Kristy Braden, Consultant

Kristy Braden is a seasoned facilitator, coach and organizational effectiveness consultant who specializes in helping organizations transform individual talent into team results. Kristy is known for her ability to provide bold insight and ask tough questions with uncommon warmth and presence. 

Kristy taught at the high school, GED and community college level before transitioning to a corporate career in organizational effectiveness and leadership development. Kristy’s nearly 20 years of experience spans several industries with a focus in the pharmaceutical and life sciences. She has led organization-wide initiatives focused on employee engagement, leadership development, and career development, and has acted as a trusted advisor to executives and their leadership teams. Kristy brings a pragmatic, immediately applicable approach to her clients that is grounded in solid, research-based theory, resulting in simple, powerful solutions that help teams reach their full performance potential.

Kristy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and education from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in adult education from Vermont College. She was trained and certified as a professional coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation. Kristy is certified to deliver a variety of psychometric assessments including the MBTI, the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile, the Benchmark Multi-Rater Feedback survey, and the Leadership Versatility Index.  She lives and works outside Chicago, Illinois.