Before Gieselle’s coaching, I was crippled with fear and stuck in a cycle of complaining about my life and career, whilst having no plan or motivation to move forward. I would still be there now if I had not found her. Gieselle is the greatest source of support I have ever known, and I feel like there is no stopping me now. My confidence has grown exponentially, I am quicker and clearer at making decisions, I trust myself more, and I know myself better. I couldn’t have started my business without her. If you work with Gieselle, expect that you will reach your goals quicker than you expect. You will realise how brave you truly are, and you will feel empowered and encouraged the entire time. -Clare Marriott, Coach @ Seven Coaching, London, UK
In three months, I was able to make progress on things that had been blocking me for a long time. I managed to onboard in my new role successfully, and get over some fears I had around speaking in large meetings or doing things outside of my direct scope. I also improved my relationship with my reports and my manager. On a personal level, I learned to manage my stress, focus on my priorities, improve my relationship with my partner, get a house and put some order in my life. During our sessions, Gieselle helped me discover that I have the answers to make the right decisions for myself, which has truly helped me grow. I learned a lot about myself through these sessions, and I also had a lot of fun. I hope to work with Gieselle again next year!
-Sara, Engineering Manager, San Francisco
If you are looking to unveil what’s holding you back, Gieselle is a great person to have your back. She gets it. She has tools to help you. And she really cares. Through working with Gieselle, I realized how much power I really had to affect change in my life. I’ve become much more aware about myself - what makes me happy and what doesn’t. I’ve also learned that my thoughts are normal, and other people are struggling with the same thoughts and doubts. Gieselle really makes you do the work and holds you accountable. She has great perspective and tools she wasn’t afraid to use to help you navigate difficult decisions, to help remove yourself from the emotion, and help you spring into action. I’m so glad I had this journey with Gieselle.
-Katie, National Sales Director, Los Angeles
As a first-time entrepreneur, I thought coaching was a luxury I couldn’t afford. I quickly realized that the price of not working with Gieselle was even more costly.
I chose to work with Gieselle because I immediately felt connected to her. Without much explanation from me, she pierced directly into what I was feeling and called out points of friction. Gieselle not only heard my words, but felt the emotions behind them and quickly grasped my story.
During a tough transition that included moving across a country, changing careers and getting married, she helped me make sense of my new life and stay grounded. She helped me make strides in my life’s purpose and mission. She gave me tools to deal with entrepreneurial and creative challenges. I launched Veneka, a capsule wardrobe styling service featuring sustainable and ethical brands, with her coaching as a secret weapon.
She can quickly sift into the underlying issues, oftentimes before I’ve gotten there myself. Gieselle won’t give popular time management techniques or repeat motivational phrases, she’ll help you understand the issues barring you from managing your life. Her works turns you inside out and sets you up not just for success in business, but in life too.
Gieselle is a rare and special human being. When working with her, expect to grow in ways you never thought possible.
-Shivika Sinha, CEO & Founder @ Veneka, San Francisco, CA
I was surprised by how natural it felt to open up to Gieselle and talk about some deep personal fears that were holding me back in my career. I never felt judged and felt like I had a true partner in crafting what I wanted to achieve. Gieselle consistently challenged me on what I was saying about myself, and now I feel like I have better ways of telling when I'm being too hard on myself and not recognizing my unique contributions. As a result of our work together, I have stronger self-confidence, a toolkit to recognize my own successes, and I see the whole picture of myself. I highly recommend Gieselle to anyone who is looking to achieve their goals and bring out their authentic self.
-Janet, San Francisco
I would 100% recommend Gieselle to anyone who is feeling frustrated with their current role and only has an inkling of what to do next, or what they think they really want. As a type A personality, I am not new to setting goals, but Gieselle teaches you how to set the right and true goals for you, not the easy ones. As a result, I have a much clearer direction in my professional life than when we started together. She has many gifts, but her superpower was her ability to ask probing and direct questions to uncover deeper meanings. She’s also able to correctly call you out when you avoid her probing questions but do so in such a way as to make you more willing to probe and question along with her. Thanks to our work, I have a much larger toolkit to tackle any hints of anxiety, fear, lack of self-confidence.
-Matt, Product Manager, San Francisco
When I started coaching with Gieselle, I couldn't see through the fog. I was stuck, stressed and numb- in my job and my life, I was paralyzed by fear and self-doubt.
Gieselle is compassionate and intuitive. She helped me realize the untapped power I possess and the steps I could take to connect with it. She held me accountable (god knows I need it!) and helped me identify thought patterns and behaviors that were holding me back. Thank you for everything!
— Molly, Recruiter, San Francisco
Before working with Gieselle, I struggled with my self-confidence, and I was struggling to gain freedom while working for myself. After working with Gieselle, I found that I have enough courage to do anything that I want to do, plus find time to make my personal life a priority. Because of our amazing exercises and the magic she used to get me to be truthful with myself, I feel more at ease with the world. Now I get to travel all over the world and pursue all of my passions. I can't thank Gieselle enough for supporting me and helping see who I want to be!
-Elizabeth, Freelance Designer & Digital Nomad
I had wanted to start a business for years, but had been making excuses. I came to Gieselle to talk about how to get promoted for work, and within minutes she had identified that what I really wanted was to be an entrepreneur. Within three months of working with Gieselle, I launched my business, and after six months, I quit my job and pursued my business full-time.
When I first started talking to Gieselle, I wasn’t sure if coaching was for me, but it has had such a far reaching impact on my life that I couldn’t imagine not having worked with her. I finally feel like an active participant in all aspects of my life. I have a healthier relationship, I wake up excited to go to work every day, and I now believe that I can set goals and accomplish them. Run, do not walk, to work with Gieselle.
Working with Gieselle has changed my life. She led me out of a dark period in my life and guided me in making sustainable, long term changes towards health and happiness. I felt like she was always there for me, even between sessions. I now feel like an entirely new person and that’s all thanks to Gieselle.
"Before working with Gieselle, I struggled with managing my goals and aspirations.
In working with her, I discovered that I was putting too much pressure on myself and needed to give into the process. The overwhelm I experienced kept me grounded in fear. Every week, we broke down the work and all of the emotions surrounding it. Working with Gieselle allowed me to create more space for myself, slow down, connect with my work and live as my most authentic self. She empowered me with the tools and guidance to regain control even when I'm feeling out of control.
After working with Gieselle, I am more resilient, vulnerable, brave, playful and present no matter where I am. Things will never look the way that we want them to, but I've learned to be joyful wherever I am in my journey."
-Samantha Nguyen, Writer, Los Angeles.
When I came to Gieselle, I had just been promoted into a management role at my job and was feeling overwhelmed. I was really struggling with how to build morale amongst my team, and how to build respect and rapport while being a effective leader. Gieselle helped me discover my strengths as a leader, work on my communication skills, and improve my conflict management. Now I feel like a confident and competent manager.
When I started working with Gieselle, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my career. She and I worked together to figure out what I really wanted in my next role, and made a plan of how to achieve it. She allowed me to dream, but also kept me realistic. Now, I have a job I love. I couldn’t have done it without her.
Gieselle is always pushing me to be the best version of myself. She’s not afraid to tell me the hard truth and say what no one else will say to me. Because of that, I’ve made leaps and strides in my life.
I’ve been in therapy for years with minimal results, and after a month with Gieselle I saw massive shifts in every aspect of my life. People around me even noticed how much I’ve changed. I’m hooked.
I initially started working with Gieselle after I was laid off in order to get some support with my job search. But after a few weeks it became clear that coaching with her would be about a lot more. She helped me transform my narrow view of the situation into a chance to reconsider what was really important to me, and find a job that fit within my values. She made me realize that I'm not just building a career, I'm building a life. She is a gifted intuitive and balances being frank and warm. Thanks to Gieselle, I'm now in a new job that's more aligned with my goals, I'm going to be approaching it differently.
- Kathy, San Francisco, Content Strategist at Pinterest