Emily Heath

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Co-pilot to bold, midlife adventurers
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Manchester M21 & M2
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About me

You've got more to give. You know you can make a difference. But something is holding you back, and you’re not sure what.

Whether you’ve been through a big life event that’s thrown you off course, or it seems to have come out of nowhere, if you’re ready to move from “meh” to “Yeah!” you’re in the right place.

Through transformation coaching I can help you:

  • Reassess your life choices
  • Establish your new identity
  • Take your life in a new direction

This is usually where I start with clients who’ve encountered an unexpected loss or significant change. Out of grief, emerges a new perspective that is fertile ground for coaching. 

Or there's career development coaching, if you want to:

  • Rebuild your passion for your work
  • Figure out if you’re in the right job
  • Get clarity on what you need to change

Once you know where you’re going and have reconnected with your sense of ambition, you might consider leadership coaching so that you can:

  • Be a more confident leader
  • Manage conflict more effectively
  • Get that elusive promotion

I’ve described these as separate areas of focus, but life is never that simple. Most of my clients are looking for help in more than one of these domains, for example;

  • An ADHD diagnosis brings grief for what could have been, while a new understanding of your strengths inspires leadership.
  • You’ve met expectations establishing a respectable career, now you’re ready to set out on a more purposeful, less conventional path.
  • You’ve lost your motivation for your job after a bereavement or redundancy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certified Executive Coach - EMCC accredited certification

In addition to being a certified coach, I bring over two decades of firsthand experience navigating the kinds of challenges you’re up against. Alongside my personal encounters, I supported colleagues working through similar situations in my capacity as a line manager and internal coach.

Before becoming a full-time coach, my interest-led career took me from feminist video art, to accessible web development and user-centred design. My clients and employers have been arts organisations, charities, mission-driven SMEs and a public service broadcaster.

Of the 20 years I worked in tech, I spent seven years running my own UX agency, followed by nearly a decade working in a large corporation. I’ve seen how green the grass looks from both sides of the self/employment fence.

In my mid-thirties, after the death of my father, a period of introspection naturally unfolded alongside my grief. I realised that the meaningful connections I formed with my direct reports and the teams I managed, brought me more satisfaction than the success of the products we built together.

I was fortunate to have been coached during this period, as well as completing a training in Coaching for Leaders as part of my role as a manager. Discovering coaching felt like coming home: this is where my strengths, values and purpose converge.

I later became an internal coach at my company, after completing the EMCC accredited training course taught in-house. This qualified me to coach in other parts of the organisation without being attached to their outcomes and expanded the spectrum of job roles among my clients.

Not satisfied with coaching alongside a job I was no longer fully invested in, I resigned in 2022. Now I am 100% committed to helping purpose-led creatives from the tech industry and beyond make the difference that matters to them.

Member organisations

AC
Association for Coaching (AC)

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The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Fees

£150.00 - £300.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

During your free 30 min session, you can tell me a bit about where you're feeling stuck, and I’ll show you how I work. If we both agree that we're a good fit, we'll discuss the cost of your investment and the commitment you’d like to make. 

The lower end of my price range covers packages of sessions paid for in advance. The middle range is for one-off / pay-as-you go sessions. The top end is for when your employer is paying for your coaching.

I offer a few slots per month on a pay-what-you-can basis. These are for individuals who are firmly invested in their growth but do not currently have the finances to support them, so please get in touch if this sounds like you.

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Further information

I have lived experience of ADHD and have been through the grief and relief of learning about my neurodivergent brain (and getting diagnosed) in my 40s.

I proudly identify as genderqueer and bisexual and am keen to work with others in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Testimonials

"I found career coaching with Emily to be hugely motivating. It has helped me manage myself better day to day and taught me techniques to become a more effective team leader. I now have a clearer sense of focus on how I develop my career further."
Assistant News Editor

"Emily is a great listener, gently steering our conversations to a place where the learnings from my experiences seem to jump out at me. Emily helped me to build my self confidence, reduce my self doubt and provided a great sounding board around difficult topics. She takes a pragmatic approach to career progression and has set out a good format to prepare me for the next steps in my career."
Design Manager

“A few months after my coaching experience with Emily, I found myself accepting a new job in Copenhagen. I was so excited to be taking this opportunity.
When I started looking for a coach, I was feeling a bit lost. I needed to make some sort of change, but I wasn't exactly sure what. I was lucky that I already knew Emily as we'd been colleagues at the BBC. I knew she wasn’t going to pass judgement, so I’d be comfortable talking about the sorts of things I was struggling with.
Over ten coaching sessions, Emily helped me reflect and understand myself better. I feel a lot more confident in my decisions now - it’s like there are less blockers in the way. I've always said I wanted to live abroad again, but it felt unattainable before. Emily’s coaching helped me get back on track, and I’m so grateful for that.” 

UX Research Manager

Manchester, M21

2 Old Bank Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Emily Heath
Emily Heath