Official Bio

Dr. Gigi Burke is a Wellbeing Strategist, Founder, Emotion Researcher, Speaker, Author, and Space Exploration Enthusiast.

She guides and supports Black and Brown women entrepreneurs, who desire to succeed sans feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unnecessarily stressed. Learn to work with enjoyment, ease, and confidence. By prioritizing being grounded and centered in their wellbeing, sustaining it, and evolving it as they move through the various phases of their entrepreneurial journey.

Prior to embarking on her entrepreneurship journey, she wore her various hats to help leaders, employees, volunteers, 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 Oglethorpe University's Director of Career Services where she led the counseling, experiential education and operations functions.    

She is an award-winning speaker who aims aims to inspire Black and Brown women to feel food first. She talks about the things needed to have a strong and supple foundation of wellbeing, no matter where you  are on your 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.   

Her work has been published in peer reviewed publications. She has been recognized by the Association for Talent Development, Atlanta Chapter for her leadership of the Career Development Special Interest Group and the 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. 

Being an immensely curious and a lover of learning, she holds her Doctor of Philosophy 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 has various life experiences and holds various certifications that enhance her work in generating and regulating emotions, feelings, moods and thoughts. So that her clients can heal, learn, and grow in fun and sustainable ways.  

When she’s not working, you can find her stargazing and exploring new worlds,  enjoying great cuisine, engrossed in a page-tuner, traveling, and taking in nature’s wonders.