About Elizabeth Williamson
Elizabeth Williamson is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Accredited Mediator, Level 3 Gottman Couples Method Trained Relationship Therapist and a CYNERGY® Trained Conflict Coach.
She has enjoyed a successful career over 30 years as a counsellor, coach, consultant and trainer who uniquely combines expertise in relationship skills, conflict resolution and organisational behaviours.
Today she is recognised as an authority in developing proactive conflict skills in both business and personal life. Elizabeth writes regularly about conflict resolution, resilience and relationship skills. She is an inspiring, informative and motivating speaker.
She created the Conflict Confidence© Model, coaching and training to address the devastating consequences of our human behaviours, based on anger, despair or anxiety, which damage our connections and relationships with others. Drawing on the research, practice and knowledge of leading relationship and conflict resolution thought leaders, the Conflict Confidence© Model builds positive relationship skills that are a catalyst for optimism and confidence in our lives.
In 2012 Elizabeth had surgery to remove a rare type of spinal cord tumour and her life was turned upside down. Post-surgery she was paralysed from her shoulders down, unsure if she would ever walk again. With substantial daily effort and extensive professional rehabilitation, she eventually re-learnt to walk, after a fashion.
Elizabeth now lives with a complicated body that doesn’t work the way she’d like it to and understands the impact of disability, trauma, grief and loss. She is currently writing about resilience skills, bringing together multi-disciplinary research and perspectives. Elizabeth has created the RE-IMAGINING RESILIENCE™ workshop to help leaders with the difficulties, disappointments and pride in fostering a spirit of determination to succeed and the inevitable falls and scars that accompany this. Resilience is not just a ‘personal’ quality: to walk our independent and inter-dependent paths, we all rely on a community of acceptance, skilled support and inclusion.