About Liz Scott & Stuart Newberry

Liz Scott and Stuart Newberry

Liz Scott, a former BBC reporter and Stuart Newberry, who has a background of leadership in policing, founded “Liz Scott Coaching and Training” in 2005. Both Liz and Stuart are highly experienced qualified coaches who have a proven track record for professionalism and trust.

The success in applying their skills is in no short measure down to their friendly, approachable style: People enjoy working with them. Based in Devon, Liz and Stuart work for clients across the South West.

The are also keen cyclists and back in 2010 they combined their love for cycling with interviewing some of the top authors/trainers in the coaching world.

Liz and Stu cycled 1800 miles across the UK meeting an videoing people like Sir John Whitmore, Myles Downey and Nancy Kline.  Take a look at their trip in the video below:


Liz Scott

Liz used her communication skills as a reporter and producer for the BBC for 12 years before establishing Liz Scott Coaching and Training.

Liz has a number of areas of coaching expertise, including leadership and education. In her collaboration with schools, Liz works with Heads, teachers and directly with children. Her innovative methods have achieved remarkable results and success – see our case studies for examples.

Liz has also worked with police forces, education authorities, major companies, tourist attractions and individuals. She is also a founder of Coaching Connect. After almost 10 years at the top of her game, Liz is recognised as a leading coach in the South West.

“My reputation is founded on professionalism and trust.  I love seeing the transformation that coaching can make in the lives of people – Liz Scott

Liz is also passionate about the power of listening and the in her spare time has developed a blog celebrating the extraordinary stories or ordinary people.  Click here for the Wild and Precious site

  • Diploma: Business and Executive Coaching
  • Action Learning facilitator (accredited)
  • Belbin Facilitator (accredited)
  • NLP Master practitioner
  • Diploma: Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Humanities
  • PTLLS qualified

In addition, Liz is a member of the Association for Coaching and INLPTA.

Stuart Newberry

Co-founder Stuart enjoyed a successful 30-year career in the police, where he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent. His experience as a senior leader for Devon and Cornwall Police included heading up teams in high profile major crime investigations. Stuart now uses his considerable background as a qualified coach specialising in leadership, business and executive coaching.

Stuart coaches leaders in the public and private sector and regularly facilitates group events, including conferences using “Open Space Technology”. He is passionate about team development and is an accredited facilitator of Belbin.

Stuart has also worked in education as a part-time lecturer at City College, Plymouth.

“Leadership coaching is proven to enhance performance and results”- Stuart Newberry


  • Diploma: Business and Executive Coaching
  • Diploma: NLP
  • Action Learning Facilitator (accredited)
  • Belbin Facilitator (accredited)
  • BA (Hons) Social and Organisational Studies
  • PTLLS qualified

Don’t just take our word for it when we say we are professionals you can trust - take a look at our case studies and testimonials to see how our coaching has transformed the performance of our clients.

Previous Case Study
Liz Aspin Senior TA woodlands school
It's been inspirational … Liz has many qualities that she wants to inspire others with. I have learnt so much from working with her."

Liz Aspin: Senior Teaching Assistant Woodlands School
Woodlands Park Primary School

Brett Dye and Lucy Wandless
I would say that the skills I have developed have aided me in developing and empowering staff and therefore has developed distributed leadership at Godolphin Primary School.

Brett Dye: Head Parc Egos - Lucy Wandless: Head Godolphin
Leadership Coaching Training – Southerly Point

Yr 6 children train the new coaches
“I have seen a huge difference in the Year 6 children; in their confidence, in the way they interact with the younger children, how they communicate with their class teacher and adults and how they have really become leaders. "

The year 6 coaches training new coaches
Children as coaches

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