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Hana Kabele Gala, PhD

Hana is a Professor of Business Management at South Seattle College and she serves as the Director of the Coaching Program at Leadership Associates. 

Hana is a certified executive coach (ACC ICF) and embodiment specialist.  She is an active member of many industry associations (SHFM, NACE, HFTP) and consulted for multiple Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, Coca-Cola). 

 

Hana brings a unique blend of both practical experiences from the world of business operations (hotels, high-end restaurants) as well as a conceptual theoretical background rooted in academic training and applied research (Charles University, University of Oxford, Cornell University). 

As an executive coach, Hana works with clients who want to live better lives and who want to achieve real results efficiently. 

Hana lives in Seattle, WA. She enjoys long walks, audiobooks, and creating moments of joy and beauty in everyday life.    

Expertise

  • Coaching
  • Neurocoaching
  • Complexity
  • Leadership & Women
  • Diversity & Belonging 

Coaching Credentials 

  • International Coaching Federation certified (ACC, licensed through March 2026) 
  • Embodiment Leadership (Strozzi Institute 2019) Certified Coach  
  • The Leadership Circle 360 Certified Debriefer 
  • Nurturing the Heart with Brain in Mind, Neurobiology with Bonnie Badenoch (Professional Counseling & Psychotherapy Ireland) 

Education

  • PhD on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Mediation (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) 
  • MA in International Relations (Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA)
  • MA in Russian and Eastern European Studies (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • BA in Political Science (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Memberships 

  • International Coaching Federation (Board Member of ICF Austria)

Languages

English, Czech

Expertise

  • Coaching
  • Neurocoaching
  • Complexity
  • Mental well-being of men 

Education

  • PhD Distribution Models of Humanitarian Aid in the European Union (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) 
  • Visiting Scholar (Forced Migration, Oxford University, GB)
  • MA in European Studies (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • BA in Political Science (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)

Certifications and Professional Development

  • Rapid Transformational Therapy (Marisa Peer, TT 
  • International Coaching Federation certified (ACC, licensed through March 2026) 
  • Embodiment Leadership (Strozzi Institute 2019) Certified Coach  
  • The Leadership Circle 360 Certified Debriefer 
  • Nurturing the Heart with Brain in Mind, Neurobiology with Bonnie Badenoch (Professional Counseling & Psychotherapy Ireland) 

Videos

Bad Storytelling is Destroying the World
Panel Discussion with Hana Gala & Jesan Sorrells
Idea Cast Interview with Dr. Hana Kabele Gala
Self-mastery, backed by science & art

Work with me

Schedule an online discovery call with me. If you are an organization interested in improving the team’s engagement and development, we’ll discuss the tools and programs that can be tailored to your needs. If you are an individual feeling stuck in your current position, struggling to find your purpose, or navigating your professional or personal roles, I’d love to talk to you.
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