As a new Board of Trustees, coming together behind a common mission statement was a daunting task for us. We had an idea of where we needed to start and where we needed to end, but were unsure of how, on our journey, we could honour our individual voices and still come together behind a common one. Feeling as though we were stuck in place, we sought out someone who we hoped would bring us to our end goal. Elizabeth Critchley of Critchley Coaching did this and so much more. She coached us through a series of expertly designed workshops allowing us to arrive at a strong mission statement that truly represents our Board, and in doing so, brought greater unity our Board members.
Elizabeth’s skill as a listener and her ability to ask the right questions at the right times were invaluable; as were her large repertoire of thought-provoking exercises. Elizabeth’s easy manner and engaging method of coaching exceeded our expectations. I cannot speak highly enough of Critchley Coaching.
- Theresa Letendre, FSD #38 School Board Trustee, Vice Chair
These two days were awesome; amazing. You were an incredible fit for our team and your ability to flow with the group needs meant the activities were personal, relevant and powerful to us. I appreciate your style and presence. So prepared and respectful. Thank you, deeply.
Corey Allison, Executive Director, WRRC
Powerful Conversations Workshop
"I came away with information and tools to help improve my communication and relationships. I love how you open doors and provide life-changing insights."
"I know this day will remain in my memory as a positive turning point in my life and my relationships. Thanks for the experience."
"I learned more and gained more insight in those couple hours than I have taken the time to do, or be led to do, in literally YEARS."
"I left feeling on a high and with a renewed sense of how wonderful people can be."
Power of Perspective Workshop
"Liz is a master teacher. She is able to offer incredible insight, techniques and tips to help you live your best life."
"Well worth the day. A great place for me to start the change I want in my life."
"As a personal trainer, it is critical that I understand perspective, as I deal with clients that may have obstacles to their health/fitness goals. This course helped me better understand what my clients may be going through and helps me become a better trainer and mentor."
- Belinda Morrison, Master Trainer/Owner, Be More Fitness Inc.
"What a valuable day I spent learning so much more about myself!"
"Extremely impressed with Elizabeth's ability to relate to the room and create a level of comfort and safety in sharing. Workshop was professional, educational and thought-provoking."
"The Power of Perspective workshop is truly a gift. It is not every day that you get the chance to take time for yourself to think about life. Elizabeth's activities allow you to 'dig deep' and really think about your values. This has definitely been a life-changing workshop."
"I am taking home some valuable tools to shut down the negative voice in my head that keeps me from succeeding."
"This was even better than I expected. Thank you so much, you truly have a gift."
As Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, it was my responsibility to organize a full day retreat for our Board of Directors and Executive Director, for the review and updating of our Strategic Plan. Having attended a workshop with her previously, I knew it was Elizabeth I would like to have as the session facilitator.
Elizabeth took the time to become familiar with our organization and the desired outcomes from the planning session. We came away with a renewed and revitalized strategic plan, as well as tactics for productive problem solving and identifying relevant directives.
Having Elizabeth as our facilitator was both very productive and a pleasure. Her professionalism and skill guided us to our desired result, and her ability to have everyone in attendance contribute to that result speaks to her coaching expertise.
I highly recommend Elizabeth as coach or facilitator for any of your organizations meeting needs!
Shannon Tanner, Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, The Hangar, Flight Museum
Totally beyond expectations. I honestly loved every second of it. I loved coming away with goals as a team and organization that we can all get behind.
Cara Campbell, WRRC
"My life coaching experience with Elizabeth has not only helped me achieve goals, but more importantly it has enabled me to discover who I am, what my passions and values are, and develop steps to move forward toward living out all I want to be. She has the gift of being able to find the hidden treasures that allow me to achieve goals in all areas of my life including family, personal, and career. Over the past year Elizabeth has been coaching me through some very big transitions in my life and I could not have navigated through these changes with as much honesty and grace without her help. Her coaching skills helped me identify and focus on the most important aspects of this change and face the fears that have hindered me so much in the past. She helped me to clearly identify my values and use these as a guide to making life's judgements and changes. Our discussions are forever in my memory and her sensitive, yet challenging and insightful coaching will always guide me."
Working with Elizabeth has been a game changer for me professionally. Her unique and effective coaching techniques shift my thinking outside of the box and help identify creative solutions myself in an empowering way. Being able to turn to her has helped me gain a perspective that encourages creativity, courage, and uniqueness as I develop and grow my small business. She constantly helps and challenges me to keep my core values in place, and in doing so I am pursuing bigger goals and dreams than I thought possible less than year ago. Elizabeth is a critical role in my life and business and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to start or grow their business.
Kimasia Spratt, Oregon