Gavan Ambrosini

Gavan Ambrosini


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Gavan Ambrosini PCC, GCDF, CDFI

Gavan is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and mediator.  She has over a decade of experience helping executives effect powerful changes in their careers and lives

Areas of focus:

  • Negotiations- people & contracts
  • Conflict Management
  • Change Management
  • Powerful Communication
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strengths-based leadership
  • Human-centered design solutions
  • Organizational Learning & Effectiveness



She has her B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Organizational Learning & Effectiveness from the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, CA.  Gavan is a skilled certified mediator and negotiator and has taught her clients how to positively influence others, manage conflict and to negotiate high-stakes conversations and situations with clarity and confidence.

Education & Certifications
Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coaching Federation
M.A. Ed  Organizational Learning & Effectiveness University of the Pacific (2018)

B.A.  Psychology, San Francisco State University

Additional Certification & Training

Certified Career Development Facilitator Instructor (CDFI)

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

Association of Talent Development Train the Trainer (ATD)

Certified Mediator

Specialties: Group Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Negotiations, StrengthsFinder 2.0 Practitioner, Sytems & Design Thinking, Succession Planning, EQ

Toastmaster-Competent Communicator (CC)  Competent Leader (CL) Past VP of Communications

Coaching Specializations
  • Organizational Learning & Effectiveness
  • Group Coaching
  • Career Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Strength’s Based Leadership
“Gavan helped me look inward and presented many resources to gain clarity in defining priorities, vision and to set goals. I was able to view the challenges my company was facing from a different perspective and gain insight into better problem-solving.  I found space to re-imagine what was possible for my company and focus on strategic planning.  Gavan is very skilled at helping to set realistic goals and making sure you are held accountable to them.  She is a great listener and was able to skillfully navigate conversations and meetings to gain as much data as possible to formulate game plans.  Gavan’s superpower is making you realize that no matter what type of situation or business you are in there are solutions to your issues.  If you want a coach who genuinely cares about your success and will work with tenacity until it is achieved, look no further.”

Paul Labbe  CEO, Owner  Planet Dental & Menta Dentistry


“Gavan has a warmth in her listening style and asks questions that unlock what is already known but may not be fully understood. Her genuine interest and intent for others’ well-being is undeniable. She listened to me on days when I felt burdened and disempowered by stress and helped me flip my perspective, gain a deeper understanding of how I was limiting myself and showed so much caring for my potential. I received a generous gift from her, to be heard fully, without expectation. I will always be grateful.”  Sara Mentze, Director UC Davis


“Simply said, Gavan is an amazing coach and person. She is patient, warm, compassionate and light-hearted. She gives me a sense of immediate ease that she is right there with me and that she is on my side supporting me in a non-judgmental way. While she has challenged me to reach my higher good professionally, she is smooth and tactful in her approach to challenging negative self-beliefs or limitations when it is difficult to see through the clouds. She is a wonderful listener and is excellent at reflecting back what has been said so you feel a sense of being heard and validated. This has also had the power to shift my perspective and allowed me to stretch to achieve what is possible. I am grateful for Gavan’s guidance as a coach. She is a gem!”


Charmaign Lomastro, M.A., GCDF

Career Coach | Professional Resume Writer

Charmaign Lomastro, M.A., GCDF

Career Coach | Professional Resume Writer

Workshops & Assessments

  1. Negotiating with Purpose & Power
  2. Creating a High-Performance Culture for Managers and Leaders
  3. Performance & Behavioral Coaching
  4. Leadership Vision Planning
  5. Coaching 101–How to develop a coach approach culture
  6. StrengthsFinder  2.0 101
  7. How to Play Bigger-Powerful Communication Skills based on Tara Mohr’s book “Playing Big.”
  8. Talent Attraction & Retention–How to develop an effective applicant tracking system


StrengthsFinder 2.0 Practitioner:  For decades, the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment has been given to more than 15 million people as a way to discuss and develop their unique combination of skills, talents and knowledge known as strengths.  Strengths coaching is about focusing on what others do well instead of fixating on their weaknesses.

  • People who focus on using their strengths are three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life.
  • Those who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job.
  • Teams that focus on their strengths are 12.5% more productive.

Research shows that two-thirds of the workforce are unhappy or hate their jobs. Do you have employees who may fit that description?  Learn was strengths-based coaching is and how to empower your team to re-engage in their jobs and become energized and positive contributors to your team.

360 Degree Feedback

The 360 Degree Feedback solicits feedback regarding an employee’s behavior from a variety of points of view (subordinate, lateral, and supervisory). Organizations have most commonly utilized 360-degree feedback for developmental purposes, providing it to employees to assist them in developing work skills and behaviors. However, organizations are increasingly using 360-degree feedback in performance evaluations and employment decisions.

Values Assessment    The Values Assessment helps you identify your “Why”.  When you are clear about what your values are, it is easy to understand your drivers and motivations for doing things.  You can actively build your decisions, actions, and vision for a better you, a better career or life around them.  Through a facilitated process, you will discover knowing your values can act as your compass to help give direction to what, how and why you do what you do every day.

Career & Life Wheel     Commonly used by professional life & career coaches, it helps you consider each area of your life or work and assess where you are at.  It helps you identify where you would like to give priority and areas that need more attention. The Wheel is a powerful tool to give you a vivid visual representation of the way your life or work is currently, compared to what you’d ideally like it to be.  Our professionally certified coaches can help you identify gaps in the wheel, and map out action plans to get you where you want or need to be.

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