Our simple idea- People who brave their day, their way, can inspire the rest of us to lead healthier, braver lives, in uncertain times.

Why Brave?

Hello we are the Gavigans.

We are Charley and Colin.

We set up our International mental health wellbeing consultancy to lead our bravest lives in our own uncertain times. We are adding life to our years.

Together we bring 66 years of therapeutic and leadership practice and 118 years lived experience. 

Our intention is to support individuals, social and private companies,from Scotland to the USA, to manage their imagined and real fears, at work and in their own lives to build greater emotional bravery and wellness.

We do this in 3 ways: 

  • Executive or Life Coaching
  • Consultancy
  • Weekly Podcast 


About Charley

I’m a hope-a-holic who is learning every day to ditch my terrifying fears, anxieties and self-defeating beliefs in order to practice living and leading my bravest life.

About Colin

It has taken me over 40 years to discover it’s actually fine to be the person I am. I’m a person-centred counsellor, psychotherapist, musician, Dad, husband and proud, enthusiastic Dyslexic, who can spell words over 20 different ways.

Suzi's story

“When I was first recommended to meet with Charley I was sceptical, I didn’t really understand how she could help me.
However after regular meet ups with her she made me aware of myself, the way I spoke about myself and my body language…”

Garry's story

“My Experience with doing life coaching was that I always felt comfortable when doing each hourly session. I always felt I could be honest with myself and just open up about what I was going through which was really rewarding for me as I’ll be honest at the start I was a bit nervous about doing this as it’s something I’ve never done before but Charley provided an environment which was safe and quiet…”

Jennifer's story

“I am certainly beginning to live a phenomenal life after what has been a very rocky 12 months. Involvement in the coaching sessions over this difficult period in my life has reminded me that I am bold and brave and have all the answers in my head I just need to pause and take time to consider my strengths and qualities…”

Pamela's story

“Bravery coaching with Charley came at the perfect time in my life as I was really struggling to cope with some personal & family issues. Charley enabled me to focus my energy on my strengths and to concentrate on the positives…”

Joanne's story

“I started my journey with Charley as my guide almost 12 months ago. She has a photograph on the wall; the steep and perilous summit of the Matterhorn. That image fascinates me. In the last four years I have gone from a single art lesson in my dining room to being the CEO and Founder of a multi-award winning business and charity…”

Let’s Work Together

Do you want meaningful and lasting change in your life or business?

Are there fears blocking your route?

Let’s face those together.

Try out a 30 minute free taster  Coaching session to see if you feel it’s for you

or let’s create braver results with your team.

Let’s work together to

Brave Your Day-Your Way


We offer a safe, independent Executive and Life coaching with individuals who want more bravery in their days and staff leaders (at all levels of organisation) who want to lead with more courage . 


Our philosophy believes people have the inate ability to unravel their blockers with skilled facilitation and support.

Our consultancy supports you to achieve your best route to your ambitions.


Storytelling unites and heals people.Our weekly podcast explores everyday, optimistic, brave human behaviour with stories from Scotland and across the world.

Produced by The Big Light in Glasgow.

Stuff that fuels us to brave our day-our way