People focused approach

Our executive coaching will be an active partnership with you. Listening to each other will build the essential foundation of trust that makes any coaching relationship effective.

Our approach will help you make sense of what is going on in yourself and within your business context. It provides the groundwork for powerful insights to emerge and for making crucial decisions more confidently. It is the springboard for taking the kind of strategic action that will bring about significant change.

Our coaching interventions will be supportive, challenging and systemic – moving beneath business as normal into longer term thinking, different perspectives and new solutions.

Understanding your context

We understand that the world is full of multiple messages. Organisations, teams and careers are built on these stories. Our executive coaching will help you strategically harness personal, team and organisational narratives. Together we will identify and align their relevance and application to your current context and your future.

Nick Isbister and Jude Elliman are the founders of the company and the lead executive coaches and course trainers. They partner with a team of high calibre executive coaches.

We work across a variety of business sectors. These include: corporates; Professional Service Firms; Universities; Not-for-Profits and NGOs; Sector Skills Councils; SME’s and individuals who want a confidential, private service. We work with leaders, team members or individuals: we know how important it is for each of you to develop sustained performance.

Our values

At the Listening Partnership we are known for the following distinctive qualities that lie at the heart of our business success.

Virtual coaching sessions

All our coaching sessions will take place online for the time being. While this may be a necessity due to the pandemic, it has the benefit of increased flexibility and convenience. Our coaches have years of experience using online conferencing tools, allowing them to make virtual sessions just as effective as face-to-face ones.


We provide board members, senior executives and partners in professional service firms and emerging leaders, with the vital ‘time out of time’ to think more clearly and strategically. You will gain greater certainty in your judgements and find new solutions. You will move forwards more adeptly and confidently, whether you want to effect major company changes, realign part of the business or navigate complex relational dynamics.


We work with people at all stages of their careers. We can offer you appropriate coaching whether you are a newly qualified person looking to advance or you are caught in difficult career choice further along the line. If you are ready to explore your best options for a satisfying third phase, we can provide you with coaching that will meet that objective. Effective coaching at these pivotal career points will give you valuable future dividends.


Our expert team of executive coaches work in the UK and internationally. Across a variety of sectors, we inspire and energise our clients to create new futures for themselves, their teams and their organisations.

Virtual coaching sessions

Our executive coaches work closely with individuals and teams in businesses throughout the UK and beyond. The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak means many businesses are stopping face-to-face meetings and require entire teams to work remotely. This makes it more important than ever to stay coordinated and to have clear processes in place. Our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our clients. We are able to deliver our coaching sessions virtually, through online conferencing tools. Virtual coaching sessions are a viable and powerful alternative with benefits along the way: we’re more flexible.

Businesses with remote teams

Remote teams offer powerful advantages but they come with a unique set of challenges. We will help you optimise collective performance in spite of physical distance to release your remote teams’ full potential.

Individuals working remotely

Working remotely can be as challenging as it is liberating. We will help you maximise the benefits, and manage the challenges, of physical distance to your colleagues.