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Gwynneth Rees-Kenny

FCIPD (Fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)

CPCC (Certified Professional Coactive Coach)
PCC (Professional Certified Coach) 
CSA Coaching Supervision Diploma

Gwynneth Rees-Kenny

Coaching Experience

Gwynneth has been coaching senior executives and high potential individuals for the past 25 years concentrating on those who are stepping into leadership roles, or senior people who want to explore their impact as a leader or perhaps just feel stuck. Clarifying priorities and purpose, handling difficult conversations, protecting boundaries between work and personal life, or navigating tricky relationships are all examples of the type of topics that arise.

Best successes as a coach:

  • General Manager, SSE - building self-confidence; preparing for meetings with Joint Venture Board and other key stakeholders; leading a remote team; developing own ‘brand’ as a leader

  • Head of Service, Scottish Local Authority: building resilience and handling conflict; developing a high performance culture within own management team direct reports; considering impact of own style and strengths; upward influencing

  • GP, NHS Scotland programme – through coaching, client rediscovered her passion for her work and was supported through moving practice to reconnect with her ideal role.

  • Entrepreneurs (20 plus) within Scotland’s creative industries over the 4 year ‘Starter for 6’ programme – building confidence in business presence; exploring wider context beyond the creative focus; preparing for ‘pitch’ presentations; managing impact on personal life of fulfilment of creative ambitions

  • FTSE 100 Financial Services MBA Fast Track talent development programme, coach to aspiring senior managers – stakeholder analysis and relationship management; developing presence and impact; building awareness of different leadership styles; identifying pragmatic approaches to complex problems; envisioning future success

Professional Background

  • In-depth experience in field of people development – both as coach and generalist HR manager and within specialisms of organisation, leadership and management development.

  • Broad sector-wide experience – Civil Service, manufacturing, retail, financial services and public sector including NHS, central and local government - includes international secondment (US based) which provided a valuable perspective on operating in a global environment.

  • Over last 25 years has provided both team and executive coaching, delivered leadership and culture change programmes, facilitated workshops and action learning sets. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, and a creative thinker with a flexible and collaborative approach and strong rapport building skills, brings a helpful mix of professional depth and expertise with an ‘easy to work with’ style to her coaching interventions.

3 words that have been used to describe Gwynneth as a Coach

  • Trusted

  • Intuitive

  • Encouraging


Training and Qualifications Relevant to Coaching

  • Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching (CRR Global) – working through 5 modules through 2021

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching Supervision (Coaching Supervision Academy)

  • Post graduate diploma in Coaching (Coactive Training Institute)

  • British Psychological Society Certificate in Occupational Testing levels A & B – licensed to use 15FQ and 16PF; MBTI; TMSDI Team Management Profile. Experienced in designing tailored 360˚feedback systems, and in feeding back a range of 360˚ feedback questionnaires

  • Post graduate diploma: Personnel Management

  • BA Joint Hons Spanish and French  


Comments from Gwynneth's Coachees

  • “I found coaching with Gwynneth unexpectedly comfortable while being challenging too. She listened attentively and made talking about some of the problems and goals in my life and work feel surprisingly ok. To begin with I thought she would be giving advice but I soon learned that taking decisions was my job, and Gwynneth helped me think these through and take responsibility for what I wanted to change”.

  • “Gwynneth helped me to articulate clearly what was stopping me move up at work – something I had avoided confronting for years. This then allowed me to see a number of options and move into action. It was liberating!”

  • “I have worked with other coaches before but found Gwynneth more creative and flexible: I felt we always worked on what would feel best for me and in a way which was tailored to be most useful for me rather than following some sort of template approach. We had fun trying different exercises/activities, and even when she challenged me – which she did – it was in a supportive way and easy to hear”.


Gwynneth Specialisms

  • Exploring different perspectives

  • Bringing ideas and models from the worlds of Leadership and Organisation Development, Organisation and Relationship Systems coaching, and the Presencing Institute.

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