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You can’t dance with people who won’t move.
You can’t lead partners who won’t be led.

“What I enjoyed most was how Dr. Paine simply and clearly made me - a seasoned leader - not only reflect on what my team was capable of, but more importantly, how I can use my leadership as a partnership to grow as a college president.”

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans
President, Bloomfield College

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You can’t dance with people who won’t move.
You can’t lead partners who won’t be led.

“What I enjoyed most was how Dr. Paine simply and clearly made me - a seasoned leader - not only reflect on what my team was capable of, but more importantly, how I can use my leadership as a partnership to grow as a college president.”

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans
President, Bloomfield College

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You can’t dance with people who won’t move.
You can’t lead partners who won’t be led.

“What I enjoyed most was how Dr. Paine simply and clearly made me - a seasoned leader - not only reflect on what my team was capable of, but more importantly, how I can use my leadership as a partnership to grow as a college president.”

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans
President, Bloomfield College

Leadership matters.

I believe that everyone has the potential to lead. I also know we all have skills to learn or improve upon that will help us be more effective as leaders no matter what our title is. I’m committed to the idea that healthy organizations have leaders in every chair.

Everything I know about leadership, I learned on the dance floor.

Okay that’s not literally true, but I have certainly learned a lot about leading and following as a ballroom dancer. Both dance and my thirty-five years of experience in complex organizations have taught me that leadership is a complex, dynamic partnership. Our organizations and communities need creative, courageous people who will take on the challenges of leadership.

Let’s explore ways I can help you and your team learn, grow, and become authentic, effective leaders who make a difference.

Leadership Development, Professional Development

Everyone leads. The workshops and team development work I facilitate are based in this belief.
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Speaking Engagements

Everyone can make a difference. My keynote speeches are designed to encourage and support everyone in finding their own way to make a difference in their organizations and communities.
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Leadership Development, Strategy & Support

Everyone is creative. Leading is creative work. It is problem-solving, designing new ways of working, and imagining possibilities.
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I'm proud to have served many distinguished institutions including:

Johns Hopkins University
Office of the Dean of Student Life

NASPA
Student Affairs Administrators in
Higher Education

Northern Kentucky University
University Advancement

Texas Association Colleges and
University Student Personnel
Administrators (TACUSPA)

San Antonio Area Foundation

Stephen F. Austin State University
Division of Student Affairs

Texas A&M University
Division of Student Affairs

Texas A&M University San Antonio
Division of Student Affairs

University of Kentucky
College of Engineering, Office of
Alumni and Philanthropy

University of Miami
Division of Student Affairs

University of North Carolina
Charlotte - Title IX Office

University of North Texas
Division of Student Affairs

University of Texas at Austin
Division of Student Affairs

University of Texas Permian Basin
Division of Student Affairs and
Leadership

University of Texas at Tyler
Division of Student Success

Recent Blog Posts

Self-awareness in Partnerships

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash During the Leadership Yoga workshop, we often take the time to practice some partner yoga. Partner yoga is exactly what it sounds like, it’s an opportunity to practice asanas with a partner. This doesn’t mean the teacher assisting the student or even one student helping another as a more experienced student. Partner yoga is two students creating poses together as equal participants. In the workshop, we only do a couple of postures, but even fifteen minutes or so of ...

Ebb and Flow

Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash On Tuesday, I wrote about the yoga practice of alternating types of postures. After contractions come extensions, backbends alternate with forward bends. This practice mirrors the natural ebb and flow of energy in our bodies, in our work, and in our lives. Yoga practice teaches us to be aware of this natural rhythm and, over time, can teach us ways to both honor our experience and find ways to guide our energy along different paths when needed. We have ...

Heart Healthy

joshua-earle-Dwheufds6kQ-unsplash Audio Version https://gagepaineconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Week-2-Day-3.mp3 Yoga is designed to work all of your muscles rather than a particular group or type of muscle. And this includes your heart. Of course, movement works your heart as it pumps blood through your circulatory system. But that’s not all yoga does for the heart. Yogis, people who practice yoga, are known for standing on their heads, and for headstands and shoulder stands, and other less exotic versions like legs up the wall - a personal favorite - and the ...

“Hope is the thing with feathers,” says Emily.
As Maya intones, “Still I rise.”

Pablo calls us to “count to twelve” rather than ten
And Mary asks us to think about our “one wild and precious life.”

Poets teach me
To listen for the questions that go unsaid,
To ask the questions that are needed,
To find the path to wisdom and the way to make the bread.

G. Paine

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