Struggling to be understood in your office?
Searching for fresh meaning in your life and work?
Liz Barron can help you
Uncover new, powerful, life-enhancing options
Develop real leadership presence and persuasive communication skills
Understand what's really going on in the office--and how you can begin to turn things around
Top 5 reasons for working with a coach:
improve self esteem/self confidence | improve work/life balance | explore career opportunities | improve business management skills and/or relationships at work | work on interpersonal and communications skills | source: ICF Global Client Coaching Study, April 2009
"During a recent career transition, Liz helped me focus on critical next steps and provided a broader view of possibilities than I would have imagined. Coaching surpassed my expectations. Liz is an invaluable resource" GS 15 preparing for an SES position
"I feel clearer and more grounded in my career path. Liz 'got' who I am and what I am trying to do and provided a solid, non-judgemental, friendly ear and many helpful suggestions and useful contacts" newcomer to the policy world
"Liz helped me identify patterns of thought and behavior that were acting as a roadblocks to the career and life that I want. She is warm, sensitive, firm and genuinely wants to see her clients succeed" Non-profit director questioning her career choice
" Liz helped me see how what I say to another person powerfully changes what they take away about me. She taught me so much. Bottom line, she gave me a big gift." under-confident teacher helped by the power of positive thinking and postive self-presentation
"She brings a wealth of knowledge about leadership and personal growth and offers suggestions and resources for future development" mid-level manager seeking executive level opportunities
Professional help with a personal touch.
Liz Barron, ACC, is a graduate of the Georgetown Leadership Coaching program and a member of the International Coach Federation. She has coached a range of high-level professionals for engagements lasting one year or just a few weeks and will be happy to meet with you to determine the kind of coaching that will suit you best.
Liz coaches at 8am--ideal for busy executives in Washington DC; close to College Park, MD; or living in Anne Arundel County, MD. Not able to make it to one of these locations? Ask Liz about coaching via Skype or phone.
The 2012 ICF global coaching survey indicates that the average cost of one hour of coaching is $229. Because Liz has limited coaching availability--and is fortunate to have a fulltime job--she is able to offer a very cost-effective rate to a small number of clients.
"Liz is an intuitive, keenly insightful listener" executive client planning a career change
I felt that she truly understood and supported my choices and my vision and encouraged me to take the next steps" ambitious academic embarking on a new project
Working with the best in business and government
Contact Liz now to arrange a sample coaching session--it's free.
My coaching work is informed by my 20-year career as a successful BBC and Discovery television executive, working both in Europe and the US, and my own transition into a career in executive education.
I particularly welcome inquiries from people who feel they don't fit in at work, or who seek a change in direction. Originally from Ireland, I have built a successful life and career in the U.S. and enjoy working with other newcomers to Washington DC or the United States, Recent clients have come to the US from Egypt, India, Austria and Poland. I have helped clients make mid-life career changes moving into policy development, social good, teaching from careers in academia, intelligence and media production. My background in communications has proved very useful to clients who struggle to be seen and heard at work, or who wish to raise the visibility of their enterprise or professional skills through social media outreach.
My "day job" is Executive Education at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, the top-rated business school in the DC/MD/NOVA region. I am a member of faculty for the Masters of Professional Studies in Leadership and Executive Coaching that the College of Educaton at the University of Maryland, College Park will offer from 2014.
I was previously Director of Education at the National Association of Corporate Directors where I worked with non-executive directors and C-suite leaders from boardrooms across America and all over the world. I have an excellent grasp of governance and leadership issues in businesses large and small.
In my former position as director of Leadership Programs at the Brookings Institution, I provided training and development for thousands of federal managers and members of the Senior Executive Service and also helped countless corporate executives better understand the policy making process.