Elizabeth Kuhnke

Elizabeth Khunke

Personal Impact Coach

Elizabeth is an Executive Presence Coach who works with people struggling to present themselves at their authentic best. She is highly experienced in helping clients to reflect on beliefs and behaviours that may be holding them back from achieving what they want. Her out-standing ability to build trust, rapport and a relaxed working environment enables her clients to make quick progress toward stated goals.

As a successful author for the international bestselling For Dummies brand, having written Body Language, Persuasion & Influence, and Communication Skills for the brand, Elizabeth is expert in understanding listeners’ needs and communicating clearly, concisely and compellingly. An accomplished actress in the USA, she is also a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, an accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator Administrator and holds advanced degrees in Speech and Communications. She regularly participates in continuous professional development and holds several coaching qualifications.

Since starting her business, Elizabeth has worked mainly with individuals and groups at a senior level, primarily in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as the charity sector. She frequently appears in the media commenting on non-verbal behaviour. She is also the recipient of a Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Award.

Specialist Areas of Coaching

  • Coaching for outcomes that require projecting one’s authentic self at ones best
  • Highly experienced in helping clients prepare for interviews and formal presentations
  • Developing confidence and demonstrating credibility

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator Administrator
  • NLP Practitioner
  • PR Officer, Institute of Directors, Oxfordshire
  • Member of Actors Equity
  • Member of Screen Actors Guild

Recent Assignments

  • Body Language expert and commentator for Channel 5 Big Brother
  • Body Language expert for ITV2 programme William & Kate: The First Year
  • Presentation skills coaching for global telecommunications company
  • Presentation skills coaching for Olympic gold medallists
  • Advocacy coaching for leading international law firm
  • Positive impact programme for global manufacturing company
  • Conference speaker at global bank forum
  • Personal impact coaching for top executives of leading global telecommunications company
  • Presentation skills coaching for high profile not-for-profit organisations
  • Confidence and Credibility master classes
  • Body language workshops for executive networking groups
  • Guest commentator of BBC Radio on Personal Impact and Prominent Personalities
  • Voice coaching for Director of global bank

“We have found working with Elizabeth to be hugely beneficial at all levels within the firm. The feedback from those she works with is exceptionally positive. They appreciate the empathy, insights and willingness to break the mould, as well as her dynamism. She is a delight to work with and a first class addition to our coaching team.”

HR Director, Herbert Smith LLP

  • “Annie is an exceptional coach, mentor and trainer/facilitator. Having attended one of her courses on coaching and mentoring I was fortunate and privileged to be able to join her as co-coach for further training and saw for myself the dedication and attention to detail she puts into her work. Her heightened sense of perception ensures that everything she does meets the needs of those around her. Annie is highly motivating and always shows an innate belief that each of us has the potential to achieve our goals, especially when we think we can't! She is professional and a role model for a "can do" attitude and continues to inspire me in my coaching.”

  • “Annie is the consumate professional. She provides measurable Executive Coaching interventions in a very personable style.”

    MD of Utilities Company
  • “Annie balances a professional approach with a warm and caring attitude, and this is evident in the workshops we have run together. She is fun to work with and focuses on generating great results for her clients.”

    Development Consultant
  • “Annie is an engaging, authentic and warm hearted workshop leader. She is the consummate professional in that she delivers to the brief, exceeds expectations and has boundless energy and enthusiasm that captures the attention and interest of the participants. As an executive coach, Annie truly connects with her clients and brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to the sessions which ensures clients leave feeling that they got great value and are able to achieve exceptional results.”

    HR Director IT Company
  • “I have worked with Annie as a client both professionally in my capacity of Learning and Development Director at Centrica and personally as a professional, personal to me on a coaching programme. Annie is empathetic, professional and a great coach, I would recommend her to any client or company.”

    Learning & Development Director, Centrica
  • “The coaching was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to grow in their professional environment.”

    Director at Open University
  • “The coach was very relaxed and could immediately empathise with any given situation, whilst being able to give constructive help. Annie very quickly grasped where my strengths and weaknesses lay and could gauge challenging situations very well – only an experienced coach can do this.”

    MD Financial Services
  • “Annie’s challenges enforced reflection on my thought processes and therefore my behaviour patterns. A very satisfying experience.”

    Director Open University
  • “Quantum have provided a very professional and friendly service. The requirements we have requested have been very specific and individual to our companies needs, and Quantum have gone out of their way to understand these requirements and organise and develop the training accordingly. Annie Richardson is always very professional and is also well received by all those who attend her courses. Quantum is a delight to work with and I would strongly recommend their services to anyone wishing to develop their company’s development initiatives further.”

    ICRH Group Leader, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
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