Elaine - UK

Elaine is a highly experienced ILM Level 7 leadership coach, facilitator, resilience expert, who possesses extensive experience at Board and Director level across small, medium and large corporations.

Elaine’s approach combines legal training, commercial experience, working in a range of sectors with strong academic and coaching credentials and wide-ranging experience.

Particular areas of expertise include building resilience in teams and individuals, increasing their ability to retain flexibility and overall well being, especially during challenging periods. Other areas of expertise include leadership development (especially female leadership) and personal impact and branding. Elaine is also particularly adept at raising awareness and supporting clients in developing their emotional intelligence, which impacts key aspects of a client's experience.

Elaine’s approach is incisive and challenging yet combined with warmth and empathy, underpinned by a keen sense of humour. Elaine’s approach is informed by her skills and experience particularly in positive psychology, strengths based coaching, cognitive behavioural approaches, emotional intelligence and transactional analysis. Her aim is to support her clients in what is working and positive in their situation, rather than focusing solely focusing on what’s not working. This “appreciative enquiry” approach supports clients retain a more balanced and optimistic view, whilst developing more helpful behaviours and attitudes.

Elaine is adept at helping others thrive through transition and challenge, especially those individuals taking up new senior leadership roles and also new leadership teams required to support multiple stakeholder relationships in complex matrix organizations. Elaine also has an excellent reputation as a high level facilitator for board and senior leadership teams, supporting them in gaining new insights and perspective into governing mission, visions, values, organizational behaviours and strategic change.

Operational Experience:

Senior Manager for:

  • Major supplier of IT legal solutions to top 50 London City based law firms
  • Major supplier of IT solutions to top 100 legal firms in Northern England
  • Large Regional IT training business servicing clients in manufacturing, retail and logistics


  • Microsoft Accredited IT training centre, servicing large manufacturing, logistics, retail, financial services & local authorities.


  • Qualified lawyer, England & Ireland
  • ILM Level 7 In Executive Coaching and Leadership mentoring
  • Diploma in Coaching (CMI)
  • Certificate in Mentoring (CMI)
  • Licensed user in MTQ48 Resilience diagnostic
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Understanding Self and Others.


  • 1:1 leadership coaching and mentoring for Board, executives, leaders and especially those transitioning into senior roles
  • Team coaching and development
  • Expert in building resilience in individuals and teams, enabling positive responses to challenging and pressurised situations
  • Mentoring frameworks, training and evaluation
  • Personal impact and signature presence
  • Challenging behaviours supportively and objectively to enable positive change
  • Emotional intelligence development
  • Facilitating leadership & management development programmes
  • Female leadership & mentoring programmes
  • Facilitating 360–degree feedback and co-creating development plans
  • Facilitating action learning sets
  • Facilitating high level Board meetings
  • Facilitating elicitation of organizational, mission, vision, and values
  • Delivery of ILM and EMCC accredited coaching and mentoring skills courses.


Adidas HQ Leadership Academy, Boots International, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), East Midlands Academic Health and Science Network (EMAHSN), East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), Edinburgh Napier University, Gedling CVS, Greencore Group PLC, Johnson & Johnson PLC, London Kappler showers, Mecca Alte Manufacturing, National Health Research Centre, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), NHS East Midlands Leadership Academy, NHS PCT Greenwich, Northern Foods, Nottingham City Council, The Blue Group, The Charity Commissioners.

Additional Expertise:

Elaine bought out an IT training business as part of a MBO process. As manager, she successfully turned it from a loss making business to a successful and profitable business. The process of change management and operational experience of running the business has given her first-hand experience of the everyday financial, logistical and commercial complexities of business in a competitive and fast-paced environment. The real-world commercial acumen gained contextualises the insight and tangible support, which offers her clients great benefit.

The Learning Curve (TLC) Ltd

PO Box 658

+44 (0)845 313 3357