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As a teenager growing up in Philadelphia, PA, I dreamed of living a meaningful and exciting life filled with beauty, adventure, learning, and love. 

For over 20 years I have passionately coached, mentored, and supported artists, artisans, and small businesses worldwide.

For over six decades, I've been a student of life, soaking in the nuances of human nature, spirituality, and a myriad of knowledge and wisdom through books, travel, art, and all the fascinating people I’ve met along the way. 

 

With an eye for design, a head for business, and a heart for serving others, I've carved a path that reflects a diverse career through the realms of fashion, music, interiors, publishing, retail, gourmet foods, and tea.

Certified as a professional coach over 12 years ago, my passion lies in empowering solopreneurs to flourish as business owners.

 

As president of Putumayo, an internationally beloved fashion and music brand (although in Seinfeld episode #154, Elaine certainly felt different), I managed a $20 million business with a team exceeding 50 people. Despite this experience, transitioning to success as a solopreneur coach proved unexpectedly challenging.

 

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Algabar Home & Life Retail Store - Los Angeles
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Gail Baral brings over 30 years of business experience and personal and professional development to her work as a business strategist, mindset coach, startup mentor, workshop facilitator, and speaker.

 

Known for her razor-sharp intuition, calm positive energy, and uncanny ability to pragmatically organize anything into a logical or beneficial structure, Gail works with clients in a collaborative coaching partnership that focuses on awareness, clarity, creativity, action, and results.​ Her list of clients spans the globe and includes CEO’s, founders, creative and tech entrepreneurs, designers, writers, chefs, coaches, healers, executives, and middle management in corporate, small business, wellness, and non-profit sectors. 

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 Fête Du Thé Catering and Events
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With over three decades of corporate, small business and entrepreneurial experience in fashion, music, home decor, gourmet food, publishing, and event planning, Gail has expertise across all aspects of business, from new business development, hiring and training, strategic planning, operational management, international sourcing, manufacturing, and team building, to marketing, social media, and publicity, to product, package and space design.  

 

She is certified as a professional coach (CPC) and a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index Assessment (MP-ELI) by The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC), which is recognized as one of the country's top training programs for professional coaches.

 

As a mentor for the Albuquerque, NM-based Creative Startups Accelerator, the first in the US designed by and for creative entrepreneurs, Gail coaches and advises startup founders on their business model and strategy, operations, marketing, strategic alliances, and customer acquisition as well as visionary thinking, confidence, productivity, habit modification, and stress management. 

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The Algabar Tea Collection Wholesale, Retail, Online
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Prior to launching her coaching business, Gail was the founder and creative director of Algabar Home & Life, a lifestyle brand with an artfully curated retail store in the Los Angeles design district, for which she designed, produced, and wholesaled her eponymous brand of specialty teas, artisanal gourmet foods, bath products, home accessories, and furniture. Algabar was featured in many publications including Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Food & Wine, and House Beautiful, and was honored as one of the global elite “Design 100” by Metropolitan Magazine. 

 

Driven by her passion for creating experiential events, she also founded Fête du Thé, a catering and event business whose signature tea experiences attracted an exclusive “A” list of private and corporate clients including The Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, Lexus, Waterworks, Hugo Boss and the E! Entertainment Network.

 

Earlier in her career, Gail served as President of Putumayo Clothing and President/Co-Founder of Putumayo World Music, as well as Vice President at Basco, a men’s and women’s designer clothing brand owned by Barneys New York

 

As a freelance stylist, photographer, and writer, Gail's work has appeared in numerous books, blogs, and magazines and she has produced fashion shows, art openings, videos, and a concert at Carnegie Hall. 

Freelance Stylist Books and Magazines
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THE PRODUCTIVITY SPACE

In a society where to-do lists seem to stretch for miles and distractions constantly pull our attention away, The Productivity Space offers practical solutions and strategies to help individuals reclaim control over their time and focus. 

 

We do that without buying into the collective thinking that "busy is a badge of honor" and that the hustle culture that espouses "extreme productivity at all costs" is healthy or necessary to create a successful business and a good life. 

 

Founded by Gail in 202mission is to help you get clarity on the goals you want to pursue and to support you with research-backed productivity strategies and tactics that optimize your time, attention, and focus. 

The Productivity Space is a virtual Zoom co-working space where entrepreneurs gather to get to the To-Dos they can’t seem to get to on their own. We merge the energy of a group co-working experience, the guidance of a skilled coach, and the convenience of a virtual space to help people vanquish procrastination, set reasonable goals, and triumph over distractions.

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BOOST ENTREPRENEURS

Be it a professional, spiritual, mental, or emotional pivot or a full-on life-shaking transformation, life after 40 feels different. It presents new challenges, raises new questions, and reveals discoveries about ourselves.

Co-founded by Gail in 2018, Boost Entrepreneurs is a dynamic LA-based community for entrepreneurial women 40+ that was specifically created and designed to support, inspire, encourage, empower, and celebrate women with a bounty of life experiences. It is a community for women reinventing, pivoting, and transforming their professional lives to meet the evolving needs of their current stage in life.

Boost Entrepreneurs was created for women determined to make a difference in their communities and the world and seek ways to find meaning and purpose in their work. Our signature event, Living Room Conversations offers opportunities to share the experience, insight, and wisdom that we've earned while at the same time finding answers, guidance, and resources for the other wise women in the room. 

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