A comprehensive study of one of Gigi’s past programs, a National Executive Preparatory Institute (EPI) revealed that 99% of participants said that not only did the program enhanced their career but that their work with Gigi changed their life.
People who work with Gigi develop their willingness to be open and vulnerable. They have heightened capacity to share their own personal strengths, weaknesses, and mistakes. As a part of this humility, they deepen their openness to other’s perspectives as well as a desire to listen to and learn from others.
Gigi helps to heighten a professional’s curiosity and openness to learning. Those who work with her have a willingness to be challenged and to sit with discomfort and disequilibrium. Graduates of her programs report experiencing a significant shift toward reflection and curiosity in their work.
Gigi believes a leader’s primary role is to empower and inspire. She inspires others to have faith in the ability and gifts of others. Following her programs, participants report having an increased sense of value in people and an enhanced ability to see and leverage an individual’s strengths.
Gigi also inspires others to have a strong commitment to values-based leadership, specifically in the form of leading with integrity, honesty and a commitment to advancing the organization’s or individual’s mission. Those who work with her say they deeply understand what it really means to be a values-driven leader. She enhances their understanding of how to truly live that style of leadership aligned with their values.
Perhaps most importantly, Gigi’s work facilitates truly inclusive environments. Those who work with her learn to more authentically and effectively value the voices and perspectives of others. They seek out and listen to perspectives different from their own. They practice teamwork and place value on working together to accomplish goals. They also value people of all backgrounds and perspectives. Graduates carry these principles of valuing voices and relationships forward, and see the potential impact on the organization at large.
Gigi is in a class by herself as a leader who inspires transformational change, whether through her outstanding expertise in nonprofit board governance; as powerful facilitator of large- and small-group leadership gatherings; as a developer of compelling professional-development experiences for leaders at all levels; or as trusted and esteemed executive coach. Gigi’s exceptional reputation and impact span her professional work and her wide-ranging community volunteerism, about which she is a passionate advocate. She is an innovative thinking partner and an excellent collaborator on any initiative designed to instigate positive change.