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About Down to Earth Development

Down to Earth Development is built on 25 years’ experience of leadership and organisational development. While we’re ready to work in tandem with other providers, and can call on a network of contacts for specialist support in niche areas, we are well equipped with the experience and expertise to provide complete leadership development programmes, from tailored design through to successful delivery.

Our business works with organisations and individuals in the private and public sectors, offering expertise in executive coaching, experiential learning and group dynamics, to name but a few. We are trusted by a range of clients, from local firms to global blue-chips, to help their senior people develop the leadership behaviours that breed achievement – from strategic influencing and facilitation skills, to forging high-impact business partner relationships.

These are complex ideas with the power to change organisations, but there’s nothing high-handed or mysterious about the process. The business is called Down To Earth for a reason: the more honest and simple it is, the more effective it is.

Meet Oonagh Gaff

career in brief

Oonagh Gaff Facilitator & Coach

Meet Oonagh Gaff

  • Qualified coach, facilitator and development programme designer
  • 25 years’ experience in leadership development
  • BA Hons in Organisational Psychology, MSc in People & Organisational Development, Post Graduate Certificate in Business & Executive Coaching
  • Career to date includes roles in Recruitment Psychology, Senior HR and Talent Management and development
  • Worked with a wide range of clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Health, Government and Charity
  • Clients include: NHS, World Bank, Diageo, Scottish Government, UNICEF – among others.
  • Partnered with: Levati Learning, Novo and Diversity Practice, among others.

“From the very start, I’ve been fascinated in how people really work, whether as individuals or in teams. It’s a passion that’s taken my career on an interesting journey, first in HR and talent management and more recently in leadership development and executive coaching. Down to Earth Development is where it’s all been leading.

I started this business to offer people the chance to become the people and leaders they can and want to be; to discover, grow and harness their abilities. For me, it’s all about getting better: better as human beings and leaders, better in relationship with others, better at being in groups and teams, and better at creating effective, humane organisations.”


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