Louise Emerson has led strategic and commercial development in the creative industries, charity and cultural sector for more than 20 years, ranging from Museums (Natural History Museum, London) and exhibitions (Canterbury Museum, NZ) through to festivals (Cheltenham Festivals; Belfast Literary Festival; City Dance, NI) and the performing arts (Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Community Theatre).
Louise works with organisations to assist them on increasing profitable income by capitalizing on assets and ensuring there is a cohesive strategic approach. Louise is skilled at convening groups to come up with new ideas or reach consensus on organisational purpose or values and has the ability to focus leaders and teams on priorities. She speaks at conferences and holds workshops on these topics
Past clients have benefited from her ability to understand the whole organisation, develop turn round and growth strategies and implement significant change management. She has a strong record in growing income through commercial activities as well as through patronage, support and membership programmes and capital developments.
Louise has a strong interest in people and the power of coaching to create high performing teams and individuals, which goes hand in hand with the transformation of organisations. Louise specializes in working with seniors Managers and CEOs public and private sector settings as well as charities. She provided taster sessions at the Museums Association conference, and is part of the V&A network of coaches and regularly takes part in Co-coaching sessions at BBC.
Her senior management experience combined with her training as an Electronics Engineer gives her an analytical as well as a creative approach to guide new ways of seeing situations.
Coaching offers a platform to step away from the relentless pace of business and take some time and space to explore possibilities, crack through issues and put yourself in a better position to achieve your and your goals. Louise is a member of the Association for Coaching.