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Hi, I'm Louie Gardiner  

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About Louie

Whatever your challenge - executive dilemmas; career transitions; conflicts; confidence or self-esteem issues or seeking direction in your life - you will find the breakthroughs you are searching for. Confidential, sensitive, holistic, supportive yet challenging when it needs to be. 

My Training and Qualifications

  • Accredited Master Coach (IIC)
  • Human Systems Dynamics Professional 2010
  • ALIA Pathways Global Leadership Programme
  • MBA distinction 2000
  • NLP Practitioner 2006
  • BA Hons 1984
  • Numerous non-certificated personal and professional programmes

My Coaching and Work Experience

I am a global executive coach, facilitator and OD consultant with a proven track record spanning 30 years: inspiring leaders, enhancing emotional mastery, liberating potential, transforming performance and improving lives. I am the creator of The Potent 6 Constellation (MBA research) which is one of the most powerful coaching frameworks to emerge in recent years. You have to experience it to believe it. 

I am a hugely experienced professional supporting clients to adeptly navigate complex, fast-changing contexts and challenges. My expertise resides in my deep understanding of the systemic dynamics that play out in and across teams, organisations and individuals. I have worked in diverse sectors and disciplines e.g. public, corporate, third sector, SMEs, IT, utilities, leisure, highways, planning, architecture, regeneration, finance, social care, education, health care...

My background includes roles as CE; Charity Trustee, Director, Corporate Performance Manger, Service manager, visiting lecturer and senior consultant/ facilitator

Customer Reviews

  • from Rob on 13 Nov 2014

    the work I have undertaken with Louie has been rewarding, stimulating and extremely challenging. I would go so far as to say that my experience has been life changing. I focused particularly on emotional intelligence skills to supplement my technical skills and experience. As an individual who was considered high performing by my organisation, the leadership coaching process paid dividends particularly in my softer interpersonal skills which are essential within management in general but particularly important when working in a corporate context. This process has provided an opportunity to challenge my assumptions and judgement and to consider issues more fully from different perspectives. I would strongly recommend Louie as an Executive Coach because of the skills, experience and insight she brings to the process.


  • from Tim - Executive Director on 18 Oct 2014

    Louie has helped me to develop a clear perspective and a way forward on a series of complex issues, within a period of intense professional and personal challenge. Her input was delivered in a way that I could easily relate to and as a result has been easier to sustain the positive actions that emerged. She has a calm yet incisive approach which I feel is the perfect response to the often frantic pace of life. After each session I have without exception felt energized, focused, confident and better enabled to deal with whatever life throws at me.


Customer Reviews

  • from Rob on 13 Nov 2014

    the work I have undertaken with Louie has been rewarding, stimulating and extremely challenging. I would go so far as to say that my experience has been life changing. I focused particularly on emotional intelligence skills to supplement my technical skills and experience. As an individual who was considered high performing by my organisation, the leadership coaching process paid dividends particularly in my softer interpersonal skills which are essential within management in general but particularly important when working in a corporate context. This process has provided an opportunity to challenge my assumptions and judgement and to consider issues more fully from different perspectives. I would strongly recommend Louie as an Executive Coach because of the skills, experience and insight she brings to the process.


  • from Tim - Executive Director on 18 Oct 2014

    Louie has helped me to develop a clear perspective and a way forward on a series of complex issues, within a period of intense professional and personal challenge. Her input was delivered in a way that I could easily relate to and as a result has been easier to sustain the positive actions that emerged. She has a calm yet incisive approach which I feel is the perfect response to the often frantic pace of life. After each session I have without exception felt energized, focused, confident and better enabled to deal with whatever life throws at me.


  • from Martin, Deputy Director on 13 Aug 2014

    I have to accept that I approached Management coaching with more than a healthy degree of scepticism and thought that it was one of those things as a manager you have to go through. What I found however, was that rather than being a drag, the sessions with Louie were not only helpful to my performance as a manager but were helpful to me as an individual. What the sessions did for me was that they encouraged me, within a safe environment, to reflect upon how I approached certain issues and how I could subconsciously impact upon the message I was trying to convey - I previously had no idea of the unintended implications of my words or actions, particularly in my use of language and nature of my decision-making.


  • from Sarah on 07 Aug 2014

    Louie's approach has worked well for me. Asking open questions and then drilling down through my responses has helped me to get the root of many issues. I believe Louie is appropriately challenging, and skilled at introducing and the effective use of theory and concept to illuminate my understanding of particular situations. The ability to 'vent' with a neutral person who is familiar with the organisation and context has been invaluable in my managing and surviving some very stressful events. Another unexpected outcome has been how Louie has helped me appreciate the positives in my behaviours and style. This has led to some surprising upbeat reflections which have been positive in motivating me through tough times! Appreciating when I do things well, is not something that comes naturally and yet it has been valuable and uplifting.


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