Gordon Laird

Consultant & Coach

Qualifications: MA (Hons), MSc (Econ), Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (distinction)

Professional Background

  • 26 years working in senior HR roles in Financial Services, FMCG Manufacturing, Telecoms, and more recently, executive coaching and consultancy along with a career as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the voluntary sector.

  • Gordon has provided executive coaching and OD consulting with clients in the Financial Services, Drinks, Food, Consumer Packaged Goods, Transport, Professional Services, and Education sectors.

Coaching Experience

  • Gordon has been an internal and external coach for the past 20 years concentrating on senior leader effectiveness and emerging talent.

  • Brings a collaborative and systems approach to his work and is skilled in establishing rapport as a basis for discovering enduring change, success and personal fulfilment.

  • Best successes as a Coach: (i) “development of a competent department manager into a future focused leader of a fast growing, complex and successful enterprise”; (ii) “coaching an emerging leader, recently appointed to a senior team, building confidence in her contribution to that team and developing stronger stakeholder influencing strategies” (iii) “supporting a senior education official in developing a personal and career development plan to secure a more senior role.

3 words that have been used to describe Gordon as a Coach

  • Curious

  • Insightful

  • Empathic

Training and Qualifications Relevant to Coaching

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

  • Post Graduate Diploma (distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • MSc industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

  • Certificate in Human Capital Strategy

  • Member of the Association for Coaching

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

  • Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Member of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

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