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Step Into Your Authentic Self, Find Genuine Power, Feel Self-Confident, Find Your True Purpose!
With Gina Gardner - 2 Time #1 Best Selling Author & Life Coach
"The Thrive Together Tribe will bring you together with like-minded people, to focus on the positive, to feel confident and find their purpose.
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"After your recent post about miracles and connecting with Gina Gardiner I have also connected with her.
I have been looking at the Genuinely You website and bought a paperback copy of her Book "Thriving Not Surviving". She is a very inspiring lady, with lots of helpful, common sense advice. I think her book will help me greatly. "
Susan Crome
An ancient African proverb recognises how profound even the smallest act can be.
 “If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent the night with a mosquito”
"We are all connected. The decisions we make, the actions we take, all have an impact on the people we know, the rest of mankind and the world in which we live.  Every act of kindness, however small, is significant.  If the human race is to thrive rather than simply survive, we must learn to enjoy our similarities and celebrate diversity." 
The 5 Secret Pathways...
Self-belief and confidence underpin everything in life.  You are the common denominator in the whole of your life.  If you believe you will fail it is a done deal.  

Believe you can and the world becomes full of exciting possibilities. 

Develop a great sense of self-esteem and a raft of empowering beliefs!
Love & Relationships
Every relationship you have is a reflection of the relationship you have with yourself, so creating a loving relationship with yourself lays a great foundation for creating and maintaining lasting, loving relationships with a partner and positive relationships with family, friends, colleagues and your boss.

Learn how to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour and to love who you are. 
Personal & Professional Success 
Fear of failing or fear of success can keep you stuck but it doesn't have to be that way!

Highly successful people have a number of characteristics in common.  
You can employ the same approach and achieve sustained success in your life.  

It is time to step into your true power to live a fearless life

We can show you how...
Changes & Transitions
There are three constants in life: death, taxes and change.  Life's changes and transitions can be incredibly challenging, a new job, redundancy, illness, disability, separation, divorce, children leaving home, retirement, or bereavement to name but a few.   Feeling supported and learning some simple strategies can help you navigate challenges and deal more easily with the anxiety, stress, grief and negative emotions they create.

It is not the challenge which defines you but how you deal with it.

Purpose & Fulfilment
So many people get to a point in their lives when they think: "Is this it?" Recognising your purpose and living it, brings a significant sense of joy and fulfilment. 

Fulfilment is one of the benefits of learning to be a human being rather than a human doing.  Learning to enjoy the journey rather than dashing from goal to goal is an important step in our spiritual journey. 

We are all spiritual beings, developing a sense of self and exploring your spiritual identity adds an exciting and meaningful dimension to your life.

The Thrive Tribe Map 
What Makes Us Great!
If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have already.

If you want to change or enhance the quality of your life you have to take action.  It has been proved that the grand gesture doesn't work!  It is small actions taken consistently over time, which create sustained change.  Our strategies have been proven to work. They have worked for many people and they could work for you!

Every journey starts with that first step. 

Change can feel overwhelming, which is why so many people choose to stay stuck where they are. The great thing is that from the outset within the tribe, you are supported in navigating the route which is best for you.

Joining the tribe ensures that things are broken down into bite-size, manageable chunks which fit together, making sustained progress easy. You start at the place which works best for you and we help you achieve the very best outcome.  

You can track your progress throughout the programme and we'll help you deal with the challenges along the way, and celebrate your victories with you.
Since the dawn of mankind, our very survival has been based on the need to belong. Early cave-men knew that being part of a community offered protection against rival clans and marauding animals looking for lunch. 

Being a member of an exclusive group ensured that there was the very best opportunity to thrive. Collectively hunting and gathering food, sharing the task of collecting wood for fires, dealing with child care and undertaking the many activities made survival possible. 

Living in close-knit groups also provided a pronounced sense of belonging. Shared experiences became an important part of their growing culture. Art, music, poetry and story-telling passed the essence of that belonging down the ancestral lines, generation by generation. 

Banishment from the tribe meant almost certain death. It is here I believe that the fear of rejection was first developed. That fear is still as strong as ever in modern times. Most of us would like to think that we have moved on significantly from our forefathers and in many ways, we have. Our need to belong, to be valued, to be seen and heard by others is I believe, as strong as it ever was.

Through the ages, families have tended to live in close-knit communities held at their centre through their spiritual and religious beliefs and practices. 
This continued to support people’s need to belong. However tough life became (and it was incredibly tough at times) there was always someone – a partner, a member of the family, the church, temple or mosque, a neighbour or friend ready to listen, to offer support, help and advice over a cuppa.

Modern day living has created a number of changes which all add to the feeling many people have, that there is something missing from their lives. This leads to an endless search for happiness, success and fulfilment. A search that can be as elusive as the quest for The Holy Grail, and just as frustrating. 

Alcohol, food, drugs, sex, shopping, endless relationships which fall apart, working too long and too hard are some examples of the way people try to fill the void. These activities may give momentary satisfaction, but they fail to provide the real, long-lasting answer.

It is somewhat of a paradox that in a time when there have never been more ways to communicate:  Phones, Skype, WhatsApp, social media platforms and the Internet have joined more traditional forms of communication yet, fewer and fewer people feel truly seen, heard, happy or fulfilled.

I have worked with people in a wide variety of situations for nigh on forty years helping them feel empowered and in control of their lives. One of the most common issues clients bring is the sense that they feel un-validated. They feel unseen and unheard and this erodes their sense of self-worth and confidence.

Feeling alone is incredibly common, despite some being in a relationship or part of a family. Feeling rejected or fearing rejection keeps many people stuck, believing that things are as they are because they are not worthy of true love. If only I was pretty, tall, slim, wealthy, young, old, clever, funny, enough then I would be loved.

One of the most powerful antidotes to these issues is to feel part of a group where you know you matter. That is the role of The Genuinely-You Thrive Together Tribe. I have created it for people who want to belong to something which recognises them as individuals. A safe place to be you, one where you will be valued for the amazing person you are when you are being genuinely you. A forum to raise questions and issues and be offered support and advice and a platform to celebrate your wins and successes. A place to recognise that you are enough - just as you are!!!  A place to belong!

It for those who want to get the very best out of life. It’s a place where you can be nurtured and supported, be heard and seen by like- minded people. You can dip in and visit whenever you have the need to take a breath, step off the world, relax and be you.
What is The "Thrive Together Tribe?"
An on-line membership group offering a place where members will :
  • be nurtured and supported by like-minded people
  •  discover lots of great ideas, strategies and inspiration  
  •  enjoy regular on-line sessions with great content and interactive group coaching 
  •  grow among people who value who you are 
Life can be tough. It is all too easy for people to focus on all the negatives with so much division and separation around. We have decided now is the time to create a new movement designed to nurture and support people who want to get the very best out of life.
The Thrive Together Tribe will bring people together, to focus on the positive and what we can do, rather than what we can’t. It is for those who want to feel confident. Those who want to see the possibilities and take charge of the quality of their life and who are prepared to help others to do the same.

The Genuinely-You Thrive Together Tribe isn’t a course. It’s a journey, a place where people can access great information and proven strategies, designed to help them feel confident, empowered and well-resourced.  Ready to manage the challenges life inevitably brings.

The Thrive Together Tribe is also designed to
be a support group. Help and support will initially come from the Genuinely-You team, but as our tribe grows, it will come from tribe members too. 

Research has shown that making lasting change is far more successful when you are supported and challenged through the process.  We are here to help you do just that!

The Membership Group is designed to be a safe place where members can feel safe, be seen and heard. Somewhere to feel truly valued in a completely non-judgemental environment.

Are You Looking for a Life Which is Happier and More Fulfilling, Where You Feel Confident and In Control of Your Own Destiny?

The Thrive Together Tribe is designed to support members achieve:
  •   consistently greater sense of self-worth
  •  lasting, loving relationships with themselves and others 
  •  ongoing personal and professional success  
  •  confidence when facing life's challenges and transitions  
  •   recognition of their true purpose 
  •  happy, successful and fulfilling lives 

One of the reasons for setting up the Thrive Together Tribe is the realisation that so many people are struggling. 

Over many years of working with thousands of people, I have identified that pretty much all the ongoing issues people find challenging are made even more difficult if they feel they're tackling them in isolation.

Many people are concerned that showing their vulnerability with colleagues will be perceived as weakness. I have found from clients that the more senior the role, the more common this thought pattern has been the case.
Many people who are in a relationship still find themselves feeling isolated and alone because they don’t want to worry their partner or family, or because their partner and family are either not interested or they simply don’t understand.

We live at a time when the numbers of people living alone and having no-one to share things with is increasing at a significant rate. 

Loneliness and isolation are a common problem for many people. They may be highly successful at work but find their personal lives are far less rewarding.

One of the most powerful antidotes to loneliness and isolation is to feel part of a group where you know you matter. That is the role of The Genuinely-You Thrive Together Tribe.
The Thrive Together Tribe is being created for people who want to belong to something which recognises them as individuals. 

A safe place where members will be valued for the amazing people they are, when they are being genuinely their best selves.

It will offer a forum to raise questions and issues, receive support and advice, and provide a platform to celebrate wins and successes. 

            A place to belong!
What's Included in Your VIP Membership:
Welcome Kit
As soon as you join you will be given access to Your Membership Area with lots of resources.

We will send you your Thriving Together 'Survival Kit' with lots of things to help you on your journey! 

It includes a themed Journal and Map
Learning Programme
Provides you with an ongoing, structured learning programme to support holistic personal development.  It offers you the underpinning principles and lots of tried and tested strategies which are easy to integrate into your busy life.  Week by week you will be given access to video's and activities designed to support you in your journey - no matter where your starting point may be.
Group Coaching
Twice monthly online presentations with interactive group coaching.

You have the opportunity to identify themes you would like covered during these sessions and you can put yourself forward to have direct coaching during these sessions.
All sessions will be recorded and available on the website for future reference after the live sessions are over.
If you'd rather learn by listening to others being coached that's fine too.
Visiting Experts
We have a great programme of visiting experts planned, covering a wide range of topics including health, human design, spiritual development, becoming a successful entrepreneur and so much more....
Private Facebook Group
 The Thrive Together dedicated Face Book Group where members can share their goals,   share any fears or difficulties they are facing, track their progress and celebrate their successes. 

Gina and the Thrive Together Tribe team will offer ideas, support, challenge, witness and accountability. 

Members will be encouraged to raise questions and suggest themes they would like covered. 

Thrive Together Tribe Members will be encouraged to support their fellow tribe members. 

The more they engage the greater the impact.
Wealth of Resources
Access to a wealth of supporting resources which support physical, emotional and spiritual growth.

Access to the full Relationship Bridge Programme

Podcasts, Videos, Articles, Activity Books

Recordings of presentations and coaching sessions

Recordings of Visiting Speakers

In a Nutshell:
In broad terms, the programme facilitates each participant' s journey to consistent happiness, personal and professional success, purpose and fulfilment. 

On a weekly basis, Tribe Members are given access to new videos, activities and written resources.  These are divided into bite-size chunks which are easy to incorporate into your busy lives.

The themes are echoed in the Tribe Member's Journal.

Research has shown that lasting transformation is far more successful when you have someone to help you: witnessing your intentions, providing the right sort of help and support, holding you accountable and celebrating your successes with you.
We know the strategies within the programme work incredibly well - when used consistently. The Thrive Together Tribe will help maintain focus, helping participants achieve their goals.
Members will be able to tap into the ongoing support that belonging to our tribe offers. This includes interactive sessions, the ongoing discussion forum, and access to the ever-growing resource bank of information and advice.
Being part of our tribe means having supporters who believe in the power of you, even when you are struggling to believe it yourself. It’s a powerful mix, with a proven track record.

Be Part of Something even BIGGER...
It is our intention that a percentage of the profits from the Thrive Together Tribe Membership will be used to provide funding to pump prime projects to support communities in becoming self-sufficient

We want to work in association with existing organisation/s with a proven track record in this field.
Research on this is in the very early stages.  If you are aware of any organisations which would be suitable, I would be grateful if you would send me their details.

Currently, our thinking is that we would like to provide funding, as an interest-free loan to help get a project started.  Once the loan was repaid, the funds would be redirected to support the next project and so on.  

Where the project involves appropriate products e.g. jewellery we could potentially have an online shop, where Thrive Together members could purchase the pieces for themselves or to give as gifts.

In the future, it may be possible for Thrive Together members, who wished to get more involved, to do so. What shape that would take, will depend on how the wider Thrive Together Tribe develops.  

Introducing Gina Gardiner
CEO of Genuinely-You
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Gina's Story
We live at a time when unhappiness and a sense of “Is this it” appear to be at an all-time high and many of the clients I meet are feeling lost. Lack of self-esteem appears to have reached epidemic proportions, which in turn is having a negative effect not only on the individual’s quality of life but in their relationships both personal and professional. 

To give you a little background on how I came to this place:
As a teenager, I was overweight, covered in eczema and very unhappy. I never felt as if I fitted in. It was the same story at college. 

It wasn’t until I started teaching aged 21 that things changed. I loved it, found I had a real passion for helping children and at times their parents to believe in themselves and to realise they could succeed. I was promoted very quickly and loved helping colleagues develop and grow. 

I made good friends and finally felt as if I belonged.

I became the youngest Deputy Head Teacher (Deputy Principal) of the largest school in the district aged 29 in 1982. I had a serious ski accident in February 1983 when I fell between 150 and 200 feet down a black run when the mogul I was sitting on gave way.

I was still experiencing some health issues when I was given permission by the medics to go skiing again as the Deputy Leader of the district School Party. 

By the end of the week. I was really struggling. I finally gave in and went to lie down. I suddenly found one side of my body had become paralysed.
After a hospital admission in Switzerland and again in England, plus a few weeks recovery at home, I returned to school, I had regained movement but was struggling with fatigue and pain. I was very pleased when I reached the end of the term and looked forward to being able to rest during the long summer holiday. It was not to be. A couple of weeks into the holiday I got the news that the Head had suddenly died. I became the Acting Head and there was much to do.

I was appointed as the permanent Headship (Principal) in January 1884. I was absolutely determined to do a good job for my pupils and my colleagues. I wanted the children to be happy and confident learners and for the staff to strive for excellence and to enjoy teaching and enthusing their pupils and their colleagues to give of their best.

Over the next few years, my mobility deteriorated which forced me to use a wheelchair around the school.  I resisted big time!! I was really worried what others would think – what a waste of energy!  
They didn’t bat an eyelid. 

A violent sneeze late in the Summer Term of 1996 ruptured a disc which resulted in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.  I was unable to put my left foot to the floor without fainting because of the pain. 
I became a very good stork. 

I had several nerve blocks and other medical interventions to help my mobility.  It took me 18 months to walk to the end of my very small garden. Three months later, on the last day of the Summer Term after school had finished, I was violently sick.  I felt something go in my back - I had ruptured another diskYet again the surgery failed.  I was then completely wheelchair bound totally unable to stand. 

A week after coming out of hospital I was back at school. At home I was incredibly dis-abled, I couldn’t make a cup of coffee if my carer had forgotten to leave a cup out or fill the kettle. At school, I could use my brain, my hands and my mouth. I could operate effectively as the Head, be doing something worthwhile and something I loved. 
For me, the decision was a no- brainer.

Using my wheelchair around school meant I could get around the site easily, it was very spread out. However, I was unable to access the inside to most of the classrooms. Even if I could have gotten my chair through the door there was no room to manoeuvre it around the classrooms. 

I had to find a different way to ensure excellence for my pupils and staff.
Necessity is the mother of invention. One of the gifts of my disability was the creation of a very different approach to helping people step into their genuine power. This facilitated a unique and highly effective leadership programme, based on mutual respect and people taking ownership of their actions and words. 

That the strategies were successful, and the success was sustained was demonstrated as the school won several accolades including being on Her Majesty's’ Inspectorate’s (HMI) ‘Best 100 Schools In England,’ list, twice during my leadership. 

The school was one of only 75 schools nationally to achieve Beacon Status which meant that I worked with large numbers of Heads, teachers and governors and with whole schools helping them develop their own leadership programmes. 

 Its aim was to improve the quality of teaching and learning, to empower teachers and thus raise standards. 
Whilst I was a serving Head I was invited to work as an Advisor, Trainer, Facilitator, Mentor and Coach with the National College of Leadership, The DFES and The London Institute on a regular basis.  

Empowering people and the development of leadership were at the core of this work. It brought a much needed, income into school and helped our school stay at the cutting edge. I did all the preparation and follow up, in my own time. I had a great Senior Management Team who ran the school when I was off-site. All the money earned was used to support staff or IT developments and special needs. 

Staff were also involved in supporting colleagues in other schools.  I found that work was a great form of pain control and I became very good at switching my body off whilst I was working but it was taking its toll. 

I left Headship in 2004 because my health was deteriorating but I was not ready to sit at home and watch daytime TV all day. I had an internal spinal stimulator fitted in September 2004. 

Since then progress with my mobility has been very slow but I no longer use the wheelchair in the house or garden and I can now walk short distances.  I still need the wheelchair to travel or go into town but my mobility is the best it has been since 1996.
I continue to work at improving it.
When I left Headship I didn’t know who I was when I wasn’t being a Head. The feelings and sense of isolation I had experienced as a teenager flooded back. 

I realised that I had to do something differently – to learn to love who I was - just as I am.
I reinvented my professional life, published my first two books to give me credibility in the business world and expanded my coaching skills. I became an NLP Master Practitioner and Coach. 

In 2006 I had an experience which was to shift my thinking and expand my horizons exponentially.  I was attending a Tony Robbins course at the EXCEL centre in London. There were 10,000 people on the course. 

An integral part of the course was the Fire Walk. I was thrilled to achieve the walk with help. As I sat back in the wheelchair, the guy behind me who was a double amputee, tipped out of his chair onto his hands and walked over the burning hot coals on his hands. I was humbled.  He made me ask myself, "Was I self-limiting, how much more was I truly capable of?"

It was a pivotal moment for me, I booked a flight to California to attend a course I had dismissed earlier in the day because I thought it would be too difficult to manage by myself. Since then I have travelled widely to study and for pleasure. I am forever in that man’s debt!

Just now I'm planning a three week trip to California to attend a media programme - it's exciting but very much out of my comfort zone!!

The principles and the strategies developed during my Headship and through my studies are at the heart of the work I do with individuals, couples, teams and whole organisations. They are tried and tested and easy to incorporate into daily life.

For years, I rarely spoke about my disability, but during a conversation with my coach at that time it became clear that it had been the elephant in the room. Realising that the story of my journey may be of value to others was the motivation for writing ‘Chariots On Fire.’ 

Many people see my wheelchair as a thing of lack. Indeed, so did I in the early days, but in reality, it has been an incredible enabler. It has allowed me to be independent, and to travel widely for study and pleasure. 
It is all about perception!

I believe that disability is a metaphor for life. Our limiting beliefs: I’m not worthy, not clever enough, I'm too old, too poor, not beautiful enough, etc. keep us stuck. I may have challenges with my mobility but I have the capacity to wheel away (usually at high speed) in my wheelchair. 

I have learned that it is not the challenges which define us but what we do with them. Focussing on what I can do, rather than what I can’t and challenging any beliefs which have the capacity to limit me have made a tremendous difference to the quality of my life.  

Over the years it has become very clear when working with individuals, couples, teams or whole organisations that the vast majority of challenges or issues fall into one of five categories: beliefs, particularly self-belief, love and relationships, achieving and sustaining success, managing change and transition and finding a sense of purpose and fulfilment. 

These are represented by the five secret pathways in my latest book, ‘Thriving Not Surviving – The Five Secret Pathways To Happiness, Success and Fulfilment.’ In the book, I share the principles and lots of practical strategies which have helped me and my clients achieve greater happiness, success and fulfilment. These act as a SAT NAV to help people navigate the challenges of life.

 I’m really thrilled that it has become the second of my books to achieve No1 International Best Seller status.

Over the years I have become more and more concerned about the numbers of people I meet who feel unhappy, isolated or alone, unseen and unheard in their personal or professional life. 

Some of these are feeling this way because they are single or are recently separated, divorced or bereaved but there are others who despite being in a significant relationship feel they have no one to share their vulnerabilities and dreams with.

Some are wrestling with the guilt of being working mothers who worry about the impact this has on their family.

Others feel isolated professionally. They are fearful of letting their guard down at work in case it is seen as a sign of weakness or they feel under-valued and unheard. 

Some fear failure whilst others hide their true potential as they fear success.

I am passionate about helping people recognise that they have the choice to be happy, to be successful and to live a life full of joy and fulfilment. 
To help them recognise that they are not broken, that they are enough and to help them access their inner resources to live life fearlessly is I believe my life’s purpose.  

To help and support as many people as I can, has required that I look to do things differently and so over the last 18 months I have written ‘Thriving Not Surviving’ and I have been creating all the resources to support the membership group I am launching called ‘The Thrive Together Tribe.’ It is designed to offer people a safe place to belong, to be seen and heard and to feel supported in their journey to happiness, success and fulfilment. 

Members will have access to the 'Thriving Not Surviving Programme' It is a structured programme full of tried and tested principles and strategies which are easy to incorporate into daily life. A major purpose of the tribe is to support members of the group create and sustain lasting success. 

We live in incredibly troubled times. Difference and a sense of separation are constantly reported in the media. Many people live in a state of constant fear, which leads to a great deal of stress, unhappiness and depression. This in turn, leads to an ever-greater sense of isolation. 

I believe it is incredibly important to recognise that we are all connected, to look at how we can support and help one another from a place of love. For people to step into their genuine, authentic power, to have the courage to live a fearless life.

The Wider Thrive Tribe.
I also wish to establish a Wider Thrive Tribe Programme. I plan that a percentage of any profit from the Thrive Together Membership Group will be used to support community projects designed to empower and provide sustainable self-sufficiency and an improved sense of community. 

We will look to partner with an organisation which is already experienced in this field. In time, I would hope that Thrive Together Tribe members would become not only provide funding but get involved in other ways offering support, mentoring and expertise but that will take some time to develop. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. 
Warmest wishes
Gina x
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