Caroline Gourlay

Caroline is a Chartered Psychologist with 17 years’ experience of supporting people and organisations to thrive. Her primary fields of expertise are the assessment and development of executives. She carries out in-depth, psychological profiling of senior managers for selection, promotion and succession planning purposes. She has also assessed whole teams on behalf of private equity firms for Management Due Diligence exercises prior to acquisition or investment. She is qualified to use a wide range of psychometric instruments.

Additionally, Caroline holds a Diploma in Leadership Coaching from the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy. She is an experienced coach who works on leadership development programmes at Said Business School, Oxford University. Prior to retraining as a psychologist, Caroline had a successful career in IT, including business analysis and project management. She brings something of the analytical approach used in IT to her work as a psychologist and is adept at getting to the heart of the matter.

From 2005 to 2009, Caroline worked with Katy at Cardinal. Since then, she has tended to work in two main fields – with middle and senior executives in large, multi-national corporate environments and with the owner-managers of medium-sized businesses, including family-owned companies. She also applies her experience to train professional advisers on the team dynamics they may encounter in different types of businesses.

Caroline has a degree in Psychology from the University of Wales and a Master’s degree from the University of Hertfordshire.