  • On the day itself we will begin with the goals you identified in your Business Review and a look at your Strengths Profile. From there you will go through a structured process to help you craft powerful goals and action plans {Value £2000}.
  • At the end of the day you will go away with a 6 month, 90 day and 30 day action plan {Value 500}.
  • You also get 30 days of email coaching to make sure you stay on track and commit to the action plans you put in place during the intensive {Value £500}.
  • You will also be provided with editable worksheets to support you in implementing your action plan {Value £250}.

{Total Value £4,000}


YOU PAY £1, 497



 Option 2 | The 90 Day Platimun Program



What is the 90 Day Platinum Program?

If you’re someone that wants to reach stratospheric heights in your business, the 90 Day Platinum Program is for you. It’s the chance for you to capitalise on the breakthroughs made on the VIP Day and boost your business even further.


What’s included?


You get everything included in the VIP One-Day Intensive program {Value: £4000}



  • 5 Skype mentoring calls to help you stay on track, stay motivated and re-evaluate your action plans as needed {Value: £2000 }
  • 60 additional days of email mentoring in between calls providing you with support and accountability for  a total of 90 days {Value: £1500}


{Total Value £7,500}


YOU PAY: £2,997

If you are interested in the |BRILLIANT WOMEN IN BUSINESS| program book in for your free discovery session.


What is a free discovery session?


A discovery session is a free 40 minute Skype call which gives us both the opportunity to explore whether the |BRILLIANT WOMEN IN BUSINESS| program is right for you. If you are ready to invest in yourself and launch the next phase of your business you can book your free discovery session below.


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I work with women who are serious about taking their business to the next level.

I work with women that are prepared to invest in their own development.

But taking your business to the next level isn’t about pushing yourself until you break. It’s about achieving great things in your business and achieving balance in your life. After years working in the aerospace and defence industry I retrained in Psychology because I’m fascinated by the role of the mind in personal and organisational success and it’s my aim to break the cycle of frustration, overwhelm, stress and struggle experienced by many women like you in business today.


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I contacted Lynsey as I was feeling more and more lost in my never ending to do list and contradicting advice on how to get it sorted. I wanted someone to help me get clearer and stop the merry go round in my head. Our session was intense and powerful. Lynsey got to the crux of the issue, and seemed to understand how I think, and how my contrary ‘creator’ brain will gleefully jump from one thing to another but actually finishing anything is a different matter. By the end of the session I had many notes and several lightbulb moments as to what was going on and how I might approach things. Since the session I have done a great deal of thinking and had many more revelations as I sorted through the notes. This has allowed me to make a clearer plan for the next year, broken down into sensible chunks and also priorities. So I no longer feel I have to do everything right now, this minute. For the first time in ages I feel back in control and I can see a main path towards my goals, rather than several interwoven and confusing tracks.

Jennifer Syme

Writer & Creativity Coach, The Cramped Creative


Q. How do I know if the program is right for me?

If you aspire to be brilliant in business and are ready to invest in yourself at this level the |BRILLIANT WOMEN IN BUSINESS| program is probably right for you. But to be sure I always speak to potential clients first to make sure the program is a good fit. To find out if the program is right for you click here to book your discovery session.

If you’re not ready to take responsibility for your own future or to invest in yourself at this level then this program isn’t for you.

Q. Will I get free coaching in the discovery call?

The discovery call is for both of us to find out if the |BRILLIANT WOMEN IN BUSINESS| program is right for you. I only take on women who are serious about taking responsibility for their future and are really ready to invest in themselves at this level. The discovery call is a gentle exploration of your aspirations and goals, obstacles and challenges before we both commit to your VIP One-Day Intensive.

Q. I don’t have Skype. Can I still book a discovery session?

You can download Skype to your computer, tablet or smart phone right here. It’s completely free and easy to use. http://www.skype.com

Q. I don’t think I’m able to meet up in person for a |BRILLIAN WOMEN IN BUSINESS| VIP Day. Can I still participate in the program?

Yes, the program can be carried out via Skype. I have worked with women from all over the world in this way.



This was a great opportunity to revisit my current goals and identify and overcome any obstacles that were getting in my way. For me it provided a fresh perspective and generated valuable insights to help my business goals.

6 Day Goal Achievement Program Graduate, 2014

Elizabeth Gordon

Business Consultant, Female Success

It empowered me… I was able to push through my inner procrastinator and believe in the power of me! Highly recommend!

6 Day Goal Achievement Program Graduate, 2014

Rhian Wyn Harrison

Illustrator, Rhian Wyn Harrison Illustrations

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