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Gena Chieco

Certified Coach

Gena Chieco

Gena is a Life and Executive Coach who inspires high-achieving professionals to maximize their potential by accessing their inner wisdom and cultivating a growth mindset.
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Gena Chieco

Gena’s passion is in serving as a guide for personal and professional transformations through empowering clients with tools for navigating change, gaining clarity on purpose, facing fears with compassion, aligning with intuition, identifying strengths, and maximizing leadership potential. In the summer of 2018, Gena embarked on a transformational travel sabbatical, which continues to inform her approach to coaching. 

Earlier in her career as a lawyer, Gena served both terms of the Obama Administration as a right-hand to principals at the highest levels of the Federal Government, including at the White House, which gave her in-depth experience in the art of leadership. During her sabbatical, Gena began her coaching journey through the Martha Beck Institute.

When not immersing herself in her coaching work, Gena is plotting travel adventures, hiking, running, biking, writing, reading, or eating her way through Los Angeles, where she currently resides. www.genachieco.com

Russell Woo

Sabbatical Policy Expert

Russell Woo

Russell specializes in helping individuals and companies navigate sabbaticals - from corporate policy design to individuals requesting, transitioning, and returning from extended leave.
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Russell Woo

Spending half of his time as a management consultant and half as a performing artist, Russell believes wholeheartedly in the power of sabbaticals and in alternative working structures. 

In his corporate work, he specializes in growth and digital transformations, especially focused on the impact of talent and training on the sustainability of long-term implementation. As an artist, Russell seeks to tell stories across several media, including classical piano, contemporary dance, and aerial circus arts.

 

Having personally benefited from sabbatical and flexible working policies in his own career, Russell is passionate about applying experience design principles to build customized working strategies for corporate environments. He has experience in strategizing and implementing talent initiatives across several clients, both through his work as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and as an independent consultant.

Gina Gregory

Licensed Therapist

Gina Gregory

Gina is a licensed psychotherapist that specializes in working with adults in the midst of large life changes.
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Gina Gregory

My name is Gina Gregory and I am a licensed psychotherapist that specializes in working with adults in the midst of large life changes. I support individuals in gaining clarity about what is most important to them, in developing coping skills that can address transition-related anxieties, and in helping them motivate to create the life they most want to live. 

As someone who has personally experienced a sabbatical I deeply understand the value this time can bring to one's life. I am thus passionate about supporting people in making the most of this experience—whatever that path may look like—and utilize the therapeutic tools of mindfulness, self-compassion, values-based goal setting, and motivational interviewing, in particular, to help individuals navigate change.

 

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