I am dedicated to helping you thrive. It doesn’t matter how overwhelmed you feel or how big a challenge you face, if you are ready to commit to change, there is a way forward.

You can make the shift from surviving to thriving right now.

You can make a breakthrough in your life. I know this is true. I have overcome setbacks and achieved outcomes I thought impossible. I have chosen thriving over surviving and I learned how to thrive directly from fifty of the world’s most resilient people. I call them the ’50 Thrivers’.

You too can learn how to overcome adversity AND handle the challenges we all struggle with every day. You can develop a mindset that will raise the quality of your life wherever you are, whoever you are and whatever you are doing.

You always have a choice about how to respond. You can choose to make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others. I believe that we can all build greater resilience, and my own research with the 50 Thrivers shows us exactly how to do that.

So join my community of Thrivers. Your life can be so much better when you decide to choose thriving over surviving!

WHAT I DO

WRITER

 

I wanted to identify and understand the specific resilience strategies that separate those who choose thriving over just surviving. So I embarked on a 35,000 mile journey around the world to interview 50 Thrivers; ordinary people who had not just bounced back, but had bounced forward from extraordinary challenges and tragedy.

The result is my new audio book “9 Secrets to Thriving” which will be released by Audible in May 2020.


COACH

 

I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to benefit from Emma’s coaching. If I was asked to describe her approach in three words I’d say she was “Patient. Perceptive. Practical”.

If you have the chance to work with Emma, I would recommend you grab it with both hands. A lovely person and and superb coach. Thank you Emma.


SPEAKER

 

Emma delivered her message as the keynote speaker at our staff conference with clarity, common sense and, most importantly, passion and belief in everyone’s ability to take responsibility and make improvements in our own and others’ lives.

The feedback I continue to receive on the positive impact of Emma’s message clearly demonstrates the power of her message and her skill in delivering it with warmth, humour and feeling.

Helen Bayne, HR Director, The Link Group.

FEEDBACK

What Clients Say

Emma played an instrumental role in helping us to reorder our priorities and to formulate practical steps toward changing our behaviours and actions. Her coaching and facilitation were critical to the success of our leadership development program; and her common sense insights, in relation to organizational culture and individual self-improvement, meant that even the most reluctant participants feel they have benefited greatly.

 

Paul Renz, Partner, Scott Moncrieff

I have had the pleasure of working closely with Emma for five years now. During that time, Emma has made a significant contribution to the training and development programs at the firm, taking the lead on creating, developing and running leadership development programs for our partner and associate groups. Feedback on the sessions is consistently positive, and I can honestly say that her work has helped us to shape how we conduct ourselves in the business. Over this period, Emma has also operated as a coach for a number of people. Again, the feedback is always positive, and there are real tangible examples of how Emma has made a difference. Emma’s approach to leadership training and coaching is innovative and creative, and more importantly, she has been able to influence change, truly getting the best out of people.”

 

Kirstie MacLennan, HR Director

I first met Emma during the tender process to support our firm’s leadership development program. I selected Emma due to her credible background of working with professional service firms and, more importantly, her ability to establish the requirements of the program at our initial meeting. Emma helped me to shape my thinking into a practical but inspiring program, and while working with Emma, I felt extremely motivated and excited about the results of the program. Emma’s initial meetings with partners, directors and managers were a fantastic success; she generated an environment where senior partners shared key business problems, and Emma’s incredible coaching style identified goals to be achieved by both the business and individuals. Emma’s credible background and amazing coaching style creates fantastic opportunities for people to develop themselves. Personally, Emma has helped me to tackle some very challenging situations and behaviors. She achieves this in an incredibly positive way with a no-nonsense practical approach.”

 

Joanne Brooks, HR Director

Emma discovers and resolves the issues and barriers which might be severely limiting business and personal performance and yet can be too difficult for a board or an organization to acknowledge. She does this sensitively and incisively. Working with Emma improved my understanding of organizational behaviour and conflict resolution and made a significant contribution to my personal development, and thus my career.

 

Donald Forsyth, Partner, Ernst and Young, LLP

Emma is a uniquely talented individual who has the ability to offer imaginative and effective solutions to difficult behavioural and relationship situations. This is always offered in a supportive and encouraging way focusing on nurturing the talent of each individual to enable them to succeed and fulfil their full potential.

 

Elizabeth Dickson, HR Specialist

Emma has a steely determination to seek out the management challenges many would shy away from, but she does so with a perceptive understanding of each individual’s strengths and potential to lead. Her style is warm, calm and engaging but her purpose is resolute. Her approach is founded on the maxim that ‘behaviours breed behaviours’—that our values and behaviours as leaders must exemplify the change we wish to see in our people. Emma’s influence on our leadership development was so well received it has become the bedrock of a new strategy for the whole firm. With Emma’s leadership, we are now focused on stronger relationships within our workplace, which we know will have a positive impact on our work and our clients. In the great babble of leadership manuals, Emma’s is an intelligent voice worth listening to.

 

Gareth Magee, Partner, Scott Moncrieff

I and my colleagues on the senior staff team at Link engaged Emma to get us onto the leadership development journey some four years ago, and we have since taken advantage of—and benefited greatly from—embedding what we learned throughout the Link Group of social enterprise companies. And we have recently re-engaged her to review how we’ve done.
‘Leadership’ is a complicated and oft-misunderstood concept—but Emma ‘gets it!’ And by the time you’ve been through the process, you’ve ‘got it’ too.

Craig Sanderson, Chief Executive, Link Group Ltd

 

Emma’s input is always highly practical and focused on supporting leaders to get the most out of themselves and others.

Emma is extremely knowledgeable and perceptive in her interactions with the audience, and leaves individuals feeling inspired and empowered to make changes to their habits and interactions with others in order to fulfil personal potential and develop effective relationships.

Nicola Dudley, Deputy Director, Scottish Council of Independent Schools

 

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no-one thinks of changing himself” Leo Tolstoy