About Liz Hall


Liz Hall has been the editor of Coaching at Work 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. She won the Association for Coaching’s 2010-11 Award for Impacting the Coaching Profession.

Liz presented her research on Mindfulness in Coaching at the European Mentoring & Coaching Council’s annual research conference in July 2012. Her first book, Mindful Coaching, was published by Kogan Page in April 2013.

Her coaching client work 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, Portsmouth University, Boundstone College (now the Sir Robert Woodard Academy) and Reed Business Information.

She has run/is running events on mindfulness, including one-day or half-day CPD events, for organisations including the NHS, the BBC and i-coach academy. She runs Mindful Coaching workshops in the UK- one-day events for coaches to explore how to work mindfully in their practice.

She is in demand to speak on coaching and mindfulness , speaking at events including 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 in 2012, the Instructional Coaching Conference in Kansas University in 2012.

Liz is currently working on her second book, on coaching in times of crisis, and has written other publications including the Employers Guide to Employee Screening. 
She is contributing a chapter on mindfulness to Developing Mental Toughness in Young People for the 21st Century by Doug Strycharczyk and Peter Clough. She collaborates with her husband Ray Freeman, a trained .b teacher (Mindfulness in Schools Project) to foster mindfulness in young people.

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

Liz has a background in business, HR and health journalism spanning 25 years. She is an award-winning journalist, having won or been shortlisted for awards including from the Periodical Publishers Association and Reed Business Information. She has written for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Observer, Campaign, Hospital Doctor, Doctor, Occupational Health, Spirituality & Health, Mandala magazine, Employment Law, Personnel Today, People Management, Community Care, and Practice Nurse. She has worked as editor/deputy editor/features editor/news editor on publications including Personnel Today, Recruit, Doctor, Hospital Doctor. She enjoys creating and developing successful editorial products; networking, and nurturing, managing and motivating creative teams.