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I have a little story about
"ill fitting coats"...
Does it have to be a rite of passage to wear "ill-fitting coats" in almost, if not all, parts of our lives at any one point in time?
Your 'work coat' might be a fancy designer one or an off-the-rack black jacket, but does it feel safe and snuggly? Your 'home coat' might be a bit rough around the edges from being pulled in all directions and so perhaps it looks tired or fitted the person you were a few years ago, but now? Not so much. Your 'play coat' could be a different one again, a much closer reflection of you, but still not quite 'the one'.
What if your perfect coat was with you, everywhere you go?
The perfectly fitted, authentic coat is one where I don't have to consciously take it off and put another one on to suit the people around me. The coat itself changes over time of course, because I change and the people I spend time with changes but it's not a chameleon coat.
I feel comfortable in it where-ever I am. It reflects my life, where I've come from, my strengths and values, what I've learnt and gives room to grow into the person I will continue to become.
My perfect coat means no more masking and pretending!
The authentic coat enables me to be the best leader I can - I live and work with my strengths and values. I embrace my quirks and imperfections. I am open to learning opportunities that come in all shapes and sizes. I am surrounded by colleagues who love these things about me. And I have the energy to do this across all parts of my life.
I've been coaching, mentoring and providing facilitation services since 2010, and I'm accredited with the International Coaching Federation.
I'm passionate about working with difference and supporting women leaders (aspiring through to senior management) like you to be your authentic selves at work, at home and wherever you choose to play.
I love reading (it's vital to my wellbeing actually), travelling, spending time in nature (even though I live in the city), drinking different types of tea (leaf of course) and to keep learning new stuff.
I've been working in the public and third sectors for over 20 years - with extensive line management, senior team leadership and system leadership & transformation experience.
Sick of this relationship consuming all your emotional energy? Second guessing yourself before having a conversation? Feel like you're walking on eggshells?
In less than 60 minutes, you will make a big shift in how you see your relationship with this person going forward. When you change how you see this person, your working life will be easier, guaranteed.
“I found Liz’s approach and the questions she asked really helpful in getting me to think about things in a different way and encouraging me to be more open-minded about opportunities.
"Liz has excellent listening skills and is very quick to understand what I mean, even when I find it difficult to articulate. She asks insightful questions. She makes me feel very at ease.
"She has also had a significant impact in terms of making me realise I am in control of things in relation to my work and career. Liz has a great ability to build trust.”
Rebecca C, NHS Senior Manager
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