Two-Time #1 International Best Selling Author,Inspirational speaker, Master NLP Business, Empowerment and Relationship Coach.
Gina Gardiner is a Two-Time #1 International Best Selling author, Motivational speaker, Empowerment Coach, Transformational Leadership Trainer NLP Master Practitioner and Coach with well over 30 years experience of helping people achieve happiness and success. She has supported many, many individuals and couples to develop a greater sense of self–worth, the confidence to challenge and change limiting beliefs in order to become more loving towards themselves and others. She is passionate about helping her clients to achieve their full potential – to become genuinely their best self.
Gina learned to walk twice as an adult whilst running an award-winning school, for the most part from a wheelchair. The gift of this experience was the development of a unique approach to life and developing leadership. She left Headship in 2004 and since then has worked with countless individuals and couples helping them to learn the lessons from their past in order to achieve happiness and fulfilment. Gina believes that disability is a metaphor for life. She says “If you believe that you lack the time, money, expertise, if you fear you are not you are not good enough, pretty enough, that you are too old, too young, too fat or too short, too poor or too uneducated to achieve your dream the chances are you will fail. The difference between these limiting beliefs and my disability is that I could wheel away in my electric wheel chair. Most people carry their limiting beliefs around with them into every situation and as a result live a life which is completely limited by those beliefs.
Life can be incredibly challenging, relationships, work, finances, health all vie for our attention. We are all pulled this way and that and there are times when it can feel overwhelming. The quality of our thinking makes an enormous difference to the quality of our lives. Being "mindful" and learning to focus on what you can do rather than what you can't will significantly improve the quality of your life.” Gina walks her talk - all the strategies she offers through her books and programmes are based on strategies she has used herself and with many other clients who have achieved great success from using them.
Her work is the culmination of personal experience and decades of working with people to help them achieve personal empowerment and fulfilment. Holding the space for her clients, listening not only to what they say but to what is left unsaid, giving them a safe environment where they feel valued is a vital part of her work. Gina has experienced incredible challenges and setbacks and understands just how difficult it is to pick yourself up and start again. She has a wealth of experience of working with children and adults from all walks of life and a real passion to make a positive difference. She cares deeply and has dedicated her life’s work to empowering others.
We live at a time when unhappiness and a sense of “Is this it” appear to be at an all-time high and many of the clients I meet are feeling lost. Lack of self-esteem appears to have reached epidemic proportions, which in turn is having a negative effect not only on the individual’s quality of life but in their relationships both personal and professional.
To give you a little background on how I came to this place: As a teenager, I was overweight, covered in eczema and very unhappy. I never felt as if I fitted in. It was the same story at college.
It wasn’t until I started teaching aged 21 that things changed. I loved it, found I had a real passion for helping children and at times their parents to believe in themselves and to realise they could succeed. I was promoted very quickly and loved helping colleagues develop and grow.
I made good friends and finally felt as if I belonged.
I became the youngest Deputy Head Teacher (Deputy Principal) of the largest school in the district aged 29 in 1982. I had a serious ski accident in February 1983 when I fell between 150 and 200 feet down a black run when the mogul I was sitting on gave way.