BLT ESTABLISHES A NEW EXECUTIVE COACHING DIVISION, LED BY DIRECTOR LIZ WATT
To coincide with its 30th year in business, BLT has launched a new service line.
BLT Executive Coaching sits alongside the firm’s specialist Indirect Tax Recruitment division and is led by long-standing BLT Director Liz Watt. A qualified Coach, Liz is working with both individuals and businesses across the tax spectrum.
Liz says: ‘Retraining as a Coach after my career in tax recruitment has been really rewarding and challenging. I love working with my clients on a one-to-one basis, helping them to achieve their career and professional goals, at whatever stage they are at on their career path. I’m often called in to help individuals identify and overcome any perceived career hurdles, and I also offer tailored programmes for individuals at a point of career change. For example, I can work with rising stars embarking on a first managerial position; with those approaching retirement on how to handle this big life change; with partner or pre-partner individuals on matching their aspirations; or with those returning to work after a period away from the desk (for instance maternity leave or absence due to illness). Individual coaching can have a really beneficial impact – and I’ve found developing a strong mutual partnership with my coachees a hugely rewarding and enjoyable experience.’
Fellow BLT Director Guy Barrand says of this new initiative: ‘In this day and age, businesses and individuals expect so much more from their recruitment partners than a mere CV submission service. Whilst the bulk of BLT’s work has always included advising our corporate clients on long term resourcing strategies, and individuals on how to make the most of their careers, it’s great to formalise this stance as a separate division. BLT can now officially help with both recruitment AND retention of tax talent, and who better than Liz with her 30 years of working amongst tax professionals to help individuals negotiate the key points of change that they encounter during their tax careers.’