Higher Ed. Support

“So encouraging! As a hopeful administrator, this session informed my leadership ability and that of those in my organization. I appreciated the authenticity of the presenter and the real life applications.”  (Participant in a Leadership Resilience session)
“Kristen’s presentation on guided pathways was accessible and comprehensive.  Her talk provided an effective springboard for further campus conversations on the model.” (J.W.)
“Knowing she spent so many years in higher ed. means I know she really ‘gets it.’ Her vulnerability in sharing personal stories and her ability to relate concepts to everyday life was a game-changer in terms of being able to really use this back at the office.” (community college employee)

Higher Education Consulting and Coaching:

The challenges of developing and supporting your leadership team on a college campus are real. Working in an academic world is different than corporate America; the training and development you invest in should reflect the unique challenges of issues such as shared governance, system oversight and accreditation, academic tradition, and public discourse that continually pressure your work.   Grow your emerging leaders’ skills in communication and conflict resolution, leading campus change, building effective cross-functional teams, personnel management and other critical areas so they are well prepared to rise to the next level of leadership in your institution. You can invest by engaging group/team experiences as well as by retaining 1:1 coaching for your emerging leaders.

I bring three decades of experience in community colleges, and have served as a Chief Academic Officer, Chief Student Affairs Officer, tenured faculty member, senior lead for diversity and equity efforts and student affairs practitioner. My broad knowledge of current issues impacting higher education including accreditation, assessment, faculty development, curriculum development, academic advising and student retention, shared governance and leading complex campus reform efforts, allows me to provide insightful support for you and your team. In addition, my expertise in human communication including interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, group dynamics, leadership and equity practices prepares me to coach your team or your emerging leaders so that they develop new skills that can be applied immediately on your campus.