Jude Elliman

Read more about experienced executive coach Jude Elliman, who has been a trusted advisor to business leaders for over 25 years.

Jude’s coaching

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. She is often called in to coach individuals facing their most difficult leadership challenges. They work together to find new, innovative solutions, resolve conflicts and to make decisions with greater confidence. She helps people move with sure-footed action towards new possibilities for their future.

In her coaching, and in her facilitation she always starts by creating a secure space for people to listen to themselves and one another. Her coaching provides the means for them to think afresh about what is important in their organisations, their teams and their lives. Safety provides the foundation to get serious about what matters. It establishes a platform for strategy, greater resourcefulness and humour even when the going gets tough.

Jude’s expertise

Jude has extensive experience of coaching clients at all levels in organisations, as well as private individuals who are at transition points in their lives. During the last ten years, she has specialised in working with leaders and their development, coaching both established leaders and those who are new to their leadership role.

As an experienced trainer of coaches, Jude has also partnered with in-house L&OD professionals to create a variety of tailored development programmes in the UK and abroad.

Jude’s experience

She has worked within a broad range of sectors. These include corporates, PSFs, SMEs, small manufacturing companies, HE institutions, charities, the NHS and Sector Skills Councils. Some examples of the organisations that she has worked in are: BT, BP, BFBS, UBS, Lloyds TSB, London South Bank University, Oxford University, Oxford Brookes, Regent’s University London, Royal Holloway University of London, Bank of New York Mellon, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Open Doors UK, Royal Association for Deaf People, Closed Loop Recycling, Skills for Health and Skills for Care. Jude is also a regular contributor to the Saїd Business School’s annual Emerge Conference for Social Entrepreneurs.

For the last 27years, she has run a strength-based coaching business. Most recently she co-founded and is a Director of the Listening Partnership. Her company specialises in high-level Executive Coaching and Leadership Development for individuals and teams.

  • MSc in Executive Coaching with Distinction from Ashridge Business School
  • Accredited Coach and Supervisor
  • Advanced Certificate of Coaching and Supervision (Coaches and OD Consultants) from Ashridge
  • Gestalt trained, NLP Master Practitioner and qualified ‘Time to Think’ Facilitator
  • BEd and Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education
  • Member of the EMCC and adheres to their Code of Ethics
  • Awarded ‘Most Inspirational Executive Coach” at the 2016 Leadership Awards – London

If you are interested in discussing your coaching, supervision or facilitation needs with Jude, please contact us today.

‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’

Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia

Executive coach supervision

Jude is an accredited and experienced executive coach supervisor. She offers supervision for executive coaches and L&OD consultants. Her services are for those who are just starting out through to those who are seasoned practitioners. Jude draws upon 30 years of experience, with a background in change consultancy and executive coaching across a variety of organisational sectors. She brings thoughtful rigour and a rich creativity into how she works.

Her background in Gestalt and Transformational Narrative Coaching mean she brings a strong relational, systems and communications focus to her supervision. This is a powerful combination, especially when complemented by her interest in emotional literacy, leadership resiliency and personal effectiveness.

Ensuring supervision is relevant

Jude understands that regular professional supervision is becoming a growing requirement for executive coaches and organisational development consultants. It is one of the key ways in which professionals can enhance the quality of their practice and keep razor sharp in their field.

She appreciates that regular supervision is a serious commitment and that the relevancy of the topics covered is therefore crucial. Jude aims to support and challenge coaches and consultants as they stretch themselves at the very edge of their learning and optimise their effectiveness within their practices.

Her sessions offer the chance to step back and gain new perspectives. They provide a time to reflect, to think robustly and to shift emotional tension or stuckness. The supervision discussions cover the ethical aspects of professional practice, relationship building, self-care, coaching or systemic interventions, as well as the wider organisational contexts and change initiatives.

Jude’s builds awareness, welcomes fresh insight and introduces new ideas and resources into the mix of the supervision meetings. She encourages the application of supervision learning and insight, moving them back into the workplace through safe experimentation and practical action steps.

Supervision and professional development

Jude provides face-to-face sessions, Skype and phone supervision meetings for people who are further afield. If there are several executive coaches interested in setting up sessions together, she will run supervision meetings specifically designed for them as a group.

Usually, Jude provides several supervision sessions that cover an agreed period, rather than one-off sessions. This arrangement helps to build a working supervision partnership of trust and understanding. It also provides structure, momentum, and consistency to the learning process.

Over the years, Jude has trained more than 500 coaches from a wide range of backgrounds, and she regularly runs professional development days for executive coaches in London and Oxford. These are open to those individuals that she has either trained or are in supervision with her.

If you would like to discuss setting up supervision with Jude, she will be delighted to hear from you.

‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’

Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia

‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’

Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia

‘The Listening Partnership will push you to be the best you can be. Every time I meet with my coach, I come away feeling rejuvenated and challenged by their wise insight. I would strongly recommend them to anyone, anytime.’

Vongai Nyahunzvi
Head of Africa Region at Teach For All

‘Nick and Jude’s Advanced Narrative Coaching Course is simply amazing. They are inspiring and expert coaches (and trainers) who have drawn on advanced psychology theory and their years of successful coaching experience to create a powerful new coaching process. Not only did their course teach me this exciting new process that I will I use with my clients, but it also helped fast forward my personal development journey. It re-energised my coaching practice.’

Kathy Greethhurst
Staff and Organisational Development Consultant – Oxford Brookes University

‘The two days were a really good learning experience for me. As a result of being on the course, I understand ways of approaching all significant conversations, not only for specific coaching purposes but also in my life in general, especially in the workplace.’

Shigetoshi Yamouchi
Co-head Of The Business Co-ordination Department – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd

‘When I think of supervision with Jude, I think of safety and challenge. She creates a trusting relationship where she both challenges me to go outside of my comfort zone, but also builds my confidence as a coach. I have learned powerful perspectives and models to use in my own coaching, and deepened my understanding of my impact. Her knowledge, perceptiveness, compassion and her sense of humour make her an extraordinary supervisor.’

Julie Jessup
International Leadership Coach

‘Jude has supported me, over a number of years, to identify and appreciate organisational development challenges in a very objective way. This has not only helped me successfully implement a number of change management initiatives, but also maintain my own learning and development in complex situations and environments. Jude has a unique talent of getting to the practical source of an issue, while managing the more holistic elements from a personal and overall human perspective.’

Richard Butler
Training Officer – World Intellectual Property Organisation (United Nations Agency)

‘To me, one of Jude’s biggest attributes is her belief that coaches are only human and that the inherent messiness of our humanity can reap rewards in coaching conversations. As a recovering perfectionist, this lesson helped me to be much more compassionate towards myself and has fundamentally altered the way I work with my clients.’

Clare Allison
Executive Coach – Individual Consulting

‘I have learnt and grown so much as a person, both at professionally and personally through the work with Jude. Her style is insightful, creative, challenging and practical. I can highly recommend her to anyone.’

Sophie Brown
Director – Gold and Amber

The risks of confirmation bias – and how to avoid it

Which coaches, managers and leaders are at risk of confirmation bias? Basically, all of us. Confirmation bias is horribly easy to fall into. It can cloud anyone’s judgement. And it’s wise to know about it so you can keep your thinking clear. Here’s what you need to know

When two heads are better than one – The power of reciprocal mentoring

As a leader in a company, your experiences at work will be very different from those of a junior employee. In fact, everyone’s experience of work and of life differs. To make good business decisions at every level, it’s important to understand each others’ worlds, and that’s where reciprocal mentoring comes in. So what is it, and why it is such a good idea?

Leading: the conductor as an archetype

Leaders come in every shape, size and flavour, but one of the most common leadership archetypes is the conductor of an ensemble or orchestra. Just as there any many types of leaders, there is also a wide variety of conductors, each of whom fulfils their role differently.

About Wigs and Pigs – And how to survive the Whirlwind – Part 1

So many great ideas, so little time... what do you do, as a leader, when there’s a multitude of inspiring ideas flying around but you simply don’t have the resources to make them all happen? When everything seems equally urgent in the whirlwind of everyday working life, where do you focus your energies? You need to be able to see the wood for the trees.

Discover the power of single, double and triple loop learning

We are creatures of habit, so learning and change can be a tricky thing to drive. Some kinds of change are harder to implement than others. Single, double and triple loop learning, as defined by Argyris & Schön in 1974 can be a helpful way of understanding how we become stuck, and why, when, and how transformational learning is more likely to occur.

About Servant Leadership – The extraordinary power of being human

There are so many different leadership styles. Some will suit you and the circumstances better than others. This time we’re delving deep into the Servant Leadership style, where you lead to serve. As you’ll see it’s very different from traditional leadership, which puts the organisation before the people.

Matthew Dicks and the magic of Homework for Life

Homework for Life is a strategy that I originally began using to generate more story topics for the stage, but as I began to use the strategy daily, it changed my life. It made everything about my life so much more vivid and slowed my life down remarkably. It's a strategy I teach to my storytelling classes often, and I've had people tell me that it has replaced therapy and meditation for them. It truly changes lives. Powerful.

Jude’s coaching

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. She is often called in to coach individuals facing their most difficult leadership challenges. They work together to find new, innovative solutions, resolve conflicts and to make decisions with greater confidence. She helps people move with sure-footed action towards new possibilities for their future.

In her coaching, and in her facilitation she always starts by creating a secure space for people to listen to themselves and one another. Her coaching provides the means for them to think afresh about what is important in their organisations, their teams and their lives. Safety provides the foundation to get serious about what matters. It establishes a platform for strategy, greater resourcefulness and humour even when the going gets tough.

Jude’s expertise

Jude has extensive experience of coaching clients at all levels in organisations, as well as private individuals who are at transition points in their lives. During the last ten years, she has specialised in working with leaders and their development, coaching both established leaders and those who are new to their leadership role.

As an experienced trainer of coaches, Jude has also partnered with in-house L&OD professionals to create a variety of tailored development programmes in the UK and abroad.

Jude’s experience

She has worked within a broad range of sectors. These include corporates, PSFs, SMEs, small manufacturing companies, HE institutions, charities, the NHS and Sector Skills Councils. Some examples of the organisations that she has worked in are: BT, BP, BFBS, UBS, Lloyds TSB, London South Bank University, Oxford University, Oxford Brookes, Regent’s University London, Royal Holloway University of London, Bank of New York Mellon, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Open Doors UK, Royal Association for Deaf People, Closed Loop Recycling, Skills for Health and Skills for Care. Jude is also a regular contributor to the Saїd Business School’s annual Emerge Conference for Social Entrepreneurs.

For the last 27years, she has run a strength-based coaching business. Most recently she co-founded and is a Director of the Listening Partnership. Her company specialises in high-level Executive Coaching and Leadership Development for individuals and teams.

  • MSc in Executive Coaching with Distinction from Ashridge Business School
  • Accredited Coach and Supervisor
  • Advanced Certificate of Coaching and Supervision (Coaches and OD Consultants) from Ashridge
  • Gestalt trained, NLP Master Practitioner and qualified ‘Time to Think’ Facilitator
  • BEd and Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education
  • Member of the EMCC and adheres to their Code of Ethics
  • Awarded ‘Most Inspirational Executive Coach” at the 2016 Leadership Awards – London

If you are interested in discussing your coaching, supervision or facilitation needs with Jude, please contact us today.

‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’

Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia

Executive coach supervision

Jude is an accredited and experienced executive coach supervisor. She offers supervision for executive coaches and L&OD consultants. Her services are for those who are just starting out through to those who are seasoned practitioners. Jude draws upon 30 years of experience, with a background in change consultancy and executive coaching across a variety of organisational sectors. She brings thoughtful rigour and a rich creativity into how she works.

Her background in Gestalt and Transformational Narrative Coaching mean she brings a strong relational, systems and communications focus to her supervision. This is a powerful combination, especially when complemented by her interest in emotional literacy, leadership resiliency and personal effectiveness.

Ensuring supervision is relevant

Jude understands that regular professional supervision is becoming a growing requirement for executive coaches and organisational development consultants. It is one of the key ways in which professionals can enhance the quality of their practice and keep razor sharp in their field.

She appreciates that regular supervision is a serious commitment and that the relevancy of the topics covered is therefore crucial. Jude aims to support and challenge coaches and consultants as they stretch themselves at the very edge of their learning and optimise their effectiveness within their practices.

Her sessions offer the chance to step back and gain new perspectives. They provide a time to reflect, to think robustly and to shift emotional tension or stuckness. The supervision discussions cover the ethical aspects of professional practice, relationship building, self-care, coaching or systemic interventions, as well as the wider organisational contexts and change initiatives.

Jude’s builds awareness, welcomes fresh insight and introduces new ideas and resources into the mix of the supervision meetings. She encourages the application of supervision learning and insight, moving them back into the workplace through safe experimentation and practical action steps.

Supervision and professional development

Jude provides face-to-face sessions, Skype and phone supervision meetings for people who are further afield. If there are several executive coaches interested in setting up sessions together, she will run supervision meetings specifically designed for them as a group.

Usually, Jude provides several supervision sessions that cover an agreed period, rather than one-off sessions. This arrangement helps to build a working supervision partnership of trust and understanding. It also provides structure, momentum, and consistency to the learning process.

Over the years, Jude has trained more than 500 coaches from a wide range of backgrounds, and she regularly runs professional development days for executive coaches in London and Oxford. These are open to those individuals that she has either trained or are in supervision with her.

If you would like to discuss setting up supervision with Jude, she will be delighted to hear from you.

‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’

Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia

‘I have learnt and grown so much as a person, both at professionally and personally through the work with Jude. Her style is insightful, creative, challenging and practical. I can highly recommend her to anyone.’

Sophie Brown
Director – Gold and Amber

‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’

Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia

‘The Listening Partnership will push you to be the best you can be. Every time I meet with my coach, I come away feeling rejuvenated and challenged by their wise insight. I would strongly recommend them to anyone, anytime.’

Vongai Nyahunzvi
Head of Africa Region at Teach For All

‘Nick and Jude’s Advanced Narrative Coaching Course is simply amazing. They are inspiring and expert coaches (and trainers) who have drawn on advanced psychology theory and their years of successful coaching experience to create a powerful new coaching process. Not only did their course teach me this exciting new process that I will I use with my clients, but it also helped fast forward my personal development journey. It re-energised my coaching practice.’

Kathy Greethhurst
Staff and Organisational Development Consultant – Oxford Brookes University

‘The two days were a really good learning experience for me. As a result of being on the course, I understand ways of approaching all significant conversations, not only for specific coaching purposes but also in my life in general, especially in the workplace.’

Shigetoshi Yamouchi
Co-head Of The Business Co-ordination Department – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd

‘When I think of supervision with Jude, I think of safety and challenge. She creates a trusting relationship where she both challenges me to go outside of my comfort zone, but also builds my confidence as a coach. I have learned powerful perspectives and models to use in my own coaching, and deepened my understanding of my impact. Her knowledge, perceptiveness, compassion and her sense of humour make her an extraordinary supervisor.’

Julie Jessup
International Leadership Coach

‘Jude has supported me, over a number of years, to identify and appreciate organisational development challenges in a very objective way. This has not only helped me successfully implement a number of change management initiatives, but also maintain my own learning and development in complex situations and environments. Jude has a unique talent of getting to the practical source of an issue, while managing the more holistic elements from a personal and overall human perspective.’

Richard Butler
Training Officer – World Intellectual Property Organisation (United Nations Agency)

‘To me, one of Jude’s biggest attributes is her belief that coaches are only human and that the inherent messiness of our humanity can reap rewards in coaching conversations. As a recovering perfectionist, this lesson helped me to be much more compassionate towards myself and has fundamentally altered the way I work with my clients.’

Clare Allison
Executive Coach – Individual Consulting

‘I have learnt and grown so much as a person, both at professionally and personally through the work with Jude. Her style is insightful, creative, challenging and practical. I can highly recommend her to anyone.’

Sophie Brown
Director – Gold and Amber

Jude’s latest articles

Hooked on ‘people pleasing’ at work? Here’s how to stop

Brene Brown isn’t the only one who used to struggle with saying ‘no’, something that can affect even the most successful of us. US chat show superstar Oprah Winfrey calls it the 'disease to please', and she didn’t manage to overcome the impulse to say ‘yes’ to everything until she hit forty. Others have defined it as an ‘unhealthy focus on others’ rather than yourself.

Stakeholder management – Get people on board, keep them there

It’s rare to embark on a work project that doesn’t depend on other people for investment, support, resources, or all three. Because working with multiple stakeholders could prove one of your biggest challenges, managers and leaders need to know about and handle stakeholder management well.