GAIA Insights was established in January 2012 by founder and Managing Director Martina Mangelsdorf.
Martina is a dedicated Human Resources professional with 13 years of experience in Staffing, Talent Management and Leadership Development. Her functional expertise was built in small niche firms as well as in large multinational corporations such as DuPont and Novartis, where she held different positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, Martina was Head of Talent Management and Staffing for region Latin America with Novartis Pharmaceuticals, based in the United States.
Having lived in five countries and worked or travelled in over 50, Martina embraces life as a truly global citizen. She was fortunate to see a lot of the planet’s diversity and benefit from inspiring encounters when, in her late 20’s, she fulfilled her childhood dream of backpacking around the world solo. This life changing experience shaped her view of human nature and led her to infuse her newfound insights into corporate talent management.
Martina has always been fascinated with the personal development process and its impact on expanding potential. Specifically, she is intrigued by the role memorable experiences play in that process, serving to reconnect individuals with their own true sense of purpose. Influenced by the principles of gamification and positive psychology, Martina has developed energizing concepts which initiate positive behavioral change and result in sustainable leadership qualities that drive business.
Realizing how corporations of all industries struggle to develop their next generation of leaders, Martina brought together her passions for people, the planet and for expanding potential by founding GAIA Insights.
On occasion, Martina may choose to co-moderate an event with an inspiring co-facilitator from her extensive network of qualified training professionals.
Since 2013, GAIA Insights is proud to be affiliated with Future Workplace, an executive development firm dedicated to rethinking and reimagining the workplace. Future Workplace provides executive education to HR leaders and high-potential managers to build the skills and capabilities needed for success in the workplace of the future. Martina serves as the European Director of the 2020 Workplace Network sponsored by Future Workplace.
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