Career Coaching & Consultancy

Whether you are an individual looking to further your career or an organisation looking to improve outcomes for you and your staff we are here to help. We offer a range of services to both individuals and to organisations. Click the relevant button below to find out what services we offer and how they can benefit you. 


Perhaps you feel stagnant in your current workplace and would like to consider your options. Or, maybe you would like to progress in your current job.


Increase team productivity and therefore outcomes with corporate consultancy packages whether that be with a single workshop session or continuous development.

Meet your Career Coach Elizabeth Harding-Massey

Elizabeth Harding-Massey is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and is currently with The British School of Coaching. Elizabeth has dedicated her life to helping others’,  both in education and other services.


She believes that through the coaching process, the client, by self-realisation of their own potential is enabled a moment of self-discovery which can transform their lives either in life, work or career.


Coaching is a process that enabled clients to identify their own qualities which can ultimately transform their lives; enabling them to set goals, devise actions and move forward.

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Start your journey by booking a free introductory session now!

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"I would highly recommend Straight Talk Coaching Consultancy and its founder Elizabeth Harding-Massey. Elizabeth worked with me on a one to one basis, helping and guiding me through the options of a career change and also assisting with updating my CV. I found the process very easy, Elizabeth was professional. She made me feel at ease in her approach making sure that I was comfortable and understood everything as we went along. Elizabeth clearly explained her role and I felt reassured that I was in very capable hands. She gave me the time I needed to process what was being said and I was free to ask questions I was unsure about. I would certainly recommend her to any future clients thinking of having career or work related coaching"
Beth G, Hospitality
Liz has worked with us for two years. In this time I have respected Liz’s great communication skills, her intelligence shown when dealing with very complex young people who are often at a crisis point in their lives. She has worked with possibly some of the most challenging young people in secondary education from across the UK. She has a good understanding of working within the GATSBY principles and spends time to investigate local opportunities and offers in local areas.
Neil E
Assistant Head & SENCO
I booked some sessions with Elizabeth when I was having a difficult time at work and was not sure what direction I wanted to go in. Through 1-1 meetings and some great paper-based exercises sent to me by Elizabeth, I was able to work out what it was I wanted from a job and narrow down my options. With Elizabeth's support, I developed the confidence to know what I wanted, and to ask for it. I am now in a much better place in my work life and have a more developed understanding of what I enjoy and want to focus on. Thank you Elizabeth!
Alice R
I would not hesitate to recommend Elizabeth to friends or colleagues thinking of having career coaching. Elizabeth helped guide me through the options of a career change, whilst assisting with updating my CV. I now feel I have a much clearer understanding of what I am looking for and what skills I have that could transfer to an alternative role.
Martin H, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Having reached a point of feeling stuck in my career, I sought out Elizabeth’s services and I can thoroughly say that is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Elizabeth has brought clarity to my thoughts and has helped me narrow down my focus, through the process of coaching, activities and tasks. These tasks have allowed me to develop more confidence, evaluate and assess my current career and future aspirations and I can say without doubt that I have benefited greatly from all that has been offered. I have appreciated her support in the coaching journey that I have undertaken, from her help in rewriting my CV, to providing interview techniques, all whilst giving me the space to talk openly and freely. I would highly recommend Elizabeth’s services to anyone who finds themselves stuck or needing clarity in regards career or work-related development and coaching.
KB | Customer and Trading Manager
Having recently used Elizabeth’s services for job coaching and evaluating my current career alongside potential changes, I have recently been offered the opportunity of promotion within my current role. Where I would have been hesitant and doubted myself in believing I could advance my career, Elizabeth’s help has allowed me to grow in confidence, recognising my strengths and areas of development, which has meant I now feel confident in moving forward and embracing the opportunity ahead. I would thoroughly recommend Elizabeth to anyone looking to gain clarity in their thinking around career progression or change.
KB |Customer and Trading Manager (Update)
I highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone facing career challenges. About a year and a half ago, Elizabeth helped me prepare for a successful promotion. Recently, I sought her coaching again to boost my confidence for leadership roles. Elizabeth's skilful approach of asking probing questions and challenging me to reflect sparked numerous ‘eureka’ moments in just a few sessions, giving me fresh perspectives. I will definitely reach out to Elizabeth again and am pleased to share that I've already recommended her to two friends who have started their coaching sessions with her.
Frederik W, Senior Research Officer, Civil Service
I would recommend Elizabeth to other people seeking help and assistance with their careers and those wanting to improve their leadership skills. I spoke with her over a number of sessions focusing on interview techniques centred on leadership. This was to improve my performance after my previous unsuccessful interviews for senior roles. She supported and challenged me on a number of areas based on the job specification and requirements which I found very helpful. This provided me with the opportunity to reflect on my leadership skills and my approach to presenting. We covered the interview process to focus on question techniques and how to frame answers and master the interview overall. Anyone who is looking for help and support with how to develop and approach the interview process I would thoroughly recommend speaking with Elizabeth.
Chris, Senior Evidence Specialist