Considered by many to be one of Los Angeles’ top coaches, Gretchen Hydo, PCC, CMC, CBC, CSC, is a professional certified coach, certified mentor coach, keynote speaker, and trainer. Specializing in business, life, career, executive productivity, and relationship coaching she helps people from all walks of life who are ready to make significant and substantial changes. Through her insight and ability to ask challenging questions, coupled with a defined process and purpose, she is able to uncover a clear path to achieving the kinds of goals that result in a better overall everyday experience.
Gretchen has spent over ten years working, hands-on, with individual clients, name brands, and notable companies. Before becoming a certified professional coach, Gretchen launched and operated a successful public relations firm, Chatterbox PR Ink. Her ability to provide entrepreneurial tools, PR acumen, and real-world practical advice have all contributed to the unprecedented results she produces for her coaching clients today. She has an extensive background in PR, marketing, and business strategy
Gretchen is a frequent speaker, trainer, and executive coach at Universal Music, the University of Southern California, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. As a thought leader in her field, she is regularly featured in A-list publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Fast Company. She is also the author of #AskGretchen, an advice column (syndicated in WE Magazine for Women, Valley Women, and PunchBugKids) that offers readers insight regarding relationships, business, careers, money, and love. She is also an instructor with the Life Purpose Institute and a mentor coach for the International Coaching Federation where she specializes in training coaches. Gretchen specializes in helping new coaches launch their practice and develop their business.
Gretchen lives in Los Angeles with her husband of over 15 years and two children.