Dolores Gauci

Ms Dolores Gauci has over 30 years’ experience in leadership and management primarily in the public and not-for-profit healthcare sector.  Ms Gauci has held a number of leadership positions throughout these years, most notably as CEO of Malta’s Mental Health Services. Prior to this position, Ms Gauci was also CEO of Richmond Foundation and Deputy Chairperson of the same Foundation.  She was also Chairperson and founding member of the Maltese Association of Social Workers.

On a European level Ms Gauci’s leadership roles included President of the Global Alliance for Mental Illness Advocacy Networks (Europe), Secretary General of the European Brain Counsel and Co-Chair of the Expert Platform on Mental Health.

Ms Gauci is a Senior Visiting Lecturer at the University of Malta, a position she has held for more than 20 years. She strongly believes in sharing her knowledge and therefore, for the past 30 years she has been using her outstanding experience to train others in management, leadership and wellbeing. Furthermore, she is an Executive Coach and Mentor working with leaders and senior managers in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Ms. Gauci is a qualified coach specialising in working with high-potential individuals, employing a strengths-based/growth mindset approach to help them gain self-awareness, achieve development objectives, and unlock their potential, with a passion for cultivating positive leaders and high-performing teams through effective communication and evidence-based coaching methodologies. Her coaching practice, guided by the EMCC Code of Ethics, emphasises flexibility, utilising diagnostic tools and assessments to address diverse client needs. Her extensive experience in the health sector, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, equipped her to provide valuable support to the National COVID-19 Response Team and other leaders, offering first hand insights into the pandemic’s impact on healthcare workers across diverse environments and levels within the Healthcare System.

Ms Gauci graduated in Social Work from MidKent College, UK in 1981. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology in 1992, and in 2020, she graduated with a Master of Science in Health Services Management from the University of Malta. She holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring from the Institute of Leadership and Management, UK.


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