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Lyndsey Oliver

Chief MsChief Maker - M4 Coaching Ltd trading as Making MsChief

Lyndsey Oliver

She wanted to (and wants to) live in a world where real representation, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) can be experienced at every level of government, business, and community. A world where all humans are equal – regardless of their labels. Currently, the world is a long way off from that. She needed to do something to change it so she set up a consultancy called making MsChief. She currently works with organizations and individuals to ‘break some glass’ and dismantle the systems that separate and divide.

“Normal” is a myth. “Normal” can hinder progress in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Before Making MsChief, she worked for Diageo, and her Leadership career centered around systems, processes, policy, and people. She has led Global teams, programs, projects, and change. DEI affects all of us – it’s not just a “human” or “resource” issue. Having a non-HR background allows her to bring a different perspective to the issues and solutions needed for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It takes courage and vulnerability to be inclusive and do things outside of the “norm” – doing things differently is essential to make real progress and sustained change. “I also really like dogs, sports, and my family!”

She is a champion of working parents, and inclusive leaders, and an advocate of building diverse, equal, and equitable workplaces.

She throws the spotlight on company culture around Diversity and Inclusion. She challenges mindsets, questions belief systems, and makes the unconscious conscious. She encourages leaders to have difficult (and often messy) conversations around bias and stereotyping.

Ultimately, she designs and delivers programs to help individuals become the authentic leader they are destined to be, and not the leader they “should” be or the version they are told to be. I re-invent, recreate, and innovate; twisting tried and tested coaching models into my own unconventional hybrid style.

When she’s not making MsChief, she manages her own work-life balance. She is a proud Mum of two boys, an outdoor enthusiast, a messy creative, a cross-fitter, and a dog-lover.

Lyndsey Oliver

We work with more than 200 leading Life Sciences companies including:

Working with Life Science Access Academy, our company love the variety of the many courses that are on offer. The hour long courses on specific subjects are really useful on Friday lunchtimes for our field teams and gain a lot of interest.

Life Science Access Academy are also super flexible and helpful when it comes to tailoring some additional sessions to our needs.

Marsha Gray, Training Specialist

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

Frontier Medical has fully implemented, Life Science Access Academy allowing Sales and Marketing to utilise the system. Maximising on line learning for all remote staff stimulates a culture of self-development giving individuals the accountability and responsibility to broaden their skills set.

Life Science Access Academy training is topical and a good fit for the faced paced healthcare market.

Simon Warden - National Sales Manager

Frontier Medical Group

I have found the training via the Life Science Access Academy to be excellent and I know many of my colleagues have as well.

The content is always kept up to date and there is huge and interesting variety of topics covered. The site is curated in a way that makes it clear and easy to navigate. Also, the staff at Life Science access Academy are friendly and responsive and all the experts are always knowledgeable in their areas.

Richard Edmonds

Gedeon Richter Women's Health

The variety and relevancy of content brings value to many different roles across the healthcare industry.

I have also been overwhelmed by the way the Life Science Access Academy team have accommodated our own business needs, being sensitive yet responsive to helping us since its formation.

Robb Sayers, UK Capability Lead

ViiV Healthcare