Licensed Firework coaches
I specialise in career transition coaching and train other coaches to use the Firework career change process. Over the past 13 years I've worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds, including:
- 30 and 40 somethings who feel their current work isn't what they want to do until they retire;
- women with young families who want work that fits better with the rest of their life;
- 20 somethings who have fallen into work that they know isn't the right match for them; and
- people of all ages who want to feel they're doing something more purposeful than their current job.
I also work with people who want to get a promotion, who have recently moved from management to leadership or who want to improve any aspect of their current work. And I do general life coaching, helping people to find a way forward with anything, from a relationship issue to improving their confidence and generally living a happier life.
I help individuals who want a successful and fulfilling career whilst having time for their family and friends (Professionals looking for a meaningful career or for their next step, Professionals looking for a better work life balance, Trailing spouse looking for a career change or looking for a job).
I am an empathetic & open-minded coach, and I can sometimes be confronting. My coachees say they came out with practical lifetime tools to help them move forward, they also feel that their focus has increased and that their self-awareness has grown tremendously. This has often resulted in a promotion or a visible impact on their peers’ interactions.
Do you find yourself at a crossroads? Are you still looking to secure that dream job or are you facing important choices about the direction your working life will take? How should you deal with workplace challenges or find the right balance between work and family? How would you feel if you had a more satisfying and rewarding career?
I have coached a variety of individuals in areas like career development, promotion, coping with redundancy, making a career change, managing anxiety or stress and those returning to work after a career break.
Very often I speak to people who are miserable in their job or are unhappy with where they are, but they don’t know what to do, and they don’t see that they have choices. The initial focus for the coaching is therefore often around building confidence in order to create options.
I can then help you to reconnect with your strengths, expertise and capabilities because often people can lose sight of what they’ve achieved in the past when a job has become unsatisfying.
Many encourage people to step out of their comfort zone. I rather believe that people should make unknown situations more pleasant and interesting by expanding the boundaries of their present world.
It is indeed a matter of point of view: a career coach helps you find different perspectives on your work life that allow you to transform your initial conundrum into new inspiring beginnings, choose concrete actions amidst an overwhelming range of possibilities, and let your initial fear of the unknown turn into curiosity about what you will soon discover.
My coaching style has developed through the interaction between professional academic education and working in predominantly creative environments.
As a coach, I can be more supportive of those who see work as self-fulfilment and a strong part of their personal identity than just a way of earning a living.
I Help Mid to Senior Level Professionals Redesign Their Career & Reach Their Short & Long-Term Goals Faster.
I help professionals at a turning point in their careers gain a deep understanding of their personality, redefine meaningful career goals, stay focused on their most important priorities, and their strengths and motivators, generate and investigate several possible career options or moves, and select the most aligned one. Based on their best choice I help them build and implement a clear structured action plan. I also help them enhance their leadership skills and generate the right opportunities to reach their redesigned goals.
I specialise in creative leadership, team and career development. I work primarily with leaders and managers in the creative industries, having spent the first 18 years of my own career working in creative, media and technology companies.
My special interests lie in supporting leaders and teams navigating high pressure and fast changing environments, managing challenging relationships and stress. We might focus on developing self awareness and calibrating your impact, managing energy and priorities, maintaining confidence and resilience or work/life balance.
Clients often come to me at a turning point in their career - planning a new direction, a promotion and increased responsibility, navigating peak delivery time, leading a new team or leading organisational changes.
I’ve been a licensed Firework Career Coach since 2011 and am a CoActive Certified Professional Coach (CPCC). I specialise in career transition and leadership development coaching. I really enjoy supporting my clients to envision that “bigger” version of themselves which is lying just under the surface, waiting to be discovered. And then nudging them to step into that expanded and more dynamic space.
I have a corporate communications background, so I also like coaching my clients to find their authentic voice, to develop their personal brand and to communicate with impact and confidence. I often work with people in the high-tech industries – that’s been a major feature of my own background.
I support women in making successful change in their work lives. I offer one-to-one coaching, group coaching and online courses, both for individuals and organisations.
All based on my 3-C framework:
From your personal power you make confident choices and have more impact.
From your authentic self (values, purpose, strengths etc.) you make clear what you truly want in your work life.
You give direction to your work life in a balance that suits you.
I bring positive energy, empathy, a broad multicultural perspective and action-based approach. She Does It and so can you!
Liz is a full-time life coach serving the teaching profession, where she loves working with clients asking the big questions such as ‘What should I do with my life?’ The majority of her current work focuses on supporting teachers who are seeking career-change. With forty years of teaching experience across all age sectors (including leadership and teacher training) and having trained with some of the world’s leading coaching organisations, Liz is well-placed to serve her audience. And in addition, she has had her own experience of leaving teaching (twice!).
Liz embraces her spirit of adventure with a playful yet common-sense approach. This serves her clients well as they are often feeling anxious, guilty and lost when it comes to leaving a profession they thought they would spend their working lifetime in. Just as the Firework programme suggests, Liz takes her clients on a journey from them being a passive bystander in their life to becoming an intrepid explorer who seizes the day.