Emily Ball

Emily Ball

BSc(Hons), MRCPod, FFPM RCPS (Glasgow)

Emily Ball is a Leadership Coach & Speaker, Author, Business Mentor and Founder of Active Step Healthcare Ltd.

Since starting her private podiatry practice in 2011 Emily has been a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and has used her extensive experience and successful approach to support other practice owners around the world with business coaching, mentoring and leadership development.

Following a shock diagnosis of Leukaemia in her 3 year old daughter in November 2021, she was forced to completely step out of her practice to care for her daughter. Recognising how her circumstances, although rare, had highlighted dependence on her as a leader she rapidly focussed on the development of her team to create leaders throughout her Practice. She co-founded Leading Practice Ltd to support other Practice leaders to develop practice resilience and leadership capability in their teams and themselves as she did in her own Practice. Emily has since published a book titled “Practice Resilience” where she shares her experiences and leadership lessons for the benefit of other practice leaders.

In her coaching she tends to focus on:

  • Building Practice resilience
  • Developing multifaceted leadership capability.
  • Organisational culture

Emily’s experience is set against a backdrop of academic and vocational qualifications as well as lived experience.

She is known for her innate ability to help her clients gain clarity and certainty, thus building confidence in their own ability to achieve their personal and practice goals.


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