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 Nia Meleri Edwards and visit her profile below
NIA MELERI EDWARDS
Executive Coach & Consultant with Elevate BC and a Specialist Project Leader in the Public Sector
Nia Meleri is an Associate at Elevatec BC and is a public sector Specialist Project Leader, with experience in Personal Development, Change Management and Leadership.
I’m so excited to work with inspiring, successful, highly qualified and high regarded Welsh women within the professional development sector to support the progression of other professionals and the services and businesses they lead.
I have coached many leaders through realizing what effective leadership means when leading different teams. Breaking moulds and adjusting mid-sets in order to lead others effectively.
I have studied and lead projects using various Change Management, Systems Thinking and Leadership methodologies with many service in order to move forward towards tangible, sustainable goals and results.
I’m a certified DiSC and 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Practitioner. I use this method of self reflection with clients of a regular basis in order for them to recognize their own strengths and build upon them. This leads to building more effective relationships and communicating effectively with others
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE INDUSTRY THAT YOU ARE IN NOW?
I have worked and an Executive Coach, Facilitator and Project Manager at senior and strategic level for over 4 years. I have an ILM 7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, ILM 5 in the study of Effective Leadership and an academic background in business and politics.
WHAT DRIVES YOU?
I’m leading at the forefront of encouraging the use of the Welsh language in the field of organisational, professional and business development. I am the only person who has completed the Coaching and Mentoring qualification through the medium of Welsh and I continue to inspire by pushing the boundaries and taking risks when implementing with innovation - not just by encouraging professional development in the Welsh language – but by encouraging others to be innovative and pushing the boundaries, whatever their professional field or passion.
WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?
(Currently working on) CMI 7 Strategic Change Management and Strategic Project Management
ILM 7 Cert Coaching and Mentoring
ILM 5 Award Effective Leadership and Management
ILM 2 Team Leadership
NVQ 4 Business and Business Administration
WHAT ARE YOUR SECTOR SPECIALISMS?
Extensive Public Sector
English and Welsh
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’m a Runner, Dual Athlete and Tri Athlete. I love and compete in 3 main disciplines. Running, Swimming and Cycling. I make sure I fit in training 5- 6 times a week. I’m affiliated with the Eryri Harriers and Welsh Athetics. This personal passion has enriched my own personal development and mind set.
Advisor on Women’s Issues – Unison Gwynedd. A new (non-political affiliation) role I have been asked to fulfil in order to support the Unions local work, encouraging women to engage in issues effecting ther own working environments and conditions.
WHAT DO YOU FOR FUN?
I’m a mother of 2 young children and wife. They will always be my main priority and I am a passionate champion of flexible working in order to dedicate as much time and attention as possible this major part of my life. As a family we love walking and exploring our local area – Snowdonia!
I have a fear of being bored! Therefore – I’m constantly on the go! Running is one of my big passions – I will talk about running for hours! The workouts, shoes, races, communities. Beware!
I'm also a lifelong student. I always look for opportunities to expand my own learning. I know, this will be a life-long journey that will never end, and I hope to encourage this in others.
Having a good balance and combining and staying dedicated to my family, sport , studies and a little fun is very important to me.
FAVOURITE BOOK & WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?
I love reading. Any type of book really, but this year I have been drawn to many books addressing Womens Issues in politics, workplaces and in sport. Some of the best books I’ve read this year – Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez and Becoming by Michelle Obama, Beyond Limits by Lowri Morgan. Too many to list!
FAVOURITE FOOD & WHY?
I love Asian foods. Miso, curries, soups. I also love sweet treats and anything with Peanut Butter.