Confidentiality is a core principle of Lonely Furrow Company. Sometimes clients choose not to share the details of their company/client relationship with Lonely Furrow Company and that choice is treated as sacrosanct. However some clients have kindly allowed their comments to be quoted here.

“Elizabeth’s coaching has supported me calmly yet robustly through the development of my writing project. Over the months of coaching, my project finally became real – a genuine finished product, rather than the stalled work in progress it had been for so long… Now I can call myself a writer and it feels fabulous!”

Mary McNeil / Web Writer / Kendal, Cumbria

“I loved being coached by Lizzie. I was struggling with an issue around writing… and Lizzie was entirely practical, insightful and wise. She helped me to see that what I wanted to do was entirely possible and I was able to get things moving after having been a bit stuck for quite a while. I particularly valued her own experience with writing. She never used this unless completely relevant to me in my situation. Last but by no means least , I appreciated Lizzie’s wicked sense of fun.”

Anne Murray / Educator / London & Cambridge

“Elizabeth was able to hold a safe space for me to explore my feelings without judgement and with good humour. Her ability to empathise and listen at a deep level sets her apart from other coaches and makes her particularly suitable for handling tender topics that need extra care.”

Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris / Director of Doyle Morris / Cambridge & London

“I was coached by Elizabeth Gates and found her to be extremely empathetic and with a deep understanding of the human psyche, born, I expect, from her own personal experience… Elizabeth helped me to see a clear way forward”

Olivia Woods / Recruitment Consultant / London

“Elizabeth gently but persistently challenged me to identify obstacles that were preventing me from getting on with a writing project. As a result, the project became much more real. The fear went and was replaced with enthusiasm and hunger. The project itself also changed dramatically as we identified exactly what it was that I was trying to do. I would like to both thank and recommend Elizabeth wholeheartedly.“

Neil Denny, Author and solicitor


Further testimonials from individuals are available through the Blog Links (on the Links Page and see below) and on Elizabeth’s profile on LinkedIn:

Organisations which have used Lonely Furrow Company Services include:

  • Liverpool Ladies Network
  • Rochdale MBC
  • Association for Coaching (Northwest Region)
  • Chartered Management Institute (Channel Islands)
  • Gurteen Knowledge Café (Liverpool Branch)
  • IWD Celebrations for Positive Lives (Manchester, Chester)
  • Resolution – the organisation for Collaborative Family Law – Northern Lights Conference (Leeds)
  • Collaborative Family Law Pod (Greater Manchester)
  • Lapidus NW Regional Group (Lancaster)
  • Riverside Writers Group (West Kirby, Wirral)
  • Pinboard Writers’ Group (Mold, North Wales)
  • Stockport MBC
  • SAS Daniels (Stockport)
  • Gurteen Knowledge Café (Manchester)
  • Headway (Wirral) – (for Brain-injured people and carers)
  • Montage Group (Anglesey Creative Writers)
  • 3Ls Organisation (Wirral) – creative writing for the over 50s.
  • Wirral Festival of Firsts – an international Arts Festival
  • Heswall Arts Festival

Where next?

Further testimonials available on