WHAT HER CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:
STACI WOODS, CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER
TRILOGY HEALTH SERVICES
Christina helped me navigate rough waters and set my direction during a time of tremendous change at Oracle. She helped me navigate securing a promotion to Vice President at Oracle, a move to a less-than-desirable new leader, and then helped me through accepting a job and first role in the C-suite back in an industry I love. Christina strikes that perfect balance between listening and guiding, validating and coaching that helped me find value in each interaction. As I begin my new role in the C-suite, she resurfaced the Hogan assessment to remind me of how I would come across to a new organization and peer group so I could keep my stress tendencies in check and set a strong foundation for success moving forward.
I had questions before starting the program, especially since it was company funded when we began. I wondered if she could provide insight into a situation where she wouldn’t have direct knowledge, and I wondered if I could trust a coach to keep things confidential while also remembering what we discussed between sessions. When the company funding ended, I decided to invest personally in continuing coaching as my hesitations were overcome and my expectations of her value to me was exceeded.
If you are ready to grow and to perform at a higher level in your career, sign up, listen and incorporate what you learn from Christina. She will give you the insight, tools, and confidence to reach higher levels of success.
OMAR SWEISS, FOUNDER & CEO
JUSTICE BID, LLC
Christina gave us the structure and vision we needed to succeed. Her sales strategy was both effective and practical. We started more conversations than ever because of Christina and are on our way to landing the biggest possible client in a new market she helped us pursue. Because Christina was a coach at 1871 Chicago, we did not have many hesitations that she would be worth our time. She exceeded expectations and delivered great value to our business on many fronts. Christina is sharp and she will push you out of your comfort zone. Things will change, but you will not regret it. The results will speak for themselves.
RACHELLE WHITACRE, DIRECTOR, REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Christina helped me work through feedback from a 360 review and debriefed a Hogan assessment. This work improved my awareness of leadership strengths and opportunities that helped me better demonstrate executive leadership skills to senior levels of my organization. She helped me develop goals based on the 360 and we met regularly to check in on my progress. Her advice and guidance as I worked through these goals was always spot on, actionable, and produced the result I was looking to achieve. Many changes I made were small, but the results and impact were huge.
I had full support from my supervisor and was grateful I was given the opportunity to interview and choose an executive coach. I spoke to several candidates who were all talented and well recommended, but I immediately felt like Christina would be the best match for me based on our initial conversations and her ability to quickly assess my opportunities. She proactively shared helpful articles on the leadership development I was interested in doing and demonstrated that she understood my goal.
Christina has a unique ability to quickly interpret and synthesize situations to give guidance that is both thoughtful and actionable. Her program is an excellent value — scheduling is easy and flexible, she provides a coaching agreement to outline the steps clearly, and her process to work with you to determine your goals and achieve them is the key to your successful outcome. I highly recommend Christina and plan on continuing to work with her throughout my career. I would say go for it!
CAROLINA ROJAS-HAYES, INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT
EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES & ENERGY
My work with Christina allowed me to strengthen my leadership skills in a challenging moment of my career and to gain tools to advocate for myself going forward. This was my first experience with professional career coaching, so at the beginning I was hesitant of how it could contribute, especially because I live outside the US and wasn’t sure if it would be applicable. But I am grateful to have taken the chance because coaching with Christina has been an excellent experience for me. Her coaching style is approachable, pleasant and very useful. I strongly recommend coaching with Christina if you want to identify and strengthen leadership style and to be more strategic about your career.
JOHNATHAN PRUNTY, SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Christina’s deep dive into understanding who I am and how I present myself was inspirational. Her collaborative and consistent approach was exactly what I needed. Together, we thoroughly reviewed assessments, addressing gaps, and identifying key areas for growth.
My primary concern was whether this coaching program would provide a good return on investment. Christina listened attentively, addressing my worries. She demonstrated flexibility and accommodation to my schedule and needs, ultimately proving to be worth every penny and time invested.
Without a doubt, I highly recommend working with Christina. Her wealth of knowledge and experience sets her apart in the industry. She customizes her approach to match the unique needs of her clients, guiding them through areas where they seek her expertise.
CHARU SWAMINATHAN, FOUNDER
MISHKALO, THE WEDDING GIFT REGISTRY FOR ART
Christina is very professional and has great experience and insights that will be valuable for you as a business owner. She is dedicated and wants to help you succeed. She helped me organize my ideas and thoughts about my business and especially my marketing strategy. When I first started working with Christina, I did not know where to focus my energies, but she helped me prioritize and actually develop the right strategy. I would highly recommend Christina’s programs for anyone who is looking to grow their business. Her guidance and mentoring will certainly help you succeed.
TORI ULRICH, FOUNDER/CEO
CHICAGO CITY SITTERS
When I first started working with Christina, I had no idea what to expect. She was the first business coach I had ever met and I was so emotionally overwhelmed that I literally entered our first meeting in tears. She welcomed me with a warm smile, total validation, and supportive questions.
My biggest win has been finding clarity in my goals, and coming up with a specific action plan for achieving them. It is clear that Christina wants to help you find YOUR best way, not HER best way. She listens, asks such good questions, and tunes in to the sub-text of your answers. I encourage anyone that gets to meet her to be open and honest from the start, so that you can take full advantage of the sound advice and helpful questions she can lend you.
DAN SULLIVAN, OWNER
DEV OPS ROCKSTARS
As somebody trying to start and grow a business, my time is scarce. I was concerned the yield from investing cycles in being coached would fall short of expectations – I was mistaken. Early on, Christina shed light on numerous areas where improvement and acceleration were possible. Her meticulous thought process and tailored strategic planning laid the groundwork for progression. From contract structuring to healthy thinking and proper negotiation, my daily execution was transformed by her insight. She inspired confidence to play by my own rules, know my worth, and have fun while building the dream. Christina is undoubtedly a top-notch business professional, a true hustler, has been there, and done that. Her in-depth knowledge of private industry represents a unique value proposition for anybody looking to up their game.
R. DARRYL THOMAS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE ARTREPRENEUR
Christina came highly recommended by a company advisor. This advisor is exceptionally successful and he doesn’t recommend anyone lightly. I was experiencing employee trouble. It was rather serious and I was fumbling. Through Christina’s coaching, we analyzed the situation and determined that I needed to remove some problem employees.
It was one of the hardest management challenges for me, but it also became my case study for better hiring practices. Her guidance helped in better handling future situations. She clarified how to efficiently dispatch difficult employee decisions. Christina is awesome. Do yourself a favor and invest in her amazing program.
SHEA MAUNSELL, CO-FOUNDER
I had no hesitations signing up for the coaching pilot since Christina is clearly very intelligent from the moment you meet her, and after our first session, she followed up with an impressive list of actionable ideas. Christina helped me to multi-task and to prioritize during a very turbulent time in my business. She provides actionable insights to your complex problems. I highly recommend her!
EMILY NEIDER, OWNER & PAINTINGS CONSERVATOR
ATHENA ART CONSERVATION, LLC
I wasn’t sure what to expect before working with Christina but she immediately calmed my nerves and made me feel at ease. She is very smart and was able to zoom in to my needs as the owner of a new business in a niche field.
Christina pushes you out of your comfort zone but always takes your personality and mindset into consideration; she helps you focus on what you bring to the table and cultivate your strengths, never forcing you to become a different person to fit into a predetermined mold.
Through her Next Level Leader course, I was able to hone my message, becoming both more effective and comfortable when communicating what I do with others, and develop an action plan, which is exactly what I needed at this point in my career.