What is coaching?
Coaching is a process of seeking, exploring and discovery. Through questioning, listening, spotting patterns, unpicking assumptions, challenging narratives that might not be serving you, and prioritising actions, coaching can help you get unstuck and create a way forward. It can help you uncover what might be holding you back on specific goals, or serve as a space to explore who you are and what you want. I use coaching to help people and organisations find clarity, courage and a path through complex challenges and situations.
You might be looking for someone to listen deeply to you, challenge you, champion you, and help you find a path forward. Or perhaps you're looking for space to explore your values and what you want. I often work with people who are connected in some way to positive social or environmental impact.
You might engage my support to...
explore your vision and clarify the goals you want to work toward
identify and develop your values and ideas
sit with uncertainty, face difficult situations and find clarity in complexity
feel supported to act in the face of the climate crisis
discover and use your strengths
feel courage and confidence in your voice and way of being
create change in some aspect of your life or work
help create a just, inclusive, sustainable world
adapt to a changing future
I've worked in various contexts - from local authorities facing budget cuts and yet being asked to achieve net zero carbon emissions, to organisations seeking to create social and environmental value, to communities around the world wanting to clearly understand and use their strengths, and to individuals wanting to find their authentic voice, values and vocation. My clients have launched organisations, improved their confidence, and changed careers.
"Since starting coaching with you, I am feeling more confident and able to make decisions. Your coaching has enabled me to reflect on the way I carry myself at work and in life, and the ways in which I am able to successfully bring more of myself into the work sphere. I feel very listened to - thank you!." - Jenny T, Manager, InterHealth Worldwide
What kind of coach am I?
I draw on various tools in my coaching. I am resourceful, compassionate and intuitive, and people say they value my perceptive and thoughtful approach. I've overcome challenging situations in my personal and professional life, and these experiences have strengthened my ability as a coach. I've trained in goal-based coaching (certified by the Association for Coaching), and transformational coaching (accredited by the International Coaching Federation), which involves going beneath the surface and looking at how clients see themselves, rather than just the actions they take. I have a certificate in group coaching & facilitation, and enjoy working with communities and organisations to unlock strengths, realise vision, and find common ground. I've also trained with Climate Change Coaches.
"Elizabeth thinks deeply, proactively and compassionately. Her multiple gifts include thought leadership, and coaching of change-makers. She brings original, often left- field solutions, to difficult problems." - Dr Lankester, Doctor, Founder & Author
Let's take things outside
If you're based in Devon, we can take our coaching sessions outdoors (and so take your thinking outside of your usual four walls). This could be a walk in a park, or along a river or beach, or on Dartmoor or Exmoor. Please see my walking page for details.
Seven-session coaching package for individuals:
Initial 60 minute call to explore your aims and goals
6 x 60 minute coaching calls (roughly two per month - online, phone, or in-person)
Access via email between sessions, to check-in or share learning
Worksheets or 'homework' between sessions, where helpful
Signposting to helpful or inspiring resources
£300 upfront, or split over three payments of £110 (10% off if paid upfront). Travel costs will be added on if in person (no travel costs if coaching is in-person near Exeter, or on Dartmoor).
I offer a free 30 minute coaching call to explore what coaching might do for you, before you decide to buy. Get in touch to enquire. Please see this page for some testimonials