Gillian Coutts

Country Director, Potential Project Australia

Gillian Coutts is an Australian Country Director of Potential Project, a global leadership training, organisational development and research firm. Potential Project help leaders and organisations enhance performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness and other practices grounded in neuroscience and research. 

Gillian is co-author of “One Second Ahead – Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness” published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2015, and strategic advisor and researcher on “The Mind of the Leader – How to Lead Yourself, Your People and Your Organization for Extraordinary Result” published by Harvard Business Review Press in March 2018. Gillian is a former corporate leader and with the Potential Project team now works with forward thinking companies like Accenture, Microsoft and 500+ other global clients helping create people centric cultures and truly human leadership. 

She came to this work following the birth of her son, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and forced to confront the consequences of a life lived on autopilot. She lives in Sydney.