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Emily works with individuals, teams and whole organisations to challenge and support them to be the best they can possibly be.

Qualified executive coach and experienced leader working across the public, private and charity sectors. Committed to getting the best results for you and your organisation.

  • Qualified executive coach and action learning facilitator
  • Private, public and charity sectors
  • 10 years’ experience of leading organisations, both in the UK and overseas 
  • Emily's expertise was recognised in 2012 when she was awarded a fellowship on the prestigious ‘Clore Social Leadership Programme’ 

How Emily works

  • Emily quickly builds rapport and therefore gets straight to the core of the issue
  • Each session is bespoke, ensuring that you get the best results for you and your organisation
  • For larger pieces of work Emily creates a team of multi-skilled associates – ensuring that you get what you need, when you need it
  • Emily is adaptable and resilient having sailed across the Atlantic, lived in a mud hut, managed a reggae band and sailed to the artic on a Viking ship - and most challenging of all - being a Mum to two young children
  • Emily believes that work should be fun and fulfilling, as well as paying the bills and fitting in with your lifestyle

Juggling family life

Emily has two young girls and understands the challenge that comes with the total priority shift of parenthood. Her values were thrown up in the air and she was forced to re-evaluate her career choices alongside the skilful guidance of an executive coach. She now hopes to help others through this journey.


The Smarty Train - award winning training and recruitment servicing multi-national clients across all sectors 

Clore Social Leadership Programme - developing and strengthening leadership across the social and arts sectors  

NSPCC - the leading children's charity fighting to end abuse 

World Child Cancer - improving the rate of diagnosis, accessibility to treatment, and quality of support for children with cancer 

Elevation Network - multi-award winning youth employment charity 

NUS - the National Voice of Students 

Nominet Trust - UK's leading investor in socially motivated tech 

The Campaign to End Loneliness - network of organisations and individuals fighting to end loneliness in the UK 


Executive Director - Think Ahead, a new route in mental health social work 

Head of Volunteering - VSO, volunteers fighting poverty 

Trustee - Tenteleni, student led international volunteering 

Trustee - Student Action for Refugees



Inspiring • Attentive • Friendly • Approachable • Thoughtful • Considered • Intelligent • Articulate • Open minded • Non-judgmental • Clear • Challenging (at the right times!) • Positive • Focused • Motivating • Inspiring • Trust • Efficient • Warm • Productive • Balance • Resilient • Organised • Fun • Forward Thinking • Kind  • People centred • Value driven • Insightful 



Emily can help you to unpick what makes you happy and inspires you... She can ask you questions that challenge your assumptions and patterns of thinking, always in a constructive and non-judgemental way, which enables you to consider problems or circumstances from a different perspective.

Nicola McConnell, NSPCC Senior Evaluation Officer

Working with Emily really helped me to understand my skillset, options and the best path for me during a period of transition in my life and career.

Susie Heale, Learning and Development Manager

I would work with her again in a heartbeat

Jaki Walker, Head of Resourcing, VSO

Emily was hugely beneficial to my career progression. Very supportive, great advice and a fantastic role model.

Pete Nash, Global Programme Manager, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Emily’s coaching style is very supportive and she has a wealth of experience to draw on.

Susie Heale, Learning and Development Manager

Emily was unusually good at being able to see the big picture and the strategic direction.

Jon Rosser, CEO World Child Cancer

As a team we found it a really useful exercise and discovered ways of working together far more effectively.

Emily Thomson Bell, NUS Head of Quality

Talk to Emily

If you have a training or coaching requirement Emily would love to hear from you.