Kristy Braden

Kristy Braden, CPCC, ACC

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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’s nearly 20 years of experience in organizational effectiveness and leadership development roles spans several industries with a focus in the pharmaceutical and life sciences areas. In internal roles, she led organization-wide initiatives focused on employee engagement, leadership development, and career development, and acted as a trusted advisor to executives and their leadership teams. For the past three years, her consulting practice has focused on building leadership and organizational effectiveness with a variety of clients including the National Football League, Trustmark Insurance, Volkswagen AG, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Astellas Pharma US. 

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 leaders, teams, and organizations reach their full performance potential.

Kristy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and education from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in adult education from Vermont College, and a certificate in Organization Development from DePaul University. She was trained and certified as a professional coach through the Coaches Training Institute. Kristy lives and works outside Chicago, Illinois.