Annelies M Gentile, MA, PCC is a Visionary, Integrative Life and Leadership Executive Coach, Speaker, Process Artist, Facilitator and Author of From Chaos to Calm :: Leading Change from the Inside Out, an invaluable guide to resilience— sense, solace and sanity for our rapidly changing world.
🔥 From managing burnout
🎨 to nurturing ideas, momentum and transformative leadership
💀 to tending grief associated with change . . .
Annelies brings 33 years of career experience to helping leaders, and those they serve, traverse the gaps of uncertainty with courage, creativity and grace.
Influencing all levels of change from micro to macro, she coaches one-to-one, facilitates groups, leads retreats, and inspires many as a speaker.
She helps professionals across diverse fields of faith, government, healthcare, law, education, non-profits, arts, tech, science and sales. Clients include IBM, GSK, SAS, NCSU, City of Raleigh, NCDOT, Fidelity, Iron Mountain, Helm, Baptist Medical Center, UNC-REX, WakeMed, Campbell Law, NC Bar Association, Captrust, NC Alliance for Mental Health, and more.
Through her business Conduit for Change, LLC, a unique resource for creative transformation, she guides individuals, leaders, communities and organizations through change using an integrative approach that's experiential, intermodal and presence-based, ie: whole person/whole system.
Services are custom-designed, unique to the needs of each client, and includes...
🌟 Executive Life and Leadership Coaching and Creative Consulting
🌟 Engaging Interactive Speaker Keynotes
🌟 Retreat Facilitation and Experiential Workshops
Expertise: Integrative Health and Wellness, Resiliency, Transformative Leadership, Conflict Transformation, Imposter Syndrome, Change Management, Creative Process, Team-building, Positive Psychology, Mindset and Mindfulness, Spirituality, Grief and more.
One-to-one, for groups and from the stage she's helped thousands of leaders, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and visionaries navigate change, focus and take bold brave action in their personal and professional lives with measurable positive results for all. From collaborations to conferences she works with individuals, and small to large groups, including family dynamics and partnership systems.
Her education includes a Master’s Degree in Coaching (Maryland University of Integrative Health), graduate studies in Creativity, Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding (European Graduate School in Switzerland), Transformative Leadership (Tai Sophia Institute), BA (St. Augustine's). She's also a certified teacher of Yoga, Mindfulness, an Interfaith Minister, and a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF.
Her previous careers include working on Broadway, first national tours, film production, manager of Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai, regional educator for three global companies, and visual artist, photographer and designer. She’s worked closely with three NC governors consecutively including Bev Perdue for eight years. It was Bev who encouraged Annelies to pursue her career path of coaching. She calls this pivotal moment, "Bev's Blessing".
Having traveled 22 countries and 47 US states, Annelies discovered a universal truth most people seek the Same Three Things(c): to be heard, to feel safe and to hold a sense of belonging. She works from a place of inclusion to help you find peace, joy and trust in one another again.
At her core, Annelies is a teacher, sacred space holder and trusted co-pilot, a natural born intuitive who brings hope, inspiration and creative insight. No matter whom she serves, Annelies believes the secret to success is compassion and making a gourmet salad with weeds.
Annelies is also an Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counselor helping individuals, couples and leaders communicate clearly with meaning and compassion. Presiding over life transitions from birth to death to honoring sacred celebrations, ceremony, weddings is another way she holds space for meaningful moments. She's ordained through CA Universal Life Church (2007) and NC Earthstar Spiritual Center (2021).
Annelies is your Chief Wisdom Officer. She helps you see what you can't yet see, say what you may not be brave enough to speak aloud, and boldly do what must be done. We all need a mirror to see ourselves. She's your pattern recognition mirror.
Annelies helps you cross the threshold of uncertainty. This looks different for different people. Much like multi-faceted magic; she's every leader's best kept shared secret.
As a coach, speaker and facilitator she's helped thousands of leaders, entrepreneurs, executives and visionaries transform, find focus and take bold brave action in their personal and professional lives.
Former governor Bev Perdue encouraged Annelies to become a coach. It's here, with "Bev's blessing" that she began her path of coaching leaders. For most of her career Annelies was a hair and make-up artist to the stars. Bev was her client for eight years.
Working in theater and television production, management, corporate training and visual arts is where she frequently worked closely with high-performing, high-level professionals.
She's also served high-achieving stars such as Bernadette Peters, Petula Clark, Andy Griffith, Tony Curtis, Sandra Bullock, Tom Selek, Jerry Lewis, Juliette Prouse, Patrica Neal, and political figures such as Brian Williams of NBC, President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council member Eboo Patel, White House Advisory Council Syliva Jackson, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Senators Richard Burr, Bob Dole and so many more relied on her trusted gift of presence.
Leaders she works with treasure her insight, compassion and safety to be vulnerable in her presence. She consistently brings these values to her coaching practice today.
Annelies began work at age 19 way before the internet. Youngest ever hired by three global haircare companies. Matrix International, Zotos International and Paul Brown. She became regional educator for each company and worked her way up to even being featured at age 21 on 60 minutes!
She's a life-long learner and seeker. She senses everything in life is connected and believes in always asking good questions. Decades of continuing education in mind, body, spirit connection, consciousness, science and spirituality add to the complexity and depth of her wisdom, ability to serve and deeply listen. This includes extensive training in mindfulness, meditation and a Hatha YTT-200 yoga teacher certification. She's also a certified teacher of Laughter Yoga with Dr. Madan Kataria.
With a Masters in Coaching and a knack for poking in a good way, Annelies' gift of presence and loving interruption gently calls you “back to center”. Through leadership coaching, engaging keynotes, and inspiring retreats Annelies helps leaders face uncertainty with courage, creativity and grace.
From chaos to calm, Broadway to blacksmithing, divorce, death and Dubai, Annelies is no stranger to change— making her great at helping YOU embrace life’s wild and wooly edges with gratitude, maybe even glee.
Learn more about her COACHING at conduitforchange.com
...and more about her ART at anneliesgentile.com
Annelies M Gentile, MA, PCC