Gillian Simkiss

Senior Consultant

An organizational development expert with over two decades of experience working in the field of learning and development, Gillian brings a blend of healthcare and academic insights to her client engagements.

She works with organizations as a facilitator, leadership coach, and internal change consultant, offering customized programs that engage teams, develop middle management skills, and coach leaders to define success. In addition to her role at FMG Leading, Gillian also works as a Training Manager at Harvard University where she is responsible for creating professional development training programs as well as the design of new learning initiatives. Gillian holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Learning and Development (MSOLD) from Suffolk University, and a Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College.

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EXPERIENCE
Gillian Simkiss is a Senior Consultant at FMG Leading, a team of advisors and coaches who help clients achieve breakthrough performance through worldclass human capital strategy. An organizational development expert with over two decades of experience working in the field of learning and development, Gillian brings a blend of healthcare and academic insights to her client engagements. After graduating in hotel and business management in the United Kingdom, she worked in operations and human resources for several years, before moving into organizational development in a variety of industries. Gillian moved to the United States in 1998 and worked for twelve years at Partners Healthcare within the hospital community at Massachusetts General Hospital, and as Director of Training and Development for Partners Finance. Currently Gillian works as a Training Manager at Harvard University where she is responsible for creating professional development training programs as well as the design of new learning initiatives. Gillian also assists a range of departments as an internal consultant, one-onone leadership coach, strategic planning advisor, and process improvement guide. In her consulting practice, Gillian works with organizations as a facilitator, leadership coach, and internal change consultant.

Offering customized programs that engage teams, develop middle management skills, and coach leaders to define success, Gillian is known for conversations that produce creative ideas, discussion, and effective plans of action. Her past clients include Tufts Medical Center, Genzyme (a Sanofi Company), and Boda Borg (Boston).

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Gillian holds a Master’s Degree from Suffolk University in Organizational Learning and Development (MSOLD), and a Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College (ICF). She is a practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and is a chartered member of the Institute of Personnel Development (MCIPD) in the United Kingdom.

PERSONAL

Gillian and her family reside in Boston, Massachusetts, where they enjoy New England’s many outdoor activities with their dog. Gillian enjoys travel and sampling local cuisine whether traveling or staying in the Boston metro area.

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