The People Project

helping people to feel and perform better

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Our story

We are psychologists with a curiosity for human flourishing. Over a decade working in the corporate and education sectors, we recognised that emotional flexibility and resilience is crucial to human performance and wellbeing.

Drawing on evidence-based psychological approaches, we set up The People Project. Together we work to develop emotional flexibility, resilience and sustainable high performance for individuals, teams and organisations.

What we do

We’re people experts.

We help people to feel and perform at their best, no matter what they do.

Evidence shows that when people are feeling and performing at their best, they are:
– more engaged and productive
– more effective leaders and managers
– more creative and innovative
– able to create cultures where everyone can perform
– better able to support those they teach or lead to flourish

Through consultancy, training and coaching we’ve worked with clients to:
– build organisational resilience strategies
– train top teams in emotionally flexible leadership
– develop positive and innovative cultures
– coach hundreds of individuals to flourish in their professional and personal lives.

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Our clients & work

We’d love to help you or your organisation. For an overview of some of the work we’ve done and the clients we’ve worked with, please use the tabs below:


  • We provide consultancy services to clients who would like to better understand how to support their people to become more resilient, effective and to perform to their potential.

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  • We support our coaching clients to make positive changes; they learn to apply strategies to help themselves, their team and their colleagues. We might work with an employee directly or support a leader to create greater changes within their organisation.

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  • We deliver training which creates change. Many training programmes teach content, but we use our experience to help delegates to learn and apply new skills. We blend our research and knowledge with a client’s context and needs; the result is training which is relevant, engaging and effective and can be incorporated into existing programmes such as leadership development or talent management.

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Education sector

  • We care passionately about promoting resilient and positive learning cultures, and we work with a wide variety of partners across the education sector.

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Recent clients

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Dr Lindsay Joyce, Director

Lindsay JoyceAn HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered Psychologist, Lindsay specialises in simplifying psychological theory and applying it to real-world workplace contexts. She is a sought-after coach, facilitator, trainer and keynote speaker in the field of resilience, has spoken at international conferences, and has worked with corporate and public sector clients in the UK and Ireland to support their resilience and performance. Lindsay has also worked with hundreds of individual coaching clients including senior leaders. Lindsay is a former ‘people and change’ consultant, and an ambassador of the Teach First leadership programme.

Cornelia Lucey, Director

Lindsay JoyceAn experienced Senior Consultant and Coaching Psychologist, Cornelia draws extensively on leadership, change management as well as positive psychology approaches. She has worked with a wide range of public sector, charity and corporate organisations in the UK and the Middle East.
Cornelia is talented in improving individual, team and organisational performance through change management, business development and wider strategic projects. She also brings a track record in facilitation and was formerly a news journalist and is an ambassador of the Teach First leadership programme.

Michelle White

Lindsay JoyceMichelle is a Positive Coaching Psychologist and Change Consultant with over fifteen years’ experience of building dynamic teams and leaders within the cultural sector. With a passion for creating thriving organisations that flourish and excel within their field she has a track record in delivering large scale, complex projects and leading highly motivated teams. Working in both group settings and one-on-one Michelle combines her own experience with established positive psychology approaches working to build strength, sustainability and vitality into performance.

Mark Bixter

Lindsay JoyceMark is a certified life coach and coach trainer and is an enhanced practitioner in Narrative Coaching. He has 7 years’ experience in senior leadership within the charity sector and was Managing Director at Spark Inside, a charity delivering coaching in prisons. He is an advocate for self-empowerment and has a mission to apply coaching and a coaching approach in areas where it may not usually be found. He has coached young people, refugees, social workers, teachers and many clients within the charity sector. Mark describes his approach as relational, supportive and transformational.

Dr Lucy Moore

Lindsay JoyceLucy is an HCPC registered psychologist with a particular interest in education. She is a former primary teacher and middle leader who then pursued her doctorate in psychology; she now works with schools, students and teachers to help them to develop their resilience. Lucy is particularly interested in supporting teachers in the early stages of their careers, and she uses a wide variety of stress management techniques and psychological approaches.

Mairead Flynn

Lindsay JoyceMairead is an experienced stress management therapist; she is a qualified mindfulness teacher, yoga teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner. Mairead brings a particular interest in the mind-body connection into her work, and she very much enjoys supporting people to find ways to cope with stress and its effects on our physiology and psychology. She describes her work with clients as bringing people back to a place of resilience and vitality.

David Patterson

Lindsay JoyceDavid was a consultant with the Hay Group for 20 years and its UK Managing Director. He has worked with the leaders of airlines, utilities, retailers, government departments, colleges and schools to achieve the best they can with their people. He was a director of the National College for School Leadership and a director of Bioss International (Europe) for the last 10 years. David helps to guide our business, and he has a particular interest in consultancy projects.


For larger projects we work with other registered psychologists and coaches; if you’re interested in working with us, then do get in touch.

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