It’s that zesty Australian can-do attitude that shines through every time.
I was born and raised on the sunny shores of Perth, Western Australia. Since 1996 I have lived, worked and run two businesses in the UK.
I am a successful performance coach with proven results in enabling small business owners an opportunity to break through the frustration of stagnant business growth, by teaching simple, incredibly effective techniques I’ve honed and developed, that can take you from amateur to pro in record time.
“Coaching peoplegives me a huge buzz and I feel privileged to be part of an individual’s journey of transformation. Witnessing change is an amazing life experience. Over the past 10 years I have been a performance coach, it is my personal reward to watch people realise their uniqueness or ‘remarkability’ and become who they were born to be. This is why I absolutely love what I do.“
As your coach I will help you rediscover and unleash your confidence, develop your Can Do mindset, empower you to perform at your personal best, to enable you to make your dreams happen.
In 2005 my personal growth and business journey began...
Feeling at cross roads in my career, I decided to take a leap faith from my ‘unhealthy’ management role. It was my time to begin a journey of self-discovery and work toward my own goals and dreams.
In September 2005, I set up my first business, True Expressions, which offered communication services for small businesses such as copy writing, web content, blogs and newsletters.
Right from the beginning, networking played an important role in my marketing strategy and how I grew my business. Networking built my confidence. Networking delivered business growth and new opportunities. Networking provided challenge, support, encouragement and friendship (many of my earliest networking connections are longtime friends) Personally, networking introduced me to a unique group of independent, self-leading, innovative individuals, people who continue to inspire and motivate my work.
In 2006, a colleague of mine suggested I sign up to a coaching and mentoring programme at the University of Bath. Intrigued, I joined. For the next twelve months I explored, learned and developed coaching and mentoring skills, which set a course for the next stage of my business growth. To this day, taking my colleague’s advice has proved to be one of the best business decisions I’ve made.
Reinvention through experience followed.
After qualifying as a coach in 2007 I created a successful portfolio career. Delivering a mix of writing, coaching, training and speaking, led to a personal discovery that I loved variety, choice and flexibility.
In 2009, I wrote my first book, Making Connections: How to Network Effectively to Build Better Business Relationships. A handy guide to help you get the best from your networking efforts, to build your confidence and to stay motivated and keep your business on track.
Performance coaching made its way to become the main focus of my business.
How did this happen? When clients signed up for business coaching sessions, it became apparent that personal development had to happen first. Together we worked on the key Self’s such as confidence, belief and self worth. Developing an individual enabled business development to follow. My clients made a personal commitment to focus on a strong Can Do or growth mindset, to win through challenges, be accountable, be more productive and achieve great results.
Imagine how much more you can achieve in business when you perform at your personal best?
In 2014, after gathering together the best bits of why I love doing what I do, I successfully rebranded as Gail Gibson: Performance Coach for small business owners.
Armed with an incredible tool kit of life, business and career experience, and as I continue my journey as an adventurous student of life, my focus and purpose is to coach people to become the best version of themselves, to make their dreams happen, in life and business.
My business continues to grow and diversify as I thrive on the fluidity of being in the moment to meet the needs of the people I work with.