Thank you for visiting Kairos Insights!  Kairos Insights was a dream of mine ten years before we launched in 2015.  My hope is that we provide opportunities for you and your organization to find moments of clarity and decision to accelerate your success.  As a team, we focus on creating space through consultative and coaching conversations to dream, think and decide the best next step.  

Kristy

Wife | Mom | CEO

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Bio

For over 20 years, Kristy has served organizations and leaders in North and South America in the areas of executive coaching, onboarding, strategic planning, leadership development, team development, change leadership, and equity. Her consultative and development approach integrates proven organizational and people strategies with a laser focus on service to the client.

As a coach, Kristy's style is caring, yet direct, where she serves as an advisor, accelerator, and encourager.  She always leads clients through the process of goal alignment, personal assessment, and intentional coaching sessions.  She loves to support clients in capitalizing on the kairos moments in life – moments in time when the conditions are right for accomplishing a crucial action.

Kristy's prior consulting and coaching clients range from newly appointed leaders to seasoned executives and leadership teams from various sectors, including Healthcare, Academia, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, and Government.  A sample of organizations where she has served leaders includes Duke University Health System, Washington University, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Health, University of North Carolina, Highmark Health, Tesaro (now a part of GlaxoSmithKline), Boehringer Ingelheim (USA), Bayer, Merk Animal Health, PNC Financial Services Group, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Crowe, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Army and US GAO.

Before returning to consulting and coaching, Kristy served in several leadership roles, strategically leading system-wide change to support leaders to deliver organizational outcomes.  The scope of her leadership roles has included succession/talent planning, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, coaching, leadership development, and training. Most recently, she served as the Director of Talent Management at Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH), serving over 19,000 faculty, staff and providers.  Before her role at WFBH and move to North Carolina, Kristy held several roles with two prominent organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Highmark Health and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC). At Highmark Health, Kristy led executive development, supporting the development, succession, and selection of future C-suite executives.  At PNC, she led an integrated team of coaches, facilitators, and consultants to deliver coaching and leadership services to approximately 7,000 leaders ranging from managers to senior vice presidents.

Kristy completed her Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership at Geneva College, with research focused on Executive Development. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Slippery Rock University, holds several certifications in leading personality and psychological instruments, and is a certified executive coach. To give back, Kristy volunteers with several non-profit organizations in her community.

 Industry Experience

  • Healthcare

  • Academia

  • Academic Healthcare

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Financial Services

  • US Government

  • US Military

  • Consulting Services