Gigi's Official Bio

Gigi Burke, PhD is a Heartset Coach, Career Coach, and Speaker who has a two-fold mission. The first part of her mission is to make learning about feelings fun and healthy. The second part of her mission is helping Black & Brown midlife,  multipassionate women who deeply desire or have been trying for some time to do something new, something different, or something more. Uncover and work through what is truly stopping them. So they can do the work that brings them joy, fulfillment, and freedom.

Although, she enjoys wearing various hats. The through line in her work is helping women to be unapologetically themselves. Throughout her career, she has guided hundreds in exploring, transitioning, and sustaining fulfilling careers. She leads trainings and workshops on emotional wellbeing for entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals.

Prior to that she consulted 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. 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 women and members of historically excluded groups, to connect with and hone their felt sense. So they can create and sustain careers and businesses that truly make their heart and soul sing. 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, and is trained in various somatic practices to facilitate honing our felt sense to heal, to learn, to develop and to elevate ourselves.

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.