Seven Stones founders Gina LaRoche and Jennifer Cohen met each other in 2005 through a collegial group dedicated to looking at the distinction of sufficiency. After discovering they shared a common way of seeing and thinking about the world, as well as a passion to pursue meaningful work that could have a positive impact on both individuals and society, they began collaborating together and eventually founded Seven Stones Leadership Group in 2009.
While Seven Stones has grown and evolved since those early days, Gina and Jen’s original vision for the firm remains unchanged:
To help people achieve their true potential as individuals and leaders in a way that affirms the value of all life, creates lives, communities and organizations that will stand the test of time, and inspires them to embrace what is full, exquisite and already available in their lives.
Gina LaRoche is an organizational leadership consultant, facilitator and executive coach. She is a co-founder of Seven Stones Leadership Group with Jennifer Cohen. She brings respect, clarity, truth and love to all of her work. Gina leverages 25 years of experience in delivering executive programs that have challenged leaders, teams and entrepreneurs to accelerate results using vision, strategy and accountability. Her most recent clients include Nike, Warner Brothers, Draper Labs and Booking Holdings. Her current interest is working with leaders to develop mindfulness and presence for themselves and bringing these practices into organizations. She has spoken at Wisdom 2.0 Business conference and at the Mindful Leadership Summit. She is a 2017 graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders Program, a two-year intensive training in the Insight Meditation tradition. She is also a member of the board at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA.
Gina is a writer and collage artist, and author of Living in Sufficiency: A Daily Journey (2009), Unstuck: Make the Shift (2011) and the co-author of The Seven Laws of Enough (Parallax Press). The Seven Laws of Enough was named on of “4 Life-Lifting Books for 2019 and Beyond” by Black Enterprise. Gina has been interviewed by numerous NPR affiliates and media outlets throughout the country where she has discussed her book and how all readers can apply the principles of Sustainable Abundance to their lives.
Gina is currently a visiting faculty member at Simmons School of Management where she teaches and coaches in its executive education programs. As a faculty member, Gina has worked with Merck, Pfizer, Verizon, EMC and the Boston Chamber of Commerce teaching mentoring, strategic networking and gender and leadership, while coaching participants on their 360 feedback. Gina has built a niche in working with colleges and universities. Her most recent work includes Berklee College, Housatonic Community College, UNLV Law School, Northeastern University and Yale University.
Prior to Seven Stones Leadership, Gina acquired 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and training at high-tech and emerging growth companies. She served as director of marketing for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) where she managed product marketing for the e-Business group. She was also a product-marketing manager at Vicorp Interactive Systems. Gina started her career as a sales professional at IBM in Waltham, MA where she received numerous excellence awards.
Gina holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA from Georgetown University. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and sons.
Jennifer Cohen is a leadership and organizational coach and consultant with 25 years in the field coaching hundreds of individuals and groups, specializing in developing leaders to excel in a context of uncertainty and quick-shifting terrain. Her coaching and training is distinguished by her applied studies in communication theories including quantum physics, ontology, neuroscience, Somatics and systems thinking.
Jennifer’s coaching experience is informed by two decades of working with executives across industries from healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology, and throughout many of the most prestigious professional services firms. Within the context of cutting-edge Leadership Development Programs, Jennifer has brought executives from the boardroom into a dojo style learning environment to hone their leadership skills through in-depth training and development opportunities she both designed and led.
Jennifer is known as a “coach’s coach” and is a coach to some of the senior coaches at The NewField Group, one of the nation’s top schools for coaching. She has worked with corporate clients including Pfizer, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Boston Consulting Group, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and Nike. She has also coached senior executives from Merck and EMC in her work at Simmons School of Management. She has a niche in coaching world-class academicians from institutions such as Simmons and Harvard Business School. She has served as the Director of Coaching Education for Mobius Executive Leadership, a global boutique-consulting firm serving Fortune 500 companies.
She is the co-author with Gina LaRoche of The Seven Laws of Enough (Parallax Press 2018). The book was named “4 Life-Lifting Books for 2019 and Beyond” by Black Enterprise. Jennifer has been interviewed by numerous NPR affiliates and media outlets throughout the country where she has discussed her book and how all readers can apply the principles of Sustainable Abundance to their lives. She is also author of the chapter, “From Surviving to Thriving” in the book Being Human at Work, edited by Richard Strozzi Heckler.
Jennifer has a master’s degree in Applied Psychology with an emphasis on systems theory from the Antioch New England Graduate School, and she did her undergraduate work in philosophy at Oberlin and Barnard. Jennifer and her spouse are avid gardeners and co-parent their daughter, Sophia.
"The support and encouragement from Gina was consistent, unwavering and available at a critical juncture in our organization evolution and my career evolution."
"One of the most productive, pleasing and powerful processes I’ve partaken of in my quest to lead a more pleasurable and powerful life has been engaging with Jen Cohen in a coaching relationship."