(Francine) Liz Needham, leadership and personal development coach

(Francine) Liz Needham, leadership and personal development coach


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About me

I am an executive and business coach who is passionate about partnering with individuals, teams and organisations who are committed to making changes that improve their work and life.  This might be to deliver a challenging goal, a change or to address a problem.

  • Are you someone with a dream goal that feels unattainable right now?
  • Do you want to explore how you can manage personal or business change more effectively?
  • Are you a leader with a business challenge you need support to explore and take action on?

What is coaching?

Coaching is a facilitated developmental conversation which helps you to achieve a goal. I create an environment where you can step back to reflect, explore, experiment with and then embed new ways of working. My clients say they feel more confidence, awareness, energy and clarity after working with me.

My approach

My coaching will help you to understand what drives your (and others’) behaviours and this awareness gives you the ability to make lasting, positive changes to what you do and your performance.

I believe in working with your personality, strengths, values and preferences to explore the right answers for you and your context. I am an accredited Strengthscope practitioner which informs my approach.

I will increase your independence and the potential for continuous personal development by helping you to develop new skills and techniques and motivating you to use them.  These can be used again and again and can be cascaded to others you collaborate with. Coaching will impact on all your relationships: professional and personal.

Contact me for a free 20 minute chemistry session to explore how we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications and associations include:

  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
  • MA in Strategic HRM (specialised in leadership development)
  • Strengthscope® Practitioner and StrengthscopeTeam™ Practitioner
  • Institute of Consulting Level 7 Certificate in Professional Consulting
  • Chartered Member of Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development: Manchester Branch Ambassador
  • Volunteer mentor for business owners through the GM Business Growth Hub
  • CIPD Manchester Branch Committee Member and volunteer
  • Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner: Association for Project Management Practitioner

Experience and sectors

I have been coaching leaders for many years at all levels, but this has become more of a professional focus for me recently. I have worked with individuals and organisations in teaching, the NHS and private healthcare, not-for-profits, small businesses, project management, marketing and engineering as well as independent consultants.

I have worked in people and organisational development for over 12 years delivering leadership development, performance improvement, skills assessment and development and organisational change programmes in global settings.

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

I coach in all areas relating to leadership and management and have coached individuals from first time line managers through to Executive Teams.

Photos & videos

  • Associate Certified Coach with the ICF
  • What could you do if you had more time?
  • Managers Who Coach


My standard coaching packages are for 6 sessions and vary in price depending on the duration of sessions and location. I find that this number of sessions results in sustainable changes for my clients.

I also deliver longer and more intense programmes for leaders and managers making significant transitions or wanting to accelerate their learning.

I have delivered one-off sessions for things like interview / assessment centre preparation and to help people to make pressing decisions.

Once I have an idea of your specific needs I will be able to provide you with prices and options so that you can make an informed decision.

Further information

You can learn more about me

My most recent articles can be found https://lizneedham.com/blog/

and feedback from my clients can be viewed https://lizneedham.com/feedback/

If you have any questions just drop me an e-mail or give me a call.

Manchester, M20

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available during normal office hours and can accommodate early morning, evening and Saturday sessions where required. My sessions can be delivered via phone, virtually or F2F.