The Place Beyond Forgiveness
Gabriela Maldonado-MontanoGabriela directs our growing number of programs for family-owned businesses across the world. Many programs are provided in Spanish and are transforming the fortunes and futures of family-run enterprises. By helping them work harmoniously, grow substantially and plan strategically, they rise to meet the challenges of change, succession and transition.
For over 20 years Gabriela has worked to release the natural genius within individuals, teams and organizations. She started her career in the nonprofit and public sectors focused on unleashing human potential through sharing the basic laws of performance. Driven and inspired by the highly innovative and collaborative results of her clients she branched out into organizational consulting. Gabriela co-founded TrueChange Consultants, to assist organizations to meet challenges and rise to the their highest aspirations.
She spent 13 years transforming the health and wellbeing of employees in government health and human services in California. Within Santa Clara County government services, she lead projects across a wide breadth of government departments including hospitals, probation, corrections and social services – where she taught people how to thrive, maintain high performance and avoid burn out when working in deeply traumatic and intense circumstances.
Gabriela’s human potential consulting work now spans a wide range of national and international organizations including non-profits, government agencies, family-owned businesses and multi-national firms.
Currently Gabriela lives in the Silicon Valley and loves living in this “mecca” of innovation, where she enjoys how the creativity of the human mind is constantly bringing new entrepreneurial ideas to life. One of her great strengths is working seamlessly with ethnically and culturally diverse organizations.
Gabriela’s heart lies in helping children lead joyful lives. She was co-director for The Center for Sustainable Change, a U.S. national nonprofit which aims to transform the lives of children and youth in distress. She continues to actively support and work with this organization.
Dr. Linda PettitWhy move from entrepreneurship to academia? After 30 years of fascinating clinical experience, I am delighted to share what I’ve learned with people just beginning their development as helping professionals.
I’m also interested in doing what I can to shift helping professionals toward a paradigm that TRULY sees and supports the beautiful, healthy spirit that is inside every human being, no matter what they’ve done or been through. My ability to see and understand how to help others connect with the wisdom within them jumped forward when I was introduced to the 3 Principles behind the human experience: Mind, Thought and Consciousness. These 3 Spiritual Principles were first described by Sydney Banks (www.sydneybanks.org). When people learn about these 3 Principles, and really begin to glimpse their nature, they often move quickly and easily away from psychological distress toward well-being.
Besides my work at Siena Heights, I’ll continue to do 3 Principles-based training, consulting and coaching with my husband, William F. Pettit, Jr, MD, a psychiatrist, who has been sharing the 3 Principles understanding for over 30 years with his patients, colleagues, family and friends.