Hello, I'm Gretchen

I help people solve problems, shift perspective, and create new possibilities to open up their world.

For drivers, doers, and creators

Gretchen is willing to say things others won’t, because she sees things that
others don’t. Her boldness balanced with kindness and humor helps unlock
“aha” moments that move people out of their comfort zone. She moves their
world forward and creates lasting and powerful changes.

How I work

I love people. Everything about them. It’s an honor to walk the journey with another human and to help them shift in big and small ways. Each shift can create a major change for them and for the people who they interact with.

I’m highly intuitive, motivated and to the point. My quick wit, sense of humor and deep compassion for the world have helped me connect with people from all walks of life. I’m an expert at taking driven people to their highest level of greatness. I coach on the soul line as well as the goal line, looking for deeper yearnings, while taking care of today’s to-do’s, and tomorrow’s big dreams.

When we work together I become your thinking partner. You’re no longer in this game alone. I roll up my sleeves and turn up the heat so that you can go to your next level of success. When we coach I focus on who you’re being, because it matters. As your insides change, the ripple you create in the world changes as well. Getting intentional about the power that you have within, and identifying and being purposeful about what you want to create, is my specialty.

Coaching together is a mutual commitment. From me to you and you to me. It will require more than your money. It will require deep commitment from you to be ready for the transformation that will happen in your life and the commitment to do what it takes to get there. Coaching with me is not for everyone. It’s for those who are willing to take deliberate actions toward creating a life they love.

My signature gift is helping you get laser-focused and honest about what you want to create and when you’re stuck, so that you can move through it. It will take courage. It will be fun. You will be motivated. Your life will change and so will your ripple.

Every single person is a ripple maker. Let’s intentionally create yours.

If this sounds like you, let’s talk.

much love, Gretchen
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Inviting in a spiritual presence and intuition
to discover inner truth, freedom, and peace
that creates and intentional ripple effect.

Considered by many to be one of Los Angeles’ top coaches, Gretchen Hydo is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, a certified mentor coach, keynote speaker, and trainer. Specializing in business, life, career, and coaches 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.
MCC - Master Certified Coach

Being a Master Coach through the International Coaching Federation is the highest designation a coach can have. With less than 1,050 in the entire world, Gretchen brings high-level service to her clients, resulting in breakthroughs that help her clients achieve optimal success both personally and professionally.

Gretchen has spent nearly 20 years working, hands-on, with individual clients, name brands, and notable companies. Before becoming a certified Master 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 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 20 years and two children.

The Ripple Effect

We’re all creating ripples, all the time.

Every thought we have ripples into our bodies and creates action. Every action we take on our own reverberates through our environment. And when we encounter other people in our lives, our ripples touch them.

These same people take what they’ve picked up, positive or negative, and go on to touch others. This powerful reality means that all of us have a responsibility to notice and take charge of what we’re creating in the world.

Embracing your ripple effect means embracing the bravery to change, and accomplish all that you are meant to do.

It means finding stillness within, so that we can see the outward energy we’re creating. It means being honest with ourselves, so we can change patterns that don’t serve us. And it means understanding that we have impact far beyond our own lives and experiences. You owe it to yourself and the world to do the thing you were created for. It’s time to stop playing small. It’s time to purposely create your ripple.

If you’re ready to take your life to the next level, live unafraid and discover your ripple effect, you’re in the right place. Get in touch to get started.

Gretchen, I’m so very appreciative of your encouragement and ability to challenge me to think bigger, better, and badassier!
~Nancy K.

Gretchen is a wonderful business coach and I would recommend her to anyone looking to take their career to the next level. I know that she also does life coaching as well and it's clear from working with her that she can provide insight into personal matters as well. She understands that personal and work life are intertwined.

I'm a business owner and Gretchen's experience in leadership and marketing were very helpful in our sessions. She's a wonderful role model and mentor!

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~Nora B.
Los Angeles, CA
Anyone who needs a life change or who is looking go to the next level should work with Gretchen. She is the best. I've been around a lot of ‘experts’ and they don't hold a candle to her intuition, knowledge, communication and ideas. Best money I've ever invested in my career!!!!
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~Kathryn B.
Valley Village, Los Angeles, CA

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