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Executive Coaching Reading, Ascot & Bracknell, Gayl Long

Gayl Long

Executive Coach, Career Coach, Leadership Coach

London, Reading & Bracknell

Specialist areas:
Career Direction, Confidence, Emotional Intelligence, Feedback, Influencing Skills, Leadership, Personality Profiling, Team Development, Work/Life balance, TILM Member Offer
5 / 5
12 years of coaching
Face to Face, Telephone, Video Conference
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Level of Membership/Accreditation

ICF - Professional Certified Coach

About me

Executive Coach - London, Reading & Bracknell

Gayl is an Executive and Career Coach, an NLP Master Practitioner with 25 years+ experience of HR, facilitation & coaching. She specialises in helping executives and professionals to lead themselves and others to sustained success. Based in Berkshire, she works throughout the south East, including London, Reading, Ascot and Bracknell.

Gayl helps leaders to evolve, to rise to the challenges of new and existing roles; to find purpose and direction; achieve greater behavioural and leadership flexibility, building confidence and resilience.

Issues that are resolved include leadership and communication styles, delegation, dealing with stress, workload and overwhelm; delegation, building trust and engagement in teams.

Challenge, empathy and insight

Gayl 's signature style combines challenge, empathy and insight. She works with the intelligence of the body and mind. Her clients say her work is "defining" and that she "works her magic."

Gayl is constantly learning keeping herself at the edge of thought leadership in service of her clients.

She has worked with a large range of organisations including Syngenta, Unigate, Siemens, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, ICI, Centrica, BP, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, NHS, Merlin, Symantec, Wolseley, Cepheid, HSP Valves, Moog Engineering, SpecSavers.

Before specialising as an Executive Coach, Gayl's work was as a senior HR professional for major blue chip global matrix organisations with experience of manufacturing, commercial, sales and professional services environments.

Professional achievements

Gayl is a member the International Coach Federation accredited at PCC level and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

She is also a qualified Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness in the Workplace Teacher.

Please contact Gayl for an initial conversation, using the 'send message' button below.

Professional Body

International Coach Federation


Professional Certified Coach with ICF
Licensed Fireworks Career Coach
Master NLP
Systemic Constellation Practitioner
Birkman Consultant
Truscore 360 Consultant
Schroder Leadership Framework
Trained in non verbal communication, group dynamics, accelerated learning, Transactional Analysis, OPQ, Disc and 16 pf psychometrics

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Latest reviews

5 / 5 ★

Gayl worked with us with on leadership and team development, introducing both theoretical and practical elements. She helped us understand both our individual styles and preferences, as well as our team strengths and dynamics and made us think about our leadership roles. I enjoyed Gayl’s thorough and professional approach, finding the sessions interesting, challenging and enjoyable, and we came away with some tangible actions. As a result we are more focussed on leading rather than managing, coaching & developing our reports, and using our individual strengths more cohesively to achieve team goals and the business strategy.

5 / 5 ★

"Gayl’s wide area expertise and deep understanding of the coaching process has provided me with a safe environment in which to grow as a professional as well as a person. Each session has built on the successes of the last and been focused on the program goals. Coaching has challenged my preconceptions, encouraging me to discover their basis and given me the opportunity to confirm or reject my perception of ‘what is true/right’. As new perspectives were introduced to me I felt myself changing, almost spiritually. Ultimately I would conclude that being coached is a fulfilling experience and if you were to pass up the opportunity you would be denying yourself an opportunity to enrich your life and the life of those you interact with.”

5 / 5 ★

"Gayl, is a professional, compassionate and caring coach. She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge to make the coaching session meaningful and relevant. Gayl makes it a safe environment where all matter of topics can be discussed. I would recommend Gayl as a personal coach it has helped me develop as a manager/leader and as an individual.”

5 / 5 ★

"I would have no hesitation is recommending Gayl as a coach. She really gets to know you and the goals you are trying to reach from a career and personal perspective. She challenges you to think and look at the inner you drawing out all the needs that are not being met and gives confidence to build frameworks to achieve these goals."

5 / 5 ★

"Gayl is an energetic, smart and effective coach. Her sessions are both enjoyable and tiring helping you to learn about yourself and your team. I will definitely be contacting Gayl in the future and would thoroughly recommend her to others"

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