Who we are and what we do

Liz Hall Coaching & Associates offers a range of co-created development events and programmes to support others to learn, develop, grow and thrive – so they can do and be their truest and best version of themselves in all aspects of their life, including at work.

 

We operate primarily in the UK and in Spain.

Liz Hall is an award-winning senior practitioner coach, mindfulness consultant and qualified mindfulness teacher/trainer, and published author/award-winning journalist. She set up Liz Hall Coaching & Associates in 2008. She’s based in London, Brighton and Alicante in Spain. She works with a number of associates as and when called for, all sharing her commitment to integrity, creativity, learning, and co-creating a meaningful and sustainable world.

Services (in English or Spanish) include:

  • Executive and personal coaching
  • Mindful Coach development for coaches and for leaders
  • Mindfulness introductory sessions and programmes for employees including managers and leaders
  • Development programmes including for stress management, boosting resilience, enhancing emotional intelligence, and developing creativity
  • Mindfulness programmes for the general public including MBSR
  • Public speaking and writing

About Liz Hall

Liz’s coaching client work typically focuses on areas including meaning and purpose, career transition, work/life balance, stress management/ wellbeing & resilience, emotional intelligence, embodied leadership and authenticity. Mindfulness, transpersonal and somatic coaching are all major influences for Liz. She has worked with clients from a range of backgrounds, from organisations including Green Alliance, Sustrans, KPMG, NCR, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the NHS, the Escuela Europea, Portsmouth University, Boundstone College (now the Sir Robert Woodard Academy) and Reed Business Information.

Liz won the Association for Coaching’s 2010-11 Award for Impacting the Coaching Profession.

She’s been the editor of Coaching at Work magazine since it launched in 2005. Formerly owned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Liz mounted a successful management buy-out of the business in 2009. 

An award-winning journalist and author with nearly 30 years’ experience, publications include Mindful Coaching: How mindfulness can transform coaching practice (Kogan Page, 2013) and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation (Kogan Page, 2015). She has contributed chapters on mindfulness to Professional Coaching (2018), Mastery In Coaching (Association for Coaching/Kogan Page, 2014); Mindfulness in Organisations: Foundations, Research and Applications (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and Developing Mental Toughness in Young People (Karnac, 2014), and on compassion (Compassion focused coaching, with Palmer & Irons, in The Handbook of Coaching Psychology- Eds Palmer & Whybrow, Routledge, 2018). In addition, she has written thousands of articles on health, business, HR and other topics since she started her career as a journalist in 1987, and has written/worked for publications including The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Observer, The Daily Mail, People Management, Personnel Today, Doctor, Hospital Doctor, Occupational Health, Practice Nurse, Community Care, Training Magazine, and Employers´ Law.

A qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, Liz teaches MBSR to the general public, and also delivers mindfulness programmes in the workplace. She has run mindfulness learning events for organisations including the NHS, News UK, the Open University, Imperial College,  i-coach academy, and Coaching without Borders (Hungary). She regularly runs open Mindful Coaching programmes, including a one-day programme via the Academy of Executive Coaching.

She is in demand to speak on coaching, mindfulness and compassion. Events have included Positivity Coaching conference (Greece, September 2018), Henley Business School’s coaching conference (2013), OCM’s annual CPD event (2013 and 2011), Association for Coaching Ireland (2013), Coaching at Work´s annual conference (2016,  2012), and the Instructional Coaching Conference in Kansas University in 2012.

Liz is a graduate of the i-coach academy Certificate in Coaching Practice programme (accredited by EMCC at Senior Practioner level), Performance Coach Training’s Open certificate and the Centre for Coaching’s Primary Certificate in CBT. She is a licensed career coach (Firework and holds a Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).  CPD and supervision are very important for her. One of her supervisors is Eunice Aquilina. Every year, Liz attends numerous coaching courses and conferences, with particular interest in mindfulness, somatics, narrative and transpersonal coaching
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Testimonials

“I found the Mindful Coaching workshop, like the  book, insightful and inspiring. It has opened an invigorating avenue for exploration as I continue to evolve as a professional coach. I am particularly interested in what mindful practice can offer coaches and their clients in building resilience. Thank you”

Tamsin Slyce, Director, Talking Talent

“Liz helped me improve my effectiveness in leading a cross-functional team, improve my self-awareness and address a number of challenging situations involving multiple stakeholders.”

John Newton, Former Global Sales Learning Director, NCR (now Head of Learning & Development at State of Flux)

“At the time of the coaching, I was managing a team with a significant number of new staff, and was in the process of executing a new organisational strategy. Several specific line management challenges had emerged which we focused on during the sessions. Liz is an attentive listener, good questioner, thoughtful, approachable.”
She is a highly experienced, outcome focused coach who was adept at facilitating an open and flowing conversation as well as encouraging me to identify specific areas to explore in-between sessions. This helped me to embed changes in my behaviour / approach in my normal working practices outside of the coaching session.Key outcomes included a more stable, cohesive and motivated team. I learnt a fair amount during the coaching sessions through a number of key insights about the people I managed and the way I was managing them. Liz created a positive environment for these insights to happen”
Tamsin Cooper, deputy director, Green Alliance

“Receiving coaching from Liz helped me to make sense of my priorities in life. After just one session with her I found more confidence from within: I developed a sense that I not only already had the knowledge of where I wanted to be professionally and personally, but also that I had the power and ability to make it happen. I was willing to try different techniques, and she took me through some excellent visualisation processes – the results of which I still draw upon today more than three years later. I had a period of about 18 months when I didn’t receive coaching from Liz, but when I needed a ‘top-up’ she was accommodating in terms of location and time, and had clearly remembered everything about me – which made that ‘refresher’ session very productive. She is happy to share a little of herself in her sessions, which makes the interaction feel more real and honest than other coaching experiences I have had. I cannot recommend Liz’s coaching highly enough.”

Amy Wilson, Youth Music

“Liz is supportive but also clear and analytical, warm and caring …she has an immensely gentle approach, but at the same time – and this is what I value almost more than anything else – she won’t let you off the hook. She returns consistently to the central issues, and encourages me to look at them and consider the ways in which they might be addressed”

Published fiction writer

“I felt you were incredibly non-judgmental, I felt you were really listening and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather talk to about these issues”

Ian, Sales manager

“Thanks so much for your “gritty and challenging” gems of wisdom – you (and the other coach) both gauged so well just what I needed…Your words of wisdom often ring in my ears as I face challenging situations.”

Associate director, professional services organisation

“Being coached by Liz is a fascinating process, and an enabling experience which makes it possible to address seemingly stale and permanent “issues” that have been bogging me down for years”

Journalist

 

“The coaching freed me up to have more genuine interactions with the children…. I feel more genuine and more useful …the kids are getting the message I am there to help them move forward, not to tell them off. For me it’s not necessarily about being happy with where I am now but accepting where I am and feeling freed from shackles.”

Secondary school teacher