Hey you!  —

I’m Krista.

Nonprofit Chief Operating Officer | Speaker & Trainer | Future I/O Psychologist | AB-NLP Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner | Fierce Conversations Certified Trainer

As a dynamic professional with nearly 15 years experience, I’m known for my passion for human behavior, adult learning, and strategic communication. I’m wildly passionate about understanding what we define as success as work, and I train leaders across many industries on the value of mindset, self-talk, and authentic self-expression and its impact on the workplace. I believe in the importance of identifying our personal values and building a career that aligns, supports, and amplifies those values.

I hold B.A. and B.S. degrees from Missouri State University and a graduate degree from Western International University. Today I am pursuing my PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, something that has been a dream for as long as I can remember. If you have that little voice inside that’s nudging you to take a leap and play big with your life, then here’s your sign to go for it.

A quote that is currently resonating with me is, “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step. – Naeem Callaway.
Just remember….no one else knows what they are doing either. 😊

A few random tidbits:
I feel life is about connection and community…and the rest are just details. I deeply believe in the inherent worth of every individual. I find small talk incredibly painful! If you like talking about real stuff like comfort zones, contrast, authenticity, human dynamics, diversity, systemic inequities, organizational behavior, professional development, spirituality, vulnerability, emotional intelligence, etc....then I’m your gal. When I’m not working or studying, I’m most likely hanging at home with my sweet rescue puppies, spending time with family, painting abstract art, reading woo woo books, cooking global dishes, brunching with my friends, or online shopping.  

If you’d like to connect, shoot me a DM or email by hitting the “contact” button in my profile.. So glad you’re here.💖