Kerry Gardiner

Kerry is an expert Learning & Development Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer with a pragmatic approach to design and deliver commercially astute learning and development strategies and solutions. She has a HR background and therefore an appreciation of the value of working closely with the HR function to achieve the needs of the business. Kerry is an effective communicator and adept at building strong, productive working relationships. Her expertise is in managing performance and developing talent in the business; she has achieved this by undertaking various projects in different industry sectors, often working for global matrix management or cross-cultural organisations.

Kerry understands and can implement the complete L&D cycle from training needs analysis through to evaluating the return on investment. She has extensive experience of instructional design and facilitating management development programmes, to enable the embedding of the leadership competencies into the business. She has worked with various performance management processes from developing high performers to improving the performance of the poor performer. She can design and facilitate events to improve personal effectiveness and to develop teams.  She can facilitate a group or offer 1:1 coaching to enable individuals to enhance their self-awareness. She has experience of designing and facilitating graduate assessment centres, as well as graduate induction and personal development programmes.


  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Qualified to Level B British Psychological Society
  • Myers Briggs Step II
  • FiroB
  • DiSC
  • Strengths Deployment Inventory
  • Advanced Diploma in Performance Coaching

Specialist Areas

  • Managing performance and developing talent
  • Management Development
  • Performance Management
  • Assessment Centres
  • Training Needs Analysis


I have worked on L&D projects with Kerry with some regularity over a period of 10 years.  She has a strongly collaborative style that has enabled us to enjoy working in partnership to design management and leadership training events that precisely targeted the needs of my managers.

Through coaching Kerry enhances the individual’s appreciation of how their behaviour impacts others, how they may be seen by others, the perception and reputation they may have in the business; as well as increasing their confidence in the skills they have. Kerry has worked in many different business sectors including Utilities, FMCG, Telecommunications and Engineering.

Kerry builds trusting, honest and professional relationships to encourage and support the Coachee.  Kerry will question, challenge and stretch to hold the Coachee accountable to help drive them toward the commitment to achieve.  She will offer motivational feedback with examples when appropriate.  Kerry will also use the power of silence; which can produce some of the best results in terms of development and insight because the Coachee is given the time to work things out for themselves.  Kerry’s coaching style is supportive and pragmatic, she builds rapport with the Coachee and through challenge she encourages the Coachee to take responsibility to do something different. Kerry works only on the Coachee’s agenda. They set their own goals and then they do a reality check to ensure the goals are achievable and really what the Coachee wants to achieve. They then explore the options they may have to achieve the goals and Kerry then seeks commitment from them – does the Coachee have sufficient emotional attachment and motivation to want to change? The Coachee creates and acts on a plan to move forward.

Coaching Qualifications/Credentials

  • Advanced Diploma in Performance Coaching
  • British Psychological Society Level B
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) the UK’s leading professional body for those involved in the management and development of people

Coaching Specialisms

  • New Managers facing challenges and people management issues, wanting to build and enhance their credibility within the business
  • Individuals struggling to perform in their current role
  • Managers recognising how their behaviour impacts others, it is not what they say but how they say it
  • Managers facing unknown territory, difficult times due to organisational change and redundancies


Working with Kerry was a real pleasure. Before receiving coaching support I didn’t fully know how it could help but having receiving support from Kerry I have learnt some really key practical tools and recommendations on how I can be a more effective Manager and I’m already seeing results in the team. Kerry was fantastic at getting to know me, working out how to listen and provide practical relevant support. I can’t thank Kerry enough and have already recommended her highly to our HR team.

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