Gina LaRoche

Co-Founder and Director,
Organizational Leadership Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Coach

Gina LaRoche is a seasoned organizational leadership consultant, facilitator, and executive coach with over 25 years of experience. As the Co-Founder and a Director at Seven Stones Leadership Group, she has played a pivotal role in achieving a 24% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the firm’s 15- year existence. Gina oversees administrative functions, marketing initiatives, sales strategies, and staff development at the firm.

With a focus on the mind-body connection for transformational change, Gina brings heart, courage and a trauma-informed lens to her work. She delivers executive programs that challenge leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to accelerate results using vision, strategy, and accountability. Her clientele includes renowned companies such as Kayak, OpenTable, Mozilla Corporation, and Prudential. Gina’s current passion lies in assisting leaders in developing mindfulness and presence for themselves and integrating these practices into organizations.

In addition to her work with Seven Stones Leadership Group, Gina has served as a visiting faculty member at Simmons School of Management, where she facilitated and coached in executive education programs for companies such as Merck, Pfizer, Verizon, EMC, and the Boston Chamber of Commerce. She has also built a niche in working with colleges and universities, including Berklee College, Housatonic Community College, UNLV Law School, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Yale University.

Before co-founding Seven Stones Leadership Group, Gina garnered 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and training at high-tech and emerging growth companies. She held positions such as Director of Marketing for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where she managed product marketing for the e-Business group, and Product-Marketing Manager at Vicorp Interactive Systems. Gina began her career as a sales professional at IBM in Waltham, MA, where she received numerous excellence awards.

Gina is also an accomplished writer and collage artist, having authored several books, including “Living in Sufficiency: A Daily Journey” (2009), “Unstuck: Make the Shift” (2011), and the co-authored “The Seven Laws of Enough” (Parallax Press – June 2018), which was recognized as one of “4 Life-Lifting Books for 2019 and Beyond” by Black Enterprise.

Gina holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA from Georgetown University. She is a Strozzi Institute-trained Somatic Coach, a 2017 graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders Program, a two-year intensive meditation training program, and has studied Energy Mastery and Polarity Therapy. She has spoken at the Wisdom 2.0 Business conference and at the Mindful Leadership Summit. Gina is also a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and serves on the board of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA. She currently resides in Cambridge, MA.

4 Virtual Learning Sessions plus 6-month Racial Affinity Group Experience

For this learning path, you will participate in the 4 virtual learning sessions and be enrolled in one of three Racial Affinity Groups:

1) People who identify as People of Color (Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic)

2) People who identify as Bi-Racial or Multi-Racial

3) People who identify as White

*More specific affinity groups may be formed upon the completion of course registration

We believe that it is important to do our own work with people with similar racial experiences to build capacity for cross-race dialogue that supports authentic relationships and deep belonging for everyone. We will ask you to self-select into the group that best aligns with your racial identity. We recognize that for some this is not a simple choice and we are available to have a conversation with you to support your selection.

Together we will:

  • Reflect personally and collectively on the impact of embodied trauma, separation, scarcity and disconnection.
  • Work in learning partners and/or small groups for the sake of holding each other accountable and deepening our learning through multiple disciplines.
  • Engage in embodied practices for unwinding from the impact of racism in order to build stamina, capacity, and resilience.

Online Zoom Sessions

Time: 11am-12:30pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 5-Sessions scheduled between Sept 28, 2023 – Jan 26, 2024 (see below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-12:30pm ET.

Racial Affinity Group Schedule
Thurs, September 28, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Kick-off/ Authentic Communication
Thurs, November 2, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Unpacking Our Racial Autobiographies
Friday, November 17, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Self-Compassion
Thurs, December 7, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET What is Sustainable Abundance?
Thurs, January 25, 2024 — 11am-12:30pm ET Inclusive Leadership

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.

4 Virtual Learning Sessions Only

These four learning sessions will provide you with a new view and innovative framing of the problem as we see it. Below is a brief description of what will take place in each session:

  • Learning Session 1: Why Context Matters
    In session one, we look at our individualist narratives and the impact of not understanding the context in which we exist. 
  • Learning Session 2: Unpacking Trauma
    In session two, we discuss individual and collective trauma. We define trauma and look together about our current systems of inequality and how they evoke trauma-like responses in so many of us.
  • Learning Session 3: Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
    In session three, we get a history lesson like none other: we explore the global slave trade as the foundation for our current economic model.
  • Learning Session 4: Understanding Power
    In our last session, we examine power; power structures, our relationships with personal power; the importance of learning a healthy relationship with power when so many of us have had power abuse in our lives.

Online Zoom Learning Sessions

Time: 11am-1pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 4-sessions scheduled between Sept 21, 2023 – Jan 18, 2024 (see details below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-1pm ET.

Learning Session Schedule
Thurs, September 21, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ETWhy Context Matters
Thurs, October 26, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Unpacking Trauma
Thurs, November 16, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
Thurs, January 18, 2024 — 11 - 1pm ET Understanding Power

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your modular program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.