Gwen Stirling-Wilkie

Gwen Stirling-Wilkie

Associate Consultant

Gwen is incredibly smart and versatile which allows her to excel at the individual, team and organisation level. She is particularly adept working with large groups where her ability to sense both interpersonal and group dynamics proves invaluable.

You have a building and affirming style which is also both challenging and supportive. Your observations were fast and nerve wrenchingly to the bone and you opened up lots of avenues for us to discuss, in particular the final session helped us to summarise and focus our time. The way you work allowed us to make sense in our own way and was very profound. Working with you as a consultant was wildly beyond my expectations.

Experienced Organisation Development, transformation and culture change consultant who places relationships and dialogue at the heart of my work.

I prefer to build connection before content, and to fully appreciate the context of your situation and the eco-system that surrounds it.

I also appreciate the value of honest and focused communication; therefore, my bio is delivered in a digestible bulleted list structure, rather than long form narrative.

My experience includes:

Key Areas of Expertise:

  • Shaping and supporting transformation and culture change initiatives
  • Executive + Senior Team Development
  • Designing transformational development programmes
  • Facilitating critical conversations

 Working Style:

  • Relational
  • Dialogic
  • Systemic

My experience includes:

  • A successful commercial background in senior leadership roles with blue-chip global retailers.
  • Over 12 years experience as an organisation development and senior leadership consultant in private, public and charitable sectors.
  • Executive and team coaching drawing on a number of approaches to accelerate self-awareness, impact and effectiveness.
  • Country Director for a leading global youth leadership development charity running expeditions in Africa.
  • Volunteer board member for OD Network Europe, and Trustee of a youth development charity.

Key projects include:

  • Lead Consultant/OD Coach for the creation of a new leadership framework; co-created using participatory approaches with 600 leaders across 7 group businesses, delivered remotely through virtual platforms.
  • Developing change leadership skills for teams of senior internal change catalysts during the development of a global target operating model.
  • Organisation-wide consultancy support and leader development in change and engagement for 150 senior leaders within global defence company driving a strategic shift from product-led to service-led offering.
  • OD consultancy and coaching support for a global pharmaceutical company to develop 100 senior leaders and increase organisational agility to strategically respond to a rapidly changing health service customer base.
  • Building HRBP OD capability through a 12-month programme to develop OD and strategic HR skills for the HRBP team of a multinational defence company
  • Client Director for high-potential talent development programme for the European region of a Japanese global technology company.


I hold two Masters level degrees, and a range of certificates and diplomas within the field of Organisation Development, Change, and Consulting. These include NTL OD Practitioner, Human Interaction Lab Facilitator, Organisational Gestalt, Ecological Constellations and other methodologies.

Academic: Visiting lecturer at Leeds University Business School – MSc in Management Consulting. Faculty on the Cape Cod Institute (USA) Dialogic OD Series.


From Physical Place To Virtual Space – How to design and host transformative spaces online’ (2021). Amazon No 1: Business Consulting books.  Awarded ‘Best New Leadership Book 2021’ by Simon Alliance (USA).