About us

Elizabeth Smith Consulting is a learning and development business with a real desire to help individuals, teams and organisations become the best they can be. We do this by providing project support to L & D departments and a wide range of courses and workshops. All of this is underpinned by extensive experience, and specialist expertise and qualifications. (Please see our services pages for more detail).

Elizabeth (Liz) is the principal consultant and she also works within a network of associates with complementary expertise, all of whom have considerable experience of working in senior specialist and/or managerial roles within organisations, as well as working in an independent consultant capacity. Some recent collaborations are featured on the home page.

Our Ethos

We believe in openness, respect and really excellent service, and we operate according to the following principles:

  • Taking time to find out what is important to you
  • Tailoring the services to meet your need and fit your organisation
  • Operating in a spirit of partnership and building a relationship with you
  • Being flexible when you need us to be
  • Going the extra mile to deliver just what you want

We also have an association with People in Flow, which can provide on-line analytical tools for Organisational Health, Performance, Talent and Succession Management.

All of our collaborators subscribe to our ethos and operating principles – these are fundamental to what we believe and how we work.

Photograph of Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith MA MSc FCIPD

Elizabeth Smith has 30 years’ experience in human resources, management and organisational development.

Her experience includes managing and delivering a wide range of learning and development programmes, and designing and facilitating individual, group and team interventions using a variety of approaches and techniques. She has had responsibility for running a learning and development function, and formulating and leading cross-company training and development strategy – working closely with the top team.

Elizabeth's career includes 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry (GlaxoSmithKline and Napp Pharmaceuticals). She has also worked in the NHS and at Harvard University, and has spent time living and working in Germany and in the USA. As a consultant she has worked with a wide variety of organisations in the private and public sectors, on both consulting and training assignments, with clients including Aixtron, Arcus Global, Bard Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, GÉANT, JT (Jersey Telecom), Kymab, Nujira and the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has also been a Visiting Tutor (in leadership development) at Henley Business School.