9 Quick Questions with Lyndsey


A warm welcome to Lyndsey Douglas, the new Learning and Courses Coordinator at Clore Leadership who joined the team in August 2018!

1. How would you describe yourself?

Calm, friendly and my enthusiasm for learning often brings out my geeky side.

2. Where are you from? What brought you to Clore Leadership?

I’ve always been London based. I started my career doing various fixed term contracts at the Natural History Museum and fell in love with museums. After 5 or so years I re-trained to work in Learning and Development and have been luckily enough to do so at Royal Museums Greenwich and now Clore Leadership. I was familiar with the reputation of Clore Leadership and wanted to come here to learn from the best!

3. Favourite part of your working day?

Arriving at Somerset House, it is beautiful and there is always something going on.

4. What do you do for Clore Leadership? How would you explain what you do to a 5-year-old?

I’m the Learning and Course Coordinator, I support Fiona the Courses Manager in looking after the short courses and handling the administration. I get to do some programming too which is exciting. In simple terms my purpose is to make everything run smoothly.

5. Your biggest challenge at work?

My colleagues Laura and Shelley said in their Q&A that our office “planking” sessions are the biggest challenge – I could say that escaping the planking session is the bigger challenge.

6. What gives you energy?

Caffeine, fresh air and enthusiastic people. Also time spent reading or listening to podcasts resets my energy.

7. What makes you laugh?


8. A leader you admire?

I have been lucky enough to work with some great leaders in my career so far so I automatically think of people I know – they probably wouldn’t want to be named and shamed here though.

9. Favourite art form?
Literature and the perfect museum exhibition.