I met Gill McLaren in January 2016 when she embarked on her transition out of corporate life and was immediately struck by her drive, determination and desire to help others create their best life. Having had the pleasure of coaching Gill through the early days of her transition into entrepreneurship and enjoying seeing her thrive in this environment, I am delighted to share this fascinating interview with Gill about her journey.
As the CEO of Syntegrate, Gill “solves problems worth solving and that make a difference”. Her unique approach was created by adapting strategic planning approaches from the business world and applying them to problems worth solving in the 3 areas of: Life Design, Leadership and Shared Value.
Gill’s approach to Life Design is captured in her book Think.Plan.Live. which is a step by step guide and workbook that helps people define and design their best life through the discovery of their unique life fingerprint.
Prior to Syntegrate, Gill’s corporate career spanned 30 years, 20 of which were with Coca-Cola in C-suite executive leadership roles across the UK, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Her journey has given her deep experiences of different functions, countries, people and cultures all over the world. During our time working together through her transition, she discovered that entrepreneurship was something that she truly was passionate about and her drive to help others was evident.
Gill is also a passionate speaker and facilitator at many conferences including the Women in Leadership Summits for Liquid Learning, Sustainable Brands KL, World Marketing Summit, CSR Asia Summit, Channel News Asia’s Perspectives TV program and Women of Worth Interview on 938Live Singapore.
Where to find Gill