Gina Messina, Ph.D., M.B.A. is an author, educator, and thought leader committed to positive social change through the advancement of diverse women's voices. She is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach and Consultant offering guidance to clients at the individual, team, and organizational level. Gina's approach focuses on developing an understanding of self-awareness and expression, deepening interpersonal relationships, engaging empathy, and strengthening problem solving skills for greater personal and professional growth. 


Well recognized as an expert practitioner, Gina has an international platform and has spoken at universities, organization, and conferences.


She has also presented at the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations on multiple occasions and in the national news circuit with appearances on MSNBC, PBS, NPR, and SiriusXM Radio.


Gina has been welcomed to the TEDx Stage and has been featured in The Washington Post, HuffPost, The Associated Press, and The Boston Globe among others. 

Gina began her career in non-profit advocacy and administration before shifting to higher education. Her background brings together more than 25 years of experience across multiple fields including women's leadership, intersectionality, emotional intelligence, and spiritual well-being.

  • She has written for The Huffington Post and is the author or editor of five books -- two of which were named in the top 100 books on women’s spirituality.

  • Gina offers workshops for women focused on leadership, emotional intelligence, and self-growth.

  • She also offers one on one coaching for those interested in a more engaged approach to personal and professional development. Register for a workshop or book a coaching session.