Gillian Khoo


AAA Insurance
Capital One Financial
Deutsche Bank
Gilead Sciences
Providence Health Care


PhD | Colorado State University


New Ventures West
5 Dynamics
Integrative Enneagram (IEQ)
Profilor 360
Senior Professional in HR


Accelerating Technologies
Adventure Travel
Global Cuisines
Meditative Spaces

Gillian Khoo

Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

San Francisco, CA


Leaders seek Gillian out to help them amplify their leadership skills and accelerate results. She helps them resolve conflict and deepen trust, build organizational alignment, improve team cohesion and business performance, and lead major organizational transformations.

What leaders value about the coaching partnership is the opportunity to Look Inward (what really matters to me? who and how do I want to be?); Look Outward (what are the underlying patterns affecting me at my organization and in our industry?); Look Backwards (what have I learned so far?); and to Look Forward (what do I have to do differently as I lead and grow my people and the business?). These reflection points take on even more significance as leaders navigate multiple paradoxes and high velocity environments.

Gillian works with Leaders to:

  • Cultivate greater influence and executive presence
  • Lead with greater ease and confidence
  • Accelerate innovation and team performance
  • Build inclusive and agile learning environments
  • Enhance their strategic visioning and communication skills
  • Collaborate more skillfully across cultures and organizational silos
  • Become Extraordinary Leaders


Gillian has worked across multiple industry sectors in the US, Asia and Europe for early stage start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. She had held leadership roles at Vendavo (owned by the private equity firm Francisco Partners), Windom International, Korn Ferry and Fujitsu Consulting. An industry leader, Gillian was President of NorCal’s Professional Coaches, Mentors, and Advisors (PCMA). She has rafted Class 4 rapids in Costa Rica, climbed Mount Kailash in Tibet (18,000ft), cycled through the Umbria Region of Italy, and competed in triathlons. She draws inspiration from nature and meditative spaces, and can be found most mornings hiking the coastal bluffs with her dog.


I can honestly say that my continued success and ability to impact the business in bold new ways is directly related to the input, support, and coaching I received from Gillian. She taught me how to build strong internal relationships, to lead by example, and to find a balance between my strengths and vulnerabilities. She is flexible, responsive and always available. She is a kind and caring coach.
– VP, Competitive Intelligence, T-Mobile

She was always encouraging but honest and straight-forward, and gave me the “medicine” I needed with just a smidge of sugar to help it all go down.
– Director, Pfizer