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.