Meet The Team

Elisabeth Goodman is the founder of RiverRhee Consulting, developing and delivering its programme of activities for managers and teams in Life Science SMEs as a coach, facilitator and trainer.  

Her core aim is to help individuals exercise choice and realise their potential in the workplace by recognising their unique strengths and enhancing their interpersonal and communication skills, their ability to deal with change and their productivity.

Elisabeth has a background in Pharmaceutical R&D, (Information and Library Management (MSc), and global business change programmes). She is accredited with the ICF (International Coaching Federation), and the APM (Association for Project Management) and has a PG Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching. 


John Hicks is a Trusted Partner of RiverRhee Consulting.  He spent the first ten years of his career in science within academic, contract research and environmental laboratories specialising in Chemistry.

John worked with two of the leading scientific instrumentation companies providing technical sales support to large Pharmaceuticals and Biotech companies across the UK before moving into a senior leadership position within a Cambridge based technology company.  

John now runs his own training and coaching company delivering performance coaching to scientists that are new to or working towards a career in management.


Liz Mercer is a Trusted Partner of RiverRhee Consulting.  She is an accomplished facilitator and executive coach and runs her own business offering consulting services including, the design and delivery of leadership and management development programmes, coaching, workshop facilitation, team development and meetings facilitation.

Coming from the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry, Liz has focused her recent efforts on supporting leaders and managers realise their potential through transformational development interventions and 1:1 coaching.

As an MSc graduate and accredited coach, Liz is known for her authenticity, encouraging nature, clarity of purpose and genuine interest in helping others to reach their potential.  She believes passionately in the power of the 1:1 coaching relationship in developing and nurturing talent.


Nigel Clark of Nigel Clark Consulting Ltd is a Trusted Partner of RiverRhee.

Nigel is a change agent with 30 years practical, hands-on experience in strategy delivery, process improvement, simplification and programme management.

He works with senior leadership teams to coach, mentor, train and build capability to drive change and has led numerous global process improvement efficiency programmes delivering cultural change and multi-million pound  savings; including large scale restructuring.

He has extensive knowledge and experience of industry standard project management and  improvement methodologies including Prince 2 and Lean Six Sigma and works effectively and collaboratively at all levels, from shop-floor to Board; not afraid to roll his sleeves up to ensure delivery.


Karen Saunders of KS Coaching and Consulting is a Trusted Partner of RiverRhee. 

Karen is skilled in coaching and developing senior leaders, new managers and high potentials.  She also creates and facilitates bespoke workshops supporting the development of high performing teams, by building awareness at individual and group level.

With 20 years in HR up to Director-level (mostly Pharmaceutical industry), and as an Executive Coach, Karen has considerable experience of partnering with businesses in complex, ambiguous and sensitive situations.  She is an excellent strategic sounding board and HR consultant. 

Karen is a true collaborator and relationship builder with emotional intelligence and a pragmatic and positive outlook.  She is unafraid to tackle the difficult questions in the spirit of building personal, team and business growth.