Coaching | Research Culture | Researcher Development
INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM COACHING
Offering you or your team the space for reflection, insight and growth, as well as opportunity to explore new possibilities and become more confident in your strengths, decision making and how you can work in a way that is aligned to your values. I also offer coaching linked to 360 degree feedback.
Workshops and resources to support the professional and career development of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, as well as Fellows, PIs and Supervisors. Topics range from networking and career skills to leadership and coaching or innovation and creativity.
Consultation, interviews, focus groups and surveys to understand the current research culture and build an evidence base which allows you to establish priorities going forward.
STRATEGIC CULTURE CHANGE
Facilitation, coaching and working in partnership with you as you develop and implement plans for culture change, aligned to organisational values, as well as national priorities and policy.
As a coach, I've worked with individuals and teams from Higher Education, the third sector and private companies ranging from microbusinesses to multi-nationals. Coaching topics included leadership, career development, networking skills, work-life balance, collaboration and workplace relationships. I'm a member of the EMCC and adhere to their code of ethics.
I have over 15 years of experience working in career and professional development support, in Universities and as an external consultant. I've worked with several UK HEIs of all sizes over the past few years, supporting researcher development and culture, with the focus ranging from understanding departmental values, to institutional culture strategies, implementing narrative CVs and tackling bullying and harassment.
Whilst working at the University of Glasgow, I helped to establish its Lab for Academic Culture and delivered projects to understand and advance the institution's research culture, as well as influence national policy and practice. I can support research groups, departments and organisations to understand and reflect on their culture, values and priorities and develop an action plan for change.
I have a PhD in Chemistry and I'm a Chartered Manager. I'm also a bikepacker, cycling coach, fell-runner and wild swimmer. I bring my passion for adventure and experience of supporting others in their own adventures, to my coaching practice. This is what led to my business being named after the highest mountain in England. Like many career goals, Scafell can feel both a daunting and also inspiring challenge. As a coach, I start from the position that you have the potential to meet your own challenges, whatever they are. I am also a firm believer in time outdoors really contributing to wellbeing. So if one of your goals is better work life balance and more outside time, please get in touch for a chat.
I had the privilege of being coached by Elizabeth during a time of expansion and change for the charity I founded and run. She helped me develop skills and confidence to put new structures in place. I always felt listened to and understood and the way that she helped me develop my own thoughts towards action was both gentle and productive. The skills I developed through the coaching were part of what gave me, and the organisation, resilience to weather challenging times in the pandemic.
Emily Carr-Martin, Creative Director, Hear My Music
Culture | Communities | Coaching | Innovation
BULLYING IN THE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT
Consultation with research staff, PIs, Heads of Department and professional services staff to identify tangible actions to address bullying and harassment and improve researcher wellbeing.
PROSPER CAREER COACHING
Career, strengths and transitions coaching with groups and individuals as part of the UKRI-funded programme which aimed to unlock postdoctoral researcher talent and enable intentional career decisions.