Gilda is a member on the Advisory Board of the Global Flourishing Study led by HARVARD University in collaboration with Baylor University and the founder and CEO of the Mental Toughness Institute (MTI) & Positive Ed.  MTI uses cutting-edge insights from psychology, behavioural science, neuroscience, and world champions to help organizations develop a mental toughness attitude.  Gilda is a positive psychologist and mental toughness expert with a Master in Education and a Doctorate in the conceptualization and application of mental toughness in organisations and education.

Gilda has completed numerous research studies, invited in international keynote presentations and strategic positive change programs for governments, private organisations etc, and she published many conference papers. She consults around the world Fortune 500 companies on best practices for integrating wellbeing, mental toughness and positive psychology domains into training and product design. Her vision is to empower individuals to fulfil their potential through human-centred, whole-person leadership, promoting sustainable flourishing across micro, mid, and macro levels.