Gemma George, Ph.D.,
is currently engaged as a free lance consultant and principle with GGeorge Consulting. She also a partner at Resources Unlimited Partners an organization founded on the values of integrity in leadership and dedicated to helping ethical leaders enhance and transform the culture of their small and mid-sized organizations, through coaching, leadership development, teambuilding and conflict management. Her projects and assignments have included work with non-profit organizations in southern California, research projects, data gathering and analyses for governmental organizations and in Academia. She is a personal transformational coach and utilizes neuroscience and new paradigm development techniques in her leadership and professional development coaching interventions.
Gemma has worked at the Los Angeles County Bar Association as Education and Training Coordinator on the most current issues in ADR and Mediation and in that capacity she has been involved in mediation and conflict resolution training & program development since 2003. As a trained mediator since 2001, she has mediated and facilitated a variety of cases for HOAs, as well as with small business, community and faith-based organizations.
Gemma has a B.A in Sociology and Marketing, an M.A. in Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, a Ph.D. in Organizations and Management, and certificates in Human Resource Management and Transformational Coaching. Gemma has been able to integrate her knowledge and experience in her areas of expertise to help small and mid-sized businesses manage organization culture change. She is committed to Adult Education and Learning; an adjunct professor at University of Redlands where she teaches Management Theory, Organization Development and Design and Pacific Coast University School of Law where she teaches ADR and Mediation and Touro University where she teaches Organization Change Management. She also has experience teaching and training MBA, Executive MBA and Business Executives on teambuilding, leadership development and strategy.
Gemma is past Chair of the California State Bar ADR Committee as well as co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusivity sub-committee. She has written articles on Diversity in the Organization, the Implementation of ADR in Organizations and Appreciative Inquiry in Mediation and has presented some of her work on Diversity and the Elimination of Bias at several meetings and conferences including the State Bar Annual Meetings, The Orange County Mediation Conference and to organizations like the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
She is also a member of the Academy of Management, a professional organization committed to advancing theory, research, education, and practice in the field of management (www.aom.org). At the Academy of Management she has held positions on the membership committee of the Teaching & Learning Conference and as Chair of the Academy Membership Committee. Her current research interests are in Organization Design and its impact on Healthcare and Technology & Innovation Incubators.