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Liz Ford

Leadership Coach, Coach Supervisor, Executive Coach, Performance Coach

Leeds, Bradford, West Yorks

Specialist areas:
Communication, Confidence, Effective Meetings, Leadership, Managing Change, Motivation, New role, Performance Management, Time Management, Work/Life balance
5 / 5
12 years of coaching
Face to Face, Telephone, Skype
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Level of Membership/Accreditation

AC - Accredited Executive Coach
AC - Accredited Coaching Supervisor

About me

I am an executive coach, coach supervisor, facilitator and trainer with a passion for learning. I founded Ford Consulting in 2001 and have been successfully helping managers to develop their leadership potential ever since.

More recently I have become a coaching supervisor and thoroughly enjoy my work supporting and developing coaches either working independently or within organisations.

I have over 1400 coaching hours gained from working with clients from a variety of public, private and third sector organisations.

My areas of expertise include; managing the transition from doing to leading, developing leadership capability, enabling and supporting organisational change, building confidence, maximising individual and collaborative performance, promoting creative thinking and innovation, communicating more effectively, making career decisions, developing coaching skills, enhancing personal effectiveness, integrating theoretical learning with real-life issues, harnessing reflective learning and working with individuals with mental health and neuro-diversity issues, enabling them to use their strengths to perform at their best in the workplace.

My approach has been described as reflective and creative whilst remaining realistic and results focussed. I assist my clients to set clear, challenging yet achievable goals and contract to ensure alignment with team and organisational aims where appropriate.

I encourage clients to identify and work on issues within their control and to prioritise these so that effort is directed towards issues that will make a real difference to them, their performance and their organisation.

I am flexible in my approach, offering a variety of interventions depending on the client's issues, goals, learning styles and preferences. These range from skilled questioning and dialogue to more creative methods such as the use of images, colour, metaphor, music, movement and the outdoors.

Theories underpinning my work include; emotional intelligence, change systems, clean language, emergent knowledge, positive psychology, neuro-diversity and adult learning.

Prior to setting up Ford Consulting I spent ten years both nursing and managing in the NHS before moving into clinical training in the Healthcare Industry. From here I progressed to the role of UK Training and Development Manager for a large global dialysis company.

The skills which I developed during my nursing career enable me to build strong working relationships quickly. However, my sound commercial background ensures that I am not afraid to challenge my corporate clients to seize their potential and heighten their performance.

As well as running my own business, I am a Coach Practice Tutor / Academic Marker for Novum, an Associate Coach with Genius Within and Chair of the West Yorkshire Co-coaching Forum.

When I'm not working I'm usually taxiing children to various activities or social events. When I'm able I enjoy walking in the hills, reading crime novels or listening to music. I also sing with a local choir and love going to the theatre.

I offer all coaching and supervision clients a free of charge, no obligation chemistry session where we can discuss what you’d like to develop / explore and how we might work together. Please do get in touch to set up a date.

Professional Body

Association for Coaching

Qualifications

AC Accredited Coaching Supervisor
PG Dip Coaching Supervision
AC Accredited Executive Coach
ILM Accredited Clean Leadership Coach
Clean Language for Coaches
Clean Coaching & Emergent Knowledge
Cert Coaching Supervision
AC Accredited Coach
PG Cert Business & Executive Coaching

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Latest reviews

5 / 5 ★
22/05/2017

I have valued Liz being my coach and find her approach energising, dynamic and extremely supportive. Through working with Liz I have developed in confidence and strengthed my leadership and this has really helped me to inspire and lead others. I am very grateful to Liz for her fantastic coaching and would highly recommend her to others. TD Executive Director

5 / 5 ★
13/12/2016

Liz has been my Coach Supervisor for the last 12 months, and I have found our sessions to be interesting, engaging, and vital to my work. Liz has enabled me to structure my own coaching model, to develop and reflect on my coaching skills, to grow in confidence and to impact on all the measures required by my Clients. I highly recommend Liz as a Coach and Supervisor - she is creative in her approach, highly experienced and always ensures that each session is engaging and valuable. Kay Matthews, Senior Training Consultant

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