I’m Emily Petty. I'm a leadership and personal development coach.

I help women who are at a crossroads in their career, life or business overcome fear of failure and self-doubt. I help them walk comfortably with themselves, helping them lead themselves first, then rise up as leaders. Enabling them to have an impact, live a life of meaning and create a work culture that enables others to succeed.

I do this through my three step framework - rising up. Helping you open up to yourself and your emotions, show up in the world with curiosity and kindness and step up to take action so you can rise up with confidence and have an impact in the world. 

Using this framework I offer 

  • 1-2-1 coaching

  • Run group coaching programmes for leaders and individuals who want to take a step up in their life and career

  •  Work with teams and organisations who are passionate about making work better for everyone. I help you build a strong, connected team. Teams that have trust, growth mindset and good well being will succeed. 

I draw on my experience as a leader for over 15 years in the charity sector. As well as being a Relational Dynamic Coach accredited through Coaching Culture At Work.

I believe that work and life should be joyful, that we all have the ability to lead ourselves and others from a place of authenticity, that we can all know freedom, fulfilment and success.

I know that for women juggling a career, your health, family relationships and personal aspirations can be hard. You feel you have to compromise your dreams and always put others first. There are those voices in your head that are telling you that you are not good enough, that you will never find fulfilment or success. I know you want to have the confidence to make decisions, have difficult conversations and take action without constantly worrying what people think of you.

I want to see women released and free to be the person they were born to be. To lead themselves and lead others authentically so that more people can have the confidence to achieve their dreams and love work.

I always called myself an accidental leader, I didn’t choose my career path. I just knew I wanted to make a difference in the world. But when I did find myself in leadership I knew I loved leading and coaching others, being the support and encouragement that enabled others to flourish. But I made a mistake, when I stepped up into a leadership role I thought I had to lead like I’d seen others lead. I thought that if I just copied my boss I’d succeed. But twice this approach led to stress, anxiety and burn out. I was exhausted from trying to meet expectations, do it all and ‘act the part’. I felt like a complete failure and thought my career was at an end.

It was only when I hit rock bottom that I realised that I could find personal fulfilment and success as a leader if I firstly opened up to my emotions and explored my strengths, values and gifts. Then I took the step to show up as I am. I realised that I was the bottle neck holding myself and my team back. It was only then that I started to find joy and a love for what I do.

I took action and left my senior leadership role so I could coach others who want to find freedom and fulfilment in their career, life or business. I’ve stepped up and launched my own business because I believe I can have an impact on more women who in turn can have an impact on those they lead. 

When you rise up others rise with you. Now is your time to lead yourself with confidence and clarity. To step up and live a life of meaning and purpose.

Rising up is a simple three step approach that you can use to overcome daily personal challenges or apply to the life transformation you know you want to achieve.

Step 1 - Open up to yourself and your emotions. To find your inner calm and peace. Not by pushing emotions down but by accepting and surrendering to the unhelpful stories or difficult experiences that life inevitably brings. 

Step 2 - Show up in the world with curiosity and kindness. To be curious about your thoughts and experiences. To look for the possibilities and opportunities you have to learn and grow.

Step 3 - Step up and take action driven by your values so you can lead yourself and live a life of courage and joy.