What an honor to work with these inspiring entrepreneurs!
I had never worked with a coach before but knew I was at a point where I needed some external perspective and support to help me make a career move so that I could take my creative work to the next level. When I first reached out to Gail, I was feeling stuck in my day job while pursuing my art and design work on the side. I wanted to take the leap and make my art a full-time career, but I was hamstrung by fear, insecurities, and a lack of clarity around my direction.
From our first conversation, Gail was warm, supportive, and had calming and focused energy. I immediately felt that with her I would have someone on my team so that I didn't have to navigate this transition alone. During our weekly sessions, she asked thoughtful, pointed questions that helped me to articulate and face the mental blocks that had been holding me back. She held me accountable to my goals and provided me with a foundational toolset to refer to so that I could continue growing beyond our work together.
With Gail's guidance, I successfully left my full-time job to pursue my art full time. Now, 6 months later, I still refer to the writing homework and visioning exercises that we worked on together to keep myself on track. Gail is a true champion for her clients and their ability to create their business and life vision. I couldn't be more grateful to have worked with her!
MICAH CLASPER-TORCH, Founder, Clasper-Torch
"Through a subtle mix of business and life coaching, Gail has truly helped me think of not only my company’s contribution to this world but also my personal contribution. Sometimes I can get so sucked in the process and she pulls me back to my core values and purpose which reminds me to see the overall big picture instead of a myopic view.
My conversations with Gail are problem-solving discussions with input from her experience and knowledge. They are always full of possibilities and positive energy, and best of all, I know that she’s on my side and sincerely wanting me to succeed.
I cannot begin to describe her deep abyss of personal connection; I remembered when I first spoke with her, it’s like we’ve known each other for a long time. This is something special that does not happen very often in life, which I will always treasure.
The perspective I have gained by working with Gail has truly added to my life; personally and professionally. I feel very blessed to have met and to be working with Gail.”
TAN CHIN CHIN, Founder, GOOOD Pet Collars
"Life is a journey where we meet and interact with individuals, each mirroring back to us what we need to learn and grow and become more. Once in a great while, our paths intersect with a Power Soul who has the presence to become the catalyst for a radical transformation to occur within us. When this happens we can only hope that we have the ability to recognize them for who they are and what they can offer us.
Gail Baral is one such Soul who’s light was the catalyst to transform me, help me to see my own shadow, and ultimately assist me to transcend my smallness and take my place in leadership on the planet. My sessions with Gail helped me to confront and move through old patterns of mental/emotional thoughts and behaviors that kept me trapped in linear thinking for the greater part of my life. ‘Eternal gratitude’ is the closest I can come to describing how I feel about Gail."
CHRISTOPHER A. PINCKLEY, Writer, Speaker, Coach
"I worked with Gail when I was just starting my business and I was struggling with focus and confidence. My mind was constantly racing in all directions, and it was difficult for me to focus on one particular project, so I wasn't moving things forward.
Gail helped me stay the course and held me accountable to completing whatever it was that I set out to do each week. My biggest AHA moment during our sessions was when I realized that I need to believe in myself before I can expect that other's will believe in me enough to hire me.
Gail helped me build my self-confidence by focusing on my strengths and all the things I dreamed of doing with my business, and I immediately got my first paying client."
FILOMENA IORIO-TASALUK, Stress Management Coach
The past year has been the best in a long time, and it is mostly due to Gail. She has helped me increase my self-awareness and create some structure around how I communicate with my team, which has made me a better leader. I had lost sight of my original vision and mission for the business that I launched over 20 years ago, but now that I have reaffirmed it, the vision guides my decision-making. I feel less stress and more optimistic that I can achieve success despite significant obstacles. She has helped me develop long and short term goals, detailed plans for how to get there, and holds me accountable to progress every week. With Gail's help and guidance, we made significant changes in the business and this year we achieved our financial goals for the first time in several years.
Dan Storper, Founder Putumayo World Music
New Orleans, LA
"As a coach myself, I understand the value of connecting with someone who is an expert in holding a space conducive for personal transformation. During my Energy of Success Session, Gail was able to help me tap into powerful insights that shifted my entire understanding of this current season in my life, reclaim strengths lying dormant inside me, and release negative, false perceptions of who I am and what I'm capable of offering to others. I haven't been the same since.”
YVONNE HAWKINS, The Joyful Christian Coach
"Gail brings 100% of her phenomenal intuition to each session along with her vast business experience and insights. I was struggling to gain clarity on significant business and life decisions, and my sessions with Gail helped me cut through the heart of each matter and gave me the confidence to take major action towards a vision that I am passionate about and that has enormous potential. The results from this mindset shift are not only exciting and fulfilling, but I feel so much less pressure and overwhelm because I am making decisions from a broadened and more clear perspective. I am so incredibly grateful to have Gail in my life."
LILA COLELLO, Founder, and Executive Pastry Chef, Brulee Bakery and FlakelyGF
"All my life I’ve been driven to create—and in a variety of areas. Yet I could never zero in on just one path, and I was pretty hard on myself about that. While I was successful in teaching the writing program I developed, the thought of building an identity on social media brought up all of my fears. It was so much more comfortable to stay hidden!
Luckily, my intuition kept urging me to come out of the shadows. And when I heard Gail speak on a webinar, I knew I wanted to work with her. Gail asked thoughtful, probing questions and proposed manageable steps—and she did it all with her peaceful and amiable presence. In our first four coaching sessions, Gail helped me to clarify my message and get a website up and running!
Gail’s insights and instincts are extremely valuable to me. Now I feel energized to tackle new challenges, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
DEBORAH STUDEBAKER, Writer, and Movement Educator
Los Angeles, CA
"I'm feeling so much better about my work since I started coaching sessions with Gail. Due to all the personal stress and pressure I have been under, I was ready to chuck all of my dreams for creating a healing clinic and stay small, yet this week because of all the new exciting initiatives, I can feel a distinct change in the practice, the phone is ringing and I have plenty of bookings and more importantly, I am excited about work, and my future."
KIM TOOGOOD, Naturopath, and Reiki Practitioner
"You have a wonderful and intuitive way of articulating what I can't seem to put my finger on, no matter how hard I try.
I get so caught up in the minutia that I forgot I can set a goal for action and actually achieve it in such a short amount of time. And, I forgot I can change the way I am thinking and feeling by being one with myself and changing my thought process.
Today was such an incredible day of listening and feeling,…..many tons of bricks turned into butterflies. All I know is that after we hung up I felt like I had a purpose for the first time in a long time. That is very important to me on so many levels. Moving forward seems a brilliant possibility.
It was such a fulfilling session, if I smoked, I would light a cigarette!
Seriously, a sincere and loving THANK YOU!"
JIM ANZIDE, Founder & Director, Out and About Tours and Producer, Kittens in a Cage
Los Angeles, CA
"I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate you and how much I have benefited from our sessions together! I came away from today’s call very excited about my next assignment, because I feel more ready than ever before, mainly due to what we have uncovered in our sessions together.
In this moment my dream is becoming a reality, and I feel so good inside seeing myself in this new role and taking charge of my destiny. "
Michelle Mello, Coach
Los Angeles, CA
"I was struggling with a lack of focus, direction, and clarity on how to take my business and my life to the next level. I think I most value Gail's keen sense of intuition, as I know it guides her to work with me as a unique individual with unique sensibilities, rather than using a textbook formula or approach. She helped me see the infinite possibilities for how I could grow my business and decide which strategies resonated for me. What I find most helpful about Gail's approach is the way she takes a complicated situation and breaks it down so it's manageable and achievable. With her guidance and support, I transformed the way I do business and tripled my revenue by reaching a much larger audience.
An incredible woman, entrepreneur, and intuitive, Gail is an exceptional business coach and adviser. Her vast business experience and intuitive approach is razor sharp, and she takes the impossible and makes it possible, all the while keeping you connected to your heart.
Where would I be without Gail's precious insight and guidance? Probably out on the street somewhere wondering what happened to my life."
GIL ALAN, Spiritual Coach, Writer
Los Angeles, CA
"Gail has been a godsend to me and to Putumayo. Not only has coaching helped me grow as a leader, but I see the positive impact group coaching has had on our organization. Her assistance in helping us focus on strategic planning has been invaluable. One of the key areas we’ve worked on in the sales division has been time management. This has helped us focus on how we prioritize our work and when we schedule meetings, sales calls, and administrative tasks, which is leading to higher productivity. Working one on one with Gail has also helped me reduce stress associated with both my work and personal life."
CHAD KRAUS, (Former) VP Sales, Putumayo World Music
New York, NY
"In the 3 months that I worked with Gail we brainstormed and investigated potential new projects and revenue streams and I created systems and structure around communications with potential and current clients. It renewed my energy for the business and I did more networking and business development in the three months we worked together than I had in years. I felt more confident and prepared as I implemented strategies for the next phase of my business and am happy that I Invested in myself and my business by working with Gail.
KIMBERLY BIEHL SCHMIT, Interior Designer, Founder, Hollywood Treasure Hunters
LOS ANGELES, CA
"I started working with Gail at a time when I was ready to take my business to the next level. Through my work with Gail, I was able to integrate my goals into a bigger, clearer picture. She helped me to create a plan so that I didn’t have to give up any part of my mission in service of the other parts. Gail skillfully and confidently helped me to prioritize among my many goals and ideas, and to leverage my time and energy so I could launch my group programs and serve more people.
Our work supported me in my quest to take care of myself while taking care of my business. Gail guided me to manage and implement my ideas with “calm urgency,” a mentality I still tap into. She urged me to recognize and capitalize on my various inner resources and strengths, and she helped me to get the sometimes-conflicting instincts within me working together.
Throughout the coaching process, Gail was focused, authentic, insightful, and direct, helping me to move forward efficiently. I appreciated her strategic input and her compassionate, yet challenging approach. Our work together met my expectations and then some!"
CARRIE SPAULDING, Life Coach
AZIN MEHRNOOSH, Founder, Bright Bot
Creative Startup Accelerator Cohort, 2015
“Thank you so much for the wonderful coaching session and fantastic feedback on my business. You introduced me to tools that I will use for the rest of my life. Your steadfast support and fantastic attitude are huge for us entrepreneurs."
"Gail is the real deal. She is very intuitive and has powerful insight into what motivates people. She listens on a very deep level and articulates or reframes what I say in a way that helps open my eyes to a whole different perspective of things. She sees what needs to be done really quickly and she holds me accountable to help me stay on track. Most importantly, she helped me tap into, and trust, my own intuition and that has had a big impact on my life and how I work with my clients. She just gets it."
RUSTY BERGEN, Life and Personal Development Coach
New York City
"Gail is more than a coach and mentor, she is a true champion for me. I always feel so inspired by Gail’s authentic enthusiasm for my work. In every session, I feel empowered and the “take away” recap and "action items" at the end help me take consistent steps towards bringing my dreams into reality. Gail empowers my AWESOMENESS!"
NINOTCHKA VICINI, Shaman, Intuitive Writer, and Speaker, The Sacred Raconteur
Santa Rosa, CA
"Gail listened intently to my challenges. She pushed me to call upon my strengths and gave me realistic advice based on her own business experience. And - literally -within a few weeks, I gained 3 additional long-term clients, providing me with greater income!
I now have a much better understanding of how to build relationships with potential clients, and I have a renewed sense of confidence in my abilities. If you’d like to take your business to the next level and push through any fears or other challenges that are holding you back, I highly recommend working with Gail."
CRYSTAL KULPCAVAGE, Life Coach & Reiki Practitioner