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Emma Gill

Emma Gill

I help mothers to become clear and confident about their careers so that they can make empowered returns from maternity leave, succeed at interview, and take on new leadership challenges.

Location: London

Year Qualified: 2020

Areas of Expertise


"I engaged Emma as my career coach to assist me with my application and preparation for a significant internal promotion. This was a particularly interesting time for me as I had also just returned from maternity leave so was adjusting to being a working mother for the first time. ​ Emma helped me with intelligent and practical strategies for managing work/ life balance and tips for elevating my management style at work in areas such as mentoring others, delegation, leading by example and business development. ​ Emma’s style is friendly, personal but reassuringly professional and sessions of quite intense introspection can be balanced with light hearted discussions. My coaching was effortlessly tailored to suit and Emma took the time to adapt where we discovered certain areas needed more attention."

Partner, international law firm

"I approached Emma when I had a difficult career choice to make. Emma had a brilliant disposition, she strikes the perfect balance of listening, asking open questions and really guides you to the right answer without inflicting her opinion on you. She is fantastic and someone I would definitely recommend and or use again. I walked away feeling empowered and motivated by my career choice."

Partner, global accountancy and consultancy firm

"Emma provided me with the opportunity to explore situations, better understand them and set out how I want to deal with them, being more thoughtful to those around me. She was a pleasure to talk to - I never once felt judgement on her part. She was thoroughly supportive from the outset. Emma also helped me to plan what I wanted to achieve at work - this stuck with me between sessions and helped to motivate me in challenging situations. ​ The evaluative work I did with Emma helped me to develop my approach to work, but also had a positive impact on my home life too. I have found myself putting more time and consideration into how I deal with situations, resulting in positive outcomes all round."

Senior manager, charity

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    Coaching Qualifications

    • ILM Level 7, Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring
    • European Mentoring & Coaching Council Global Individual Accreditation, Senior Practitioner
    • Diploma, Neuro Linguistic Programming
    • Accredited 360 Feedback Facilitator
    • Accredited DiSC Facilitator

    Professional Background

    I started my career in consultancy and executive search, working with law firms, corporate clients and  financial institutions. This gave me a good insight into a range of industries and the importance of finding  the right fit so that individuals and organisations can realise their potential.

    Many clients come to me when they are considering a career changes or interviewing for new roles. As well  as confidence-coaching, I can provide expertise in competency interviewing, CV writing, due diligence and  building robust business cases.

    In addition to working with private clients, I have been privileged to work in the NHS, including Great  Ormond Street Hospital for Children, working across a range of people management and leadership  development roles: designing and delivering training programmes and facilitating team building workshops.

    I have a particular interest in supporting organisations to become more inclusive places to work and helping  mothers to thrive in successful, meaningful careers.

    What drew you to coaching?

    For me, coaching is where my passion and skills meet. Even before I formally started my career, coaching has played an important part in my life.

    When I was 18, I went to study law at Oxford University. I was the only person from my state school to get an  Oxbridge offer and, at first, felt like a fish out of water. My first taste of imposter syndrome. I was sure my studies would feel like an Ally McBeal/ Legally Blonde montage, but instead everything felt difficult and new.

    Something that helped my confidence and wellbeing throughout my degree was working as a peer  supporter and health and wellbeing officer. Using coaching skills and learning how to create a safe,  compassionate space gave me purpose, and I started to rebuild the image of myself and who I wanted to  be.

    Since graduating, coaching has been the golden thread running through my work. It is such a gift to help my  clients achieve their personal and professional goals. I find the models and theories intellectually stimulating  and, in turn, I learn lots from the clever and talented clients I work with.

    My favourite aspect of coaching is building great relationships with my clients and helping them find  practical solutions to achieve their goals. Recent examples of client successes include: submitting a  successful law firm partnership application, building up confidence and succeeding at interview, managing difficult conversations about staff performance, improving work-life balance and feeling more in control.

    I am a qualified executive coach and mentor, and founded my own business, Purpose Coaching &  Development Ltd, in 2021.

    Fee Structure

    FREE discovery coaching session:

    You can book a free taster coaching session with me:

    Coaching programmes:

    Career transformation programme

    Expert coaching and mentoring tailored to support your career change (whether you are looking for promotion or looking for something new).  This programme will help you get clear on your purpose and your career non-negotiables.  You’ll receive provide practical support for decision-making, networking and making applications as well as coaching on how to sell yourself authentically and effectively at interview.


    Fortnightly 1:1 coaching sessions.

    CV review and feedback.

    Application and business case review and feedback.

    How to sell yourself at Interview masterclass and practice session.

    On-demand voice & text message support via WhatsApp or Voxer.


    12 weeks: £1500 when paid in full (or three-monthly instalments of £520).

    6 months: £2850 when paid in full (or six-monthly instalments of £500).

    Return from Maternity Leave: ‘Relaunch to leadership programme’

    A comprehensive programme of coaching and development helping leaders to successfully re-onboard after maternity leave with confidence, clarity, and purpose.


    Access to The ‘Get KIT’ return to work guide – practical tips, reflective practice, and legal updates.

    Fortnightly 1:1 coaching sessions.

    On-demand voice & text message support via WhatsApp or Voxer.

    Weekly check-ins via video, voice and text message.

    Expert advice from an experienced coach with expertise in HR, recruitment, on-boarding, leadership development and neurolinguistic programming.


    12 weeks: £2000 when paid in full (or three-monthly instalments of £680).

    6 months: £3500 when paid in full (or six-monthly instalments of £600).

    One-off coaching

    Making the right career change: Where to start?

    Half-day coaching session designed to jumpstart your career change.  Includes:

    Transformational coaching conversation.

    Your career non-negotiables.

    CV review and feedback.

    Expert advice from a professional coach with executive search and recruitment expertise.

    Application and business case review and feedback.

    How to sell yourself at Interview masterclass and practice session.

    Investment: £500.

    Ready, Set, Interview

    90-minute masterclass and practice session with a professional coach who has executive search and recruitment expertise. Designed to help you to sell yourself with authenticity and confidence at interview.

    Investment: £300.

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