Gina is the founder and President of Genuine Insights Inc., a contemporary professional development training practice whose mission is to leverage the genius within every individual and organization. Gina spoke on the subject of genius at the 2010 TED Global Conference at Oxford University and is the author of PRACTICAL GENIUS: How to Put Your Personal Power to Work for You, which will be published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in the fall of 2011.
Gina has been a guest lecturer, trainer and strategist for organizations including Merck Co., Fannie Mae, Booz Allen Hamilton, the BET Network, the Interpublic Group, the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Hispana Leadership Institute, the Stern School of Business at New York University, and for the Endeavor Organization. She is also the curator of TEDxMIA, an independent movement to spread genius in southern Florida and is a member of the Visionary advisory board for the Wolfsonian – FIU Museum.
Before launching her own practice, Gina held executive positions at Fortune 500 companies including Avon Products and PR Newswire, where she was responsible for spearheading multicultural and international marketing efforts.
As a result of moving from vision to venture, last year Gina was awarded the 2009 March of Dimes Woman Living to the Fullest Award and in 2010 selected as one of Poder Magazine’s top “20 Under 40” Hispanics within the United States.
A native New Yorker, Gina graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Binghamton University and is a National Urban Fellow holding a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College in New York City.
To watch Gina in action, please visit http://www.genuineinsights.com/gina_in_action.html
unleashing genius, TEDx, cultural modernism, creativity, innovation and building global communities
Most people consider genius to be a gift bestowed on folks like Einstein or Mozart but not the rest of us. Contrary to this belief, PRACTICAL GENIUS is based on the underlying assumption that each of us possesses genius deep inside of us and it’s just waiting to be cultivated and set in motion. In my own life, I believe as a fully realized woman, authentic and entirely visible to the world, I am capable of exceptional accomplishments in my work, my community, and with my family and friends. That means I am the genius, not operating in the lofty, exclusive heights of science or culture, but right here, right now.
That’s what PRACTICAL GENIUS is all about: identifying and leveraging both the soft and hard unique personal assets each of us posses. Of course, it’s also about using those assets to open doors, attract opportunity, leverage personal power, and succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
Practical Genius, Innovation, Fat Brains and Cultural Modernism
I am a gifted story teller, change agent and advocate for the spreading of new ideas
My TED story is I was an audience speaker at TEDGlobal 2010 and the title of my talk was Your Other G-Spot (g for genius). And I am also the founder of TEDxMIA.