BEINGWORKS has a team of CONSULTANTS, coaches & TRAINERS THROUGHOUT THE UK, Each with unique expertise to meet organisational needs.
ELAINE CARNEGIE, FOUNDER & CEO
Elaine is the founder of Beingworks. She is a qualified Physiotherapist, Mindfulness Practitioner and Co-Active® Coach with over 10 years experience as an award winning corporate professional working in a blue chip organisation. She is also a mother of two and has experienced first-hand the complex challenges employees face in the workplace today.
When human beings experience adversity, it can very often ignite something inside them that drives a need to positively use their experiences for the greater good of others. This is why Elaine started Beingworks. It has come from her need to use what she has been through in her life to make a positive difference to the lives of others.
The significant life events Elaine experienced whilst working in a corporate environment hugely affected her wellbeing particularly her mental health. She suffered from hemiplegic migraine due to stress, post natal depression following the birth of her son and continues to battle anxiety. She is a passionate mental health and wellbeing advocate and the thought of making a positive difference to workplace culture really lights Elaine up. Her greatest passion comes from a place of service and lies in human interaction. As there is still so much work to be done in changing workplace wellbeing culture and reducing the stigma around mental health, Elaine is determined to help organisations build effective wellbeing strategies so they can get the true value from an engaged, empowered and healthier workforce.
Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) | Physiotherapy
Coaches Training Institute (CTI) – ICF Accredited Program | Co-Active® Coach
Diploma | Mindfulness Practitioner
Diploma | Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Techniques for Stress Management in Business
CHARLOTTE SPEAK, STRENGTHS COACH & TALENT CONSULTANT
For over 12 years Charlotte has worked in a variety of commercially driven HR roles largely in Talent Management and Learning and Development. Her drive for helping others be their best is grounded in a passion for strengths based coaching, which coupled with her creative approach helps her clients to unlock new ways of thinking. Charlotte’s coaching assignments have stretched right across the organisation – typically mid-level and senior leaders, but she has also supported front line staff through focussed programmes as well as designing and facilitating team development alongside Executives.
Charlotte’s mission is about equality and generating conversations about the power of the parent. They return to work with so many untapped skills and experiences, she is driven by tackling what is often seen as a deficit and instead showing all the amazing things that can happen for businesses when they have working parents on their side. She loves working with women to help them rock their return, often focusing on confidence (re)building, bringing practical tips on managing the juggle and helping them prepare for what might feel like challenging conversations. Some of Charlotte’s work is with businesses where she offers consulting on returning talent programmes, running workshops for line managers and establishing mentoring networks.
Charlotte loves learning, and any opportunities to bring greater depth to her knowledge are grabbed with both hands. She is a champion of asking powerful questions and always operates with the belief that clients have the answers, they just need support in finding them. Charlotte values reflection and planning time – she is a firm believer that having quality thinking prioritised and will get you where you need to be.
Charlotte lives in Leeds with her husband and two young children who do a fantastic job of keeping them on their toes and showing them life through a fresh pair of inquisitive eyes, every day. She loves to travel, work her way through a growing reading list and take any opportunity to make memories with her family.
JANINE ESBRAND, SPECIALIST COACH
Janine is a career and executive coach who is committed to helping female professionals build careers they love whilst raising a family. Janine hosts the Careers Beyond Motherhood Podcast and enjoys interviewing inspiring women who know that is it possible to successfully juggle work and family life.
Janine is also a qualified corporate /commercial lawyer with over 12 years' legal experience. When not coaching or practicing law, she can be found spending time with her husband and two young children, playing netball or binge-listening to educational podcasts.
KATE HUNTER, EXECUTIVE COACH | LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Kate is an experienced Business Professional, Learning and Development Expert, Executive Coach and Sales Acceleration Trainer with a demonstrated history of working within a blue-chip company. Kate is skilled in coaching at all levels including career development, return to work, sales and marketing, needs analysis and all aspects of training cycle – including design and delivery of development programmes.
Kate is a passionate and highly qualified L&D expert and coach and believes that organisations who place their people at the forefront of their cultures are the ones winning. If you invest and grow in your people, you will grow and succeed in your business.
NIKKI SWAN, TRANSFORMATIONAL COACH
Nikki is a transformational coach and helps professionals develop their own resilience and mindfulness techniques, empowering them to achieve their corporate goals while maintaining balance in their lives.
Before becoming a coach, Nikki spent 13 years working for PwC, Deloitte and Winton where she provided tax advice to internationally mobile employees. Nikki's sessions are also influenced by her experience as a yoga teacher blending in breath work and meditation where appropriate.
PIPPA CHICK, ASSOCIATE COACH
Pippa has always been curious about people and what makes them tick. During her career, she started to notice talented people around her struggling to be effective at work, and those with personal challenges finding it hard to achieve a sense of balance. It became harder to ignore the more she saw hardworking people struggle with confidence, juggling work and home life or feeling like they didn’t fit in. This led her into coaching and she’s now committed to helping people enjoy life and achieve their full potential.
With over 15 years’ experience in businesses large and small she understands the challenges people face at work. Sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle. As a coach Pippa gives people the tools to deal with whatever life throws at them. She strives to stop people talking themselves out of opportunities.
Career coaching can be so valuable in industries, organisations or teams that are not as diverse as they could be. As a coach, she strives to give clients the feeling that someone is constantly in their corner cheering them on. To show them that what is different about the way that they think and work, makes them even more valuable.
Pippa holds a degree in Business and Marketing and PGdipM in Strategic Marketing. She lives in the Gloucestershire with her husband and young son.
Helping parents balance work and life pressures
Supporting mother’s returning to work after time out to have children
Those planning for early retirement and searching for a new role that suits their lifestyle and uses their skills
Professionals who feel stuck in a rut and want to feel more fulfilled