I am an embodied listener dedicated to dialogue and discovery. I accompany individuals, teams, and communities as they explore inner knowing, reclaim wholeness, and navigate transitions with radical courage.
My gift is to enter spaces, listen first, and support the uncovering — of stories, of insights, of solutions — that live deep within and are ready to emerge.
The work of integration and alignment is a unique and intimate experience. It requires vulnerability, bravery, and a true willingness to step into discomfort. It is messy work. By shedding judgment, releasing the need to have all the answers immediately, and inviting curiosity, we can free ourselves to reimagine new possibilities, new opportunities, and new ways of being.
This sentiment is the heartbeat that has guided me throughout a rewarding career evolution. For eighteen years, I have had the distinct privilege of working with remarkable teams at The Coca-Cola Company, Special Olympics, Peace First, adidas, America Scores, and Hearts of Gold.
A life-changing personal loss recalibrated my path and inspired me to re-examine attention, intention, and impact. Weaving together all my experiences and studies leads me here:
I believe in stillness and action.
My work is about honoring complexity and creating clarity. Staying true to personal commitments, I seek to be challenged, to learn, to grow, and to contribute to the creation of a more equitable world.
Attributes + Specializations
Education + Certifications
Bachelor of Science, Communication; Women's Studies Minor
Leadership That Works -
Coaching for Transformation,
Certified Professional Coach, ACC
Thinking Partnership based on Collaborative Intelligence;
Jivamukti Yoga School 300-hour certification, yoga, and meditation
Mindfresh meditation, movement,
and breathwork certification
INELDA End of Life Doula Training certification
NY Open Center + Art of Dying Institute —Integrative Thanatology certification
Health + Wellness
Mindfulness + Spirituality
Education + Access
Youth Activism + Allyship
The Formation Project,
Harvard Divinity School — Participant;
One-year self and group study around the inner life, outer life, and greater life of purpose
Angie Thurston + Katie Gordon
Angie McArthur + Dawna Markova
"Kristen embodies the ethos of a true social justice advocate and utilizes her resources, network,
and intel to better the lives of others."
— Katie Miller
VP of Communications Planning,
The Coca-Cola Company
The painting featured on this site is an original work created by
James L. Wise - my father.
As a small girl, I would stand in front of this painting
which hung in our living room and forecast the weather.
A public school art teacher for 32 years, he taught me the importance
of living a life filled with wonder.