Elizabeth Crosse

With over 30 years of involvement in the coaching profession, Elizabeth describes herself as a research practitioner with a deep interest in how coaches develop expertise. She was one of the first accredited coach supervisors in the UK and holds the International Coaching Federation’s Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential. She has extensive experience working across the public and private sectors and was a pioneer in introducing internal coaching to the Civil Service. Her portfolio included Deutsche Bank, Société Générale, LBS, NHS, EUSA Pharma, Nestlé, and various government departments, including the Home Office and Ministry of Justice.

Her practice focuses on the professional and personal development of coaches. She is a mentor coach and supervisor with a passion for fostering ‘practical wisdom’ and lifelong learning. As a mentor, she has supported hundreds of coaches in successfully achieving the International Coaching Federation’s ACC, PCC and MCC credentials. As a supervisor, she helps coaches engage in different, more beneficial ways to address current and future challenges during times of uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and constant, rapid change. The core of how she works is through reflective dialogues that enable greater self-awareness and clarity. In helping coaches articulate their signature presence, they can integrate their vulnerabilities, strengths, and talents into everything they do. Coaches tell her they appreciate her knowledge, creativity, honesty and directness. Her insight and compassion allow her to challenge with integrity and inspire coaches to work with the authenticity that enables them to deliver excellence for their clients.

Elizabeth has navigated dyslexia and dyspraxia to achieve three Masters degrees, including an MA in Coaching and Mentoring, and is currently completing her Doctorate. She was a Fellow of the CIPD and holds membership of the British Psychological Society, qualified to administer a wide range of personality, ability and aptitude instruments. This personal developmental journey enables her to work holistically, using intellectual rigour in a structured, flexible and creative way in responding to the specific requirements of coaches.

“You have given me a mind-set that my role is to stay focused on what is important for the client and they are accountable for taking action. In previous coach training it seemed like the coach had to design the methods and structure for the action plan. I realise now that is managing not coaching!”

“I benefitted particularly from the confidential, neutral and reflective space which enabled unrestricted exploration of some real fundamentals. This included establishing what’s important to me, life-line evolution, communication styles, taking charge of my own situation, coping with frustrations etc. Several useful challenges/steers gave me a ‘take-away’ from each session.”

“I hoped that coaching would provide me with an opportunity to break down any barriers to personal career progression and development – I wasn’t sure how it would do this. The coaching process helped me to firstly identify what the barriers were, secondly why they existed and techniques that I could use to overcome any barriers to what I wanted to achieve … Coaching for me really pulled out what seemed to be complicated issues to break down and identify personal blockers and put very simple solutions in place – the result in my case has been positive action and steps in the direction that I wanted to take.”