Hi, I'm Luci Gabel

MBA, MA, ACE, ACSM.  I'll help you be an outstanding leader, create results, and inspire your team.

More about Me

Along with experience and multiple advanced degrees in business, nutrition, and physiology, I’ve held leadership roles in the Department of Defense and private companies, and have been an entrepreneur and start-up founder.

I’ve lived and worked in Seoul, South Korea; New York City; Washington, DC; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Silicon Valley. A former triathlon competitor, blackbelt in Taekwondo, personal trainer and exercise class instructor, I like to be where there is plenty of urban excitement, and where outdoor activities and healthy food is easy to find. I currently live in Los Angeles with my husband.

After my twenty-plus years of experience and education in both leadership and health, I’ve worked to get where I am today. I know the secrets to being a successful leader that leads their teams and companies to success, along with having exceptional mental and physical health and a complete and satisfying life. That’s specifically what I’ll help you to have.

That’s it in a nutshell. 

If you’d like more details keep reading,
or grab a copy of my new book
Eat to Lead,  which comes from my background of over 20 years working with hundreds of people on balancing busy careers and health. It incorporates the most up-to-date research on how food works with neuroscience, the gut microbiome, genetics and physiology to help you eat for optimal leadership ability—improved energy, mental stamina, mood, mental focus, and health.

I was the owner and founder of

LuciFit, LLC from 2007 to 2019, a personal training and nutrition counseling company. For twelve years my team and I worked with executives,  and entrepreneurs in Washington DC, Silicon Valley, and internationally. We helped them to successfully incorporate healthy habits into busy lives, overcome disease and injury, and foster optimal performance through personal training, coaching, and corporate programs. My team was comprised of highly skilled and educated professionals who loved their work, and our clients loved us, too.

I was co-founder and director

of a VC-funded start-up where my partner and I created a large boutique fitness club and spa in Washington DC, which received awards and press for it’s high standards, beauty and innovation. Above are some of the magazines my company and I were featured in. I worked with a prestigious social club in Honolulu, Hawaii, where within 10 months I helped the company multiply profitability. And I was the director of the growth and development of a high-profile resort club and spa in Seoul, South Korea for the U.S. department of defense which became the backbone of the community. I received the Commanders’ Award for Civilian Service for my work.

My Career Began

Studying pre-medicine at Binghamton University at which time I studied physiology and psychology, and taught exercise classes to pay for school. These experiences together started me on my path of studying and promoting human health through prevention. As you'll see below, I furthered my study in multiple areas afterwards. I've always had an experimental and inquiring mind, with an propensity towards science, business, innovation, and leadership. 

Throughout my leadership career,

I’ve also maintained a private coaching clientele. 
I’ve helped hundreds of people including executives, entrepreneurs, military officers and royalty. 

What Clients Have Said

Not like any coach I’ve worked with.

  Fresh, new and different.

     Exciting and cutting-edge.

My Credentials

Johns Hopkin’s University

• Master’s Degree in Business Administration

University of Maryland College Park

• Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on Genetics
• Four-year degree program in Nutrition and Dietetics


Binghamton University (SUNY) 

• Bachelor’s Degree in pre-medicine with an emphasis on physiology and psychology


Johns Hopkins Certified Executive Coach
Certified Health Coach, ACE
Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACSM
Certified Hospitality Supervisor, AH&MA
Front Line Guest Service Training, AH&MA
Motivation and Team Building Training, AH&MA


It takes boldness, but also finesse and skill

to embody the qualities of a leader: someone who people admire, respect, and want to follow for the long term. After over 20 years of education and experience in the fields of leadership, business, and health I now help others successfully take on challenging roles of leadership. Your willingness to learn and grow, and also be different, will get you far. And I can help.

I live in Los Angeles

and I work virtually with clients around the world. I also travel and have international family and friends which has helped me to grasp the subtle differences in cultures, and how we can cross boundaries with skill. 

You need to be the best version of yourself to succeed in your leadership roles.

Through 20 years of experience in my fields of expertise, these are the three most important things I’ve learned:


Leaders excel at harnessing their own energy as well as the energy of others.
The best leaders aren’t born into the role, they’re made through purposeful learning and skills practice. They know how to create high-quality, motivated teams so everyone wins. I can help you with that.


You’ve got to listen to and respect yourself as well as others.
“We can’t serve from an empty vessel.” We can learn, and with practice become good at, giving ourselves what we need and giving others what they need. It's not a question of "either-or," both are absolutely necessary for long-term success. I've experienced it, and so have my clients. 


Exceptional health is the only way to maintain the stamina necessary for leadership.

The right health habits will help you outperform your competition, and make you younger and stronger—from your skin to your brain, right down to your DNA. I share details on that in my new book: Eat to Lead.


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