Fiona Gilkes

Fiona Gilkes

Fiona is Co-founder and Director of White & Lime Ltd, a people development consultancy specialising in calm, confident and inclusive performance. She is a professionally certified Coach and Facilitator with twenty years’ experience in this field.

Before White & Lime, she was a Management Consultant in the People and Organisational Development practice at PA Consulting. Previous jobs have included Head of Talent and Engagement at RSA Insurance and a range of HR and Consulting roles for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Nestle and the NHS.

Areas of expertise include Leadership Development, Confidence and Impact, Resilience and Inclusion.  Fiona uses mindfulness and neuroscience to support leaders and teams to create sustainable ways of working and avoid burnout.  She regularly leads Confidence and Impact programmes, particularly for Women Leaders and is a practiced Working Parent Coach for both mothers and fathers.

Fiona works with a range of FTSE 250 clients and non-profits including Aviva, HSBC, Thomson Reuters, BBC, Freshfields, Reed Smith, Land Sec, Razorfish, Comic Relief and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.

She is a certified professional coach (CPCC) accredited by the world-leading Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation (PCC). More recently, Fiona has trained with the Neuro-Leadership Group for brain-based coaching and CRR Global to support her work with management teams.

A recovering workaholic herself, Fiona has a passion for helping others find calmer, happier and more successful working lives. She studied structural inequality as part of her first degree and her experience as a female leader and working parent has led to renewed interest in addressing these overlapping areas of challenge in the workplace.  Originally from York, she now lives in London with her husband and two daughters.

Director, Coach, Facilitator
London, United Kingdom
I am so very grateful for this coaching. Having these regular sessions with Fiona has been invaluable in ensuring the really important work we do on perinatal mental health can stay firmly on track, that my own well-being is attended to and that important decisions taken are well thought through and robust to challenge. It is not an over-exaggeration to say, I’m really not sure where this vital work would be right now had it not been for these sessions”

Emily Slater
Director, Maternal Mental Health Alliance

Fiona has an instinctive and highly personable coaching style. Her high level of diligence and care for her clients shines through and she has contributed really positively to shaping my approach to some significant transitions in my career, as well as some focused development for our business leaders through her workshops and keynote talks on Resilience at our Leadership Events.”

Ceri Connolly
HR Director, UK Life, Aviva

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