“I have had the great fortune to work with Chris on a variety of projects and processes over the last five years.  Whether her role is colleague or consultant, she is simply wonderful to work with.  She brings great passion, creativity, and positive energy to her work.  She listens deeply and has an amazing ability to synthesize myriad pieces of information and find common threads among seemingly disparate perspectives.  And while always mindful of the task at hand, she ably balances the dance between task and process. At the end of the day, she epitomizes servant leadership in her approach; and she produces consistently excellent outcomes.”
– Caryn Curry, Director of Prevention, Mental Health America of Illinois


“Chris is highly skilled at staying in the messiness of creative endeavors long enough to get to a new level of insight. She encourages a deeper exploration into what’s possible by asking probing questions that pierce the veil of glossy platitudes.
– Mark Wilding, Executive Director, PassageWorks Institute


“Christina brings a wealth of insight and compassion to her work as a facilitator and trainer.  Through her deep listening and thoughtful questions, Christina has moved the Illinois All Our Kids (AOK) Networks toward a new level of collaborative leadership and systems learning. Many times I have witnessed her listen carefully to a rambling conversation, distill what has been said, and then help the group move on to the important question at hand. I have often been impressed with her ability to “move the conversation” when others seem stuck or wandering. As a result, the AOK communities are better able to address complex systems issues and create community environments where young children and families thrive and succeed.
– Joanne Kelly, Early Childhood Systems Coordinator, Illinois Department of Human Services


“I have been a corporate consultant and a director of Sunrise Lake Outdoor Education Center for over 25 years and have had the pleasure of working with Chris for approximately 20 of those years. I have collaborated with her on several projects and have always been delighted with our process and product. Chris has the unique characteristic of combining what I consider three essentials: knowledge, creativity and a practical sensibility. This combination has allowed her to do amazing work and build a dynamic network. It is truly my great fortune to consider her a colleague and a friend.
– John Guarrine, Principal, The Guarrine Group


“Christina listens intently to peoples’ hearts and leads them to dream in ways and through circumstances they never thought possible. She has the ability to facilitate the turning of any situation – no matter how bleak it may seemfrom problem to possibility.
– Dana Keim, AOK Network Coordinator, Stephenson County Health Department


“Chris has been an integral part of our team to create sustainable restorative practices in the Chicago south suburbs. Her approachable, outgoing spirit is inviting and fosters relationships, a quality that is essential when working in communities fractured by crime and poverty. Her ability to see the big picture while at the same time being attentive to details has moved the process along in dynamic and subtle ways. And her gift of listening, synthesizing and then articulating the essence of conversations has been vital to the groups’ ability to capitalize on existing strengths and actualize new possibilities.
– Sally Wolf, Executive Director, Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice Project


“Christina is an eloquent and engaging facilitator. I am impressed with her warm and caring approach to difficult issues. Christina has a terrific knack for putting people at ease and getting them involved in the interactive exercises she leads. Thank you for your vision, creativity, and commitment.”
– Peter Newman, JD, LLM, Programs Administrator for the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Resource Section


“We worked with Chris to develop a new curriculum for our educational programming, and the experience was a pleasure. She was able to swiftly move us from the ‘idea’ stage to project completion. She was also very responsive and flexible when the needs of our project changed. On a personal level, she was a joy to work with and our various staff members all have very positive things to say. I’d recommend working with Chris to anyone, and look forward to the next time we will get to collaborate.”
– Matthew Kiefer, Lions Quest Programs Manager, Lions Clubs International Foundation