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Marilyn McDougall

Marilyn McDougall


Professional Background

  • Marilyn has extensive senior management experience in public and private sectors, was Professor of Human Resource Development, and has been an Executive Director in health and education.
  • Her focus is on coaching managers and executives; and she provides coaching supervision for practising coaches.

Coaching Experience

  • Marilyn has over 12 years coaching experience.
  • Examples include Chief Executives, Directors and Senior Managers in NHS; Director of Education; HR Director and Head of Department in a University; Senior Civil Servants in Scottish government; Senior Manager in local government; General Manager of research company; Finance Director in financial company; Head of Change Team in RBS, and Senior Consultant in Hay Group.
  • Best successes as a coach: (i) change in coachee’s leadership style resulted in increased team morale and effectiveness, and improved self confidence; (ii) enhanced influencing skills meant less confrontation, and more constructive relationships with boss, peers, external stakeholders; (iii) improved delegation and self management enabled more strategic and personal impact, improved work life balance, enhanced self confidence.

3 Words that have been used to describe Marilyn as a Coach

  • Supportive
  • Positive
  • Insightful

Training and Qualifications Relevant to Coaching

  • MA in Psychology
  • Masters Degree in Training and Development
  • Certificate in the Supervision of Coaches
  • Accredited Coach, and in regular coaching supervision
  • Qualified in several coaching tools including Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Styles, Organisational Climate