Elisabeth Hayes

Elisabeth Hayes is a certified coach who works with mid-career professionals and senior executives to expand their leadership skills, transition into next-level roles and navigate career moves. She combines extensive management, leadership and communications experience with a coaching style that’s practical and designed to accelerate growth. Before embarking on a coaching career, Elisabeth served multiple positions at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), most recently as chief of staff and deputy director for Corporate Communications. In addition to corporate experience, she brings an entrepreneurial spirit to her coaching. She was an independent marketing consultant for several years and co-founded Studio E Partners, a small business that brought together fine artists and collectors at open studio and pop-up events. Elisabeth is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) and holds an associate certified coach (ACC) designation from the International Coaching Foundation. She is certified to administer EQi 2.0, the Emotional Quotient Inventory. She earned her BA from the University of Virginia and MS in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University.

Beyond Updating Your Resume: Five Ideas to Regain Your Career Change Mojo

Is updating your resume enough when you want to change careers?   You know the feeling. You’re bored. You’re not moving up. You feel stuck in your career. It’s time to make a move. You brush off and update your resume. You submit your updated resume to multiple positions. You deploy your network. Your updated …

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How To Invest In Yourself: Four Ways to Get More from Coaching

Organizations are increasingly retaining executive coaches not only for top executives’ leadership development, but also for building better functioning teams. This shows the realization that providing coaching opportunities to employees at all levels creates a more productive work culture, helps shape tomorrow’s leaders, and serves as an effective employee retention tool. Leaders, too, are hiring …

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Strategies for Growing When You Feel Stuck in a Career

In a prior post, I talked about ways to get your momentum going when you’re in a rut or your motivation is stalled. If you’re feeling stuck in a career, you might have already tried that.  I closed by saying, “Just because you’re stuck doesn’t mean you’re staying.” One of my very wise friends countered, …

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Turning Overwhelmed into Under Control

Turning Overwhelmed into Under Control

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do any of these thought bubbles seem familiar? All of these phrases describe the profound sense of overwhelm that I recently heard about from one of my new leader clients. For many new leaders, it’s overwhelming to go from peer to boss or from independent contributor to team leader. Imagine then …

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