As one of the first Rhodes Scholars to pursue graduate research in women’s studies, Christie’s work focuses on gender-intelligent career design for individual women and the organizations that hire them.

As A Thought Partner, Strategic Advisor & Innovation Catalyst, Christie Supports Leaders In Their Quest To Advance The Next Generation Of Women Leaders, Build Inclusive Organizations & Prepare For The Workforce & Workplace Of The Future.  Christie’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, Big Four professional services firms, national government entities, leading talent research bodies and top academic institutions.

 

Her most recent work includes: Serving as a strategic advisor to Bacardi’s Chief Next Generation Officer on the development of Bacardi’s Global Next Generation Strategy; Spearheading the development of a school-wide (across 13 years / classes) leadership initiative at an all-girls school; Co-leading a global QUEST research project: “Make It Happen: How Women Leaders Unleash Their Strengths” (Publication: International Women’s Day, 2018).

Work With Christie

Career Intensive

For select clients, Christie offers a custom Career Strategy & Action Planning intensive where we work on a specific opportunity or challenge clients are facing.

These career-defining moments benefit from the support of an experienced, external partner. With the support of Christie, you will define the problem or opportunity together, brainstorm solutions, and come up with a plan for action. This intensive can be customized to meet your needs, whether you are in your first role or in a C-suite role.

What is included

PREPARATION

Pre-session communications and questions to understand the context, align on key areas of priority, and define desired outcomes of session

One-on-One Intensive

One 90 minute in-person or virtual strategy session

Accountability & Enhancement

1 x 1 hour follow-up and accountability call after session (within one month) to ensure execution, debrief on approaches and tactics tried, and brainstorm enhancements (using a try-it-and-tweak-it approach!).

Organizational Strategist and Advisor

Do your inclusion outcomes match your intentions? If not, it is time to close the gap.

Most of the leaders Christie has worked with have great intent but these intentions aren’t translating into measurable impact.

With deep expertise and research-driven insights, Christie supports c-suite executives in ensuring their strategies are evidence-based, actionable, and enduring.

It is time to leave a lasting legacy on your organization through building a dynamic and inclusive culture, where women and underrepresented employees can build brilliant careers.

Minimum of a six-month commitment.

One-On-One Career Coaching

Christie serves as executive career strategist for women in or aspiring for leadership roles, with a focus on helping women tap into their unique differentiators, design brilliant careers, and create lasting impact on their organizations.

She equips women to take intelligent risks and ultimately, get in the driver’s seat of their careers. With a gender-intelligent lens, Christie supports women with areas such as negotiating, communicating powerfully and persuasively both in presentations and one-to-one, building courage, addressing work and life conflict and managing expectations, navigating office politics, having difficult conversations, overcoming imposter syndrome, facing self doubt and limiting beliefs, interrupting bias, developing a growth mindset, navigating the double-bind, cultivating strong connections, and overcoming likeability concerns.

She is an advocate in your corner, your personal career champion, and transformation catalyst; here to help you design a career, life and legacy that are bold and brilliant.

In-House Career Advisor

Bring the principles, lessons, and tools of Christie’s research to the women in your organization.

Christie’s in-house cohort programs for women are highly customizable coaching experiences for a distinct group of women delivered over 6-months to a year. The experience is structured around one topical module a month – including prereading, exercises, an in-person or virtual learning intensive, and action work. Christie takes a holistic approach to career design that focuses on equipping women with both the skill sets and mindsets to build brilliant careers. She will provide cohorts with the tools to take intelligent risks, navigate change and the unknown, and ultimately rise and thrive within your organization.

Begin Boldly On Campus

Christie provides fresh insights on inclusion, generations & women’s advancement.

Christie works with universities, on-campus women’s associations and groups, college educators, and career centers to bring the Begin Boldly Method to women during their undergraduate or postgraduate years. Depending on the needs of the students and desired outcomes, the program can be offered over the course of a semester or can be adapted to shortened formats for intensive weekend sessions or week-long programs.

Don’t see a solution that meets your needs. Reach out to Christie so we can build something great together!

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Interested in working with Christie to unlock your bold and brilliant career or create an enduring impact on your organization?

praise for christie

“Christie is a powerhouse woman who I had the pleasure of working with during my time as Chief Next Generation Officer at Bacardi Limited..

Christie delivers the stamina, energy and accountability to help you achieve your full potential and thrive in times of inevitable life defining moments.

Working with Christie was a revolutionary ride of turning ordinary challenges into extraordinary opportunities.”

Nim De Swardt

Global Chief Next Generation Officer, Bacardi Limited

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