Kristina is a passionate, results-driven leader and a natural doer. She has spent over 15 years in financial roles in global nonprofits and government sectors. She has held senior finance roles in women’s rights organizations, global think tanks, and environmental organizations. She also spent years as fiscal staff to the Assembly and the Senate in her state. Currently, she founded the Institute of Influential Disruption (IID). IID is a non-profit organization aiming to bring leader and leadership development to everyone, particularly people who don’t have access. She believes everyone deserves access to evidence-based leader development, positive self-development, coaching, and opportunities to build experience and thrive. Kristina is an ICF Certified Coach and holds multiple certifications in leadership development models. For the last 18 months, Kristina has been a volunteer coach and mentor in our Virtual Leadership Institute and worked closely with our team.

Kristina studies under Dr. Martin Seligman in Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds an MS in Leadership and Management from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and a BS in Accounting from Golden Gate University. After this year at Penn, she will continue her graduate studies at Claremont Graduate School in Positive Organizational Psychology, focusing on leader development. She spends her time learning about bibliometric reviews of leader and leadership development, writing, designing leader development experiences, and living off the grid in the mountains of Lake Tahoe with her three children, dogs, and many animals. She believes we are all leaders and followers.