Working with boards, teams and individuals to help them flourish

Liz Cox

consultancy

Listening as much to what is not said as to what is said.

Recognising that the right answer is not always the obvious or easy answer.

Drawing on a wealth of experience and expertise in the business world.

Coaching is the marriage of the possible with the practical.

Board Coaching

Liz has extensive experience of working with boards, both as a coach and advisor. Her approach brings significant improvements to the dynamics and decision-making processes in the boardroom.

  • Working with the Board Effectiveness model developed by Liz Cox at Henley Business School
  • Helping to make boards more effective in their core decision making role
  • Creating a more constructive and positive board environment

Individual Coaching

One-to-one coaching is an invaluable tool for helping you to be at your best more of the time. It combines a sensitivity to the deeply personal journey that has brought you to this moment, together with an understanding of the intensely practical demands of succeeding in a competitive business place.

360 feedback and psychometric testing can be used to inform the coaching conversation, if appropriate.

An individual coaching programme can help with the following workplace goals:

  • Meeting leadership challenges
  • Succesful career change and transition
  • Improved management and business development skills
  • Increased personal impact and effectiveness
  • Building confidence, self esteem and resilience

Team Coaching

Team coaching is a powerful approach for creating positive change in your organisation. Drawing on a number of years of experience of working with teams, Liz combines challenge, experiential learning and fun to embed new thinking and behaviours that will have a long term positive impact on your business.

Areas of team coaching include:

  • Clear strategic goals
  • Enhanced dynamics
  • Better communication
  • More constructive and supportive working culture
  • Greater resilience to internal and external challenge

about

Liz Cox Portrait

Liz Cox (BA, MSc)

Liz acts as a coach and advisor to boards, senior executives, and leaders within a number of organisations and industries including corporate, finance, law, marketing, creative media, property and publishing. An alumni of Henley Business School, Liz specialises in leadership development, strategic planning, organisational structure and staffing retention practices, drawing on her extensive entrepreneurial and corporate business experience.

Her career began in advertising at Saatchi & Saatchi before moving into market research. She co-founded Directions and built the company into one of the premier boutique research firms in the UK.

After selling her ownership in Directions, she joined The Big Picture – a growing design research agency with a blue-chip, international client base – and helped guide the firm’s strategic and organisational development to become a global leader in its field.

Liz holds a Masters Degree in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Distinction) and a Certificate in Coaching (Distinction) from the Henley Business School. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Italian from the University of London. Liz is a certified MBTI practitioner and subscribes to the EMCC code of ethics.

Chair, Board of Trustees

“The Board of Trustees at Positively UK has worked with Liz Cox over the past 18 months. Liz has led two day-long workshops designed to maximise the direction, connection and cohesiveness of our Board. Her focus is always on ensuring maximum interaction between the Trustees; that everyone is heard and has the space to shape the future of the organisation. Group work is a strong feature of her approach. The result is a connected Board with a clear, sharpened vision, a coordinated strategy and a team fully aligned behind it and ready to deliver.”

Managing Director, Marketing Services

“I’ve worked closely with Liz for over 15 years and during that time she has never failed to provide excellent advice. Her guidance is always considered and thought-through; she thinks strategically, able to recognise the bigger picture which is complemented by her awareness of any sensitivities involved so that she recommends the most diplomatic course of action. This combination of skills has contributed to a long and successful relationship and has resulted in her becoming a most trusted confidante.”

Partner, Law Firm

“Liz combines insight with incisiveness, which she supports with exceptional listening ability and obvious respect. She epitomises professionalism.”

Director, Private Equity Fund

“Liz has a relaxed and engaging style which rubbed off on me. She knew when to be lighthearted and when to be more serious. She has seriously high EQ.”

Director, Investment Bank

“Liz showed me that positive change is possible. This has given me dramatically more confidence.”

Managing Director, Marketing Services

“I value and trust Liz more than anyone else I have worked with in my business career.”

Business Owner, Marketing Services

“I have great respect for Liz’s consultancy skills and she has transferred these to her coaching practice: generous listening and probing, perceptive observations, wise encouragement, and positive regard. During a period in my career when I felt de-stabilised, Liz has helped ground me in truths about myself, and encouraged me to address the barriers I put in my own way. I have really valued her support and highly recommend her services.”

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