Meet "GIE" the Coach of "Why".
Leadership Coaching for the 21st Century
I am one of four girls… And the smallest of our litter, as my Dad used to say. I grew up on a farm, and my Southern accent comes from my Charleston roots. As the smallest girl, a.k.a. runt, I was forced to work hard for my place at the table. We lived paycheck to paycheck, and there was no money for higher education. I was often told "you can't do that."
But I knew I could. So I developed the mindset of an Intrapreneur and acted like I owned whatever business I was working for.
I took many “calculated” risks in each organization where I worked because of my Intrapreneurial mindset. I wanted to always be learning and improving whatever job/process that I was involved with knowing that it ultimately would help serve the customer.
Gie's "WHY" is all about using her "runtish" attitude to be continuously learning and encouraging others to do the same.
Please call her "Gie," the name given to her by her grandson.
Deputy State Chief Information Officer
for North Carolina’s Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). With a budget of over $200 Million and a staff of 600, ITS provides technical services to the state’s agencies, local governments, community colleges and universities.
Director of the Enterprise Project Management Office
for the State of North Carolina, including the development of a certification training program for project managers and oversight of 60 projects valued at $1 Billion.
1 of the 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management
by PM Network magazine. Recognized for her project management expertise, she directed NC's muti-million dollar electronic commerce initiative and Statewide Portal development - which was recognized by Digital Government's "Best of the Web" as an innovative and citizen-centric website.
Bachelors Degree & Multiple Certifications
In addition to her 30 plus years of experience she holds a degree in Psychology, Certifications as Project Manager, Emotions Mentor, and COR Coaching Academy Graduate.