Gillian Scholes

Gillian Scholes is a consultant and coach who works with leaders to achieve strategic goals and to sustain personal and organizational effectiveness.

She has herself held leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies including roles in strategic business planning, organization development and talent management. She began her career with Digital Equipment Corporation in the United Kingdom and was most recently vice president, organization and leadership development for Ingersoll Rand Company.

Gill has led organizational assessment and design initiatives both as a consultant and as a line executive. She has architected and implemented major organizational change in multinational companies and has consulted with a wide range of leaders on how to align their organizations with business strategy. Her approach is to build on the inherent strengths of the organization while creating new capabilities that will ensure success for the future.

She has extensive experience in facilitating strategic organizational change, creating talent management processes and selecting and developing senior leaders. She has managed succession plans at the senior executive level and built global pipelines of talent to meet future business needs. Her focus is on helping leaders implement their goals and achieve their full potential.

Gillian holds a B.A from London University, an M.B.A from the London Business School and an M.S in Applied Behavioral Science from American University/NTL Institute. She is co-author of the chapter, “Building Competitive Advantage through Integrated Talent Management” in “Strategy Driven Talent Management” published by Jossey Bass in 2010. She is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology where she is researching the experience of exemplary leaders.