Hello! I’m Gina.
Happily Introverted, Edge-Of-My-Comfort-Zone Explorer, Change-Seeker.
Quiet Listening Leader who Speaks her Mind when it matters.
Heart-Based, Earth-Conscious, Nature and Ocean Lover.
Be present in this moment – be here now.
You always have a choice – choose what will take you closer to where you want to be.
But it’s really about YOU! So what is it about me and what I offer that YOU can relate to?
I’ve felt called to support women who desire change in their professional or personal life that they feel “stuck” in and unfulfilled from long periods of stress, work overload, exhaustion, depletion, and imbalance in their life; I call this the ‘overworked paradigm’.
Why have I felt called to do this? Because I’ve spiraled inside this vortex myself.
Nearly two decades in the corporate world, unintentionally climbing the corporate ladder, the life I once knew eroded and dissolved from too many periods of stress, too much work and unrealistic deadlines and demands that resulted in chronic illness, depression, anxiety, resentment, suffering relationships and so much more. The interval between these periods grew shorter and shorter and eventually blended into one continuous experience called my ‘new entrapped life’.
Sound familiar? Unfortunately it is familiar to an overwhelming number of women and it seems many stay stuck in it.
But with courage, trust, a curious mind, and willingness to stretch your comfort zone you can identify opportunities for great change that will benefit you.
For some people it’s taking a spontaneous, giant leap into a completely new direction and job or career (I know someone who was a lawyer, and now is a shamanic healer – she followed her inner whisperings that it was time for a big change).
For others it’s making gradual changes that lead to the ultimate desired change but along the way there is increasing personal wellbeing and meaningful success from all the smaller changes that are taken.
For me, I started with small, positive changes within my work environment and then gradually moved away from the corporate world when I identified that a career change was what I desired most. From there I started creating the life in my own unique and authentic way that brings me great personal wellbeing on all levels (physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual) and success that is meaningful to me (not the false kind that comes from pay cheques or glorifying working overtime and weekends). I stepped fully into my personal business that blends my two passions: personal transformation (coaching) and the marine environment (stand up paddleboarding).
The point is it’s a highly personal process and no one can really tell you what to do exactly because what works for some, doesn’t necessarily work for others – why try fitting a square peg in a round hole if it’s only going to cause more stress and anxiety! The change may involve making changes within your current work environment, advancing to a new position within your current place of employment, or changing your job or career altogether.
The answer is within you. I love providing you support as YOU explore and design YOUR life in YOUR own unique and authentic way – from stepping into readiness for change to bringing forth new ideas and setting them into creative action.
Life really is too short when you are stuck in an overworked paradigm. It’s toxic!
The time is now to ignite your desired change – be the creative designer and leader of your life in your own unique and authentic way where greater personal wellbeing and meaningful success are your hallmarks.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin
Find out what You and I might look like if we were to work together.
Are we a match? Let’s find out, connect with me for a Discovery Session below.
The Official Bio
The Soft, Heart Side of Things:
My guiding belief is that we all have within us the wisdom and power to change our lives for the better.
When we courageously turn inward, we begin a journey to rediscover ourselves, our values, our life purpose, and redefine what success truly means to us.
We begin to cultivate a stillness that allows us to actually feel our own natural rhythm, and allow it to be our knowing guide.
We unveil our authentic nature, our truth, leading us to greater wellbeing and meaningful success in life.
With this we can step into a larger, fulfilling role as empowered, transformational leaders creating positive change in our home, workplace and community, and contributing to the increased joy, peace and healing for humanity and the planet.
The Practical, Logical Side of Things:
I completed my Certified Power Coach®, Group Power Coach®, Executive Power Coach® and Certified Senior Power CoachTM training with Coaching and Leadership International Inc. between 2011 and 2014 and have been using their globally recognized transformational coaching tools and methodologies in over 500 hours of coaching training and client sessions. Wherever I can I take the unique approach of integrating coaching sessions with nature as nature holds so many answers for us (see below).
I’m also a professional marine biologist, and my love of the ocean is a constant in my life so that is why I created a unique fusion of coaching and stand up paddleboarding where additional clarity, solutions and ideas for igniting your goals into creative action are unleashed while enjoying movement in nature after a coaching session. And of course you’ll enjoy exploring all the rich, diverse marine life too!
Those Random Personal Factoids
(I love reading these on other people’s websites):
❣ My favorite color is purple. I had a childhood pet white duck named Purple.
❣ I’ve sky jumped twice and thought bungee jumping would be a breeze. No such luck, they had to nudge me off the platform, apparently there was only one way down. Never again!
❣ I started my marine biologist career in Fiji working as a resident marine educator for Jean Michel Cousteau at his resort.
❣ My love of the ocean runs so deep I am pretty certain I was/am a mermaid. Just ask my friend Christy.
❣ I am passionate about stand up paddleboarding on the ocean – it never ceases to bring me peace and calm and always offers fresh perspectives and solutions to whatever I am working through.
Thank you for visiting today. I look forward to connecting with you and I wish you great personal wellbeing and meaningful success on your journey.
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It is with utmost, heart-felt exuberance that I recommend Gina Lemieux!
When I chose to begin to work with Gina as my coach, I was feeling stuck and stressed out with way too much on my plate of life and work. I just could not see my way out of this vicious cycle in which I felt trapped.
Gina’s personal presence, deep commitment, wisdom and skill offered me a unique partnership on the path to greater sanity, balance and clarity in all areas of my life.
First and foremost, I was able to transform my stress and confusion into a clearer vision of what I wished to create in my life. This included understanding my true priorities and real action steps to move into a new plan for a happier fulfilling future.
I would recommend Gina to anyone who is looking to find a renewed deep connection with themselves and others, with empowerment to step into the fullness of personal potential and vision, and live with greater passion, purpose and peace. Thank you Gina!”