Hilary Gee

Inspiring Insight, Change & Impact Since 2003

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"One area I needed to develop was stakeholder management and influencing – the programme’s executive coach, Hilary Gee, was hugely instrumental in helping me manage that. We worked through role plays, I was able to share the challenges I was experiencing and we talked through different approaches as to how I could influence different board members." Sukwinder Bassi, CEO Africa GEMS Education (on attending a London Business School Executive Education programme)

"What an engaging, thought-provoking facilitator and trainer! I had the privilege of working with Hilary during a trainer's training and seeing him in action. You want him working with your teams! He engages people! He encourages unique thoughts and interaction! His passion and willingness to get a room working together is second to NONE, even in a virtual environment and that is hard to find. Many speak of it, few can do it. Hilary is the real deal and your team will be better for working with him." Kat Frey, Author, Speaker, Trainer

"Hilary’s sessions are great - very informal and free-flowing. I use a lot of what I learnt on a daily basis, so would highly recommend him." Ian Brundrett, CFO, Media Business

"Hilary is a great coach to work with. He helped me work through a number of different scenarios, and think about how I could respond in ways that are authentic to my style. He is challenging, in a constructive way, providing a safe space to discuss and try different approaches. There are a number of approaches I learned from Hilary that I have suggested to members of my own team. Hilary also recommended some very useful resources to suit particular situations I was facing." Karen Kroger, University CFO

"Hilary taught me the fundamentals (and differences) of management and leadership in a three day course. The content was extremely useful and applicable to my daily challenges as a leader of a distributed, growing team. I incorporated many of the tips and practices and still use them a few years later. My employees are performing very well and rate me very highly in companywide leadership surveys regularly thanks to Hilary's trainings."  Rainer Teschke, Senior Manager, Technical Support at Salesforce

"Hilary was my coach after I had completed a week course at the London Business School - Change Leadership. I wanted to deliver some of the insights I had learnt at LBS to my management team and he was great in encouraging me to adopt the coaching style “ask” not “tell” whilst introducing the learnings to my team. Hilary is a good listener who has great insights. He challenged me in a positive way. His input resulted in a much better delivery to my team, than if I’d developed it on my own. I can thoroughly recommend Hilary if you were considering a management coach."  Andrew Knott, Finance Director, Food & Beverage Sector

“Hilary is an extremely effective coach. He uses his great skill and experience to achieve real change and deep understanding. I can't recommend him highly enough.”

Penny Scott-Bayfield - Finance Director at Condé Nast Britain

“I've worked with Hilary on many occasions and had no hesitation in choosing him as the provider I needed this time too. I knew Hilary could deliver high quality, credible and, crucially, relevant training to my emerging and current leaders. He comes with a gravitas, confidence & sound experience strangely lacking in many management trainers and his knowledge is bar none. He also always surprises me, this time by showing he could train our German colleagues too - in German!! He manages to gain the trust and confidence of even the most sceptical trainee and I've never had a delegate come out of a session with him thinking it was a waste of their precious time. My managers have responded well to this training and acted, almost immediately, in a more confident and expert fashion. It's the course that keeps giving results!

Personally, I find Hilary a great support, he's happy to bat ideas around that I'm having and always takes time out to talk something through, even if he isn't immediately going to benefit himself. My only hesitation in recommending him is that he will become even more popular than he already is and I'll never find any available dates with him!”

Lucy Davidson (n. Sexton)- HR Director

“Reflecting over the weekend has confirmed in my mind what a valuable series of sessions you ran with us, and I note, again, the skill, grace and humour with which you managed, promoted and developed the group dynamic so effectively. Real value added! Thank you.” BK - Senior Leader - Public Sector - Leadership Team Collaboration Event

“I feel like a completely different person. I trust my professional judgement and proactively approached senior colleagues across the organisation to instigate opportunities and manage issues. I am much more comfortable tackling potentially difficult issues by planning what I’m going to say beforehand and making sure that I have solutions available. I am much more visible around the organisation, making the effort to leave my desk and speak to people face to face has also helped to improve relationships with colleagues and their confidence in me and my team. Overall, I believe that I am a better leader as a result of our work together.” Senior Public Relations Manager - Satisfied Coachee - a “better leader now!”

“Great experience - coach was flexible to focus on areas of highest importance as I was progressing...for example prepared me for some critical conversations with associates in my team.” Senior Finance Manager, Coachee

“Hilary’s help and advice throughout 2017 was invaluable to me. His style required me to be more proactive which, in itself, gave me a push to focus on my values and ambitions. I continue to work on his advice, read his book recommendations, and have now taken up mindfulness. I can’t thank him enough.”

David Satti, CFA ♤Economic Regulator ♧Value Investor

“Hilary worked as part of a team delivering a complex Management Development Programme for the Government’s Export Credit Agency. Hillary developed and delivered the most challenging aspect of this programme namely a series of Strategic Management workshops to a large group of senior staff. The success of the programme was down to the integrated nature of the modules, Hilary's module was well designed, integrated and well delivered to a challenging audience. His energy and enthusiasm was boundless and I would strongly recommend Hilary in the training setting. A high quality Consultant.”

Graeme Brookes - Director at ABC Human Resource Consultancy Ltd

“After 6 months of coaching with Hilary: I believe that I am now seen as a key member of the Assistant Director team. My profile across the organisation has increased and I now often participate in cross directorate initiatives. Having a critical friend enables me to examine different perspectives to my own - this in turn will ensure my personal and

professional growth.” Assistant Director - Education & Quality - Regulatory Body

“Extremely valuable calls with tangible advice.” Senior Finance Manager, “A Very Satisfied Coachee”

“Hilary is simply the best coach I have met. He delivers a number of fantastic training programmes at Capital One, the one I went on was The Corner-stone of Coaching. He really stops to understand people and that is a rare quality. He is fantastic with people and I feel lucky to have met him and worked with him. Which I continue to do.”Tom Hemmings - Behaviour change trainer, coach and project manager, Financial Services Sector

“Working with Hilary was a delight. He quickly grasped what we needed from him in helping us turn our team into a ‘World Class Operation’ and was skilful in guiding us and keeping us on track having already helped us to identify the key milestones and work need to achieve our ambitions. He has great insight to people’s personality traits and their motivational drivers and brought out the best from all involved.” Jerry Flaxman - Principal at FTL LLC - Insurance Sector

“Hilary is one of the best management trainers around, his personable nature coupled with his vast experience and knowledge makes him a great asset for any company/individual. He has a great way of coaxing potential out of people! Would I hire him again...OH YES!!” Steve Brunskill - Service Manager - Medical Devices Sector – a client of Hilary’s

“I attended a management training course whilst I was at FT Business run by Hilary. The course was first class including lots of "take-aways" and provoking real in-depth thinking about our careers as managers and how to get the best out of our direct reports. Hilary's energy and enthusiasm made the course not only enjoyable but incredibly effective.” Tim Baker - Sales Director at Asset TV

“I have worked with Hilary on developing our Management Development Programme for a number of years. We review the programme each time we run it and develop it in line with delegate and organisational needs. Hilary is a very knowledgeable and an engaging trainer - working with him is always informative and productive.”

Caroline Dyment - Learning and Development Manager and Coach - Care Sector

“Hilary is an extremely engaging and effective trainer and facilitator, with a knack for getting you to really think about more effective ways of working. He has a great way of helping you arrive at conclusions about your work and your approach to it. I found Hilary to be an extremely good trainer when I was running a team of people and commend him to anyone looking for management training.” Matthew Craig - Editor and Pensions and investments journalist

“As a manager, Hilary always made me feel as if I was working with him rather than for him, albeit that his expectations of me were very clear and I was fully aware of my accountabilities. Hilary fostered an inclusive, supportive and collaborative culture. He encouraged my development through providing me with opportunities and through offering advice and guidance when appropriate. As I have gone on to manage individuals and teams myself I can, looking back, recognise Hilary's early influence particularly in the way I interact with those I have responsibility for. I would not hesitate to work with Hilary again should the opportunity present itself.” Simon Cain – Director of HR, Education Sector

“Hilary is a valued senior member of the Icendris consulting team. His experience coupled with his dynamic approach provide a powerful combination when it comes to developing managers and professionals. He has a great energy, driven by a passion to help people achieve excellence.” Alison Watts - Learning & Development Expert

“I have worked with Hilary many times and he was always a pleasure to work with. Producing great results and often going above and beyond. He also managed to teach me many things along the way.” Dave Roycroft - Director at ?What If! Innovation

“Hilary is part of a large team of self-employed Executive Coaches that work for Executive Education at London Business School on a flexible basis. In this capacity I always find him very professional, with a positive attitude and a supportive manner. The feedback he gets demonstrates that the people he works with value his advice and input to the coaching process.” Lorraine Vaun-Davis - Leadership Development Specialist

“I have found the coaching skills training that Hilary delivered absolutely invaluable in my work. With an engaging style, encouraging participation from a group with a range of previous experience, I found his subject knowledge to be first class and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.” Anthony Wilkey - Customer Success - AVADO

“Hilary is an extremely creative and competent trainer.  He is able to make business concepts of coaching and mentoring accessible to an audience of volunteers. Hilary works closely with you as a client to ensure the resulting workshop and resources are in tune with corporate style and client group.” Laura Shalev Greene - Head of Volunteering at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

“Hilary showed himself to be a bright and articulate manager, who would to inspire and lead through example, persuasion and argument. He was able to digest complex data and scenarios and develop appropriate responses swiftly. His understanding of the operating and legal environment enabled him to ensure he deployed appropriate responses to changes in dynamic environments swiftly and expertly. He was well respected by his colleagues and always treated those around him with respect. He was a great asset that we sorely missed when he moved on.”

Yabu Lurie - Head of Business Systems at The Rug Company

“Hilary is a committed professional who's strength lies in developing people to ensure they fulfil their potential.”

Steve Dungworth - Director of Digital Transformation at Accent Group

“I have taken part in Training for Trainers conducted by Hillary (and his colleague Robin Fenner) in May 2007. I have large experience in different training, but this was the best I've ever visited!  Hilary is very open-minded, creative person whom all participants trust absolutely. He knows a lot and constantly ready to share all his knowledges and experience with participants of the training.  The results of the provided training was great! Thanks to trainers!”

Irina Khlopunova - HR-consultant in freelance consulting