Liz Cumberbatch – Life, Executive & Leadership Coach, Sheffield & Online

Liz Cumberbatch - Life, Executive & Leadership Coach, Sheffield & Online

Liz Cumberbatch Life Executuve Leadership CoachBEd Hons, Institute of Leadership and Management PG Cert Executive Coaching & Mentoring, PG Cert in Counselling for Learning, Member of the Institute of Learning, Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management

"Change occurs when one becomes what one is, not when one tries to become what one is not." Arnold Beisser - The Paradoxical Theory of Change

My approach to coaching

My coaching is about helping people connect or reconnect with who they truly are and to fulfill their potential in their life or work. I use a range of support, challenge and exercises to support growth and challenge and overcome any limiting beliefs clients may have and which form barriers to change. I have a holistic approach and draw on a variety of theoretical bases and use a range of tools and activities to support people in their development.

"The Coaching sessions have provided a focus for me to explore a number of issues associated with transition to a new role. Liz and I have a really good rapport and I find her to be a warm and empathetic professional." Client feedback

My inspiration to become a coach

I have always worked in educational settings, encouraging learning and development. I love to see people change and develop as they discover that they can achieve things they had not previously believed they could. Coaching gives me the opportunity to work with you and give you time and space to explore who you truly are in relation to areas of your life and work and who you want to be.

One of the  delights for me  is those ‘lightbulb’ moments when people realise they can do something or may even already be doing it in another part of their life but hadn’t seen they could transfer it from home to work or vice versa.  My passion is to enable people to find their way forward in life or work and to feel confident, creative and fullfill their potential.

"Liz has helped me to plan our sessions to address issues we have identified together and with specific outcomes in mind. Coaching has provided me with an opportunity for purposeful and supported reflection. The work during the session helps me to recognise , and then challenge, certain thought processes which are underpinned by limiting beliefs." Client feedback

Coaching can help you to:

Identify your true Values and Strengths and Creativity and explore ways to create a life reflective of who you truly are

Decide what you want to achieve - your overall goal

Identify short and long term goals

Assess where you are now and decide possible routes to your goal

Identify any obstacles and find ways to overcome them

Set up timescales and stick to them

"Liz has introduced me to some practical actions and tools to adopt, these are reinforced in the session and we agree goals for the following session." Client feedback

Themes I work with are:

Choosing a new route in life / work

Adapting to a new role / responsibilities at work

Leadership and management development

Finding balance in your life and work

Reconnecting with your creativity

Creating an opportunity from possible or proposed redundancy

Developing self – awareness - emotional intelligence

Improving self –confidence

Improving resilience and ability to handle change

Planning and working towards a positive and fulfilling retirement

"Coaching is having a positive impact – it has challenged me to broaden my perspective on particular workplace issues and enabled me to adopt techniques designed to increase my confidence and performance in the role." Client feedback

I also:

Provide coaching skills training for leaders and managers within organisations

Work with managers and their teams to achieve more effective outcomes

Work with groups to support each other using coaching techniques

"Liz restored my confidence in my professional abilities in spite of my age in a period of economic recession, guiding me along this process. I was given invaluable practical help regarding the design and content of my curriculum vitae and interview preparation. She is sensitive to her clients' needs and is understanding in stressful situations;  she is both professional and supportive in her approach. I am nearing retirement age but have secured full time employment which has helped greatly in my general lifestyle and sense of financial security. It is very much thanks to Liz that I find myself in this improved situation." Client Feedback

Types of coaching I provide:

Life coaching

Executive – leadership and management

Team coaching

Group coaching


How I deliver coaching

In each session I do a lot of listening and also I will use a variety of challenging questions, possibly introducing some tools and activities or exercises  and we will agree some ’homework’ to continue working on before the next session.  I work holistically drawing on some psychological theories such as Gestalt and CBT and action learning and use creative techniques such as vision boards and visualisation.  I can also offer some additional on-line or phone support and can arrange a one hour review session after an agreed period. I work face to face, or via Skype, Face Time and telephone.


Clients I work with

Individual adults who wish to make changes  

Adults and groups working in Public/Private/Voluntary Sector


My background

I have been a self- employed coach since 2011. My career has been in Education beginning with the statutory sector and schools where I became a head-teacher. I then became ill with ME and had to take early retirement. I moved to Sheffield and took time out seeking help from counselling and other therapies to make changes in my approach to life. I achieved a Certificate in Counselling for Learning and transferred my skills to adult education and training. I have experience of working cross racially and cross culturally having developed adult education and development programmes both in the UK and Internationally, including work around Human Rights and Equality and Community Development.


Coaching / Counselling Qualifications

ILM Post Graduate Certificate Level 7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

Completing the ILM Diploma in Executive Coaching

Certificate in Counselling for Learning – RSA

CPD in Personal Development Coaching and Change Management

Regular Coaching Supervision



Initial free assessment consultation of approximately  30 minutes, either over the phone or face to face
One-off session - £60
I also offer packages of 3 or 6 sessions.

Sessions usually held fortnightly or monthly.


To discuss how Liz could help, or to make an appointment, please contact Anne at our Sheffield office via the details below.


Contact the Beacon Counselling & Coaching Group

Sheffield Call Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupcall 0114 229 5737 Text Beacon Counselling Coaching Grouptext 07961 190749 Email Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupemail
Doncaster Call Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupcall 01302 247722 Text Beacon Counselling Coaching Grouptext 0786 3332647 Email Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupemail

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Liz Cumberbactch
Job Title
Life & Leadership Coach
Beacon Counselling & Coaching Group