Bio (Carol Gabanna)

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Carol Gabanna


Associate Faculty


Executive Education


Carol Gabanna’s practice is all about challenging and supporting clients to improve their performance – to do their work better than they even think they can. She provides facilitation for meetings where results matter and where clients can't afford to mess up. Her coaching practice is focused on managers and board leaders.

She works with organizations to design and implement performance management systems, including training managers in performance management and communication skills. She consults with boards and CEOs to teach them the Policy Governance ® model and coach them in using it. Gabanna is co-author of The OnTarget Board Members: 8 Indisputable Behaviours, which is in its third printing.


To her coaching practice, Gabanna brings 30 years in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors as employee, manager, CEO, senior executive and consultant, including 20 years in the health care system.  She now works as a management and governance consultant and executive coach with HR Atlantic, a human resource consulting firm in Charlottetown, P.E.I. She is currently a board member on the Atlantic Chapter of the International Coach Federation.


Gabanna holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (2011) from Royal Roads University. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (1977) from the University of Prince Edward Island. She holds her Professional Certified Coach credentials from the International Coach Federation. She is a licensed practitioner with Insights® Discovery, a tool to increase self- awareness and understanding of others.