Growth Plans Ltd has proved to be invaluable for my company’s development and direction. From my initial meeting with Liz Whitfield, it was clear that her experience and understanding of my company’s needs would make her the perfect business development consultant. Liz is professional and articulate with a clear vision for the way forward. She is committed to raising the standards of our business, with relevance to increasing our financial performance. Her infectious enthusiasm for client development makes the experience of working with her always both productive and a pleasure. I do not hesitate in highly recommending Growth Plans Limited.
Phil Davies. Managing Director. Abatec Limited.
I went to see Liz for a coaching session on how to make some logical plans and goals for my business. A few months ago I was very clear as to the direction I wanted to go but due to personal events everything was turned upside down and I lost my vision and confidence as to where I was going. Talking to Liz helped me to think more clearly and I came away with new ideas as to how to move forwards and for this I am very grateful . She is a wonderful listener and with her clever questioning techniques she makes you come up with the solutions and ideas yourself.
I had a coaching session with Liz when I had a difficult issue to approach and was not sure which direction to take. Having spent hours on my own mulling over possible discussions and outcomes, I was delighted with the clarity of thought which resulted from my 60 minutes with Liz, guided by her incisive questioning and active listening. I felt over the days which followed our session, that my thoughts came down like juggling balls, all landing in the right places after spending some time up in the air together. Without hesitation, I would go to Liz again. Her confidentiality and integrity are unquestionable, and her natural ability to help her clients themselves to unravel and clarify their thought processes is invaluable.
We have worked with Growth Plans Ltd over a number of years. Through various developmental and coaching sessions, Liz has helped us learn to communicate better as a leadership team. We have looked at leadership behaviours and strength deployment skills. Liz is extremely personable and her style and delivery encourages everyone involved to be engaged in the process and therefore maximise the potential outcomes for the business and the individual. I would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to move their business forward.
Partner at firm of Chartered Accountants
Liz is very passionate about coaching. We had regular sessions addressing different issues that I had been facing. Each time the focus has been very much on me and how to give me the tools to work through the issues. Liz is very patient and a very good listener. She makes me aware that there is a structure to our conversation but after that the conversation flows naturally and freely. It really helps me to focus on the issue that is bothering me and to sit with it for a while. It helps me to work out what I can control and what I can’t and how I can move forward with the particular issue. It is clear to see that Liz is dedicated to helping her clients, with their interests at heart, and keen to work with them to help them find their solutions. She is also committed to developing her own skills via her own continuous development.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
I worked with Liz when she was Chair of the Women’s Network at Lloyds Bank, which was run entirely by volunteers. Her energy and her commitment to the role were inspiring to me and had significant influence on my work at Lloyds and with the network. Liz’s optimism and positive attitude are contagious and I thank her for all she taught me during those years.
Kenny Paz Estrada, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation