Since I was 18 years old, I've challenged myself to learn and do something new every year. I've visited all 50 states, raised 7k in a cross-country ski event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and got featured on a HGTV show.
Favorite Learning Resource
Walking or hiking outside! The atmosphere and the quiet has been a huge source of inspiration for me.
Areas of Expertise
Reducing stress and burnout, managing change with courage, communicating confidently with presence, conducting difficult conversations effectively, navigating corporate politics with ease, choosing actions that align with your leadership style
As a coach, Gillian pushes people to see what’s possible for themselves, preparing them for whatever challenges they may face, and experiencing the payoff of their hard work. Gillian saw how LifeHikes® teaches clients to rewrite the script and sees, herself, the undeniable freedom of releasing one’s false limitations of their capabilities, making it possible for anyone to become a fabulous speaker.
With her Masters and Bachelors degrees in Human Resources and Organizational Development, Gillian worked in boutique consulting and in-house at tech companies such as Sun Microsystems, where she was recognized as a top-performing employee. Much of her corporate experience focused on helping organizations manage change in the face of major business transformations. She has rounded out that experience by consulting and hosting symposia for federal, state, and local jurisdictions as well as in the non-profit sector. Then, after being struck by a major, personal change, Gillian decided to seek out coaching, a transformative experience that inspired her to become an ICF Certified Professional Coach.
Since she was 18 years old, Gillian challenged herself (and continues) to learn, do, and try something new every year. Gillian has visited all 50 states, raised 7k in a cross-country ski-event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and started her own successful Etsy business when she was a stay-at-home mom.
"Gillian made the experience welcoming, low pressure, and playful. I felt outside of my comfort zone being recorded but it helped me improve and grow."
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