Welcome To Life Design

Life Design is a goal-oriented coaching program that helps business leaders reconnect with their purpose, and capitalize on their values and strengths.

Life Design has been proven to help those feeling like they are at a career crossroads, those looking for better personal and work integration and those wanting to ensure that they are fully living up to their potential by living their life in tune with their values and purpose.

Over the course of the Life Design program, you will get access to ten insightful tools to help you work through your goals, strengths and values alongside managing your inspiration and energy levels.

There is something powerfully reflective about getting roughly halfway through life and wondering to yourself, is this as good as it gets?

Am I really living the life I want from a career and family perspective?

A remarkably high number of people have these thoughts – you’ve probably had them yourself.  Then life gets busy again, and we park them.

But those thoughts pop back into our heads at regular intervals and they never really go away.

You may think what I’m referring to is a ‘mid-life crisis’.

I consider it more of a ‘mid-life reflection’.

Life Design Your Way allows you to take your Life Design journey…

…In your own way.  In your own time.

Life Design is a holistic approach that helps you discover and define your strongest values, strengths, passions and gifts in both your career and personal life.  You identify what is most important to you, allowing you to define your unique life fingerprint and integrate learnings into 12 month and milestone plan.

Life Design should be done Your Way.

I have pulled together six steps, ten tools and three ways to complete your Life Design.

There is a book, an online portal, workshops and executive coaching.  You can do one, or a combination to complete your life design.



THINK.PLAN.LIVE is a workbook designed to take you on a practical journey, complete with tried and tested strategic frameworks, tools and pragmatic advice that will stimulate your own thinking so that you can confidentially design the best life plan for yourself.


The chapters are laid out in a 6-step approach to define your
Who, What, With, Why, Where and When and identify your Unique Life Fingerprint.

This will give you everything you need to rediscover your strengths, values and passions and integrate your learnings into your Life Design.

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The Life Design Portal is a step-by-step discovery program that will help you to define and design your best life.

Once your Life Design is formulated you will be able to apply your learnings to your work and career and to make the adjustments needed to build a thriving personal and family life in tune with your Unique Life Fingerprint.

The portal gives you access to:

Ten online self-diagnostic coaching and discovery tools for Life Design
Videos from Gill providing pointers on what to look for in your answers and guide your journey
Printable PDF reports for each tool
Access to the 6 reflective learning exercises to define your Who, What, With, Why, Where and When.

The learning in the Life Design Portal is self-paced, and access is limited to 90 days

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Executive Coaching

Gill offers Coaching to help senior leaders and executives to make a success of their whole life.

The 3 step Syntegrate coaching approach takes the best of business and strategic planning and applies it to Life Design.

Over the course of the program clients get access to ten insightful tools to help them work through their goals, strengths and values alongside managing their inspiration and energy levels.

These tools combined with 1:1 coaching result in a highly personalized and tailored career and personal life design for each client.

Gill is only able to take on a limited number of individual 1:1 coaching relationships.

If you are interested in learning more about the Life Design executive coaching program and to explore whether it meets your needs, arrange a free 20-minute consultation.

The team is also taking expressions of interest for future group workshops on this form.  Please register and we will contact you when dates have been locked in.

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About Gill


I created Syntegrate out of a desire to drive simplicity into how complex problems are solved. It’s easy to make things complicated it’s hard to make things simple


Gill McLaren is an experienced executive leader, innovator, speaker and sought after consultant and coach and the CEO and Founder of Syntegrate.She is the author of the Life Design Book – THINK.PLAN.LIVE.

Syntegrate helps “Solve problems worth solving and make a difference”. The unique approach was created by adapting strategic planning approaches from the business world and applying them to problems worth solving in the 3 areas of: Life Design, Leadership and Shared Value.

The Syntegrate 3 step method combines business strategy, consultancy and coaching to bring about practical, pragmatic and positive change solutions both for individual leaders and leadership teams.

Gill McLaren

Gill McLaren

Founder & CEO of Syntegrate