Gigi's Official Bio

Gigi Burke, PhD is an Emotional & Mental Health Strategist, Entrepreneur, and Speaker. She supports Black and Brown Women in the helping and healing space in handling  highs, lows, twists, and turns of being an entrepreneur, with clarity, confidence and ease. So they can sustainability build and grow their businesses not from unnecessary pressure, rather from pleasure.

Prior to starting her own business, she wore her various hats to help leaders, employees, and students be and do their best work. She worked as a consultant in the areas of leadership, learning and development where she created innovative and award-winning solutions for academia, corporate, and in the environmental health and sustainability nonprofit space. Before that, she was director of a University's Career Services where she led the counseling, experiential education and operations functions.  

Her work has been recognized by the Association for Talent Development, Atlanta Chapter for her leadership of the Career Development Special Interest Group, Sierra Club Centennial Group for her work on sustainability education. She was also a contributor to the book Hired! Paths to employment in the social media era. 

Through her speaking she aims to inspire Black and Brown women, to embrace their emotional and mental challenges as opportunities to thrive in the entrepreneurial space. She talks about the things needed to have a strong and supple emotional and mental foundation, no matter where they are on the journey.

Tapping into her superpower of converting dull and seemingly disparate concepts into palatable and practical tips and techniques, coupled with her quirks and sense of humor. Gigi offers a full on edutaining experience, appearing on podcasts, presents at conferences, and leads workshops for groups and organizations.   

Being an immensely curious and lover of learning, she holds her Doctorate in Adult Education, Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia, Masters in Counselor Education from The Pennsylvania State University, and her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a certified Non-Linear Movement Method© Teacher. She is trained in various approaches to facilitate honing our power to generate feelings, connect to our body's wisdom, and reframing to heal, learn and grow in sustainable ways.

When she’s not working, you can find this foodie enjoying great cuisine, engrossed in a page-tuner, traveling, and taking in nature’s wonders, unless the weather really sucks.