Gina Paigen, PCC, CPCC, CNTC, is a professional coach, consultant, and facilitator; passionate about guiding individuals, teams, and organizations to a deeper sense of purpose, and to higher levels of creativity, engagement, and inspired action.
She brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience in executive coaching, leadership, mindfulness, diversity, equity and inclusion work, business development, team and culture building, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, neuroscience, creative studies, and the arts.
Gina works with her clients to maximize their talent, create dynamic and inclusive cultures, break down silos, build high-performing teams, and deliver a healthy ROI. Her initiatives are oriented around the real-world experiences of her clients and are directly linked to their performance objectives and desired outcomes.
Gina’s experience with a wide range of clients, from Ugandan humanitarian aid workers and Iraqi immigrants, to World Bank executives, has given her a true appreciation for the value diversity can bring to an organization, and as part of her commitment to multicultural work, she had the honor of designing and facilitating the “Blue Sky” project, bringing Israeli and Palestinian women together in dialogue.
Prior to taking the leap into the talent development arena, Gina worked as a musician, photographer and stage designer, and then spent 17 years as CEO of a multi-million-dollar historic restoration company which she built from the ground up with little more than a telephone and a box of business cards.
Having honed her own special blend of creativity and business acumen, Gina is uniquely qualified to assist organizations and their leaders tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. As a business coach, she has inspired a myriad of other entrepreneurs, serving as a program designer, facilitator, and mentor at the SUNY Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Gina’s has worked across industries, with NGO’s, for-profit and non-profit organizations, and from high-tech, biotech and academia, to agriculture and construction. Gina’s list of credits includes work with UNICEF, UNHCR, Eli Lilly, MIT/Sloan, Allegiant Airlines, The Jackson Lab, The World Bank, The Royal Bank of Canada, Plato’s Closet, and The Creative Problem-Solving Institute (CPSI).
Gina holds three professional ICF accredited coaching certifications, including one in neuroscience and coaching. She is a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile™, FourSight, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She has completed the Coaches Training Institute’s intensive Leadership and Leadership Way programs, and she has trained in the field of creative studies. Gina is a dynamic presenter, a TEDx speaker, and she has been published in The Huffington Post.