Coaching Me Coaching You


Dr John Mervyn-Smith & Nathan Ott



Coaching Me Coaching You by Dr. John Mervyn-Smith & Nathan Ott


Coaching Me Coaching You tells the inspirational stories of ten people whose lives were changed through coaching with The GC Index®. Containing engaging visuals, tips and case studies, this paradigm shifting book take readers on a journey to help them get the very best from themselves and liberate others to be potent in their world. In Coaching Me Coaching, you will learn about: 


  • The story of The GC Index® 


  • How The GC Index® framework is transforming our view of talent 

  • The role of coaching and managing talent in the 21st Century 

  • Real life case studies of how coaching has genuinely changed peoples’ lives

An extremely impressive and ultimately, important book. Beautifully presented and very well structured. For those interested in the next step forward in understanding individuals and their contribution to organisational performance, this is essential reading. The research documented within is game-changing and the model outlined, The GC Index, is a revolutionary new way of describing how people make an impact. I think it will be a "moment of truth" read for someone not familiar with The GC Index. (John Franklin-Hackett)









About The Authors



Dr John Mervyn-Smith


Dr John Mervyn Smith (more commonly known as Dr. GC these days), has over 30 years’ experience of coaching senior leaders and their teams. John’s work in both clinical and occupational psychology underpins his understanding of the ways in which people make an impact at work. His extensive research in this field has led to the development of The GC Index®. 


John has achieved lots of things in his distinguished career from profiling high level politicians through to being chased by a typhoon, but he rates the emergence of The GC Index "Mother Lode" as the most exciting moment in his career.


John is a Strategist/Polisher who wants to be valued for his open-mindedness and insight. He is very proud of making a contribution to global thinking around leadership and talent and how The GC Index is making a difference.


Outside of work the things most important for John are to always be there for his family, his charity work and walking at least one pilgrimage every year!





With over 20 years of working with business leaders to get the best from their talent, Nathan has always thought there was something missing. Subsequently, through years of conversations with business leaders he realised he was not alone. This notion that 'something was missing' is the key stimulus for the original The GC Index research.


Nathan is the vision and driving force behind The GC Index. He has a fundamental belief that everyone can make an impact in their world and has created a global community of GC Partners and GCologists that is committed to fostering the impact and contribution from everyone around the globe, whether they are a global Fortune CEO or a child in a developing country.


He is constantly pushing The GC Index team, GC Partners and Clients to enable frictionless and empowering interactions between HR and Business leaders so that everyone is valued to deliver positive business outcomes.


Outside of work Nathan has a love for Hot Yoga, Liverpool Football Club, WhatsApp and tasting the red wine from every country he visits. He has a wonderful (and very understanding!) wife and three magical children who fuel his daily energy.



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