At Make Work Play we are on a mission to harness the power of play to create happy, healthy, collaborative teams. Because we believe it’s easier to get the hard work done when you’re having fun.


Play creates optimism, helps us comprehend complexity and make connections. It fosters empathy, increases the plasticity of our minds and leads to mastery. 


With this in mind we offer playful workshops and coaching that draw on improvisation, storytelling, imagery, embodiment and nature. We create a container where you can get the work done without it feeling like work.


And we send people away feeling connected, motivated and clear about the road ahead. 




Lucy is a facilitator, systemic coach and designer of immersive learning experiences. She is a passionate believer that things go better when we play and specialises in helping people to use creative practice to find their flow and work together better. 


Before setting up Make Work Play Lucy worked variously as a behaviour change consultant, a collaborator with On Your Feet, as part of the Story Team at Greenpeace International and as a Strategy Director for eatbigfish. She is a ‘Forest Friend’ of Dancing Fox. Together they run training sessions for activists on the power of improv and story to create a better world.


Lucy has held positions as Visiting Faculty on MSc Programmes at Ashridge Business School and the Metanoia Institute. She studied PPE at Oxford and has trained in Systemic Coaching and Constellation Mapping, improvisational theatre and puppetry. 



"We used Make Work Play for a senior management strategy meeting. 
A mixture of personalities came together, developed meaningful, creative
strategies and really bonded as a team. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy myself quite so much and walk away with an exceedingly workable plan to implement. A unique and productive way to push your teams further than they anticipated. I would recommend Lucy and the Make Work Play team in a heartbeat."
Shelley Atkin, VP, EMEA Theatrical Finance, Twentieth Century Fox
“Lucy is one of the most intuitive trainers I’ve ever met. She took us out
of our heads and put us into our bodies, where the best and most authentic
ideas come from. We got a ton of positive feedback on the workshop.”
M L Lalonde, Head of Brand Engagement, UNICEF
"What an incredible result we achieved with Lucy's help – every minute
delivered more than we could have hoped for. I can't recommend Lucy enough. We have a small team with many being on the 'quietly brilliant' social scale and by noon on the second day we were all ready to take on the world to ensure we succeeded at delivering the goals we have in place. Absolutely wonderful. Can't wait until we do it all again next year!" 
Sam Seaton, CEO, Moneyhub
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‘We worked with Make Work Play to design and facilitate an offsite day for our team. Lucy was masterful in how she built the day's activities. We got to learn more about ourselves and our shared ambitions in a day than we might have in months any other way. The entire team expressed gratitude and joy at the end of the experience and many have asked when we are repeating it.’
David Scholtz, COO, mallowstreet