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About Gemma


Gemma Edkins

Phone: +44 07825 001979


Twitter: @gemmaedkins

I’ve combined my passion for people along with my professional experience of transformational change across a variety of industry sectors in order to create ‘Make that Change Ltd’.

With over 20 years of experience in helping organisations to propel their businesses forward, alongside nurturing talent and raising the performance bar with individuals, groups and teams, I am perfectly placed to support you in designing and achieving your goals.  I focus on getting outcomes in whatever area of life you need support.


I’ve been in a variety of industry sectors in some significant, senior roles.  I’ve been through the economic feasts and famines experienced by companies over the last 20 years, so I am well versed in the cycles of growth and decline.  I have been involved in designing and delivering business strategy, Target Operating Models, change transformation, evolution, revolution... you name it... i’ve packed a lot into my career so far!


I’ve been integral to some game changing transformation, often driving and leading at the helm, sometimes in a team capacity.  I have seen what works and more importantly what doesn’t.  As well as the boom times I have experienced situations where people and organisations haven’t learned from experiences and made the same mistakes over and over and over again.


I don’t profess to know all the answers - who does!? What I do know is that I can offer you a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience across a broad spectrum of challenges.


I am a huge advocate of continued development in human potential and I take my own professional development very seriously – after all why listen to the ‘talk’ if you can’t ‘walk the walk?’


Academically, I am a lifelong learner and I have balanced a full time career with continued professional development.  I am an MBA graduate, as well as a Certified Trainer of NLP, NLP Coaching, Time Line Therapy™ NLP Hypnotherapy – I have trained and certified with the Tad James Company, the number 1 world leaders in NLP training.


You may or may not have heard the term NLP banded around – it’s an amazing field which studies the excellence of human behaviour.  In NLP we use tools, techniques and resources that make lasting change by working with how our minds are programmed... unlearning unhelpful strategies and replacing them with helpful, repeatable methods (it works FAST!).


I also have experience in Clinical Hypnotherapy and I practice mindfulness which can be used for a variety of performance techniques and interventions in a personal and professional environment.


Additionally (relevant to the Corporate world) I have a depth and breadth of specialised portfolio, programme and project knowledge, skills and experience gained ‘on the job’ as well as ‘in paper’ form.


I’m currently working towards an MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.  It is the first course of its kind in the world, integrating the 2 elements of psychology and coaching to develop and mature a more open minded approach between  coaching, well being and being ‘response-able’ for our mental and physical health, be it professionally or personally.


Outside of work and academics - I am a mum, a wife, a gardener, a huge animal lover, a keen cyclist, a novice photographer, an avid reader and a wicked cook (sweet and savoury)!  I love all things creative and I will put my all into pretty much anything I do.

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