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Gina Rapasadi : Extraordinary Leader

Gina Rapasadi is the director of philanthroopy at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. She has had a long and successful career in nonprofit work in events, fund and friend raising and is incredible source of joy. Gina is the ultimate teamplayer and lightbearer in her work and life.

What is Empathic Leadership?

“Empathic Leadership is being able to identify with others and understand their point of view on things.”

What skills or competencies did you enhance through the coaching process?

“During the coaching process I was able to enhance my abilities with gaining more self-confidence for myself and in handling tough situations.”

Share an example of a goal that you have realized as a result of coaching.

“One of the goals I realized I wanted to work more on during the coaching was being able to have direct and goal focused communication. This was something I was able to work more on and continue to do so!"

What do professionals need to start anticipating as the change needed to be a strong leader?

“Professionals need to start to listen more to those they are working with, being a strong leader you have to understand what others are going thru and want to support them.”

Describe Michael Sgro as a professional coach.

“Michael Sgro is an AMAZING professional coach, when I first started this process I was a bit nervous to open up and be vulnerable but he made me feel very comfortable and supported me during this whole process. I am so happy that I made this decision and had this opportunity to learn so much more about myself. This has truly been a life changing experience and I recommend this to anyone looking to make some changes in their life!”

Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as a core competency. We work with business owners, nonprofit organizations, professionals, universities and community members who are facing challenges in their personal and professional effectiveness or want to reach their full capacity as a leader.​


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