About Taproot Coaching

Welcome to Taproot Coaching and Consultancy!

I founded Taproot Coaching and Consultancy in 2021 with the sole aim of helping others unlock their full potential and nurture growth from within. I believe that every individual possesses unique strengths, talents, and aspirations. My mission is to guide you on your own transformative journey, helping you discover and leverage your inner resources to achieve personal and professional success.


I founded Taproot Coaching and Consultancy after years of struggling with self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy. I spent too much time listening to others’ opinions and disregarding my own desires and beliefs. I have both loved and hated my job, dealt with good and bad management and leaders, and experienced personal burnout. As a result, I wanted to help others to overcome similar challenges.

Behind the name:

Although I am not a gardener, I just mentioned to my husband that I would like to become one . . . and subsequently acquired several gardening books as Christmas and birthday presents!

Flicking through one of these books, I learned that plants can have two root systems; fibrous or tap.

A fibrous root system is a mass of small roots which grow in the first few inches of soil. Although very efficient at absorbing water and minerals, it is a shallow system, spreading outwards rather than deep, and therefore less resilient during periods of drought and strong winds.

Tap-root systems, in contrast, have one main root from which smaller lateral roots grow. These roots explore and mine deeper into the soil where water is more likely to be found, absorbing and storing it to ensure the plant can still flourish during periods of drought.

Lisa Edwards - Taproot

A deep taproot can also help to quickly anchor a plant, making plants with this root system able to survive in exposed, windy conditions.

People can be very similar to plants. We develop a mass of little systems and habits in our lives to help us survive and grow when things are going well. Still, these can stop serving us when conditions get tough, making us less resilient and less vulnerable to the external environment.

The ideal would be to develop a strong and anchored system similar to that of a taproot, where we can thrive and build up reserves to help us continue to grow and flourish, regardless of the conditions around us.

And so the name for my business was born, and I help people develop their Taproot.

My Approach:

At the heart of my coaching philosophy is helping healthcare leaders to problem-solve from the inside out. I offer a supportive and empowering environment for you to explore your goals, overcome challenges, and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and the people you lead.  I utilise evidence-based practices, tailored methodologies, and personalised strategies to guide you towards meaningful and sustainable change.

What Sets Taproot Coaching and Consultancy Apart:

Unique Methodology:

The Taproot Solution is my unique methodology designed to foster comprehensive and enduring growth. The Taproot Solutions consists of an initial review of your motivational drivers, followed by 12 powerful sessions of private Coaching, Mentoring, NLP & support to find root causes and implement lasting solutions.


I have over 30 years of experience working in healthcare in acute, primary and community settings, both within the private and public sectors. Twenty of these, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, were at a senior level, managing large budgets, multi-disciplinary teams and service development. I bring a wealth of expertise and am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality services tailored to your needs.

Client-Centred Focus:

Your journey is unique, and I prioritise your individual goals and aspirations. My client-centred approach ensures that each coaching experience is personalised to maximise your success.

Why Choose Taproot Coaching and Consultancy:

I am committed to delivering tangible results with coaching designed to help you set and achieve meaningful goals, unlocking your potential for success. However, your journey doesn’t end with a coaching session. I provide ongoing support, resources, and tools to help you sustain and build upon your progress.

Embark on a transformative journey with Taproot Coaching and Consultancy. Let’s work together to unearth your potential and cultivate a thriving future.