Who We Are


We are a consultancy firm with over 35 Years of Sales and Optimal Performance Coaching experience. We activate your potential & accelerate your success. When people soar, organizations benefit with increased employee efficiency, recruitment & retention and increased profits.

GNE effectively gets to the root cause verses the symptoms of self-imposed environmental obstacles associated with behavior, feelings and thoughts. As a result, the individual rewires their thinking which in turn lends itself to an optimally performing team.


“Life is not about rules or living in someone else’s paradigms, but so often, we get boxed in by the expectations of others…”

Forget the rules

The catalyst to launching GNE was simply this… my dad asked me, as he edged toward the end of his life, what I was doing with MY life. You see he died 18 months after retirement and throughout those 18 months we had many conversations about his own loss of purpose. 

Funny thing was that I thought my life and career were focused and success was abundant. What my dad was really asking me was – “Do you have a purpose OR are you simply passionate because you are an expert and earning a comfortable income?”.

I was never a fan of rules, hate, judgement nor fear, yet most people I know live within those confines. As I thought it through and did my own internal excavation… I landed on the following… My purpose and focus was to create a business where I could be the person I needed in my own life as a child, a young adult, and still today as an adult both personally and professionally! 

And that is what we started… I coach individuals and teams in a way that helps them define their purpose, and remove ideas, thoughts and behaviors that halt growth through a guided path of accountability. By doing so, the person and/or team activates their full human potential vs operating in reactive mode to whatever comes their way… subscribing to the imprisonment, validations and expectations of others. I teach/coach a practice so that others may achieve true optimal performance and I KNOW how to get you there!



This is my way of giving back; helping you get clear on where you are in life, both personally and professionally. My approach is unconventional, illogical uplifting AND IF YOU ARE DISCIPLINED, FOLLOW MY LEAD AND DO THE WORK…IT WORKS! 

Over time, it provides an unexplainable inner peace and confidence to take action. This feels so easy, natural, and uniquely effortless, as I love doing it. Most people and teams within companies, admittedly or un-admittedly, need someone to help them find their purpose. I will be with you every step of the way!

Let’s give it a go!


Our Results

We focus on the impact of preparedness and measured the specific benefits realized by respondents from the improved preparedness strategies learned through working with GNE. Here’s what they gained from our engagement:

93% of participants rated their overall feeling and experience working with Gina in 1:1 coaching as 5 out of 5 or “extremely valuable”.




Matt, Director, Finance

“I really wanted to get better at the QUESTIONS component of sales. Getting to what matters to the client. I think that I’m really good at listening, I just needed to work at asking the RIGHT questions. We love how you thoughtfully challenge the team, so responses are...

Angie, Cleveland, OH

"Overall, I have learned to be more deliberate in my communication and simply do my very best!"


"Gina - I'm still on such a high from Wednesday night! Thank you for sharing your time, talent, and wisdom with us. I took away so many golden nuggets."

Dr. Gabrielle Francis, Author of “The Rockstar Remedy….A Rock’n’Roll Doctor’s Prescription for living and Long and Healthy Life.”

"Gina has a holistic approach to coaching that aligns the principles of Body, Mind and Spirit for the purpose of setting and achieving goals that are aligned at achieving your greatest potential.  For Gina, no Dream is beyond reach and no Goal is unachievable. She...


"Thank you for this. Gina, you are truly a ray of sunshine. I feel your positive energy every time I see and hear from you. You light up the space. This too is your true gift! I am so very honored to have the privilege of connecting with you. I re-read what you wrote...

Anonymous, Cleveland, OH

"I appreciated the encouragement for everyone to turn on their cameras for a more engaging feeling. Also, Gina Nicola was clear, concise, and fun to listen to. I especially enjoyed her question/answer segment with her thoughtful yet candid responses! Fabulous!"

Anonymous, Cleveland, OH

"Gina Nicola is very entertaining and informative!"

Anonymous, Cleveland, OH

"Gina was motivating, knowledgeable and offered a unique approach to being true to oneself as being the key to success!"

Jack, Cleveland, OH

"I really can’t say enough about Gina and the valuable guidance I received from her.  Her enthusiasm and desire to have a positive impact on others through her work is contagious.  She challenged me to deeply reflect on who I want to be as a person and she helped me...

Stephanie, Cleveland, OH

"Working with Gina Nicola changed my life for the better!  I cannot say enough positive things about the experience.  Gina provided me with best practices to become disciplined, determined and encouraged to always do my best, at work and at home.  Most of all, though,...