Gina Halsted has lived and worked most of her life in New England. After earning a degree in Psychology from Tufts University, Gina enjoyed twenty years with IBM – even before PCs were invented! She became interested in education while her sons were in grade school and completed her Ed.M. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2008. Gina was a business coach for women before discovering the power of coaching with youth.
As a coach, Gina’s mission is to help teens gain a strong sense of self, direction and confidence. As an educator, she believes in the value of understanding how you think and learn. And as a parent of two (former) teens, she has witnessed the magic that occurs when a young person dreams big, has a positive vision and believes in themselves. Gina brings all three perspectives to the high school and college students she works with in the Boston area.
Gina works with students near Boston, MA. She specializes in helping high school students gain self- knowledge, confidence and leadership skills. She also helps juniors and seniors with the inner game of the college application process and college freshmen seeking a smooth transition to college.
Gina’s best thinking is done while working in her garden or creating anything with her hands. She loves snow, skiing, walking her enthusiastic dog, learning new things and traveling. She shares all these loves with her husband and two sons.
Offer coaching :
- Locally in Boston, MA
- Online with Skype
- By phone call
Fun Facts About Gina
- I love to travel and have been to all seven continents (Yes, even Australia and Antarctica!) My favorite places are New Zealand, Antarctica and Italy
- I lived and worked in Paris, France for two years
- I’m half Italian and believe that good food, good friends and good conversation are the fuel for a good life
- I make amazing Bread and Butter pickles from cucumbers grown in my garden
Why she likes to work with kids
I particularly love helping a teen realize how they are unique, what gives them strength and what gifts they can bring to the world.
What does she love the most about where she lives
I live in a very small town 12 miles outside of Boston. What I love about my community are our strong values on education, land conservation, walking trails, organic food, the arts and social justice.