Elizabeth Crosse

Elizabeth is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), with over 30 years of expertise in coaching, learning and development and was a pioneer in introducing internal coaching to the Civil Service. Her portfolio has included Deutsche Bank, Société Générale, London Business School, NHS, EUSA Pharma, Nestlé and various government departments including the Home Office and Ministry of Justice.

Her practice focuses on the professional development and personal growth of coaches. She is a supervisor, mentor, and academic research practitioner with a passion for fostering ‘practical wisdom’ and lifelong learning. As a mentor she has supported hundreds of coaches successfully achieving the International Coaching Federation’s ACC, PCC and MCC accreditations. As a supervisor she helps individuals 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 dialogue which enable greater self-awareness and clarity. In helping individuals articulate their signature presence they are able to integrate their vulnerabilities, strengths, and talents into everything they do. Coaches tell her that she has a motivational and supportive style and they like her creativity, honesty and directness. Her insight and compassion allow her to challenge with integrity, build trust and inspire individuals to achieve their ambitions and 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 working for her Doctorate. She was a Fellow of the CIPD and holds membership of the British Psychological Society, being 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 way that is structured, flexible and creative in responding to the specific requirements of clients.

“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.”