Do you have a specific work problem you want to focus on, quickly?
Well it’s been a while since I blogged, and a lot has been going on personally during the summer months. You may have seen on my socials recently that I will be heading out to Australia in late September for a while. From mid October, I will be spending time with my Mum for at least a couple of months (following 14 days of hotel quarantine - that is another story however, and I suspect a reflective blog may emerge from that experience!).
During the next four months, I’m very keen to work with more women who feel marginalised to help them meet their leadership potential. No matter where you are in the world, I am offering one-off coaching sessions during this time. Sessions will last 2-3 hours and will be held over Zoom or MS Teams, whichever you prefer.
Are you wondering what this might mean for you or someone you know?
What is Liz’s background?
I am the founder of #FullFrameCoach and an #AssociateCertifiedCoach with the International Coaching Federation. I have been a #coach and #mentor working with individuals since 2010, and a #groupcoach/ action learning set #facilitator since 2016. I work within the ICF's Code of Ethics for both individual and group coaching.
At different times in my life, I have felt #marginalised because of my gender, physical appearance, mental health, nationality, age and working class background. With almost 20 years of working in the public and voluntary sectors, I frequently see other women be marginalised - looked over, pigeon-holed, made to feel peripheral.
I have a Masters in Change Management and a BA (Hons) in History and Sociology. My top 5 #strengths (from Gallup) are: strategy, context, connectedness, learning and responsibility. My top 5 #values are: integrity, service, exploration, determination and compassion.
What is Liz’s coaching style?
I use a blend of coaching and facilitation skills to generate action and develop strong, collegiate relationships with my clients. I also take a strengths based approach to working with clients. Feedback demonstrates that I am highly effective in providing support and space to create #personalinsight and #personaldevelopment. This is what one of my clients has said:
“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.”
I firmly believe that the coaching process enables and supports you to do the thinking you need to do. Whilst it can be challenging, I provide a supportive and encouraging approach to ask questions that respect your world without allowing you to avoid difficult topics or insights. I am passionate about working with difference to support women to meet their leadership potential.
Who does Liz work with?
I am committed to using my coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills to empower women at any stage of their career, who have felt marginalised for any reason, to meet their leadership potential. I am eager to help those who want to understand themselves more, who want more for themselves and their families, who doubt themselves and may not know how to progress. Often, these are women who have had to work much harder than their peers.
What sorts of topics would I bring to a one-off coaching session?
The topics people bring to coaching are many and varied. They frequently include:
Resilience and self care – noticing what drains your energy and how to build it up
Authentic leadership – how to be the “real you” to work and not conforming to others’ views of what it means to be a leader
Imposter syndrome and building confidence – unpicking why you might feel like you don’t deserve to be in the role that you’re in or that one day you’ll get ‘found out’.
Assertiveness and dealing with conflict – working out how to have better relationships at work
Strategic thinking & awareness – thinking about the business you work in, its context and how you can add value.
Navigating career pathways and transitions – this can include: looking for promotions, making a big change in your career, preparing for/returning from maternity leave, thinking about retirement.
How do I find out more?
For a free discovery conversation with no obligation, please contact me through any of my social media accounts or via my website www.fullframecoach.com/contact
And If you know someone who might benefit from this experience, please do spread the word.
Until next time, love Liz x