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Lucy Patterson


Lucy Patterson

Design Thinking Facilitator, Business Consultant & Trainer, Flourish Unlimited & NeurOkay CIC

Lucy's professional bio / interests

Co-Creator of the UK's first accredited Design Thinking course. At Flourish Unlimited, I provide workshop facilitation and consultancy to help you apply the principals of design thinking to your start-up / scale-up business, in order to achieve stakeholder centred solutions and sustainable, profitable growth. At NeurOkay CIC, I work alongside my dual-diagnosed neurodivergent Co-Founder to improve neuro-inclusivity within the workplace. We offer CPD accredited training courses for organisations, and an Access to Work funded program that uses design thinking tools and techniques, emotional regulation and executive functioning coaching to enable neurodivergent individuals to start / scale small business'. I also facilitate Does My Business Look Big in This? An inclusive membership community providing networking, training, co-working, accountability, and social opportunities for self-employed women, and micro business owners. I love nothing better than travelling off the beaten track, and experiencing new cultures. Most mornings you'll find me riding my bike along the seafront where we live, or reading a good book with a coffee in the garden. (I'm a fair-weather lover of both! ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Iโ€™d like help withโ€ฆ

Developing my skillset, better understanding inclusive community models, making connections, and building relationships with other Community Leaders.

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about meโ€ฆ

I'm one of only 16 people in the world to have graduated from Babson College's Inspiration USA Business Growth Program. (Babson have been named the No.1 University in the world for entrepreneurship for the past 25 years.) I once got stuck in a revolving door with Imelda Marcus. (My shoes were definitely nicer than hers! ๐Ÿ˜‰) I once arrived at the wrong entrance for a meeting at The Pentagon, so was escorted through the building by a US Marine. He walked backwards closing doors and shutting blinds as he went. (Pre 9/11 obviously.)

I live in


A career highlight

Being mentored by Sir John Bird as part of the prize for winning the Dragon's Den for Social Enterprise prototype competition.




Joined Guild

Jan 08, 2022