Hello and a warm welcome to Inside-Out Coaching. I’m Gillian; your accredited coaching and reflective supervision partner for professional and personal empowerment and growth. Allow me to introduce myself and offer you an initial understanding of who I am, why I love doing what I do and how working in partnership with me could be the right solution for you.
I am originally English and struggled with being an ex-pat even though I have a Swiss husband. It doesn’t matter what your reasons and circumstances are, a big transition is always a challenging time – the difference between failure and success is how you choose to use that time. I chose to dedicate time to understanding what makes us all tick in these, and all challenging situations, and how to empower and support others to be the very best version of themselves, wherever they find themselves, whatever their background and whatever the situation.
I have been living and working on Lake Zürich since 2004 in English, Swiss-German & High-German. I began my career the old fashioned way working with a Canadian ice-hockey coach to bring coaching principles and culture into corporations for leaders and teams. I then studied for my coaching diploma with the IDC in Geneva, Narrative Coaching with the Moment Institute and Coaching Supervision with the CSA. I am a PCC Leadership & Life Coach, a Narrative Coach, a coaching supervisor, a reflective thinking partner, owner at Inside-Out Coaching in Küsnacht on Lake Zürich and member of the board for the Swiss International Coach Federation (ICF).
Apart from these basic details, perhaps the one thing you should know about me is that I am passionate about coaching and supervision being fun! After more than 50 years of life-lessons and self-development, coach-development and coach supervision-development, I have come to appreciate my inner child for her humour, energy, fun, open acceptance, easy connection and wide-eyed fascination for all that humanity has to offer and share. The artist in me is constantly close to the surface, spotting old story, belief- and habit patterns that colour our thinking and the lenses we view the world through and I love nothing more than getting imaginative, inventive and co-creating new concepts.
Everyone is different, even if situations are similar, and working together to reevaluate, mature and redefine the superpowers hiding within our Kryptonite holding us in the same, repeating pattern trajectory is so energising. Seeing the new, positive energy and assertiveness of someone who has taken control of their own, authentic narrative, with all the tools, understanding and resources necessary to live it with ease and happiness is what makes my work so wonderful and worthwhile. And when this includes working with coaches and leaders to support and empower how they are then working to support and empower others, well then, I officially have the best job in the world.