Gretchen Remmers


I am a women’s leadership coach and facilitator who’s been empowering people to step into their full potential for over 25 years. I’m practical and strategic, drawing on a rich career in Human Resources. I show up authentically and wholeheartedly, encouraging my clients to do the same.


My adventures in Human Resources include facilitating leadership development programs in 11 countries; partnering with senior managers and their teams; and leading EEO and diversity & inclusion initiatives. I’ve worked at several leading global companies, including Genentech, Young & Rubicam and Wells Fargo.

I’m a PCC level certified coach and a Certified Mentor Coach. As the resident Playing Big Coach in Tara Mohr’s Playing Big programs, the Playing Big concepts, tools and inquiry are integral to how I help women speak up, create and lead. I’m also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Outward Bound Instructor Development Program.

I live in the Seattle area with three giant teenagers. (At 5’8”, I’m the shortest in the family!) In my bits of free time, you’ll find me enjoying the incredible outdoors of the Pacific Northwest or curled up in my favorite big blue chair with a great novel.

I am delighted to partner with Annie Ricci Coaching to support Danaher Women & Friends. Annie and I have known each other for several years, connected through the SeattleCoach and Playing Big Facilitators Training communities, as well as our mutual commitment to coaching women leaders to create change. You can find out more about me at


How My Clients Experience Coaching:

Gretchen has been an amazing catalyst for me. I experienced such a profound shift in perspective on a situation that has bothered me for a very long time and now feel liberated to look at it from a completely different perspective.

Christina Nesheva, Co-founder and Operations Director, Hive Innovation Unit, ViiV Healthcare

Gretchen’s insight, process, and ways of illuminating and re-framing potential obstacles fully engaged me and consistently helped me access greater capacity and more creative ideas than I came in with. I came away with a plan, did the work, and most importantly achieved my goals. Gretchen is a compassionate, ethical, thorough, and motivating partner to work through any of life’s big issues to get to your intention and path.

Amy, Director, T-Mobile

Gretchen has a way of providing constructive feedback that encourages me to think more deeply. She asks questions that I may be unaware of and identifies points in my thought process that may require changes or a little more digging into. She kept me encouraged and on track. There aren’t enough words to describe how well Gretchen does her job.

Leo Palana, Vice President, Wells Fargo