Gill Coombs is a coach, facilitator, trainer, mediator and writer based in the South West of England. She works from a deeply held belief that each person has particular qualities and skills to offer the world, and that when people do the work they love, not only do they benefit but so does the workplace or community, and ultimately all of life on earth, at this time of economic, social and global crises.
Beginning her working life as a riding instructor, Gill honed her skills in Learning and Development roles with Nestle, Cheltenham & Gloucester and Cranfield University. Since starting her own practice she has moved to working almost exclusively with values-based organisations with ethical, sustainable aims.
Clients have included DEFRA, The Prison Service, YWCA, People and Planet, Fairfield College, Greensquare, Westlea Housing Association, The Ethical Property Service, and RCT Homes. She has supported several organisations in achieving the Investors in People standard.
Gill has particular expertise in developing strong leadership and management skills, and supporting people in organisations through times of trouble and change. She is qualified to use a range of personal development tools including Myers Briggs, SDI and OPQ. She works with leaders, managers and staff in a holistic way, with the aim of supporting the organisation in becoming a happier and more fulfilling place to work - with inevitable benefits for the organisation's achievement of its goals.
She is known and appreciated for her ability to create a safe space in which participants can laugh, learn, voice issues, reflect and grow: encouraged and supported in stepping out of their comfort zone (but never pushed).
MSc in Holistic Science * Diploma (with Distinction) in Professional Coach/Mentoring * NEBSM Management Certificate * Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling * Certificate in Gestalt in Organisations
'Gill's approach to her work is second to none. She is a consummate professional at all times and clearly takes enormous pride in her work. Gill is an experienced practitioner in her field and brings an outcome centred approach.'
(Rob Fletcher, Head of ICT, GreenSquare Group)
4 Woodland Close
Telephone: 01803 762840
Mobile: 07729 331676
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