Years in Practice

25 years +


Holly Ridge NC 28445 - United States



Additional Expertise

Career Counselor, Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Speaker/Presenter, Wellness Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

Everyone deserves to live a happy, healthy life and it is within your means to do so!

About Missy (Gail) Ostrishko

Missy, known professionally as GailO (Gail Ostrishko) for nearly 3 decades, is shattering her self-imposed imposter syndrome by reclaiming her original childhood name; Missy Thornbury.

An independent entrepreneur, she has built her business by engaging others in embracing the power of positive thoughts words and actions as anchors for fostering strong relationships in a variety of venues. 

Formally trained as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Missy brings out the best in individuals and organizations by shining her light and holding up her proverbial mirror to reflect and reveal your infinite internal wisdom, supplemented by practical principles and universal truths.

Whether coaching individuals or executives, writing columns, blogs or books, facilitating teambuilding or strategic planning retreats, teaching workshops or keynoting at conferences, Missy's message is always engaging, encouraging, inspiring and fun!

Missy loves living on Topsail Island, with her canine companion Graci - both are happiest outside near the water. Together, they have coined the concept of ‘living on island time any time’ as a powerful life philosophy. More about mindset than geography, Missy is eager to encourage and equip everyone to live happy, healthy, wealthy and wise.

Her book Engaging Excellence: Bringing Out The Best In Everyone is a popular resource. Missy writes a bi-weekly newspaper column "On Island Time", a collection of which is soon to be published as a book Living on Island Time Anytime.