A Good Day is when…..

A client tells me that they have made a shift for the better in their life or work as a result of coaching. It might be a successful meeting, or a job change, a promotion; or sleeping better, feeling more energetic, calmer and able to deal with every day stresses.  Sometimes, it is the small things that make a big difference.

Gayl Long, Leadership, Career and Team Coach

If you can’t lead yourself, you can’t lead others is my motto. If we don’t in the first instance manage our own physical, emotional and mental resilience, what hope do we have in doing that for others? Leading ourselves means making wise choices in our own lives and careers and in managing others.

Working with me means having the mirror held up so you can really see yourself; getting to know and acknowledge all of who you are; developing higher capabilities, greater confidence, building the resources and strategies needed for sustained professional and personal success.

I coach clients intuitively and holistically using the intelligence of mind and body, combining cognitive and somatic approaches. Working in the moment, my range of tools is broad, a mix of co-active coaching, NLP, systemic constellations, breath, and guided visualisations. And perhaps the greatest tool of all, is bringing a witnessing presence, with deep listening from the heart.

Don’t sign up with me unless you like a challenge…….. My clients describe my coaching as “defining”, a combination of challenge, support and inspiration. My job is to ask insightful questions, offer honest feedback to unearth your own innate wisdom. It can be uncomfortable sometimes, that’s where growth happens and we yield results.

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Experience And Background

I have over 25 years’ experience of Coaching, Development and Human Resources across organisations of all sizes, a wide range of sectors and levels of seniority. I’m professionally qualified accredited as a coach and HR professional, a “learning junkie”, constantly attending courses to keep myself at the edge of thought leadership and personal growth.  I have experience of life, of transition and change, of business and leadership.


Professional Accreditations

ICF PCC accredited coach; licensed Fireworks Career Coach©

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Master Practitioner of NLP, trained in Non Verbal Communications, group dynamics, systemic coaching and constellations; transactional analysis; Schroder Leadership; accelerated learning.

Psychometric profiling: Birkman, EQ, SHL OPQ,16pf, Disc; Level A + B+ BPS qualified.

Systemic Coaching and Constellations Practitioner

Gestalt Trained Coach

Practicing Hatha Yoga Teacher and currently qualifying yoga therapist.

Company Experience

Bayer, Syngenta, Unigate, Siemens, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Centrica, BP, ICI, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, NHS, Merlin, Symantec, Wolseley, Cepheid, Amicus XR, HSP Valves, Moog E, Intercom, Salesforce, AB-InBev

“Working with Gayl has been truly transformational for me. From the first session, I knew she was the coach for me. The right balance of being focused and compassionate, action orientated with allowing our conversation to flow. Every single session has led to insights I did not have previously and clear next steps. Gayl is genuine and has a true desire to help you achieve great things.“

Femina Sanghvi, Design Leader, Transformation Consultant and Equality Champion, SalesForce