Gerald Colin Abeyawardena
United Kingdom


Gerald Colin Abeyawardena FCMI (UK) is a world-class Leadership Success and Change Coach, and Management Consultant. Currently operating as an Independent Consultant, he offers the technical excellence expected of a global consultantancy, combined with focused personal support and a cost structure more relevant to today’s economic climate. He previously headed Sensei International’s Singapore office, responsible for the Asia Pacific region, with a blend of empathy, passion, pragmatism, and keen insight into making real change happen. [Sensei International is an international “boutique” consultancy led by Omar Khan, the well known international leadership guru, coach, consultant and author]. Known to Sensei clients as “The General”, Gerald Colin is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), with over 28 years of general management and Change Management experience in the UK, Middle East, Asia Pacific and South Asia Regions. He has a Technology and Management degree from Brunel University (UK), complemented by a Post-Graduate qualification in Management. He developed Total Quality Management (TQM), Customer Care, Product & Project Management within British Telecom. Within Sensei, he has been extensively trained by Omar Khan (the international management guru, coach and author) in Continuous Improvement (CI), Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques and Leadership Development. Whilst specializing overall in Change Management, his other key areas of expertise are Organizational Development, Needs Analyses (including Baldridge-based interventions) and Customer Care. He has been a Company Director in various countries for over 10 years. Gerald Colin currently focuses on Leadership Coaching & Counselling for senior and middle management. He is skilled at troubleshooting in organisations – using confidential interviews to gather solid data, identifying root causes, and working with clients to resolve these effectively. He has a natural ability to easily translate his wealth of personal experience into a coaching context in various countries, for a wide range of nationalities. This, together with his overwhelming passion to give his clients value and a propensity towards caring & holistic development makes him a much sought after Executive Coach by those who know him well. His strong cultural diversity (born in Sri Lanka, lived in the UK, carried out assignments globally) and his engineering background give him a head start in forming relationships with both technical and non-technical people, of any ethnic background. He is on the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Association of Coaches. Gerald Colin’s diverse customer portfolio includes:- a) multinational companies such as Unilever, Hewlett Packard, Singer, BAT, Mars, HSBC, Maersk, Reckitt Benckiser etc. b) leading national organizations in various countries, like Rahimafrooz Batteries, National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Economic Development Company, Brandix, Sampath Bank, Clipsal, Agora Supermarkets, The Board of Investment, Sri Lankan Airlines and Joint Apparel Association Forum amongst others. Gerald Colin can be contacted by:Email: E-mail: LinkedIn URL – https:/

Coaching Specialties

Corporate/Executive Coaching, Cross Cultural Coaching, Executive Leadership Development, Global Leadership Coaching, People Management and Leadership Coaching, Sounding-Board Coaching for Senior Leaders

Coaching Mode

Face to Face, Telephone, Global Reach with Telephone

Coaching Certification

Other Qualification

Other Coaching Certification

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management UK

Professional Organization

Independent Coach/Consultant/Change & HR Expert, Troubleshooter

Other Professional Organization

Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK

Number Of Years In Coaching


Coaching Involvement

Part Time