Elizabeth Coffey, Founder and Managing Director of Spark Leadership, is an internationally recognised consultant, speaker and author who develops CEOs, CEO Successors and Board Executives of FTSE 100 and Global 500 companies. She has coached CEOs or their Successors over a wide range of businesses and sectors and is currently developing the leadership skills of Board Executives in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America. . The Leadership Learning Journey curates bespoke, intensive, one-week inspirational development programmes to India for small groups of select senior leaders. In 2018, visits included Bangalore and rural Karnataka and in 2017, Jaipur and rural Rajasthan.
Previously a Senior Partner in Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Talent Consultancy, Elizabeth held senior positions with Mercer Delta Consulting and The Change Partnership, which - in 2000 - was acquired by Whitehead Mann (now Korn Ferry). Following a British High Commission exclusive UK trade delegation to Mumbai in 2008, Elizabeth founded her Indian entity in 2014.
Elizabeth has written several leadership books, including McGraw Hill's ‘10 Things That Keep CEOs Awake – and How to Put Them to Bed’(2002); Deutsche Bank's ‘The End of Tolerance?’ (2001) and ‘The Changing Culture of Leadership – Women Leaders’ Voices’ (1999). She has developed organisations through pioneering strategic change in a portfolio of Global 500 companies. Elizabeth has received many awards over the past two decades including: 2018 Women Super Achiever (Femina), 2007 Mentor of the Year and 2001 European Woman of Achievement of Award.
Elizabeth is a cum laude graduate from Wellesley College with a double degree in Psychology & English Literature.