Hi, I’m Lara Brockie
I have over 20 years industry experience as a Consultant and Project Manager, working with entrepreneurs, small businesses and some of the largest companies in the world, and I understand what it is like to have to worry about running your business as well as working in your business.
My project experience ranges from large scale multi-million pound international projects to small startups and solo entrepreneurs. I also have significant experience in managing third party contractors and remote project teams.
I started my career as a software engineer, and then spent 9 years as an IT Service Management Consultant in London. I returned to Scotland and set up Lara Brockie Consulting Limited in 2005, where I provided Change and Project Management services to international financial services institutions.
I qualified as a Certified Professional Coach in 2010 and built my own coaching business in 2015 while also learning the principles of online marketing. I enjoyed this work so much that I became professionally trained in online marketing and business support and have since been successful in assisting other businesses with their online marketing.
I have a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Dundee, and a Diploma in Management from Henley Business School.
- Certified Prince2 Registered Practitioner – 2006
- Certified ITIL V3 Expert – 2009
- Certified Professional Coach – 2010
You can find out more about my career on my LinkedIn profile.
“I worked closely with Lara during her term with RBS and strongly recommend Lara, she is the ultimate professional with a solid PM track record.”
Global Head of Supplier Management, Resourcing and Policy & Employment, RBS
“I am very happy to recommend Lara, I very much enjoyed working with her. She demonstrates a professional customer focus approach and will work the ‘extra mile’ to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained. Working with others she is a very supportive and positive. She has a high level of commitment in all aspects of the roles and responsibilities she is given.”
IT Operations Change Manager, Euroclear, Brussels
“Lara is a very strong business consultant with an excellent knowledge of both process and system analysis. She single handedly drove forward an important strategic business proposal which added significant value, engaging with multiple potential suppliers across a complex business area.”
Director, Deutsche Bank
“Lara provided a very high standard of leading business analysis skills to an essential strategic project for Barclays Wealth. She demonstrated all the skills, experience and approach elements needed in a lead analyst, personally taking the whole project from inception through feasibility, supplier selection, business case and planning stages. Clearly gets to the root of a business problem, identifies the best solution and is able to match to the most beneficial technology solution. An excellent change professional with wide ranging and relevant experience.”
Managing Director, Aegon UK
“It was a pleasure working with Lara on the development of Hawthorns Consultancy website. Lara takes the time to understand your drivers and requirements and works collaboratively to turn concepts and ideas into reality.
Lara brings a wealth of experience of best practice examples to the process which have been instrumental to the development of Hawthorns Consultancy website.
I can highly recommend Lara’s work to anyone else looking to develop or enhance their website.”
Managing Director, Hawthorns Consultancy
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