"I gleamed more from your one hour presentation than I did from all of the other sessions I attended combined. Thanks for how you are helping to shape my genius."
-Professional Convention Management Association
Gina is an author, thought leader and the President of Genuine Insights Inc., a contemporary professional development and training practice whose mission is to leverage the genius within every individual and organization. Gina spoke on the subject of genius at the 2010 TED Global conference at Oxford University and is the author of PRACTICAL GENIUS: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Passions and Talents Working for You,. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, BestThinking.com, and Business2Community.com.
Gina has been a guest lecturer and trainer for organizations including Microsoft, PepsiCo, Merck Co., Summit Series, BET Network, the Interpublic Group, and the Stern School of Business at New York University among many others. She is the founder of TEDxMIA, an independent movement to spread genius in southern Florida, and is also on the Delta Airlines Advisory Board for its Ideas in Flight Program.
Before launching her own practice, Gina held management positions at Fortune 500 companies including Avon Products and PR Newswire, where she was responsible for spearheading multicultural and international marketing efforts.
In 2010 Gina was selected as one of Poder magazine’s top “20 Under 40” Hispanics in the United States. A native New Yorker, Gina graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Binghamton University and is a National Urban Fellow holding a Master’s degree in Public Admin- istration from Baruch College in New York City.
OFFICIAL BIO [PDF]
The mash-up of how we live and work requires a new approach. Success and happiness depend on learning how to blend career and life priorities—not to achieve balance, which is no longer a viable or even desirable objective, but instead to achieve convergence.
Convergence is about achieving an intriguing condition of freedom at the intersection of your assets and aspirations, which are leveraged and expressed together. In this high-impact talk, Gina teaches audiences how to integrate the needs and desires of the heart and the mind by unifying and activating interests, goals, natural resources, networks, intuitive capabilities, and communities into one highly convergent life.
Masterfully combining provocative storytelling and actionable insights, Gina inspires her audience to move from the ordinary to the extraordinary by embracing conscious convergence to craft a deeply rewarding, gratifying future.
Achievement is unattainable without enthusiasm. It’s the fuel that ignites action for every individual, team, and organization. Zeal—out-and-out gusto, a totally energetic, contagious fandom—can you say you’ve got that going on in your outfit? In this inspirational talk, Gina explains why zeal is the missing ingredient and shows how to harness, fuel, and leverage zeal in order to move mountains for teams and organizations.
How to Put Your Personal Power to Work for You: Present your strengths and expertise alongside your values and passions. Put your creativity and authenticity front and center. Find the place where these “hard assets” and “soft assets” meet—that’s the “sweet spot” where your genius lives.
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