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Gill Thackray is a business psychologist, coach, lecturer, writer, mindfulness teacher and regular conference speaker.

Gill has successfully worked with hundreds of organizations to improve performance, innovation and strategy over the last twenty years. In that time Gill has supported a wide variety  of  organizations in their quest for success, ranging from the likes of global organisations (KPMG, Deloitte, United Nations) to national and international non-profits (UK Sport, Water Aid, International Planned Parenting, Breast Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation), universities (London School of Economics, Goldsmiths University, Association of Commonwealth Universities) and a number of successful start-ups (Clarasys, White Box) Gill’s areas of expertise are in the application of psychology and neuroscience in the workplace.

Gill is also an expert on mindfulness in the workplace and has worked with a number of high profile organizations to embed mindfulness into working practices , increasing employee wellbeing, focus and performance. Gill has undertaken a number of research projects as an MSc graduate with Aberdeen University in the field of mindfulness and leadership, regularly speaking at conferences on the subject of mindfulness in the workplace.

Gill’s other great passion is writing, her work is available in a number of fiction and non-fiction publications and she is currently completing her first novel. In her spare time Gill runs a small trust that supports refugees on the Thailand/Burma border, she also has a huge love of travel and is a keen artist.

Gill Thackray is a member of the Association of Business Psychologists, Institute of Leadership and Management, British Neuroscience Association and Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. She has practiced mindfulness for over ten years, having lived, worked and studied in China, Tibet, India and Thailand. Gill is also Visiting Professor at CHE University in Phnom Penh Cambodia.


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