Growth Mindset Podcast

136: Genuinely you - How to stay happy - Gina Gardiner - Author, Head Teacher & Coach

August 24th, 2020

Gina Gardiner

No.1 International Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment and Relationship Coach and Transformational Leadership Trainer with well over 30 years of experience helping people experience happiness, success and fulfilment.

In 2004 Gina left Headship (Principal) and has since worked with countless individuals, couples, teams and organisations helping them to step into their potential, to learn the lessons from the past and to recognise that it is their choice to step into their power and live a fearless life.

Gina is passionate about supporting people to live a truly happy, successful and fulfilling life and supporting leaders to become the spiritual matriarchs and patriarchs who lead with integrity, compassion and the courage to do what is right rather than what is expedient.

"I help business owners and Senior Managers to lead with courageous compassion to reduce conflict, stress and overwhelm in their organisation, so they can have a more productive and profitable business, better relationships with their team and greater wellbeing and work-life balance"


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