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 risk of single stories, and the value of balance

In the 1930s scientists began examining the cognitive effects of labeling. According to a hypothesis by the linguist Benjamin Whorf, the words we use to describe what we see aren't just random. They actually determine what we experience to a startling degree. And that can be dangerous.

True Grit – The importance of getting your story straight

Failure hurts. When you fail, make mistakes, relationships become strained or you disappointingly lose, it can shatter your equilibrium. Inevitably it always involves having to pick yourself up and dust ourselves off. It can take plenty of resolve and resilience to start again.

Live more freely with Virginia Satir’s Five Freedoms

Virginia Satir was an influential American author and psychotherapist, respected for her innovative approach to family therapy during from the 1950s onwards. Her pioneering work led to her nickname, the Mother of Family Therapy.

About the process of transition – And how to handle it well

Everyone experiences transition at work. It can be as dramatic as a seismic shift in the outlook of the business or as basic as someone familiar leaving the firm, the loss of a loyal supporter. The key is to recognise a transition point when you reach one, and to handle it well.

Working with three horizons in mind – shaping new futures

We are living in such uncertain and volatile times. Everyone is searching for some ‘handle’ on the future? We are seeking to see what emerges and how to shape different futures - find a way forward through all the uncertainties and complexities.

Harness Virginia Satir’s Change Curve to lead change better

Change can make a lot of us feel very uncomfortable. We can find ourselves lost in the midst of change, unsure how to move forwards, worried about the results and implications of doing things differently. Some people are so reluctant to change that it can cause real problems. As a coach, manager or mentor, change is something you’ll to support people with.

Understanding the grief cycle

Grief. It’s part of the human condition, part of life. At some point in our lives we all have to deal with it, and we all do so in different ways. At the same time there has always been a need to deal with grief with grace, deconstruct it, handle it and understand it. That’s another part of the human condition. We can’t help ourselves.

How to handle five generations in the same workplace

Your workplace could easily involve five generations. This is the first time in the history of work that this has happened. While everyone in a company is supposed to work together towards shared goals, people’s attitudes, feelings, approach and expectations differ slightly across the generations.

The importance of presence in coaching

What is ‘presence’ in coaching? It can be hard to define, although when you are with a coach with real presence, you sense it immediately. A coach with genuine presence is highly self-aware and they are mentally, and emotionally present. They have an open, flexible, grounded and confident style. There are interested and focused upon their client.

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.