Liz Finney

Associate Consultant

MA (Cantab)

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 has a strong interests in leadership, individual and team development and the evaluation of interventions, transformation and development programmes. She delivers leadership and team development, executive coaching, OD research, consultancy, and evaluation across a range of sectors.

Current and recent projects include ongoing coaching assignments for leaders in the arts, charity and university sectors, researching and defining leadership behaviours for academic and public sector organisation, analysis of emerging leadership roles for NHS Trusts, culture change and team development in the NHS and local government and OD evaluation projects in the NHS and other public sector organisations.

As a coach Liz focuses on learning and progress, drawing on a range of techniques to support and challenge her clients in reaching their goals. Highly empathetic, she recognises and celebrates each individual’s potential for growth, and coaching the whole person, not just the issues they bring.

Following an early career in marketing and market research, Liz was a Principal Researcher at Roffey Park Institute. 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, academia, IT and financial services, charities, housing, insurance, transport, and the arts. She is accredited in the use of Korn Ferry’s Leadership Styles and Climate tools, holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching from the AoEC and is a member of the International Federation for Action Learning.

Liz is the mother of two adult sons, of whom she is ludicrously proud. She lives with her husband in East Sussex, where she is often to be found walking the South Downs in an attempt to keep her step count up. She is also a keen theatre and concert goer.