Gillian McDonald
Summit Coaching

Gillian McDonald is the Principal of Summit Coaching. Gillian uses her strong strategic background, recognised coaching abilities and communication skills to assist you make people within your business even brighter stars.

As Principal of Summit Coaching, she has coached executives and senior staff members in the finance, superannuation, legal and accounting industries to exceptional results in their personal and professional lives. Gillian empathises with her clients. She has over fifteen years experience as a part of executive and senior management teams primarily in the areas of strategy, business development and business management.

With specialist knowledge of both the accounting and legal services industries, Gillian is very familiar with the workings of partnerships and the specific challenges of these two dynamic environments. Gillian is a qualified accountant and has worked in a professional capacity at one of the Big Four accounting firms. She has also over six years experience working in senior management roles at one of Australia’s top legal firms. Gillian has also worked extensively in the financial services arena, predominantly with insurance, investment and superannuation companies. Gillian’s extensive knowledge of the professional and financial services arena enables her to quickly navigate issues and work with management teams to facilitate people transformation.

She has a particular passion for working with emerging leaders or leaders presented with a new challenge, developing their full potential through coaching. Gillian works as a coach for executives within one of Australia’s top banks, is on the coaching panel for a Big Four accounting firm and coaches new partners for a large Australian legal firm. Gillian is accredited in the powerful iWAM (inventory of work attitudes and motivators) profiling and performance modelling tool and she has used this to create outstanding cohesion, communication and improved performance within leadership teams.

Gillian’s love of learning sees her combine theory with experience in assisting others make their journey so much more rewarding. Gillian has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), post-graduate qualifications in Business Administration and Strategic Foresight, ASFA qualifications in Superannuation, a Certificate in Advanced Training Skills, is a qualified NLP Practitioner, is an Advanced Practitioner in iWAM and has completed her Diploma of Coaching from Australia’s top coaching school, The Coaching Institute.

Gillian sees coaching as a challenging, mind-broadening approach to move individuals out of their comfort zones, to take on new skills, new experiences and ultimately have the awareness and responsibility to lead businesses forward.

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