Gina presents some great ideas in this book to help any organization as they battle to improve employee engagement levels. According to a Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of the American workforce today is “unengaged”. I have seen this reported in other sources as well. This book will provide inspiration to any leader or manager looking for ways to improve engagement levels and increase productivity. Her strategies and techniques are clear and can be applied by anyone. Highly recommend this book for any leaders, managers or HR.

-Chantal Bechervaise


Having had the opportunity to personally work with Gina, I can tell you she practices what she has written. Her personal stories and invaluable exercises helped me to focus on being a better leader and trying different methods with my team to make them be the best that they can be. Everyone has 10 minutes a day and that is all it takes to pick up this book, read a chapter and start making better leadership decisions immediately. People Leadership is a must have for anyone who wants to be a leader, new leaders or those who have been a team leader or in management.

-Janice Henderson, Practice Manager, Medical Home Primary Care


Having seen Gina Folk demonstrate and prove the effectiveness of these skills for more than 20 years, this compilation of leadership lessons should be on the shelf of every leader of people. It is truly accessible and practical knowledge for meaningful people motivation and authentic leadership.

-Craig Salazar, Chief Financial Officer, Employer Advantage Healthcare Solutions


Folk REALLY understands what it means to be in the trenches as a growing leader, and is not just another “expert” sharing techniques that may or may not work for your company. As leaders we are oftentimes underprepared, under confident and under supported. In her book Ms. Folk addresses all of these issues with an ease of understanding that is greatly appreciated and via techniques that cross through to ALL businesses.   This book has not only helped me to feel validated that what I am going through is not “just me”, it has also helped me to become a much more effective leader- and parent!

-Paige A. Michaelis, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Founder, 1 Minute Mommy


People Leadership is a thought-provoking tutorial that encourages its reader to reflect on their own leadership style and lessons learned through prior experiences. The insightful pearls of wisdom shared in Gina Folk’s personal stories will guide you on a journey of self-awareness and arm you with useful tools to hone your own leadership skill set.

—Tracy Foutch, Talent Acquisition Manager


I recommend People Leadership for anyone in a leadership position. Gina Folk has done a great job of capturing key leadership lessons that could benefit people managers at any level, either as a reminder of how things could be done more effectively, or as a guide for first time managers new to a leadership role.

—David McCrea, Supply Chain Manager, MicroWatt