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Gordon is an executive coach and facilitator who has been running his own business, since May 2001. He has operational expertise in action learning sets, peer appraisal processes, competency frameworks, leadership capability, change management capability, team working, selling skills, feedback and listening skills, influencing skills, team development and empowerment.
Gordon spent 23 years of his career in the pharmaceutical industry with the Glaxo Group of companies, holding a number of positions including Regional Sales Manager (7 yrs), and Development Coach (6 yrs). Since setting up his own business he has worked with a number of clients including BP, Asda, CIGNA, Scottish Prison Service, GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda UK Ltd., Scottish and Newcastle PLC, Accenture, Social Services and a wide variety of management and medical groups within the NHS.
Gordon holds a B.Sc.Hons. in Physiology from St. Andrews University. He has completed a number of training and development courses from professional coaching organisations and is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Areas of Expertise
Gordon has been actively involved in leading sales teams and in coaching/supporting sales managers through two mergers and considerable organisational change. He enjoys running programmes that are highly informative, fun and interactive. Since setting up his own business in 2001, he has developed and delivered a number of courses including:-
Coaching in Business – an introduction to the value of coaching as a management skill for enabling and supporting high performance
Advanced Coaching in Business – for the business manager who wants to help his or her team to step up to outstanding performance
Interactive Learning Strategies – key skills to engage groups in their own learning
Sales Mastery – understanding your customer and identifying the key triggers that motivate them to buy
Whoever Gordon is working with, the key focus is always on the delegate. Courses are run with flexibility, learning is accelerated through interaction and sharing experiences. Delegates often remark that they have rarely been on a full day course where they have felt engaged and involved throughout.
Gordon also coaches individual executives in the above areas and in a range of other management and leadership skills. The coaching is always practical, being related directly to the individual’s needs, challenges and aspirations.
A very good facilitation job! The relaxed manner encouraged the team to participate.
- Colin Snoddy, Financial Controller, Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises.
Very informal and "feet on the ground" approach which is great! - Linda Lamb, Financial Analyst, Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises.
Enabled me to focus on what really makes a difference to team performance - David Greer, Area Sales Manager, GlaxoWelcome UK Ltd.
I find your way of asking questions very useful. I am able to take some of the emotion out of the equation and look more objectively at what is happening. I also like the way you summarized what I say so that I become very clear about what I'm talking about. Many thanks – B.R., Coach, Author, Business Owner.
Thanks I am really enjoying this. I have more energy all ready!!! – S.J., Marketing Consultant, Business Owner.
I was in the office yesterday and talked to a number of Regional Business Managers and Development Executives who attended the courses which you ran last week. The anecdotal feedback was excellent, well done and hopefully this will lead to more opportunities for you – Bill Paton, Unit Business Manager, Takeda UK Ltd.
This was the most motivational and empowering course I have ever embarked on. Well done! Life Changing stuff. - Marianne, Greater Glasgow Primary Care Trust (NHS)
Of all the courses I have been on, I felt most comfortable on this one and did not worry about being singled out to do role play in front of everyone, etc. Felt able to speak freely and therefore gained a lot - Eileen Hoogduyn, Greater Glasgow Primary Care Trust (NHS).
Facilitation Skills For Managers - Accenture
Overall excellent course – material easy to understand, relevant and put across using delivery/methods which can easily be remembered
A very good course with a highly flexible agenda
Certainly met my goals and gave insight to me and how best to deal with others + facilitate learning
Advanced Coaching in Business -
Excellent, have learned so much now I want to demonstrate it. Can’t wait to get out there! - GSK
Really enjoyed the day and took a lot out of it. Flexible agendas are the best for me, and surely the most beneficial way of learning. Thank you very much. I will do my best to spread the word! - GSK
Coaching in Business -
An excellent course presented very professionally. I will put this to use and recommend that others attend. – BP
A very useful programme with strategies which are easily applied in most situations - Accenture