• South Africa
Area of expertise
  • Working Parents
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  • Women in the Workplace
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  • Developing Leaders

Coaching Style

Gill knows that driving high performance at work and at home is hard work! This is where she makes valuable impact, offering a level of empathy and relevance to her coaching. She is able to tap into her years of corporate leadership and management and marry these with an intuitive approach to helping people achieve their true potential at work.

Relaxedpositive and warm, she has a gift for understanding what makes people tick. Her coachees enjoy her ability to engage and challenge in a way that makes them feel comfortable, heard and supported.

Coaching Specialisms

She has a special interest in the challenges faced by women in leadership and aspiring female leaders, one being the significant transition to parenthood, of which she has had personal experience. Having had both her daughters while working a demanding global role, she understands the risks faced by organisations at this time and the choices women make. She feels driven to help them manage their careers while balancing their personal and corporate lives.

Training & Qualifications

  • The Power of Embodied Transformation Coaches Rising
  • Narrative Coaching Masterclass Gordon Institute of Business Science, Johannesburg, South Africa (GIBS)
  • Professional Business Coaching Program, GIBS
  • Foundations of Executive Coaching, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, SA 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management University of Witwatersrand Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science January 1998 – 2001 Majoring in Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Current Clients

Gill’s clients include Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), Coronation, Standard Bank, Bowmans (Law), Webber Wentzel (Law), Visa, Fox2P Advertising, Liberty, USIAD, Deloitte, Yellowwoods.


"The six sessions I had with my ECC Coach changed my perspective of coaching. I was initially uncertain (and possibly sceptical) about the benefits of coaching but my coach read me very well and knew when to coax a response out from me by being encouraging and when to firmly push me to see the benefits of reframing some of my previously held positions."

Head of Legal, International Property Group

"Both from my personal experience of ECC’s approach, and from seeing the impact on our company I can particularly recommend their pragmatic approach and their insight into our collective and individual needs."

Senior Leader, Commercial Property Management and Investment Company

"The team is a pleasure to work with, consistently bringing expert advice and guidance, energy and professionalism to the partnership."

Diversity and Inclusion Executive, Multinational Investment Bank

"The coaches at ECC are commercial, pragmatic and highly focused. The coaching they provide on an individual basis has given valuable insight and helped our senior executives to gain greater perspective in terms of managing relationships, prioritising, strategic thinking, influencing and confidence."

Senior Leader, Multinational Retailing Company

"I found my ECC coaching sessions incredibly valuable - for the unique and necessary space I was seeking as a sole proprietor to feel heard, understood and connected to a peer in business. My coaching experience provided a safe space where I could be the real me, and provided a relationship I could truly trust. Thank you ECC."

Manager, Creative Retail Agency