About Caroline Gourlay

About Caroline Gourlay

Caroline is an independent Business Psychologist based in Bath. Since qualifying in 1997 she has worked with a diverse range of organisations in the public and private sectors, either directly or as an associate of larger consultancies.

Over recent years, Caroline has developed an interest in working with medium-sized businesses. She relishes the opportunity to get involved with a whole business, rather than just a section of an organisation, and to work with people who are in a position to implement decisions quickly, instead of having to work through multiple layers of management.

Caroline's particular areas of expertise relate to individuals and the way they fit (or don't fit) into their organisations. She understands what it takes for people to succeed in particular roles and can assess the chemistry between an individual and the specific culture of an organisation. She works with organisations to help them select the right people and with individuals to support them in developing their skills and confidence.

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Caroline has a degree in psychology, a masters in Occupational Psychology and is a Chartered Psychologist through the British Psychological Society.

She is a qualified psychometric test administrator for both aptitude and personality measures (Levels A and B) and is licensed to use a wide range of assessment tools.

She holds a Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching from the Institute of Leadership and Management, as well as a Counselling Skills Certificate from the Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychology.

Caroline is a Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychologists, a member of the British Psychological Society's Special Group in Coaching Psychology and a member of the International Centre for Families in Business.

Caroline also coaches on Leadership Development programmes at Said Business School, Oxford University.

In 2014 her work with a family business was shortlisted in two categories for the Association for Business Psychology's Workplace Experience Awards.

ABP Awards finalist

Prior to retraining as a psychologist, Caroline had a successful career in IT systems development and project management. She brings some of this analytical approach to her work with people.

British Psychological Society Association of Business Psychologists International Centre for Families in Business British Psychological Society's Special Group in Coaching Psychology

What I like about Caroline is that her advice is sensible. She understands all the touchy-feely stuff and she's caring and sensitive but she doesn't lose sight of the fact that this is a business. John Midgley, MD, Touchstone