Hilary Ellis and Lisa Westbury met in 2013 as part of their professional coach development. We discovered a shared passion to help women to be the best they can be and have more fulfilment in their working lives.

Career Garden brings together our individual talents and professional experiences drawn from both corporate and public sector settings into a dedicated space for women to grow their careers.

It is rooted in the belief that women have an important contribution to make in the workplace and in business. Yet sometimes they need dedicated developmental time and support to make important shifts to become more visible, to have greater impact and stronger influence. We know from our research that working together in partnership with a coach or a group of like minded peers can be an exceptionally productive, creative and insightful process. It’s not just that more minds are better than one, but more minds working collaboratively together on common issues are especially powerful.

We help women shape their goals, explore and stretch their abilities in a safe and confidential place, building the resources they need to fully realise their talents back in the workplace. These are skills that can be passed on and used every day in work and life.

Credentials and training

Lisa and Hilary are certified Co-active coaches, professionally trained by CTI, one of the first and best recognised coach training organisations in the world. We are accredited members of the International Coaching Federation and the Association for Coaching.

Lisa is also trained in Organisational Relationship Systems Coaching (CRR Global).

Hilary holds an MSc in Organizational Behaviour from Birkbeck College – University of London, is certified in Emotional Intelligence Report assessment (RocheMartin) and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Interested in coaching or career development? Contact us