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Hi, I'm Luci Gabel


You can come out of this "big shift" on top.

But don't delay, things are changing at a recordbreaking pace.

Ask me how I can help you and your team navigate through these challenging times.

I work with individuals and groups.

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What Clients Have Said


"Fresh, new and different.

Exciting and cutting-edge."


About Me

I'm an integrative leadership coach and trainer for individuals and teams. I'm an authorspeaker, and a professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine department of Clinical Research and Leadership.

Along with experience and advanced degrees in business (MBA, Johns Hopkins), nutrition and physiology (MA, University of Maryland College Park), I’ve held leadership positions for private companies and the Department of Defense, and have been a serial entrepreneur and VC-funded start-up founder. I'm not an armchair theorist—I've been there.

I dare to do things differently—and succeed. I've succeeded at keeping my high standards, values, health, integrity, authenticity, empathy and kindness in departments and organizations I've led while at the same time created thriving businesses and teams. Now I help others do the same, and  I can help you do it, too. 

I’ve lived and worked internationally: Los Angeles, Seoul, South Korea; New York City; Washington, DC; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Silicon Valley. I can share from experience that businesses and leaders have the same challenges everywhere. You're not alone and you're not the first to have them. You can have a caring coach and smart strategist at your side during the difficult times so you can create the career and life of your dreams. I will be that person for you.


I work with clients around the world.

I've been working with clients and students online since 2011, and in person before then. I've worked with international communities since I started my career. I understand the subtle differences in cultures and generations; and within those categories everyone is different. Your differences don't have to be difficulties, in fact you can make them one of your strengths. 

If you'd like to discuss how I can help you with your leadership, create the change you want to see in the world, inspire your teams to greatness and lead a career and a life you love, connect with me here.

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My Education

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

My Certifications

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


How I Work with Organizations

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You need to be the best version of yourself to succeed in any leadership role.

Through a lifetime of experience in leadership and health, 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. Read more details on that in my book: Eat to Lead.

"After working with Luci, I eat better, I sleep better, I make better decisions, I make more money, I'm on top of my game, and I'm a better leader overall. I've tripled my income from last year, and it's only April."

Gary Schira

Owner, CEO
MyEnursery: Best Online Live Plants


"Luci delivered more than expected, and my expectations were high. When we met for our first session, she engaged quickly and parsed through lots of new and disorganized information to identify and hone in on a critical thread to make quick progress and impact— she cut through a LOT of noise to make our time together beneficial to me; that was impressive."

Christian Hamilton

Founder | Acoustic Orange

Having known Luci for 3 years has been a real joy.

In one of our once per week goal setting meetings she asked me about my dreams, and got me thinking and using my brain in a different way.

The next thing I did was make a phone call that changed my life. And I was 59 at the time.

As a freelance artist, I now travel in the summer with an entertainment traveling caravan for 6 months. I live life for these exciting moments. I get work opportunities that the average person would miss out on, and they lead me to uniquely beneficial financial situations.


Al  Sideen

Owner | Caricatures by Alan Sideen

Working with Luci got me thinking outside the box and led me to taking steps I hadn’t otherwise thought of taking.

As a result, my career opened up to greater promise, more earnings potential, and higher levels of growth and satisfaction than I imagined I might have at this juncture. I’m feeling strong, confident, and excited about my future.

Frank Khan

Program Leadership, Quality, Public Health, Patient Safety Operations


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