Gail Fottrell-Jones

facilitator | speaker | consultant | coach

A trusted, authentic leader with three decades of learning and development experience at Fortune 500 companies, Gail founded The Binocular Group with the mission of “helping people to see.” From conducting impactful and engaging workshops, to coaching leaders, Gail’s dynamic approach to building leaders at every level of the organization has proven valuable to her clients.

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In her early career at Volvo Cars, N.A., Gail was a key contributor in a brand new dealer communications department, installing personal computers in dealerships so that dealer personnel could transmit warranty and sales information to headquarters. Gail developed user manuals,created and delivered customer service training and met with dealers to consistently improve the customer experience. The years after Volvo saw Gail facilitating classes for small and large companies. After moving to Richmond, Gail’s contract facilitation at Bank of America created high demand for her talents, resulting in Bank of America creating a full time facilitation role in their Richmond headquarters for her. In her 5years at Bank of America, Gail progressed to an Assistant Vice President role and was recognized as a Master Trainer.

In late 2000, Gail joined Capital One. Throughout her 15-year career there, Gail was asked to lead a number of key initiatives, and held operational leadership roles as well as learning and development roles. Additionally, during her tenure at CapitalOne, Gail owned the Leadership, Management and Competency development portfolio; providing a multitude of resources to more than 46,000 employees.

Gail is passionate about helping people uncover their self-limiting beliefs and partnering to identify ways to exceed their own expectations. Throughout her career, Gail has led, managed and coached teams on communication interactions,team dynamics, and collaborating to work through challenging issues. Her broad range of professional and personal experience provides a solid foundation for consulting with organizations on the topics of leadership development, teamwork, associate performance and organizational change.

What’s in a name?

a new perspective on leadership

After leaving corporate America, Gail spent time in a little cottage overlooking a beautiful creek. Every evening, she’d sit on the porch with binoculars and discovered an amazing new perspective.

Binoculars bring the far away up close. They allow you to see things from a different vantage point, and they bring clarity to your view. Think about what coaches do. Think about what leaders do. They help people to “see.”

The goal of The Binocular Group is to help our clients view themselves, others, situations and events from a different perspective…and to support their growth as they move towards the future. We’ll partner with you to create customized solutions for your business.


customized leadership development solutions

The Binocular Group is a leadership development company created to help leaders at every level consistently show up at their best at work, at home and in their community. We develop leaders by offering the following service options.

Leadership Development Consulting

We’ll work with your business to determine the leadership strengths, future needs and gaps, and then create a strategy designed to meet your needs. Your customized leadership development strategy will include a variety of different resources for you to grow your leaders.

Workshop Facilitation

With 25 years of facilitation experience, we know what it takes to get learners engaged in their development experiences. Our customized workshops are interactive, engaging and impactful. The content is designed to resonate with the participants, so they internalize their learnings and bring improved skills and competencies back to the workplace.

Leadership Coaching

Are your leaders getting the results you expect and want? Are they showing up as authentic leaders with solid leadership presence? Are your leaders aware of their personal brand and the impact they have on others? Gail can work with your leaders in a one-to-one setting to help them achieve their goals. Learn more about the Code of Ethics or view Frequently Asked Questions about leadership coaching from the International Coaching Federation.

Keynote Speaking

Gail’s three decades of experience at Fortune 500 companies has given her great perspective to share. Her dynamic, interactive delivery will engage your attendees and help them hone their leadership skills.

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205 N. 3rd Street,  Apt 201

Richmond, VA 23219

804. 833. 9616

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