Hi, I'm Kris...welcome! 


I work with mission-driven teams, rising leaders and purposeful career changers to increase their self-awareness, significantly grow their capacity to lead, and work in a way that is aligned with their values.

I approach my work through the lens of equity and inclusion and consistently integrate these principles into my practice. One way I do this is by ensuring my clients can safely explore and honor the breadth and contours of their lives and identities (race, class, gender, etc), while helping them bring awareness to their unconscious conditioning and learn to challenge the norms and of white, patriarchal culture. 

I love working with emerging leaders because I have seen how coaching provides a real platform to help them access the next level in their organizations. In particular I work to ensure my coaching reaches people who have been historically left out of leadership opportunities. Currently 68% of my clients identify as a person of color, and 35% identify as LGBTQ+. 

I'd love to hear what brought you here. Keep scrolling to see client testimonials and to see my background and credentials. Or click on one of the links below.

Some of the organizations I've worked with: 

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What my clients are saying....


Om Chitale

Director of Diversity Admissions at Berkeley-Haas | Founder of Teachers of Oakland

Kris helped me unearth the alignment between my work, my values, and my purpose and develop tools to better navigate my own path. She helped me understand what drives me, what fears hold me back, and who I can be if I take ownership of my mentality.

My Background and Credentials

Prior to launching my practice, I spent nearly 20 years in the nonprofit sector serving in a variety of roles focused on hiring and growing leaders, and shaping and designing cultures that center equity and belonging and helped people feel valued, loved, and challenged to grow.  Some of the organizations where I did this work include Project Inform, James Morehouse Project, Education Pioneers, Teach for America and Beyond 12. (Check out my LinkedIn Profile for the full list) 


Education & Credentials

  • Masters in Social Work from UC. Berkeley, emphasis Management & Planning (2008), PPSC, Certification for School Social Workers

  • Coach Training: Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

  • Professional Coach Certification (PCC): International Coaching Federation 

  • Energy Leadership Index, Master Practitioner,  Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching


Consulting and Other Work