Put simply, we help people unlock their full potential.

Using coaching as a powerful tool, we support individuals in finding the energy and confidence to perform at their best, and businesses in creating the momentum to move forward.


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unlock your potential

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Our approach uses empathy, challenge and support to enable you to fulfil your potential and maximise performance, all with tangible results.

We will take you on a stimulating journey founded on accepted coaching models and approaches, mixed with other perspectives provided by management theory, psychology and neuroscience. This, combined with our own experience operating at senior levels, enables us to offer an unparalleled service.


our offer


We provide individual, one-to-one and team coaching in all areas including effective leadership, career management and transition, client and business development, work performance and collaborative team work. In support of our coaching offering, we also provide executive training and development programmes.

Organisations are defined by their people. Commercial and pragmatic business sense therefore encourages the support and development of individuals - through coaching - in order to enhance strategy and performance and to effect, and sustain, behavioural change.



Individual Coaching

Individual Coaching

One-to-one coaching can be the invaluable support you need to thrive in your work environment. Whether it's brainstorming strategies to transform your business or finding the self-confidence needed to make a career transition, our dedicated, tailored approach will get you to your very best.

We create a safe and confidential space so that we can support you in achieving your goals using psychometric testing and comprehensive 360 feedback when appropriate.

Outcomes you can expect:

  • Effective leadership
  • Raised awareness
  • Insightful strategy
  • Heightened supervisory and management skills
  • Enhanced networking and influencing skills
  • Strengthened relationships with others
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Heightened skill set
  • Increased satisfaction with work-life balance


Team Coaching

Team Coaching

Success in business hinges on the well-being, motivation, creativity, loyalty and, ultimately, the performance of its greatest business asset: its people. Team coaching and facilitation can be  relevant throughout your organisation from board level to teams on the ground. Sessions focus on harnessing skills and talent whilst encouraging learning and development. 

Outcomes you can expect:

  • Sustained behavioural change
  • Increased leadership impact
  • Increased staff well-being and motivation
  • A dynamic culture of cross selling
  • Increased business success and profitability
  • Team members who feel supported
  • Collaborative and effective teamwork
  • Appropriate communication through the ranks
  • Retention of highest performers 
  • Dynamic, loyal and robust client relationships




We work with you to design and deliver coaching and in-house training to fulfil relevant needs including workshops and masterclasses on relevant aspects of strategic and management challenge.

Examples of training include:

  • Effective leadership
  • Optimising Career Potential
  • Developing Internal Coaches, Sponsors & Mentors
  • Supervision


Senior Transition & Portfolio Creation Coaching


We provide bespoke coaching to those taking their next career step, be it in transition to a new role, a new organisation or ‘retirement’ to embrace other opportunities -  or the creation of a portfolio career.



Internal Coaches

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We have an accredited programme for managers who have significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring in their day-to-day roles. The programme includes facilitated workshops, coaching practise & assignments.





We offer 1:1 and group supervision for individuals and internal coaching faculties.



Board Work

Board Work

We undertake a variety of board work including board reviews, board facilitation and board level individual and group coaching. Our work with directors and boards seeks to support individuals and the board as a whole in meeting their potential, in order to enable the board to work more effectively.

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S P E C I A L I S T S   I N


The Team


Our consultants are experienced individuals, who have had senior level careers, with legal, financial, HR or business backgrounds. We are qualified coaches, trainers and facilitators with experience gained from coaching across multiple organisations and businesses.

Each member of the team receives regular ongoing training and professional supervision as part of their own continuing professional development.



Fiona Rice

Fiona read law at Oxford, qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and has worked as an international banking, asset, project and corporate finance lawyer in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

She became a Partner of Allen & Overy, Singapore, having set up the office there with another colleague, with a focus on establishing the banking and projects practice. Fiona subsequently joined Linklaters as a Partner in 1997. Upon returning to London the following year, she took on the roles of both Departmental HR and Recruitment Partner and established the real estate finance group across the firm. 

Seeking a change in direction, Fiona retired from the partnership and was recruited by management to take up the role of Consultant to pilot and develop Linklaters’ Client Relationship Review Programme, a role which involved comprehensive client liaison as well as team and individual coaching. It was this experience, along with her mentoring and coaching background as HR Partner, which led her to train as an Executive Coach.

Throughout her years as a lawyer, Fiona has sponsored, mentored, coached and lead numerous training programmes and workshops. She now works full time as an Executive Coach, Coaching Supervisor, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator and also lectures at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, including as Programme Director of the Women in Law Leadership Programme. She lives in London with her husband and four children.


  • Fiona has a BA and MA (Jurisprudence, Oxon), is an AoEC (Academy of Executive Coaching) Accredited Executive Coach (recognised by the International Coach Federation, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, Middlesex University and the Association for Coaching) and has an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Henley Business School). She is also an accredited coaching supervisor (Henley Business School), an Accredited Mediator (London School of Mediation) and an accredited Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England). Fiona is also an accredited MBTI and Hogan practitioner.
  • In compliance with industry practice, and as part of her own continuing professional development, Fiona receives regular supervision which affords clients an additional level of quality assurance. She also subscribes to a strict code of ethics (in compliance with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Code of Ethics).
Fiona Rice

“I genuinely regard Fiona as having a unique skill set – she demonstrates a capacity to combine technical professional skills, a clear business head and an intuitive, caring nature. She is someone who I would highly recommend to anyone requiring professional and career guidance – her intelligence, professional experience, personal kindness and loyalty make her perfect for the role of Executive Coach.”

Director, Investment Bank


Liz Cox

Liz’s 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.

She now uses this extensive entrepreneurial and corporate business experience to help senior leaders unlock their professional and personal potential to create sustainable positive change

Liz acts as a coach and advisor to boards, senior executives, and leaders within various organisations and industries including corporate, finance, marketing, creative media, property and publishing. An alumnus of Henley Business School, Liz specialises in leadership development, strategic planning, organisational structure and staffing retention practices.

She offers individual and group/team coaching.

Liz believes that “Coaching is the marriage of the possible with the practical". It requires listening well - both to what has been said as well as to what has not - and benefits enormously from understanding that the right answer is not always necessarily the obvious or the easy answer.


  • Liz holds a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Behavioural Change (Distinction) and a Certificate in Coaching (Distinction) from the Henley Business School. She is also an accredited Mental Health First Aider (Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England) and an accredited MBTI practitioner. Liz also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Italian from the University of London.

  • In compliance with industry practice, and as part of her own continuing professional development, Liz receives regular supervision which affords clients an additional level of quality assurance. She also subscribes to a strict code of ethics (in compliance with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Code of Ethics).

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“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.”

Chair, Board of Trustees


Claire Lea

Claire read law at Liverpool John Moores and Divinity at Cambridge, qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and has worked as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer and general counsel in media, brewing and high tech.

Claire became Deputy Company Secretary and Group Solicitor for EMAP plc and then Company Secretary of Greene King plc. She established a legal and company secretarial consultancy before joining one of her clients, now part of Qualcomm, as their General Counsel.

Following a serious health issue, Claire resigned from her role and subsequently took the opportunity to return to academia. She completed an undergraduate degree, an MPhil and started a PhD at Cambridge. The desire to enable high performing professionals and knowledge experts to reach their full potential, whilst working in sustainable and more fulfilling ways, led Claire to retrain as an Executive Coach.

Throughout her career Claire has been active as a mentor and has delivered many training programmes and workshops for clients and colleagues including the University of Cambridge and the College of Law. Now a full time Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant, Claire lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.

Claire is an experienced coach, leadership consultant and trainer who works with individuals and teams in legal and other professional services and, also in high tech businesses. Her coaching work includes coaching for leadership development, career transition, team development, business development and maternity coaching. Her clients may be asking ‘what next?’, ‘is this it? or ‘does it have to be this hard?’.

Claire has a particular interest in helping high performers increase their self-awareness, work with greater ease and assuredness, and utilise the full range and extent of their abilities.

Claire’s coaching is dynamic, collaborative and purposeful. Deeply pragmatic and solutions-focussed, her coaching is rooted in theory and best practice drawn from Coaching, psychology, neuroscience and leadership theory. She uses a range of coaching methods and techniques and psychometric instruments to underpin her coaching, but her key focus is building honest coaching relationships and equal partnerships with clients.

By creating a confidential, high-support and high-challenge environment, which is grounded in the context of the client’s organisation but truly independent of it, clients have the space to gain valuable insight, explore their blind spots, find and test their own solutions and develop key emotional intelligence capabilities such as resilience, confidence and impulse control.


  • Claire has an LLB, BA, MA, MPhil and completed the probationary stage of her PhD (LJMU, Cantab). She is an EMCC Accredited Executive Coach (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). She has completed the EMCC’s Senior Coach Practitioner Award with TPC Leadership and is currently on their Master Coach Programme. She trained in Conversational Intelligence with the Creating We Institute and is an accredited user of EQ-I 2.0 & EQ360°.

  • Claire is committed to her ongoing professional development.  In line with industry best practice she receives regular professional individual supervision.  She abides by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Global Code of Ethics.

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Claire works quickly, carefully and constructively to help the individuals that she works with to achieve their professional goals.  Claire brings exceptional emotional intelligence to this process, which injects a level of dynamism that one rarely sees in executive coaches.  She helped us to develop the next generation of our talent, with a flexibility of thought that allowed us to tailor the programme towards our commercial goals.

CEO, Investment Management Company


Jane Rosser

Coming from a retail sales and training background with IDV and Pitcher & Piano, Jane became head of HR at Caffe Nero, leading a team with responsibility for management development for this fast moving entrepreneurial retail chain before setting up and running her own retail business.  

With 15 years experience in HR & training she has found her vocation as an executive coach over the last 8 years.  

Jane is a hugely energetic and committed coach, facilitator and trainer who brings her considerable experience as a business woman, mentor and HR professional to bear on helping organisations and individuals to effect successful change.   

Selecting from a comprehensive palette of coaching, Jane is an enabler and motivator, who builds relationships with her clients; listening and developing a true understanding of their qualities and needs before helping them to focus on, and take control of, the process of goal realisation. 

Experience in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing & supply, retail, financial services, not for profit and public sector, including: IDV, InBev, Henkel, Morrisons, TUI, BBC, National Trust, Sue Ryder, Shorterm Group (recruitment), Barclays, Nationwide, Simplyhealth, Barclays, Rolls Royce, Amey & Met Police. 


  • Jane has an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change, Henley Business School (HBS) – (final year, ongoing), Certificate in Coaching (HBS), Diploma in NLP, Diploma in Performance Coaching for Business, BACP Intermediate Certificate – Counselling Skills, PROSCI, Diploma of Management Studies, BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences (Southampton Uni); Psychometric Testing: Level A & B, DNA, SHL OPQ 32, Talent Q. 
  • Jane is also a member of CIPD and the Association of Coaching.
Jane Rosser

"Jane is a caring and thoughtful coach. With deep and challenging questions, she helps coachees uncover their deep motivations and find their own answers. She has an excellent understanding of the corporate world, as well as current leadership theories. Jane combines these with a coachee-centered approach, resulting in coaching sessions that are engaging, profound and actionable. I will highly recommend Jane to anybody considering an executive coach or team facilitator.

Senior Executive – Banking Sector


Mark Smith

Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and practiced as a technology and outsourcing lawyer for ten years. After six years in private practice, he left the law firm Olswang to move in-house to Fortune 500 outsourcing service provider Convergys Corporation where he led the international legal team. 

Seeking a move into a more commercial role, Mark completed his MBA at Henley Business School with a dissertation on law firm strategy and spent a year as global Vice President of Product and Market Strategy for Convergys. 

Looking to then broaden and deepen his commercial experience, Mark left Convergys and set up his Intelligent Challenge consulting business, working with law firms on product and market strategy, and designing and delivering training programmes ranging from operational excellence to advanced negotiation skills. 

Building on this experience, Mark then spent a year at NYSE-listed outsourcing provider WNS, leading their legal process outsourcing business, before moving to the FTSE100 business LexisNexis to manage their portfolio of products and service for in-house counsel. 

Mark now leads LexisNexis' UK business for large law firms. He has also established and leads the company’s internal coaching programme and regularly coaches in-house as well as lawyers in private practice and in-house teams.

Mark first trained as a coach while at Convergys and began coaching and mentoring within the business in 2006. This internal coaching continued at WNS and LexisNexis, where he received further training and experience. 

Building on this, and a long standing passion for personal development, Mark completed the Professional Certificate in Coaching at Henley Business School in 2013 as part of his Msc in Behavioural Change. 

Mark continues to coach within LexisNexis and externally with senior lawyers in law firms and in-house teams. Mark also coaches staff in a local not-for-profit organisation as part of LexisNexis’ commitment to corporate and social responsibility. 

Mark is also a trained coaching supervisor.


  • Mark entered the legal profession with a law degree from Reading University and a post graduate diploma in Legal practice from the College of Law. 
  • His MBA from Henley Business School was key to his successful transition to commercial and strategic leadership. Mark also has an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change and is an accredited coaching supervisor (both Henley Business School),
  • Mark is an APECS Associate Practitioner. In compliance with industry practice, and as part of his own continuing professional development, he also receives regular supervision which affords clients an additional level of quality assurance. He also subscribes to a strict code of ethics (in compliance with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Code of Ethics).
Mark Smith

"Mark has been coaching the team for over a year during a period of significant changes. His input has been invaluable and feedback from staff has been exceedingly positive. The individual coaching sessions have enabled the team to work with a more outcome focussed approach with increased attention to planning and service delivery. This means that we have exceeded our objectives in a number of areas as well as keeping morale high. Mark is very professional however he is also very people orientated and really makes you think about how to resolve issues by allowing you to think out the best way forward… Demand for our services have increased by 35% since we started to work with Mark - I truly believe that we now are in a far better position to react to this increase and are more resilient as an organisation as a result of the work we have done with Mark." 

CEO, Not-for-profit

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