About us

Liz Scott

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

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 that 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 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.

“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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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.

We've been sharing the Inside-Out understanding around the world for many years. Find out about Inner Compass courses and events and coaching.

Do you want to find out more about Inner Compass? Or have questions about the Inside-Out (Three Principles) understanding? Get in touch.

Discover how the Inner Compass can guide you

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.

i

Explore our articles, podcasts and resources

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.

Find out about courses, events and coaching

We've been sharing the Inside-Out understanding around the world for many years. Find out about Inner Compass courses, events and coaching.

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Get in touch with us to start a conversation

Do you want to find out more about Inner Compass? Or have questions about the Inside-Out (Three Principles) understanding? Get in touch.

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Recent Podcasts

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