Lucy Johnson

Lucy Johnson is the founder and CEO of Green Salon, the UK’s first sustainable lifestyle consultancy. She is also one of Britain’s first sustainability coaches, working with people to give their homes and lives stylish green makeovers.

Green Salon offers unique and tailored guidance to individuals on how to make their lives glamorously green. Lucy is pioneering a drive to support the transition away from a carbon-intensive, throw-away lifestyle to a chic, conscious lifestyle, focusing on quality over quantity, through coaching, styling, workshops, talks, articles and a curated collection of gorgeous and truly sustainable brands.

Before starting Green Salon, Lucy was a television journalist for 16 years, covering the environment, politics and foreign affairs for broadcasters including ITN, APTN and the BBC. She spent her early journalistic career looking at the politics of the global energy supply.

In 2006, Lucy launched the ‘prototype’ Green Salon, a monthly networking event bringing together eco-entrepreneurs and investors to speed up money flows into green businesses, which ran until 2008 when she trained to become a psychotherapist. She ran her own private psychotherapy practice for the following 10 years.

Lucy has studied the circular economy at the Ellen McArthur Foundation and holds a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School. She has spent the last two decades reading widely and deeply about sustainability, eco-brands and human psychology, and works with consumers to develop new ways of doing things and move through the inevitable resistance thatcomes when we try to alter long-held habits. She also lives a low-waste and lower-carbon life herself and has a wealth of personal experience to share with others.

Image credit, headshot: Vicki Knights Photography