She/her/hersGayle Grader is an Executive Career Coach and the Director of Executive Career Development for the Sloan Fellows MBAs, EMBAs, and Alumni populations. She oversees the Executive Career Development Team and is responsible for setting the programming strategy, delivering career education workshops, and providing one-one-one executive coaching. Before joining Sloan in 2018, she spent 13 years as a strategy consultant and business coach working with wide-ranging companies from Fortune 500 to start-ups. She also built a referral-only private coaching practice where she provided career and executive coaching to mid-career and senior executives going through executive transitions. In her early career, before she took a hiatus to start a family, she worked in consulting, investment banking, asset management, and executive search. Gayle’s curiosity about the world of work and career change started in college when she read Studs Terkel’s book Working. This book inspired a general curiosity in career decision making and transitions, which is her area of expertise today. Gayle also has a passion for understanding leadership and how great leaders become the people they are; she can be frequently found reading historical and contemporary biographies building up her perspective on what causes some to become those great leaders who go down in history books. Top 5 CliftonStrengths: Strategic, Achiever, Learner, Individualization, and Input Contact Gayle for:
Welcome SFMBA 2020s! We look forward to meeting on July 23 for the Career Development Acceleration workshop, where you will receive a copy of the Next Step Partners Career Handbook for Working Professionals.
By Gayle Grader
Gayle GraderDirector, Executive Career Development