Growing up in New Zealand, I never knew what I wanted to do for a career. Then one day my French teacher Mrs Simpson suggested I would make a good accountant. And I thought that's it! I would study accounting at university, get a job with a firm of Chartered Accountants and then see a business of interest.
And so that's what I did. But it took me many years to find anything else I was interested in doing. In the meantime I was working in the City of London where I had achieved a degree of success but deep down I knew I was in the wrong place. And I kept looking for work I would love, that would use my talents, where I would feel happy and in the right place.
So how did I start doing career coaching?
After many year of exploring, I came across coaching. When I first started coaching I was focused on the area of relationships. I started to notice a primary concern of most people is doing well in their career. And then one of my young clients asked me "how can I be happy in my personal life if I am not happy in my career?"
The truth of that and the importance of career coaching hit me, after all we are at work from 9-5pm every day (if we are lucky) If we are not happy there it has a tremendous impact on our life. With my background too, I could relate to people who were unfulfilled and unhappy (unsatisfied) at work. I soon started working with people who were keen to make career changes.
I also started to focus on executive coaching when I saw how quickly people progressed when they had ongoing support. One of my clients, a young lawyer initially came to work on relationships, I then also helped her get honours in her bar exam, a promotion and three pay rises.
And I realised what a difference ongoing executive coaching can make so people have a sounding board in place and can both progress more quickly and handle better all the opportunities and stresses of the corporate world.
Elizabeth has been featured in the Sunday Times, the
Telegraph, Marie Claire, the Irish Times, Daily Mail, Metro, Grazia and Psychologies magazine. Elizabeth was also a Macmillan Cancer Support's expert on one of their fund raising campaigns & was interviewed on BBC Radio. Most recently she featured on Natwest Premier's blog 'Time for a Change' about people changing their job or career after the Pandemic https://rbspremierhub.com/arti...
Elizabeth also presented a talk at the Wealth Etiquette event 'How to Make More Money in your Career" Elizabeth has run workshops with Chelsea Football Club, the law firm O'Melveny & Myers and the New Zealand Business Women's Network. She has also presented at Women in Banking and Finance in the City and at the Empowering Women's Summit. Her first Tedx talk was in 2013. Elizabeth also has a Huffington Post column & has written blogs for wearethecity.com and female first.
So how can I work with you?
I work with ambitious people who are keen to progress to the next level in their career. I also work with professional men and women who are unhappy or dissatisfied in their career and help them get the happy, fulfilling and successful career that they desire.
I'm open-minded, non-judgmental and used to dealing with all kinds of situations – and I successfully use a combination of techniques to help you reach your goals.
Experience & Qualifications
- Experienced Executive Coach & Career Coach
- Leading authority on Career Coach Technologies (CCT)
- Chartered Accountant (current qualification) and 8 years experience of the corporate world
- Master Practitioner & Coach in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) - International Training Seminars
- Clinical Hypnotherapist: Diploma, Practitioner & Cognitive Behavioural qualifications - London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) where I have also lectured
- Full member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)