After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Engineering Science Gareth realised that he cared more about development and people than he did about engineering and so completed a post graduate certificate in education and became a Physics teacher. After 4 years and having started a family, he joined Glaxo as a medical representative and so began 28 years in his career with GSK moving from sales into sales training and then into team and leadership development, before finally becoming an Organisation Development director.
In this role Gareth worked all over the world and in every part of GSK (R&D, Manufacturing and Supply, Commercial) as well as on several major strategic change projects. His key capability is to enable the whole system (be it a key team, function or whole organisation) to have the right conversations in the most effective way so that a common vision of the way forward is defined and committed to.
Gareth has wide experience as a coach and facilitator at senior levels, bringing insight and challenge with empathy and compassion that really helps individuals and team to grow and develop and hence achieve high performance.
Gareth has an Organisation Development practitioner qualification from NTL and is a qualified user of a variety of psychometric tools (including MBTi and FiroB to aid his team and individual coaching work.