Gillies Kleboe

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For the last 10 years, I’ve worked as a recruiter, searching for sales-led Managing Directors right through to building complete sales teams. For eight of those years, I’ve owned the company I work for, which has been a big challenge for me. My challenge has largely been focused around my own behaviours and becoming more self-aware. Through my work with the ManKind Project, I discovered my core values. This was like finding a purpose. I apply my values to my business as well. They are be real, work as one and always improve.

Why is MKPUK&I significant to ME?

I’ve found that I enjoy connecting with other people rather than competing with them. My way of connecting is through emotional literacy. How do I feel? How can I process this? How can I help others do the same? I’m a big believer in the positive things that can happen when the mind and heart are working as a team. The work I’ve completed through the ManKind Project has been my most profound transformation in my life. I’d like to do what I can to help more people the way I’ve been helped.

I live in Edinburgh with my young family. When I’m not working I love to nail bits of wood together and cook South Indian food.