Jennifer Liston-Smith, MA(Oxon), MSc, FRSA

Leadership Coach, Maternity Coach and Coach Supervisor has 20 years experience of organisational consultancy, training and coaching and contributes to the field through a programme of conference speaking and writing.

As one of the UK pioneers of maternity coaching, Jennifer consults with leading global firms, such as banks, legal and accountancy firms. In the wider development field, she has coached senior managers and developed internal coaches and mentors in multinationals such as ThyssenKrupp AG, Groupe Danone and the Ford Motor Company. As senior consultant to larger consultancies and through her own company established in 1996, Jennifer has designed and delivered board level to shop floor people skills training programmes for organisations such as Accenture, BP, Centrica, Penguin Group (UK), The Lord Chancellor’s Department and many others.

Jennifer's current roles include:

Parental Leave Project

Parental Leave Project is an online resource supplied by My Family Care to our client organisations to provide accessible Maternity Coaching and Parent Transition Coaching as part of retaining talent and keeping career on track for new parents at work.

The Parental Leave Project resource brings together Jennifer’s expertise and experience gathered from providing maternity and paternity coaching over a decade of working with leading global firms in financial and professional services, Science, Engineering & Technology sectors, FMCG and other large organisations. A lively programme of interactive webinars and online tools helps new and expectant parents take a proactive, confident approach to planning and communication as they juggle a period of leave, a major life event and a whole new role on top of their career!

My Family Care: Head of Coaching Development

My Family Care provides solutions that allow employees to manage their family care responsibilities with their work commitments. Services include Emergency childcare, Emergency homecare (for elders), Out of school care (for school holidays), Childcare consultancy, Maternity coaching. 

The company was named the 2007 Daily Telegraph’s CCP Trailblazers Young Company of the Year.  Clients include IBM, P&G, Shell, Barclays, GSK, and the Met Police.  Its ground breaking emergency childcare service is used by over 250,000 working families.

There is more in the accompanying press Release of 15th June, 2010

People in Progress Ltd: Director

Providing leadership coaching, professional development and supervision for internal and external coaches.

People in Progress was formed in 1996 and provides coaching, coach supervision and related consultancy drawing on the skills of Jennifer Liston-Smith and a network of associates and partners.

Centre for Coaching: Associate Director

Jennifer delivers coach training programmes in industry and, from time to time, on the Centre’s open programmes

The Centre for Coaching is an International coaching training centre and consultancy established in 2001. A leading provider of coaching and psychological coaching training for coaches, managers, trainers, psychologists, health and HR professionals in the United Kingdom. Its sister organisation, Centre for Stress Management, was established in 1987. The Centres form part of the Centres of Expertise group.

AXA ICAS: Executive Coach and Consultant

Jennifer formerly provided Executive Coaching services for AXA ICAS

British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology

Chair, Publications and Communication Sub-Committee
Conference & Event Reporter

Sitting on the UK National Committee of the BPS SGCP, Jennifer takes particular responsibility for Publications and for reporting events and conferences for The Coaching Psychologist$.cfm

The SGCP supports coaching psychologists, coaches, individual clients and organisations who are interested in learning more about coaching psychology and coaching services.


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