Who we are

Caroline Gourlay


Caroline’s main areas of expertise are in assessment and development. Having previously had a successful career in IT, she retains a highly analytical approach and has an ability to get to the heart of the matter.

Caroline (BSc, MSc, C Psychol) carries out in depth assessment of candidates for very senior roles based on a range of psychometric measures. She regularly works as an assessor and interviewer at assessment centres, in both the public and private sectors.

She also has extensive experience of working on a 1:1 basis with individuals to help them clarify their career direction and work towards realising their potential. She has a strong belief in the importance of self-understanding and aims to increase people’s awareness of their own personalities, motivations and impact on others. As well as working with managers, Caroline has developed something of a specialism in working with technical experts whose interpersonal skills are not as well developed as their core functional expertise.

  • Looking up gives light, though at first it makes you dizzy.

    Mevlana Rumi
  • You see things and you say “why?” But I dream things that never were and I say “why not?”

    George Bernard Shaw
  • Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

    Franklin D Roosevelt
  • A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists. When his work is done his aim is fulfilled. His troops will feel they did it themselves.

    Lao Tzu
  • Be the change you want to see in the world

    Mahatma Ghandi
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

    Dwight Eisenhower
  • It’s a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything except the best you very often get it.

    Somerset Maugham
  • Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

    Albert Einstein
  • To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favourable wind.

  • Control your destiny or someone else will

    Jack Welch