About us

At Integra Coaching we work with both individuals and organisations to help them bring about purposeful and sustainable change.  We are based in Scarborough, on the North Yorkshire Coast, with the beautiful North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds on our doorstep.  But we don't sit in our deckchairs looking out to sea all the time!  We do work locally, but our work also takes us much further afield.

Where we feel we are different, is in our approach to our work with clients.  We will not give you off-the-shelf solutions - there are no set formulas.  Instead we will take your lead and work with you to help you come up with your own ways of going forward.  A strong thread throughout our relationships with clients is an emphasis on core values and on being open and inclusive.

We care about the things you care about: a rewarding career, a satisfying work role, a thriving business, a happy and healthy life - one that is balanced and fulfilling.  We know from our experience that when you are bogged down in the day to day, facing overload or anxiety about the future, it is easy to lose sight of your main priorities or goals.  We will work with you to help you reconnect with what is really important to you, and to have the confidence to act on this in the future.  




Lesley Young, Director  

Lesley is an organisational development and learning specialist with over 25 years' experience of working in professional training and development in the public, not for profit and voluntary sectors. She has held senior roles in the NHS, Higher Education institutions, National Relate, and Action for Children.  She has directed her own consultancy business since 2010, and is also an accredited and experienced coach.  She specialises in helping individuals, organisations and teams to cope with the challenges they face in bringing about sustainable change.

As well as an MA in Adult Education and qualifications in Consulting, Coaching and Therapeutic Writing, Lesley is a member of Lapidus (Writing as Therapy), and uses bibliotherapy and creative writing in her coaching work.  She also works as a volunteer organisational development consultant for the Cranfield Trust, and works regularly with a diverse range of charitable projects that need help going forward. She also tutors for the U3A (University of the Third Age) in Health and Wellbeing.

Lesley is a member of the Association for Coaching and also the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.  She holds professional indemnity insurance for her coaching business.  Her approach is open and intuitive and she is passionate about making a difference.  When she is not working or writing you might find her walking her two whippets on Scarborough's beaches or the North York Moors - a great way to unwind and refocus.