CECO Coaches

The Corporate and Executive Coaching Organisation works with a selected group of coaches, approved all of whom support the CECO ethos, ensuring that our clients receive the same high standard of corporate coaching.


Principal CECO Coach

  • Global Fellow of The Coaching Academy
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • MBTI accredited I and II
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • INULPT Tutor
  • BA (Hons.) in Business Studies
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing

Sarah is a professional corporate and executive coach, tutor, speaker and author. Her business career has encompassed start-up companies, privately owned and international organisations. She spent 14 years in marketing roles within industries including Sports Marketing, Training Services, Publishing, IT Development and Cosmetics. Sarah is a University Lecturer (post graduate) in marketing.

She is author of “101 Ways to Love Your Job”.

Sarah’s resent assignments have been within Banking, Insurance, Media, Manufacturing, Charities, Telecoms, Councils and Schools.

Sarah coaches on a 1-1 basis, specializing in working with CEOs and leaders within the fund management, investment banking and venture capital sectors. She facilitates top teams and trains executives to be better coaches through open and in-house programmes.

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Principal CECO Coach

  • Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring
  • Corporate & Executive Coach and Business Growth Coach
  • NLP Practitioner, INLPTA accredited
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • HNC Applied Physics, Liverpool Polytechnic

Stephanie is a senior international industry professional with 25 years of business experience at director level in the international market place as well as experience of business start ups, sales channel development, business leadership and team building in a range of industries.

She is an effective thinker and achiever offering proven strategic planning, business management, organisational and communication skills.  Stephanie is able to work effectively at all levels within multinational organisations, having the ability to creatively influence strategic direction and results. She has experience of extensive development courses at international level at Management Centre Europe (MCE), Brussels.

Stephanie is an experienced Business Coach within a range of industry sectors.

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CECO Coach

  • Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development
  • MA Hons. Degree in English from Hertford College, Oxford
  • RELATE Counsellor (British Association for Counselling Accredited Training)

Following industrial relations roles with the NHS and Newcastle University, Elizabeth joined the Alliance & Leicester as Development Adviser in 1988 in order to develop the organisation’s managers through internal consulting, coaching, training and chairing assessment and development centres. She recruited and developmed management teams for Corporate Banking, Treasury and Regional Offices, as well as managing the bank’s management development centres.

Elizabeth’s clients include companies within the financial services sector, blue chip organisations, FMCG and commercial law practices.

Elizabeth coaches on a 1-1 basis, specialising in working with CEOs and leaders within the fund management, investment banking and venture capital sectors.  She facilitates top teams and trains executives to be better coaches through open and in-house programmes. She focuses her work on the development of maximum individual contribution in an organisational context and uses her coaching skills to build exceptional individual team performance. She has a special interest in the areas of performance and motivation.

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Principal CECO Coach

  • Business and Executive Coach and Trainer
  • Diploma in Corporate and Executive Coaching – Distinction
  • Certificate in Training Practice – CIPD, Credit & Distinction
  • BSc Hons 2(i) Environmental Science – University of  Plymouth, Devon
  • Welsh Woman of the Year Award – 2003
  • Management Achievement Award – 2003
  • Member of Dwr Cymru – Welsh Water
  • Member of Association of Career Professionals
  • Member of The Coaching Academy
  • Women of Wales (WOW) Alumni
  • Non-Executive Director Warwick Emanuel PR Ltd
  • Member Dwr Cymru – Welsh Water
  • Recently Head of Carbon Trust in Wales with a strong track record in leadership and management in both the public and private sectors
  • Formed strong strategic alliance with the National Assembly in Wales, influencing the low carbon agenda / policy at all levels
  • Developed business strategy, to secure £200M capital investment in 3 years.

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CECO Principal Coach

  • Trained as a professional coach with The Coaching Academy
  • NLP Practitioner INLPTA accredited
  • NLP Master Practitioner INLPTA accredited
  • Fellow of Institute of Sales and Marketing Management
  • 22 years experience as coach and trainer
  • Mentor and coach to leadership teams
  • Partnered with Cranfield University Business School
  • 25 years experience in senior leadership roles within blue chip organisations
  • Delivered coaching programmes in the UK, Europe, India with multicultural experience
  • Worked with over 20 different nationalities
  • A senior industry professional with 22 years experience working in Global organisations

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“Coaching is incredibly useful as it helped me to think things through clearly and then to address them. Coaching should be offered to everyone who is committed to professional/personal development and for whom there would be a clear ROI for the organisation.”

Managing Director, Citigroup