Kristen Schmitt

Coaching and Consulting Experience
Kristen is an executive coach and sales consultant, serving leaders and individual contributors, to maximize their professional impact, results, and personal fulfillment. As a coach, Kristen utilizes a holistic approach and a variety of activities to facilitate goal-setting, exploration, action, evaluation, and celebration. Her passion and her process help her clients to achieve their outlined goals and to thrive professionally. She also works with clients in career transition.

As a consultant, Kristen draws from 20+ years of experience leading professionals in both inside and outside sales environments. Through her client interactions, Kristen identifies growth opportunities in structure, process, training, and talent. She delivers contextual training and consulting to fill in the gaps. Kristen is also an engaging presenter, delivering workshops focused on leadership effectiveness and talent retention.

Kristen has worked in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, professional services, education, and publishing. Her clients have included corporations, small businesses, and individual practitioners, and she has coached professionals in a variety of roles at multiple levels within these organizations.

Business and Career Background
Kristen has more than 25 years of business experience, including sales, sales leadership, marketing, coaching, and consulting. Before launching her practice, Kristen worked for Pearson Education for two decades, in both district and senior leadership sales roles. Over time, she built multiple teams of thriving professionals and amassed numerous awards for her performance. Also, while with Pearson, she created, from the ground up, an efficacy marketing program focused on the business, IT, and career disciplines.

Education and Certifications
Kristen is a member of the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Master Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification. She is credentialed to administer and interpret the Hogan Personality Assessments. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Central Michigan University and is active in Vistage International, NAWBO, and Conway Center for Family Business.