Gail Schaper-Gordon, Ph.d.
Dr. Gail Schaper-Gordon has a passion for working with entrepreneurs, CEOs and business owners to help them become more effective leaders and to build successful organizations where employees achieve their full potential. She is both a respected business psychologist and an experienced business owner who knows how to work in sensitive and complex situations. From her experiences as a founder and CEO of a behavioral health provider network, Gail went on to develop her unique skills as an organizational psychologist.
Gail has been helping leaders grow their businesses and achieve their goals for more than three decades, one business at a time. By helping them to inspire their employees with a vision and facilitating a process that engages employees throughout the organization, she’s grown new leaders and helped transform stale businesses into thriving enterprises.
In 2008 she became a Vistage Private Advisory Board Chair. Her work has been enhanced exponentially by working with 28 to 36 leaders and companies in two different groups at one time through Vistage. This 50+ year-old organization has more than 27,000 members worldwide who benefit from the combined business experiences of their peers, expert speakers and resources.
In 2010 Gail became a grandmother. Living the “work/life balance” that she encourages in others for herself, she now travels frequently to Kauai — home to her immediate family with two lovely granddaughers. With her husband Barry Gordon, she enjoys movies, live theater and traveling to new places each year.
Hear what my clients have to say!
“Gail encouraged me to take risks that I would not normally have done, including spending the money to hire more junior talent.”Austin Katz, President & Partner, CR Creative Services
“Gail, helped us find the right person to lead the (Imperial Pipe) turn-around, and for us to focus our strategic efforts in the bigger picture of things.”Sherwood H. Egbert, Vice President, Shapco, Inc.
“Gail is such a valuable resource. She opened my eyes to things that I don’t see which are right in front of me.”Sheila Scoville, Founder, President, Omni Therapy Inc.
“Gail has this unique ability to help you come to your own conclusions, she’s not afraid to let you feel a little uncomfortable.”Lori Gangemi, CEO, AbilityFirst
“Gail has some hidden talents. She gets the psychology behind entrepreneurs and their struggles.”Inna Tuler, CEO, Maintco Corp.
“Gail has the skill to be able to see through a lot of complexity and issues to release problems and help you identify them. She’s not telling you what they are.”Fadi Rassam, CEO, Citadel CPM
“Gail is friendly, methodical, professional - and her depth of knowledge from her consulting career and experiences really allows her to guide the group efficiently.”Amer Kuric, CSO, Maker Learning Network
“Gail is more than just a good communicator, she’s a coach. I find myself comparing her to what I imagine might be the coaching experience of a professional athlete.”David Revel, President, TechMDinc
“Gail is extremely supportive, and has the best interest of every member of the organization in mind.”Mike Wagner, CEO, Lite Gear Inc.
“Gail definitely does a great job of canvassing the group and lets us weigh in so we can choose our own adventure!”Scott Anderson, CEO, Pankow Builders
“I always tease Gail that I am one of her biggest spokespersons because I’m constantly telling my network how valuable the program is.”Shanna Warren, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Burbank
"Gail's background in psychology and healthcare, and her experience working with so many business execs gives her a unique place to provide guidance."Risa Goldman Luksa, Founder/President, Goldman Marketing Group