Walk & Talk

A special way to work through what’s on your mind.


Usana Mindset’s Walk & Talk offering is coaching and mentoring with a difference! If you enjoy the great outdoors, this option is for you!

Whether a 1-2-1 Walk & Talk session or joining a group outing for Walk & Talk in the Hills, you will find being outdoors gives a special experience, one where you are away from the noise of life (including all technology), where you can find peace, work through what’s on your mind, map out a way forward and quite literally, step forward towards what you desire.

Interested in booking a 1-2-1 Walk & Talk session? Email: hello@usanamindset.com

🔅See below for the Walk & the Talk in the Hills outings that are currently available for 2022.

Keep an eye out for new outings!

Walk & Talk in the Hills

Upcoming walks in the hills and glens

Walk & Talk testimonials

I attended Gillian’s ‘Walk & Talk in the Hills’ session. The weather meant a change of route was necessary, but this did not phase Gillian and she had a stunning back-up route ready to roll. The session enabled me to focus on some of the issues I am currently juggling – both personally and professionally – and introduced me to the concept of mind-mapping, which helped me to disaggregate the various areas I needed to think about. Too often everything that is affecting us ends up being brought together as one tangled ball of different threads. Gillian’s expert coaching helps to untangle these threads so that you can separate them out and focus on building a range of effective strategies for each one individually. I have no hesitation in saying you should sign up for one of Gillian’s future sessions if you’re a fan of great chat and achieving clarity amidst stunning scenery!
Mark McDonald, Square Peg Consulting
I booked onto Gillian’s Walk and Talk in the Hills, which took us round the beautiful Loch Muick, with a group of like-minded ladies. I saw the opportunity to have some time away from my business, the day to day stresses of everyday life, and put some time in for me.
I was so glad that I did! I would be the first to say that I wouldn’t normally be open to a mindfulness session, or even consider booking a coaching session as I am naturally a private and sceptical person. However this didn’t feel like either, it just felt like a conversation with friends. If you have been wondering whether the Walk and Talk sessions are for you, I would urge you to give it a try. Gillian is an expert at making you feel comfortable to talk openly, without prejudice, and makes the experience a thoroughly enjoyable one. Thanks, Gillian!
Kelly Forrest, Forrest Training
I attended one of Gillian’s Walk & Talk outings. I found Gillian to be a great host who knew her walking routes very well and also pointed out a few interesting facts along the way. The walk & talk was full of great conversation with Gillian’s usual challenging questions to help provoke some deep thinking, coupled with the great outdoors and a firm no phones policy made for a positive and motivational morning.
Iain Morrison, IWM Communications
What an amazing experience!  My first Hill Walk and I was doubting that I would be able to keep up but Gillian made sure that we were all going at our own pace with time for rest and reflection.  I came away from the walk with lots to think about and a potential solution to where I want to go with my next business venture.
Thanks Gillian! 🙂
Tracy Franz, SmartPA
If only a picture could tell the full story….
On Friday afternoon (22nd July 2022), we closed the office early at 4pm and headed out Loch Muick for our evening activity as part of the group of six taking part in the Walk & Talk session organised by your amazing Usana Mindset.
A guided walk with such an experienced guide such as yourself, Gillian, would be great by itself, but add to the mix your unique life coaching methodologies which for this activity were simple questioning as individuals, as well as while we all rested together, the walk & talk does exactly what it says and so much more.
During the walk, we often split as a group which allowed us individually to get space to think in our own way and with the occasional thought provoking questions from yourself in what was a most natural method of coaching I’ve ever experienced.
The countryside, the wild life all around us was just majestic.
Walking + Talking + Life Coaching = Usana Mindset.
Thank you so much Gillian
Ian MacIntosh, CFN Solutions