Gail Hackett
Sydney

Gail is a highly qualified and experienced leadership and organisational development specialist who has been working collaboratively with clients for more than 20 years across a wide range of industries.

 

Areas of Expertise

 

  • Leadership development and coaching
  • Group and team facilitation and coaching
  • Coaching skills development and practice
  • Diversity and inclusion (especially female talent pipeline) development and coaching
  • Culture and wellbeing development and coaching
  • Key note public speaking.

 

Overview

 

Gail is a highly qualified and experienced leadership and organisational development specialist who has been working collaboratively with clients for more than 20 years across a wide range of functional areas, businesses and industries. She has been facilitating and coaching for over 12 years, working with executive, senior and middle management. With a strong background in business, consulting and coaching, she is an experienced consultant, presenter, facilitator and coach. Depending on client needs, Gail uses a combination of assessment, development and coaching, from both a system and individual perspective, to ensure sustainable peak performance behavioural change and ROI are achieved. Her approach is evidenced-based, solution-focused and pragmatic.

 

Business Background and Experience

 

Gail has a strong corporate background holding senior executive positions with, consulting to, and coaching in top-tier corporations. She has also established, owned and operated her own businesses. As a result, she understands the drivers of individual, team and organisational peak performance.

 

Prior to working in leadership and organisational development, Gail worked in financial services (investment and retail banking) and professional services (strategy consulting) in a broad range of functions including: strategy, investment banking, general management, operations and project management. She has also consulted and coached in the area of diversity and inclusion, in particular gender diversity, having held senior positions as the Head of Women in Focus and the Head of Women in Leadership for various corporations.

 

Gail has experience working with middle, senior and executive management across a broad range of industries including: public service, financial services, insurance, strategy consulting, accounting, law, health, recruiting, TV/film and publishing.

 

Approach

 

Gail is serious about creating sustainable peak performance. For this reason, her approach is to partner with her clients in a consulting and coaching relationship that extends over time. Harnessing her extensive business, consulting, facilitation and coaching experience, Gail adopts a whole-of-system lens and highly customised pragmatic approach to client engagements using evidence-based, solution-focused techniques from a variety of sources, including the latest academic research in leadership and organisational development, to help clients maximise their strengths and achieve sustainable peak performance change.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

 

  • Accreditations: The Leadership Circle leader, manager and culture assessment.
  • Education: Master of Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney; Master of Business Administration, Columbia University; Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney; Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP); Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.
  • Memberships: American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Women in Leadership committee; University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Alumni (USCMA).

 

Recent Client Engagements

 

  • CEO and Senior Executives/NSW Public Service " coached 15 senior NSW public service clients on a range of strategic, operational and support issues.
  • Partner, Law Firm " coached senior partner with regard to the three-to-five year strategy for their practice.
  • Senior Line Producer, Film/TV " coached client on their short, medium and long-term career strategy.
  • Director, Recruitment " executive and business coaching assignment with client to assist them with leadership and organisational performance for their business.
  • Managing Director, Wealth Management " coached client on a range of strategic, operational and support issues to maximise the commercial and cultural performance of their business in preparation for sale.