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Gayle Hanrahan

Gayle Hanrahan, M.Ed.

Gayle Hanrahan has 30+ years of sales and training experience. She worked for many years at HOME BOX OFFICE Inc. and several cable network startups.   

While at HBO, Gayle designed and executed sales training strategies for both HBO and its clients nationwide.

She is a Best Year Yet certified coach and holds accreditation from the Center for Coaching Certification.

Specialties: Executive coaching and training facilitation for groups of all sizes. Customized presentations developed based on your organization’s unique goals and business needs. Available to create courses and professional training on numerous subjects including: public speaking, presentation skills, business writing, executive presence, negotiation skills, sales training, relationship building and client relationship development, email communications, business etiquette, soft communication skills, conflict management, people management skills and meeting skills.

In her free time, Gayle is an actress and playwright in the New England area. Her plays have been performed in both New York and Boston. She is part of the WomensWork Theatre Collaborative in Rhode Island and a writing mentor for the Manton Avenue Project – a nonprofit providing theatre opportunities for kids in lower income neighborhoods.

Gayle holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism from NYU and a master’s degree in both Writing and Adult Learning from Columbia University.  


"I have been fortunate to have a successful career in the entertainment industry, specifically as a trainer and coach at HBO. I worked at HBO for almost 30 years and also helped two start-up cable networks get off the ground. I took early retirement from HBO in 2019 after the company was purchased by AT&T and decided to start my own coaching and training business. However, I struggled with severe depression and had to try various treatments before finding one that worked for me. Through this experience, I discovered my purpose and returned to my coaching practice as a better coach and a better person. My philosophy is simple but powerful: I help clients get in touch with their core values, dreams, and goals and then create a plan to achieve them. I use the BEST YEAR YET program, which I have personally gone through twice as a participant and twice to become certified. The program has a proven track record of success and helps clients make lasting changes in their lives."

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