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About Gigi Khonyongwa-Fernandez

BSc, MSc, ACC, TICC, Certified Professional Coach (Distinction)

Founder and Principal Coach

Families Blossoming

Gigi Khonyongwa-Fernandez, is the mother of four angel babies and a surviving twin born at 24 weeks. She is both an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited Professional Coach and a Trauma-Informed Certified Coach, and founder of GKF Coaching and Consulting. Her niche areas are leadership and organisational wellness, NICU leaders/community, diversity, empowerment, and wellbeing. She is passionate about imbedding joy and clarity within leaders in any sector and throughout the workplace culture. Gigi’s clients range from individuals and professional teams to medium to large-size organisations across the healthcare, education, faith-based, government, industry, and corporate sectors. She also partners with several consultancy groups to help them deliver on a range of leadership, diversity, and organisational development initiatives and is a vocal advocate for equity in the healthcare and educational realms.
Gigi holds a BSc in Occupational Therapy (USA), MSc in Health, Population and Society (UK) and a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (UK/USA). She has almost 20 years of international clinical, strategic and project management experience within the healthcare
sector both in the USA and UK health systems and holds global board appointments in the maternal-infant health sector. Gigi currently serves as the President of the Board for NICU Parent Network (NPN), a PPAB member for European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI), and a Chair Committee Member for the Global Alliance for Newborn Care (GLANCE). She is an experienced international speaker, presenter, and facilitator.
A native of the USA, Gigi currently resides in London, England.


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

– Maya Angelou


BBC WiSTEM Network, 16 May 2019, Finding Yourself and Your Voice at Work

Young Child Expo

ShareUnion (March of Dimes)

PreemiesToday Conference

Benchmark Health Services


How to Foster Positive Relationships with NICU Doctors and Nurses

Loss during Pregnancy

Life After the NICU: Caring for a Former Preemie – Age 10+

Life After the NICU: Caring for a Special Needs Child

Life After the NICU: Transitioning into School Years

Life After the NICU: Maximizing your Early Intervention Experience

Disease-Specific: ROP

Caregivers in the NICU (adoptive, court-appointed, etc.)

Improving Communication in the NICU

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