Hello, I am Liz Gait and here is a little bit about me and how I came to do what I do.
I do love what I do!
And I feel so grateful to be able to say that – especially as I was initially thrown into training about 20 years ago whilst working in an outplacement organisation, supporting people who had just been made redundant from one of the major banks. I loved it! Probably something to do with my music background and performance, but I was inspiring people to enable great change in their lives – this is where it all started and I’ve pretty much been doing the same ever since.
The career stuff…
Along the way I’ve worked in generalist HR, been responsible for recruitment & selection, been an NVQ assessor, run a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) management training centre, worked on transformational change projects and organisational development and now, I specialise in leadership, management, personal development, psychometric profiling – both training and coaching.
With now 20 years experience, I qualified as an Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner in 2010 and I’m also an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner – qualifying in 2013. I continue with my personal development every day – listening to current thought leaders, inspirational books and sharing learning with like-minded delegates and colleagues. All there is… is learning…
The other stuff!
I love being outside and over the years I’ve been involved in Scouting, volunteered at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland as a ‘Pinkie’ for 3 months, owned my own horses and competed locally, transformed my garden, swapped horsepower to motorbikes, met my husband on a motorbike tour in France, got married in 2022 and love living in the Worcestershire countryside with the backdrop of the Malvern Hills with my husband Mike (who has a national Facilities Management Consultancy Sitemark (www.sitemark.co.uk), doing exciting and innovative things) and a lively cocker spaniel and two retired rescue cats. When I do get a moment to myself, I’m usually listening to a podcast, book or topping up my Italian!
I look forward to working with you and helping you to learn more about you.
About EG People Development
To be an inspirational energy in organisations, teams and with individuals across the UK and beyond where global learning is translated into tangible businesses improvements. I hope to achieve this through motivational leadership development, enabling improvements in team effectiveness and inspiring individuals to take responsibility for maximising their potential.
My values permeate throughout all of my work, especially when working in partnership with others:
Trust: having an outcome focus in project work and the freedom to deliver on achieving these outcomes
Freedom: having the opportunity to innovate within the outcomes
Creativity: having the ability to test out new material inspired by global thought leaders
Fun: creating learning activities and events which are fun and enjoyable
Adventure: projects are challenging and provide opportunities for growth and learning – me included!
I have a dream where individuals love the jobs they do and are completely aligned to the purposes of their teams and organisations where the following ideals are made possible:
- Entrepreneurial cultures prevail in teams, people feel safe and are trusted to be creative, innovative and agile in their approach
- Teams are ‘cognitively diverse’ and through positively challenging each other, respecting unique talents and perspectives, they always do what is right for their team and organisation
- Individuals are self aware and take responsibility for achievement of their values and purpose in the workplace, they adopt a ‘growth mindset’ through asking for feedback and also support their colleagues to learn and develop in return
- People are liberated from their limiting beliefs, have high levels of self worth and achieve their highest possible potential
- Working is fun and enjoyable and never again do we dread a Monday morning J
I strive to work in partnership with people and organisations who ‘believe what I believe’ and together, we can make workplaces great places to be.
Liz in the media
Liz has appeared in features and interviews in print, online, and over the airwaves.