About us

Liz Scott,
Co-Founder and Director

I wish I’d known about the Inner Compass (Inside-Out understanding) when I worked for 12 years at BBC Radio as a researcher, reporter and producer.

However, in those days I felt an imposter, I was never good enough and didn’t quite fit the mould. I know what it’s like to be lost in anxiety, worry and stress. It eventually drove me to take a 6-month sabbatical from the BBC from which I never returned. Often the storms in life provide a clearing, this was the case for me.

This 6-months of reflection provided me with the chance to set up a coaching business and to engage with clients in the police, in education, local authorities and businesses. Traditional coaching seemed to be the answer and I started on a busy drive of self-improvement and training courses, trying to fill my over-flowing tool-box with strategies and techniques.

It was only when I came across something called the Three Principles (which is also known as the Inside-Out understanding) that my restless searching began to settle. I felt like I had come home to myself and that everything I was seeking was actually who I truly was.

The Inner Compass honours the foundation of the Three Principles (Inside-Out understanding). It is our way of explaining that the endless, hamster-wheel search is unnecessary. We want people to realise that what they’ve been looking for is who they truly are, and the Inner Compass always points us back home.

One of the biggest joys in my life is working alongside my husband Stu. He is a rock of common-sense and reliability and together we have travelled hundreds of miles on our push-bikes, explored the country in our campervan and discovered the satisfaction of reflecting and discussing the spiritual nature of life and finding ways of sharing that with our clients in a practical, no-nonsense, ordinary way.

What does it look like to connect with my Inner Compass? When I’m out walking on Dartmoor (and I walk for 2-3 hours a day with my labradoodle Buzz) then it’s time to reflect, to sit and enjoy the view. When I’m coaching, it’s about listening deeply, experiencing that settled space within me – when I’m delivering training it’s about tuning to a deeper voice and listening for the wisdom within. When I’m connecting with people it’s about understanding the difference between the insecure, fear-based ego and the deeper knowing of connection beyond egos.

Stuart Newberry,
Co-Founder and Director

Something hit me between the eyes five-years ago. Liz and I were at a conference when I heard something which stopped me in my tracks, and which has changed the way I operate both in business and in the rest of my life. This ‘something’ is at the foundation of the Inner Compass and the work I now share. Why hadn’t I known about this before?

I have a background in the police. I retired as a detective superintendent after a career of organising and leading teams, investigating some of the most significant crimes of that period.

When I started in the police there was the ‘command and control’ culture – where police officers responded to orders and waited to be told what to do next. However, I’d already seen for myself that there was another way to operate. I’d noticed the power of enabling staff to find their own solutions.

What I discovered was obvious, that people thrive with autonomy and the responsibility to resolve problems for themselves. Not only was this applicable to the police service, but to all organisations.

After my retirement from the police, I trained as a coach and have been coaching senior leaders in public services as well as business leaders for the past 14 years. My coaching used to be based in an approach of traditional tools, techniques and strategies type. That was until I went to the conference – the conference I mention in the first paragraph. That’s when it all changed.

I’ve no idea what the brilliant speaker, Dicken Bettinger, had said, but that glimpse was enough for me to stop everything I was doing in business and begin an exploration into the very essence of transformation.

That exploration has included training with and working alongside some of the best transformational coaches in the world, including Michael Neil, Garret Kramer, Elsie Spittle, Jamie Smart and most recently exploring non-duality with Rupert Spira.

In simple terms this insight is a realisation, a signal that I’m more than I think I am. This is what I call my Inner Compass.

My Inner Compass is always pointing me back home to that space of True Self. That’s the space of our greatest potential, whether it’s in business or relationships, in sport or life generally.

When we realise that we’re much more than the labels we create about ourselves, then we have at our disposal an unlimited source of everything we need.

Whereas my ‘old’ coaching was working with clients to improve the self they thought they were, today it’s very different and simpler! And it’s this we want to share with you.

We want to share an understanding of how the Inner Compass will always nudge us towards the answer – that space of peace love and wisdom. Our True Self.

It’s this understanding that helps us experience clarity, freedom and a knowing of what’s right for us, taking that next step in any situation.

Liz and I have had the privilege of working with many clients whose lives have been transformed, in all walks of life, all ages and backgrounds. We want to share our learning with you to help you to a deeper understanding of how the Inner Compass will guide you back home to the place of infinite potential.

Caroline Brewer,
Director

I was a ‘typical’ professional, working mother, I thought I could have it all! I was trying to be great at everything but felt I wasn’t always matching up to the mark. At times I struggled to maintain a balance, it seemed that my mind was in ‘free fall’ creating all sorts of dramas. Everything changed the moment I saw the role of thought in creating my experience. I noticed that my expectations and judgements were a fabric of my own imagination and I could be gentler on myself. I came to appreciate that we are more than our personal thinking allows us to be. With this realisation came a transformation in my relationship with life, which continues to deepen to this day. I now see love exists in all of life’s facets.

I was an HR professional, a leadership and management trainer and coach for many years in the corporate world. I now describe myself as a wellbeing coach, facilitator, author and a director at Inner Compass Guide. I simply love supporting people experience this transformation for themselves.

Wellbeing, happiness, and productivity are directly linked to understanding how the mind works from the inside out. We are designed to thrive but innocently learn to believe the illusion of reality created by our personal thinking, and it is this misunderstanding that causes us to struggle.

Together with Liz and Stu, we run coaching retreats in Weymouth, offering breakthrough support for deepening an understanding of the mind. I particularly love sharing this understanding within schools to enable teachers and pupils to thrive.

I am the author of a book “More than you think – seeing the magic behind personal thinking”, aimed at anyone interested in exploring their own relationship with life. It contains thought-provoking and inspirational stories and reflections from the search for greater peace of mind, purpose and fulfilment.

Ann Buckingham,
Director

I have a passion for personal development and have been involved in education and training throughout my life. I’ve worked as a college principal and with the National College of School Leadership. I was President of British JCI, a leadership development organisation, and was sponsored in this role by Henley College.

My focus changed from leadership to coaching and I’ve trained in many coaching techniques. However, once I came across the ‘Inside-Out understanding’ this is now my focus. I am fascinated by its simplicity and yet the profound way in which it enables us to connect with our inner peace and resilient core, whatever is happening in our lives.

I now run a small business in hospitality, and I love organising Retreats in the ‘Inside -Out’ understanding at Dartmouth Harbour Heights with Liz & Stu.

“Before working with Liz and Stu I was very much in the mindset of, ‘When I get to that point, things will be better.’ They have helped me to realise that, rather than wishing my life away, I carry all that I need inside and that I, like everyone, already have an innate well-being within me.”

Andrew Orme – Headteacher

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How can you uncover your in-built resilience and wellbeing? What's the best way to share a message of wellbeing with others? The Inner Compass can guide you.

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Our articles, podcasts and resources will help people like you find the language to share the Inner Compass (also known as the Inside-Out understanding) with others.

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