A one day working diary from rise and shine to lights out.
Every Tuesday we delve into the day-to-day diary of a member of the local business community. This week we put the spotlight on performance coach Gail Gibson.
Highworth-based Gail combines business coaching with the physical and mental benefits of exercising outdoors.
One of only a few business coaches in the country to offer this form of outdoor business coaching, the aim is for clients to not only see improvements in their physical fitness, but also in their mindset and business results.
Many business leaders including Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson are huge advocates of ‘walking meetings’ because they produce more personal and powerful conversations.
We met with the lady behind the business to find out more about her day.
What time does your alarm go off?
6.30am or on occasion I wake before my alarm sounds.
What’s the first thing you do?
I energise my mind and body via a Japanese martial medicine routine which involves stretching, yoga, breathing and meditation.
What do you do for lunch?
Depending on where I am or with whom, I stop work and move away from my desk. Being outdoors is my favourite lunch treat, maybe involving a run and a bite afterwards, or a bite and a few chapters of a current book I’m reading.
What do you love most about your job?
The flexibility of when, where, how, and what I do, and the choice of who I deliver my work to. Variety inspires who I am and how I deliver my service as a performance coach.
What’s the worst part of the job?
Procrastination about things on my To- do list that I really don’t enjoy doing – more executive decision making to outsource sooner needs to happen.
What executive tool/ gadget could you not live without?
My Smartphone because I choose to work with a paperless diary.
What do you do after work?
A mixture of things – walk, run, play tennis, read, or watch a movie, and enjoy a healthy supper with my husband.
If you changed direction, what would be your Plan B?
My Plan B would be a new route or extension of my Plan A journey.
To find out more about Gail’s offering visit: www.gailmgibson.com