Gail Southwell, PhD

Gail Southwell is an experienced executive coach, consultant and negotiator with a specialty in developing leaders to accomplish meaningful and quantifiable objectives that align to organizational goals. Dr. Southwell coaches emerging leaders to prepare them to take on greater responsibilities. She also delivers interactive workshops delivered to leadership teams, to help them discover how their behaviors shape the organizational system. She retired from Ford Motor Credit Company as Director of Human Resources and has over 30 years’ experience in corporate, manufacturing, assembly, parts depot, education and the finance industries. She holds a PhD in psychology, with an emphasis on building sustainable systems through artful negotiations and sensitivity to people within the organizational structures. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaches Federation trained in NLP, career and executive coaching with a specialty in conflict resolution, a seasoned negotiator, and a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 trained civil mediator. She serves as an adjunct Professor at Athens State University, in addition to teaching Human Resource Management for Bethel University’s MBA program.