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Caroline Gourlay

Caroline Gourlay

Associate Consultant

Caroline is a Chartered Psychologist with up to 20 years’ experience of supporting people and organisations to thrive. Her primary fields of expertise are the assessment and development of executives. She has designed assessment processes, including full scale assessment centres.

Caroline carries out in depth, psychological profiling of senior managers for selection, promotion and succession planning purposes. She has also assessed entire teams on behalf of private equity firms for Management Due Diligence exercises prior to acquisition or investment. She is qualified to use a wide range of psychometric instruments, including Cognitive Process Profile, NEO-PI, 16PF5, MBTI Steps I & II and Wave.

Additionally Caroline holds a Diploma in Leadership Coaching from the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy. She is an experienced coach, who works on leadership development programmes at Saïd Business School, Oxford University. Prior to retraining as a psychologist, Caroline had a successful career in IT, including business analysis and project management. She brings something of the analytical approach used in IT to her work as a psychologist and is adept at getting to the heart of the matter.

Caroline works in two main fields – with middle and senior executives in large, multi-national corporate environments and with the owner-managers of medium-sized businesses, some of which are family-owned. She has also trained professional advisors, such as lawyers and accountants, on the dynamics of family businesses.