Liz is known for her ability with people, her sharp wit, warmth, insight and academic rigour. She quickly establishes rapport with clients and is effective in encouraging real and productive debate and reflection.
Liz Finney is an experienced group facilitator, OD consultant and researcher, with strong interests in team and organisational development and the evaluation of interventions, transformation and development programmes. Her work focuses on the diagnosis of organisational issues and on supporting organisations in achieving more productive ways of working.
She is perceptive and challenging in her in-depth work with small groups. Her analysis, both immediate and written, is insightful and sophisticated. Her reporting is succinct and accessible and her feedback to clients is always direct, supportive and constructive.
Liz is currently a facilitator for the Mary Seacole Programme, part of the NHS Leadership Academy, and also delivers leadership and team development and OD consultancy across a range of sectors. Other current and recent projects include culture reviews and analysis of emerging job roles for NHS Trusts, and OD evaluation projects in the NHS, local and national government.
Following an early career in marketing and market research, Liz joined Roffey Park Institute as Senior, then Principal Researcher. She has published research on employee engagement; the transition of technical and professional experts into leadership roles; success factors in NHS change programmes and the evaluation of organisational development interventions.
Liz has worked with clients across a range of sectors, including the NHS, local and national government, legal, retail, IT and financial services, charities, housing, insurance, transport, recruitment and the arts. She is accredited in the use of Korn Ferry’s Leadership Styles and Climate tools and is a member of the International Federation for Action Learning.