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"we don't see things as they are, we see them as we are"

Anais Nin




My experience of senior executives is that they crave the value of creating thinking space for reflection, but without it getting a boundaried space in the diary it just seldom happens. After commuting, early start meetings, communication with direct reports in every time zone, evening receptions, there is precious little time for loved ones let alone for what is perceived as 'time for yourself'. In the coaching space we find a multiplication of time that comes from investment in reflection, reframing, analysing, pausing to actually see ourselves and others...with humility and strategy. From this place of tailored personal learning, new possibilities are found, courage reinvigorated and human dynamics unravelled once again.



"In the hustle and bustle of everyday business life, I rarely have the time to personally think, or reflect on changes that occur. This is where Maggie comes in. A fantastic personal coach that provides a qualified ear to listen, share learnings, and has the ability to just get you thinking."

Retail Director, FTSE 100 company


“Maggie brings a truly fresh perspective to the increasingly busy world of Executive Coaching. She will wow you with the depth of her thinking and practice, surprise you with her easy and trusting style, and deliver great results in a short time frame. A truly engaging person to partner with in your search for personal development and greater self-awareness.”

Nick Folland (Group Director - External Affairs at the Co-op Group)


"Maggie is a great coach. She helped me get perspective, reflect and reframe situations, as was needed or helpful at the time. She also challenged me plenty, while I always knew and felt that I was in safe hands. That way I took more risks, opened up more options and knew that Maggie would help me navigate all of it, with skill and care."

Group HRD, FTSE 100 company


"what lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you."

Ralph Valdo Emerson

Photo: Neil Laughton - scaling Mont Blanc

I bring to my coaching my knowledge of psychology as a Psychotherapist, mixed with the unique training and experience I learned as a coach and associate trainer at Cantle under Jim McNeish (www.neish.co). I use models from NLP, Gestalt, Bioenergetics and Systemic approaches, to name but a few.


I work with individuals as well as providing team coaching. I have been brought in as a consultant to find ways to precipitate cultural change within whole departments of over a hundred people, small strategic teams that have become dysfunctional or lost their way for particular reasons and high functioning teams that want to understand each other better to further raise their performance for a fresh challenge in a new season.


Coaching can be arranged in a beautiful private location in Chichester West Sussex, in central London or by agreement in your own location. Coaching can also be arranged via skype or face time if preferred.


Coaching packages with defined goals can be set up with HR, Heads of Talent or Team leaders to service your wider strategy for key individuals within the company and dovetail with any broader strategy you have in place.


Individuals wanting bespoke coaching can also contact me direct either as a private arrangement or with an invoicing arrangement with your company.


Learn more


public speaking coaching

This page outlines the public speaking package that I offer to help train leaders and those needing to communicate publicly.

confidentiality in coaching

Here I explain how my coaching sessions are a safe space to learn, and outline my confidentiality policy.


"Maggie Ellis is an outstanding coach and developer of senior level executives. Maggie creates an environment in which challenges can be discussed openly. She provides simple and effective tools for improving performance at work. I have benefited enormously from my time with Maggie and have gone on to achieve things that I never thought possible as a result."

Barry Trubridge (Former Head of Strategy, Retail Banking - in one of the leading banks)

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