Lizzie Pawsey is supported by a team of experienced coaches and facilitators with whom she has worked with for a number of years. As a team we have extensive first-hand business experience across a variety of industries and, as a result, The Light Room Consultancy’s approach is firmly grounded in the commercial world.

Lizzie is an experienced business leader, coach, coaching supervisor and facilitator. She thrives on creating a space where her clients can develop personal insights that transform their lives and work. Lizzie brings 20 years’ experience in several global companies, including Diageo, Britvic and Pernod Ricard, where she worked in a number of senior marketing and HR leadership roles. Her approach is therefore grounded in the commercial world – she understands the challenges of working in global cross-cultural organisations, leading teams of people through change and delivering against a business plan.

Lizzie has built over 1000 hours of coaching experience. She works with board, executive and senior management levels both one to one and in groups across a range of areas including identifying purpose and values, developing authentic leadership and executive presence, female leadership, building effective stakeholder relationships, increasing confidence, managing personal and professional change and building resilience.

Lizzie has also gained over 2000 hours of facilitation experience working as faculty on the global leadership development programmes of several clients. In addition, she serves as a faculty member for the Academy of Executive Coaching on the Executive Coaching Certificate and Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programmes.

Lizzie builds strong and trusting relationships with her clients and a safe space within which they can think freely, explore their limiting mindsets and focus on their strengths. Her style is professional, warm and supportive, combined with challenge and tenacity to enable them to achieve their goals and create sustainable change. She uses several models and frameworks from her business and coaching careers such as TA, CBC, Gestalt, Solutions Focus and Neuroscience.

Lizzie holds an honours degree in Business Studies. Further qualifications and training she is able to draw on include:

    • Advanced Practitioner Diploma in executive coaching with the Academy of Executive Coaching

    • ICF accredited executive coach (PCC level)

    • Supervision Foundation Course (Bath Consultancy Group)

    • BPS level A and B accreditation (OPQ 32, MBTI Step 1 and 2, Hogan, TKI, Morrisby and various 360 degree feedback tools)

    • Foundation level training in TA, CBC and Gestalt

    • Foundation level training in Team Coaching

    • Accredited in Resilience Coaching

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Sarah is an Executive Coach and has worked across sectors such as communications, FMCG, supply chain, law and finance. She coaches individuals and teams in leadership development, leadership through change, career transition, performance improvement and facilitation. She brings extensive business experience from her leadership roles in Unilever, a top FTSE 100 companies.

In her career at Unilever Sarah held a variety of senior leadership roles across the UK business. She has worked through periods of significant change and brings a wealth of experience in this area to help leaders to better understand their own process of transition and lead their teams more effectively.  Sarah brings a broad business perspective, an understanding of what it takes to build and lead successful teams and a real empathy for what it can mean, and what it can take, to deliver success in a large organization.

Sarah is passionate about developing herself and others. She holds an Advanced Practitioner Diploma in executive coaching and a masters level Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching. She has also studied and incorporated Gestalt coaching and Cognitive Behavioural coaching into her practice. Sarah has been a member of the Faculty at the AoEC since September 2009, teaching on the Executive Coaching Certificate and Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programmes. Sarah is also a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and an enthusiastic amateur photographer.

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Margaret has over 15 years experience as a coach and development practitioner operating in a commercial, service and manufacturing environments. Her background is in HR and sport where she was HR Director for Anheuser Busch Europe and in her youth played hockey at international level.

Educated at Girton College, Cambridge University, where she gained an MA (Honours) in Geography and a PGCE, Margaret has a passion for learning and development and has gained experience of small and large organizations in FMCG, pharmaceutical, education and service sectors. Margaret is also a Non-Executive Director of Davy’s Wine Bars and Restaurants. Margaret is a member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a trained facilitator with Stephen Covey and Zenger Miller. She is qualified to administer and interpret MBTI Steps I and II; Strength Deployment Inventory and a variety of 360-degree feedback processes.

One of Margaret’s other passions is sport. Having played competitive hockey for many years she now enjoy playing tennis and finds there are many similarities between the sporting and business arenas which she is able to apply to her work assignments.

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Vassilis Chantziaras

Vassilis’ passion is to help people live according to their true purpose, both in their professional and private life. He is using both his innate skills and professional experience to reinforce his client’s awareness of their strengths and areas of possible growth. He strongly believes that people can change, given that the change is voluntary and not imposed by others.

Vassilis has been a professional coach and trainer for over 10 years. He is a certified coach (Behavioral Coaching Institute) and a certified HeartMath Practitioner.

Over the last decade he has had the opportunity to

– Develop & deliver specialised training modules on sales & customer service, management, leadership and performance management.

– Manage and implement large scale transformation

– Recruit & train internal trainers for various organizations.

– Coach a variety of senior executives.

Earlier in his career, he worked for McKinsey & Company both in Switzerland and Greece. Vassilis has spent some years both studying and working in Germany. He holds an MSc in Human Resource Management from the University of Surrey. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, swimming, painting, and any activity related to self-growth.

If you would like to connect to any of our team please contact us.