The team at Elevate BC are led by award-winning entrepreneur Marian Evans. You can be assured of a hand-picked collection of exceptional, highly experienced and successful coaches & consultants who are at your disposal. With a variety of specialisms we are uniquely placed to assist you in driving your organisation forward for success.
We invite you to meet Alys Carlton and visit her profile below
ELEVATE BC SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Executive Coach and Business Consultant with Elevate BC.
Alys Carlton is an Associate at Elevate BC, an experienced former corporate lawyer with experience in developing high performing teams, corporate restructuring, entrepreneurship and navigating operational challenges.
I first came across Elevate BC when I engaged Marian as a coach myself. I was really impressed by the unique combination of her professional background, coaching skills and commercial drive. I knew that in becoming an associate of Elevate BC, I would have access to interesting, challenging work with a great portfolio of clients.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE INDUSTRY THAT YOU ARE IN NOW?
As a former corporate lawyer – 11 years as an associate with Allen & Overy in London and Milan (where I was also the firm’s HR Manager for Trainees), and 5 years as a partner in Capital Law in Cardiff, where I played a key part in the growth of the firm, building high-performing teams and relationships with great clients - I have worked with hundreds of leaders over the years.
Whether they were starting or selling their company, implementing major corporate restructurings or “simply” navigating day-to-day operational challenges, I was intrigued by what the experience was like for them. This means, in the words of many of my clients, that I "get it", and led me to retrain as an Executive Coach and Mentor.
These days I still work with Founders, executives and lawyers and other professionals, but with the express aim of helping them move forward with their careers, achieve their business goals, and lead more fulfilled lives.
WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?
ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2004-2020) Postgraduate Diploma in Law MA in Modern European Languages (French and Italian)
WHAT ARE YOUR SECTOR SPECIALISMS?
Entrepreneurship Transactional support Professional services
English Welsh (bilingual) Italian (fluent) French (near-fluent)
THE PERSON OUTSIDE OF WORK
At Elevate BC we pride ourselves on working to achieve work-life balance for both ourselves as well as our clients, we believe that it's important to understand the person outside of work to really know what motivates them. As part of this we would like you to get to know what drives our Team so we have included a few interesting and fun facts!
SPORTS& EXERCISE (Physical well-being)
I like to run, which definitely helps me stay sane and healthy, as do yoga and meditation (although incorporating these two practices into my daily routine is WIP 😊).
Trustee – The Aloud Charity
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (NED) ROLES
Vice Chair – Welsh Government’s Expert Panel on Supporting Entrepreneurial Women
WHAT DO YOU FOR FUN?
I am a sociable person who loves nothing more than hanging out with family and friends – we like to throw parties or organise long walks, making the most of the wonderful Welsh countryside and coast.
FAVOURITE BOOK & WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?
I am an avid consumer of a wide range of books and podcasts; not only do these help me relax, they also support my coaching practice. Tap me up for recommendations!