Shalom. I'm Gale.
I bring to my rabbinic coaching relationships a unique combination of experiences and skills: a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges that rabbis face; the perspective of a lay leader who has interviewed, hired, and worked closely with many rabbis; and the expertise of a professional leadership and career coach.
I live in Bloomington, Indiana, where I have been deeply involved with the Jewish community for 25 years. During that time, I have served in a variety of roles at Congregation Beth Shalom, including Board President, Chair of the Rabbi Search Committee, tutor for dozens of adult and teen b’nai mitzvah students, and shlichat tsibbur and ba’alat keriah for Shabbat and High Holy Day services. I have worked closely with the congregation’s rabbis in developing strategies and programs and have mentored many of Beth Shalom’s student rabbis.
I am a Certified Professional Coactive Coach and have successfully coached scores of people on topics ranging from career changes to personal relationship issues. My clients are from the clergy, the business world, the arts, and education. Trust, compassion, candor, humor, and playfulness are important facets of my approach to coaching.
I take great pride in the growth and progress of my clients, and I look forward to working with you. Contact me to learn more.