Gail Rudolph, CFRE, CMCT

Cialdini Method Certified Trainer®

Gail Rudolph, CMCT and CFRE, helps your organization move from “Yes to Success”. Founder of LIFT Leadership, Inc., Gail has spent her lifetime helping people strategically move to higher levels of success. After 25 years serving in leadership positions across a spectrum of organizations, she has the expertise to help you become an “Agent of Change”. An internationally sought-after author and speaker, Gail identifies root issues quickly and pinpoints tools to create lasting solutions and affect change.

A credentialed expert in team dynamics, philanthropy, sales and leadership training, value-based leadership, and DISC, Gail is a consultant and sought-after keynote speaker. Her “sweet spot” focuses on professional soft skills and personal growth needed to overcome barriers and reach new levels of achievement. Through inspirational, actionable learning techniques, Gail assists local and global government agencies, youth organizations, and social services to Elevate Human Potential.


Gail is a published author and has trademarked numerous unique assessments and programs that produce real results. Gail holds a Master’s degree in Human Services Administration, a Leadership Certification from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a Value-Based Leadership Expert, DISC Consultant and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Among her many accomplishments, Gail has been named a Top 10 Leader You Should Know. She presently serves on the Presidents Advisory Council and is an Executive Director on The John Maxwell Team. In 2019, Gail traveled with the team as part of a national Transformation Effort to Asuncion, Paraguay to educate government leaders, business executives, and students. Her company, LIFT Leadership, has been voted a Top Ten Leadership Development Training/Coaching Company for 2020 by HR Tech Outlook.

Biggest Influence

John Maxwell and his team have been incredibly influential in my life. His wisdom, inclusivity, insightfulness and mentorship, especially when it comes to leadership, has made an indelible mark on my life and the path I’ve chosen for my career. His quote, “Leadership is influence,” are words I live by and impart to others. John truly models great leadership skills and has fueled my passion for adding value to others.

Clients trained by Gail

  • Empowering Women in Industry
  • Association of Healthcare Philanthropy
  • Women of Silicon Valley
  • John Muir Health
  • Louisiana State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Kainos Home & Training Center
  • San Carlos Chamber of Commence
  • Association of Advancement Services Professionals
  • Grainger Approved Provider

What Dr. Cialdini Says About Gail:

Gail receives very high ratings from workshop audiences. From experience, I know why. Her welcoming presentational style invites participants into the workshop material while her ability to inform—via personally relevant accounts, stories, and examples—delivers the goods. It’s an unbeatable combination.

– Dr. Robert Cialdini,
New York Times Business Best Seller Author, CEO, and President of INFLUENCE AT WORK

What others say about Gail:

— Marta Romero, End Coordinator, John Muir Health Foundation
— Leigh Shughorn, John Muir Health Foundation