“The only person you are destined to become, is the person you decide to be.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jessica McGawley

Founder of Dallington

I am passionate about ensuring that our next generation have the knowledge and tools to lead fulfilled lives.

Having been working in this area for over a decade, I am proud to have an amazing team at Dallington, that have made us the UK's leading specialist mentorship practice for the rising next generation.

I founded Dallington after many years working with families and family offices from all over the globe. Prior to setting up Dallington, I was Head of Operations for a consulting boutique which worked with legacy families to manage the challenges of successful transitioning to the next generation. I led the division focused on the rising generation, supporting them through the transition process. I used my experience and network to recruit outstanding talent and to understand the areas that needed enhanced support, enabling us to build a curriculum with world class content delivered by industry leading experts, underpinning the mentorship, therapy and coaching that our team provide.

I have very consciously developed Dallington to become the practice it is today; one where wellbeing sits at the heart, for both the families we work with but also the team.

My experience of working with families undergoing transition, paired with my training and understanding of human behaviour, is what enabled me to launch Dallington, however it is the constant input and feedback from our team, our curriculum tutors, mentees and their parents, that enables our services and support to continually evolve, to meet the ever changing needs of the next generation.

Qualifications

  • IMPC & IMI Qualified Mediator
  • Postgraduate Masters, Consulting and leading in organisations: psychodynamic and systemic approaches - The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • PGCert – Counselling and Psychotherapy - The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Undergraduate BA – Ethnomusicology and African Culture, SOAS
  • Suicide Prevention Level 2 - STORM Skills Training

Positions

  • SEN Governor of Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy
  • Trustee of The Cassandra Learning Centre
  • Youngest-ever board member of United Nations Women London, setting up their first mentoring scheme in 2012
  • Guest Author on ‘Family Business and Responsible Wealth Ownership – Preparing the Next Generation’ by Iraj Ispahani and Global Law and Business
  • Guest Speaker at Henley Business School Family Office Programme
  • Listed as one of the world’s top problem solvers in Tatler’s High Net Worth address Book
  • Expert Lead on Next Generation Education and Mentorship for Ispahani Advisory Ltd 

Core Team

Advisory Board