Selfie Word - AND. For my being a combination, capable of holding paradoxes.
Her Inner Light - Everything that has intersected with me and my part in the whole.
Her message to women everywhere - “You’re beautiful. Every wrinkle is a sign of true emotion shared with another human being, and together they make a map of all the emotional connections.”
Why do I feel the way I do and what is the connection between emotion and thought? What is reality versus what I perceive and define as reality? What is my subconsciousness and how does it work? Gina Mele has long been asking such questions, and they have taken her on an unique path. She started in science for answers, studying biochemistry and cell biology, which culminated in a graduate degree in neurobiology. When science alone wasn’t enough to satisfy her queries, she embarked on a decade-long investigation of eastern philosophies, belief systems and mindset practices.
Raised in Oakland by a mother who had been a nun and a father who had studied to be a Jesuit priest, Gina's quest of big questions was sparked at an early age by this background in divinity. "I like to look at things from a high vantage point,” says Gina who also happens to be an avid rock climber. She has mountaineered all over. Her biggest rock climb is Huascaran of Peru, one of the furthest places from Earth’s center. Steeply grounded in the physical world, Gina continues to span the internal. By combining her scientist sensibilities with her belief learnings, Gina is forging a new field of study that draws on neurobiology, spirituality, mindfulness, and communications all towards opening untapped human potential.
"This is the truth for me,” Gina says, “Now is the most exciting time to be alive as a human being. We have our thumbs. We’re walking upright. We’ve discovered tools and created technologies. What's next for our species along the evolutionary process?" Another big question. Gina believes that humans are at a powerful point of transformation. But instead of the Darwinian view that maps out physical evolution, Gina believes that our species is on the brink of a consciousness evolution. She explains, “We are not only our physical bodies. More than cells, we are also made whole by our emotional, mental, and spiritual states. On top of that, our physical bodies are interconnected with the inner-wise parts of us. So it makes sense that our species' next level of growth is going to come from a place that’s not just physical.” Growing our understanding of our inner landscape is a step toward a higher state of being. Gina’s work focuses on harnessing the inner consciousness to achieve awareness and effect purposeful change in the world.
Gina is herself an example that positive change is possible by tapping into one’s potential and shifting one's internal consciousness. Gina had always wanted to start her own business, but for a long time she was too scared. In 2005 she came across a technique on expanding the mindset. After practicing the technique herself, she began to see tangible, successful changes in her own life. She offered her Belief Work to others and became so successful with it that she launched a consulting company to help people overcome self-sabotaging beliefs and make large-scale changes. Now through Gina Mele Consulting she offers her techniques to Fortune 500 companies. Gina's workshops on corporate leadership, effective communication and team building have helped many executives shift unconscious barriers and create positive change on an organizational level. With her expertise, corporate leaders recognize how consciousness controls behavior. By creating workplaces where leaders speak from inner authority with authenticity and clarity, Gina is bringing more consciousness to the corporate world.