Gina Gardiner is an inspirational speaker specialising in transformational leadership. Her highly successful approach to personal empowerment and business leadership were developed whilst running an award winning school from a wheelchair.
“Your motivational speech was inspirational and well received as usual, and at the end of the day several members commented on how 'spot on' and knowledgeable you are. One lady told me that, after listening to you yesterday, she felt as though she had received the proverbial 'rocket', which had re-energised her commitment to business development. We were all very grateful for your time and energy at yesterday's meeting, and would highly recommend your services.”
Roy Allen Funeral Director
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In 1983 Gina Gardiner suffered a terrible accident whilst skiing in Austria, where she fell 200 feet down a black run. A month later she found herself paralysed down one side, and from then on has had to deal with many physical challenges. Gina became the Head Teacher of a school five months after her injury and ran her award winning school for over 20 years, mainly from a wheelchair. The gift was in creating an approach to help develop leadership in others which was based on each individual taking responsibility for their own performance. It was necessary as she couldn’t get beyond the doorway of most of the classrooms due to her injury. It became a successful approach and was fully supported by the school becoming one of the first Beacon Schools and being on the 'Best 100 Schools' list twice during her headship.
Since leaving Headship in 2004, Gina has become a very successful Strategic Business Coach and now works with an extremely varied group of businesses which include a quality wood floor manufacturer, financial companies, a dental lab making half a million pounds worth of teeth, a large country hotel, an internationally acclaimed garden, a PR company and many others. All those who have worked with her consistently can demonstrate significantly greater profitability, better staff performance and relationships and a better work life balance for those concerned and the hotel has won an acclaimed award. Gina Gardiner offers a fresh approach to the way we think and act and the effects our attitude and actions can have on others. Her speeches, seminars, workshops and training programmes offer a wealth of hands-on experience and practical strategies - a combination that has seen her efforts achieve national recognition and awards.
Her motivational and inspiring keynotes are based on her approach to life and the principle of choice. "We can choose to be a victim to life and our circumstances or choose to see any challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow". She draws on her wealth of personal experiences of working with clients. Her approach is friendly and informal but packs a punch far above its weight. There are practical strategies which people can take away and use immediately whether as an individual, part of a team or in a leadership role. Gina’s style is upbeat and humorous but still tackles the thorny issues, in a way which enables people to see the possibilities. Taking ownership of what we each say and do and the way in which we do it is a central theme as is understanding that everything we do is a choice and every choice has consequences is at the heart of her talks.
Gina’s Management book 'Kick Start Your Career' offers those leaving education to join the professional world help and support in becoming the consummate professional quickly and efficiently. 'Manage Your Staff More Effectively' provides managers at all levels lots of practical strategies to get the very best out of their team in a clear, jargon free way. Ideal to dip into if you need to have the “hard conversation” with a member of staff or you want to delegate effectively or give better presentations. 'Chariots on Fire' shares some of her inspirational story and the strategies she has used to gain the positive advantage despite the challenges (or maybe because of them), the book focuses on personal empowerment and how to achieve it consistently. Learning to be “mindful,” to think positively and strategically creates an empowering approach to life and to leadership. What you believe - becomes your reality whether that is empowering or limiting.
Listening to Gina Gardiner offers the audience the opportunity to think about what is working for them, the areas of life which need to change in order to achieve lasting success and most importantly strategies to ensure it happens. The quality of our thinking determines the quality of your experience. So if you want a better quality of experience professionally or personally you need to be more mindful of the quality of your thinking!
These are inspiring and motivating speeches with a strong message in the art of empowerment, self-improvement, leadership and a willingness to change ones thoughts and therefore, actions.
CHARIOTS ON FIRE – ACHIEVING TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP – to lead others you must first lead yourself.
· Empowering the leader within
· Strategic thinking and being “mindfull”
· Making the most of time and energy
· How to recognise and develop the potential in others
· Enlightened leaders create opportunities for people to recognise their own worth
· Enlisting the support of others to accomplish the desired dream
· Creating a culture of development not blame, where everyone takes responsibility
· Holding people to account
· The development of goodwill to motivate, influence and the power of feedback and thank you
CHARIOTS ON FIRE - CREATING YOUR POSITIVE ADVANTAGE – it is not the challenges in our lives that define us, but the way we respond to those challenges. Gina shares her story and the strategies she has used to
· Choice – how you can create enlightened and empowering choices
· Beliefs – make the shift from limitation to empowerment through your beliefs, your perspective on life and choices you make
· It isn’t what you can’t do but what you can that counts
· Change – you are the only one who can effect a change
· Small changes employed strategically make huge difference over time
· A journey – taking one step at a time to travel a significant distance
CREATING ENLIGHTENED RELATIONSHIPS – the quality of any relationship is entirely dependent on the relationship you have with yourself and understanding patterns of your behaviour and that of others.
· Understanding what makes you tick
· Why some people push your buttons
· What motivates you and others
· What makes the difference from feeling a victim or out of control to feeling master or mistress of your own destiny
· Changing your perspective changes your reality
KICK START YOUR CAREER – a no nonsense, jargon free approach with practical ideas and strategies to support the development of leadership.
· You only get one chance at a good first impression
· Creating a CV which gets you noticed
· Interview techniques
· Being a consummate professional
· Giving great presentations
· Chairing meetings effectively
· Managing your time effectively
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING TESTIMONIALS
“Don’t be fooled by Gina’s soft approach to matters of importance and that of one’s own self belief and worth; underneath her calm voice and gentle demeanour Gina has the power to make you see yourself in a very different light and yet encourages you to have a ‘lion-heart’ approach to both your working and home life.“
Caroline Foster & Kate Everett, Partners of The Write Impression LLP
“Gina brings to the platform a deep sincerity in her intention to help, a genuinely passionate belief in her message, and an obvious depth expertise and knowledge. This is a rare combination of attributes in a speaker and contributes to the impact she can have on an audience.”
Warren Evans CSP Hall of Fame Canada
“Gina is such an inspiration, and a living example of the power of a positive mental attitude, a willingness to see beyond apparent limitations and unquestioned assumptions. But what is extra special about Gina, is that she is so real with all of it and maintains an approachable warmth that automatically opens your heart, and welcomes you into her world of possibility.”
Joel Young The Originator of NPA www.NonPersonalAwareness.com
“Gina Gardiner certainly rides a Chariot of Fire. She is a powerful and at the same time, wonderful lady who truly speaks from the heart and always finds the right words to touch her audience. I highly recommend her.”
Barbara Hofmeister Best selling Author of "To be or not to be - the choice is YOURS!"
“As a speaker Gina is highly skilled in delivering relevant lessons in motivation and inspiration that can be transferred across a whole range of disciplines. I would certainly recommend attending one of Gina's presentations.”
Gavin Perrett (Director) Liddle Perrett Worldwide (ltd)
“I first encountered Gina Gardiner at the closing session of my organisation's senior management away day. I have not heard someone speak so well since then. The ideas and truths she shared were compelling and powerful, with a masterful use of language that left a deep impression.”
Alex Hill Senior Management (Local Authority)
"Fantastic! Inspiring and motivating. You have given me a lot to think about and pointed out problems I knew I had but had not acted on. I will do now!"
Nish Patel, The Shenfield Wine Company
“Gina created a captive audience and held it. She clearly delivered some crucial advice to the group which was well received. I’m certainly taking away some inspiration today! Thank you" Sally Parkinson Sally Parkinson Photography
“The session was a huge success! Everyone has come away with an idea of how to improve their own Management and Leadership skills, as well as thoroughly enjoying the day. This has enabled us to form our ‘Vision statement’ which is going to form the basis of our business strategy going forward! Thank you for your excellent way of making it clear and concise !” Lynda Sherwin MInstLM Finance/HR Manager JLS Partnership
“Gina Gardiner is an excellent speaker who covered the topic in an engaging and varied manner throughout. Her presentation was delivered with clarity and the group work was relevant, interesting and informative. The supporting notes provided at the end of the session are also commendable for their high quality.”
Paul d’Arcy MRICS Leeds Office Manager
“Gina has a very unique way of delivering her stuff, she leaves you with much “food for thought”. She empower you with the skills not only for the job market but also for life in general. As a result of her speaking, a lot of our participants have gained their self worth and self confidence.”
Etienne Oblado (Project Manager, Skills For You)
“Gina's presentations on preparing young people for employment have given our students a thorough insight into the whole employment process from the perspective of an employer. What made the sessions so useful was the way in which Gina shared her experience of being on a number of interview panels as well as her research into recruitment at other organisations. Our Sixth Formers are now much better equipped not only to secure the all important first interview, but also to ensure that they make the most of their induction period in order to achieve promotion.”
Michelle Sonahan Deputy Head Robert Clack School
“Gina delivered a great speech which gave me very precise tips and advice which will help me focus my marketing for the future. I would highly recommend Gina to anyone in business whether they think they need it or not!”
Ross King LG Insurance
“I have heard Gina speak on several occasions and have always found them to be informative and well structured, leaving you feeling fully charged and ready to take on the world with new ideas.”
Kevin Unwin KK Mobile Tyre Service Ltd
“A good early morning session, motivational, very interesting and truthful. Thank you”
Robert Browring R Browring Developments
“On behalf of all our team of parent support advisers, we would like to thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to attend our area meeting and also for the inspirational and uplifting speech and presentation. Thanks for being a wonderful, amazing woman and special person, and your generosity in sharing your gift of knowledge with people from all walks of life. Keep up the good work!”
Vida - Parent Support Advisor Co-Ordinator
“One of Canada’s top ‘high-content’ speakers ... consistently ‘highest rated’ ... one of the few to have succeeded in the U.S. market ...” Meeting Professionals International magazine
"Gina is a very engaging speaker who communicates with passion, commitment and from the heart. The subject matter was extremely interesting and I would have loved to listen to her speak for much longer. I’m leaving the session feeling very positive and with several good ideas to put into action. Thank you!"
Career Serve Co-Operative Ltd
"Gina was a real hit with the Heads they found her both inspirational and motivating. The time she gave us to discuss different issues was spot on and her warm and friendly approach allowed us to think about our roles and importance of life!"
"Inspiring and motivating, Gina’s positivity is infectious. Practical ideas and realistic advice to survive in our busy and challenging lives. Thank you!"
"Thank you for a very inspirational talk. I’m feeling motivated to shout about my future success!"
"Brilliant talk Gina. Thank you. It was the little push I needed as I was slipping away from smiling and happiness I now know I can do it!"