Gabriella Parente, MHR. PHR, CLC
When it comes to attracting and retaining valued employees in the workplace, I help you unleash your leadership skills so you can empower your teams. Create a culture that encourages growth and community with practical and actionable strategies that drive results. After all, when your team excels, so does your organization!
The People-Centered Leadership Speaker and Executive Coach
In 2002, as a young graduate student, Gabriella Parente attended the International Forum on Human Resources in Rome, Italy. Sitting in the room she noticed that 95% of the audience and speakers were comprised of men. Bewildered, she thought, “How could the world’s top voices in leadership be mostly men?”
With that in mind, she made a pact to herself that one day she would be one of the voices speaking in front of an international forum. And, that the audience and speakers would be equally comprised of both male and female leaders. Thus, began her journey into the world of professional speaking.
Since that day, having worked in the corporate world for eighteen years, Gabriella has shared her expertise in leadership, organizational development and HR. With a deep understanding of how people are motivated, she was repeatedly sought-after to help her previous employer’s clients tackle tough issues in a compassionate, logical and people-centered manner.
“She built trust and confidence in just a few hours’ of intensive, honest work,Would hire her again in a heartbeat!”
-Steph Hay, Director, Google
Meeting Leaders Where They’re At
When you retain Gabriella’s services as a leadership keynote speaker or high-performance executive coach, you are partnering with a dynamic and empathetic professional who knows how to meet people where they’re at. Whether speaking with a small group or in front of a large audience, having studied psychology and human resources, she quickly picks up on people’s emotions and relates on a level that resonates with them.
Gabriella is the author of two human resource books, which have been translated into multiple languages and published by McGraw-Hill. In addition, as a LinkedIn Learning® instructor since 2017, her programs have reached 498,737 learners across the globe. LinkedIn® has acknowledged Gabriella as an expert in the leadership, diversity, and HR spaces.
Some of her consulting and speaking clients include Capital One®, Eaton Corporation, Google, Meredith Corporation, Nationwide® Insurance, MaidPro Corporate, McGraw-Hill Education, and VMware.
“Gabriella gave our new team the language to understand themselves and each other. This enabled us to build trust and confidence in just a few hours of intensive, honest work. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.” ~ S. Hay, Google, Washington, D.C.
Leadership and Coaching Achievements
Co-Author of PHR®/SPHR® Professional in Human Resources Certification Practice Exams, McGraw-Hill, 2014
Co-Author of aPHR™ Associate Professional in Human Resources Certification Practice Exams, McGraw-Hill, 2017
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach – Delivering in-depth consulting to improve overall team performance.
Certified DDI (Development Dimensions International) Trainer – Delivering top-notch leadership development programs.
LinkedIn Learning® Instructor – Leadership, HR and Diversity programs that have reached close to a half million learners globally. Featured on Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Aer Lingus, Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines.
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) – Consulting on difficult HR matters from employment law and company culture to organizational and leadership development.
Certified Life and Executive Career Coach
Masters of Labor and Human Resources, Ohio State University
Gabriella has a way of making 8 hours go by extremely quickly by keeping the pace fun and upbeat while possessing a strong knowledge of all the strengths and how that effects a team.
-Analyst, Immigration Services
“Gabriella is the consummate professional”
-Justine L. President and CEO