Gayle Keller C-Suite Network Advisor Since January 2021
Coach, Podcast Host & Motivational Speaker
Women in Business
Gayle is a seasoned master communicator and accomplished sales and marketing professional with 20 years of experience serving Fortune 500, mid-market and small businesses. Her career – spanning Microsoft, Leo Burnett, Doremus and Informa – has focused on selling strategic solutions to drive value for the products and services offered to improve top line growth.
With a passion for motivating others, Gayle inspires working women to take their risk in order to have balance and fulfillment in their careers. Her methodology empowers women to take a risk and follow their career aspirations. Gayle also hosts a podcast series called Theodora Speaks catering to working women. She interviews various Theodoras from all walks of life and industries whom have taken a risk and reinvented themselves. They tell their tales of how they failed forward while sharing the tools they used to successfully land on their feet with fulfilled hearts.
Born, raised and based in the Chicagoland area, Gayle achieved a Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications from Indiana University.
Gayle is fueled by a desire to help others see how their challenges can inform their next chapter. She speaks to her own journey as a daughter of her father who suffers from a debilitating disease, all while raising her two young daughters. Gayle navigated the demands of motherhood while rising through the ranks in a predominantly male workforce, where she found a voice advocating for the needs of her family and her professional future at stake. Gayle saw a need to offer more support for women in a transition or cusp of the next season of their lives. Inspired by her mother’s own career reinventions, and her female role models, Gayle’s mission is to provide empathy, guidance, prospective and encouragement focused on life balances while being kind to yourself.
Additionally, Gayle serves on the Board for Young Professionals for Parkinson’s Research as well as the Indiana University Student Foundation Board of Associates.
Outside of her career, Gayle enjoys cooking, socializing with friends over a glass of wine and spending quality time with her husband and two young daughters. One of her mottos to live by – inspired by George Michael – is ‘cause [you’ve] gotta have faith, a mantra she carries into her new chapter, as a reminder to stay grounded in your beliefs to achieve your dreams.
C-Suite Advisors Insights
13 January 2021 | 8:36 am