THEIR WORDS, NOT MINE
"Kristen's ability to visualize change plans and concepts is invaluable to the leaders and teams she partners with to help each individual understand the goals, vision and expected outcomes. She quickly creates presentations, strategic and comprehensive communications timelines and integrates the use of all available channels to reach highly targeted audiences with customized information based on impact analysis.
"Kristen works very well with senior leaders and coordinates closely with departmental and organizational change leaders. She is well respected by stakeholders and team members."
Change Communications Coach
Kristen's Former Client (2017-2018)
"Kristen is poised, articulate, and insightful. Connecting with people excites her, as does her love for improving communication. Kristen is one of the most passionate and positive individuals with whom I have worked, and she would unquestionably provide value to any client engagement."
Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Tim Kaine
Deputy on Kristen's Team at the US Department of State (2011-2013)
"Kristen is one of only a few writers I know to whom I can give an unconditional endorsement. She has been my student and my colleague; in both cases she was outstanding. Her insights and creativity are of the first rank, and her attention to detail is exemplary. At the risk of running out of superlatives, I will conclude by offering her my highest recommendation."
Consultant, Writer, Speaker
Kristen's Speechwriting Instructor at Georgetown University (2011)
"I've had the privilege to work with Kristen at Healthpoint Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. During our time together, Kristen was an excellent mentor to junior staff, such as myself. She managed a multicultural team; she always made an effort to understand the values of each culture and could see reality from multiple perspectives. I remember her most for her dedication to help others through coaching. She is very organized, reliable, and has an exceptional work ethic."
Senior Graphic Designer
Kristen's Former Colleague at Healthpoint Hospital Abu Dhabi (2013-2016)
"Kristen did an excellent job advising students on projects as both an alumnus of the program and as a professional communicator. The students have nothing but positive things to say about her counsel on their course work. Not only is Kristen knowledgeable about communications, but she an all-around great person to work with!"
Cylor Spaulding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Relations at California State University, Fullerton
Kristen's Former Manager at Georgetown University (2017-2019)
"I have known Kristen for three years and have worked on several communications projects with her. I find her work to be creative, constructive and valuable. She has a great ability to identify potential changes that would help organizations run more efficiently and effectively. I also greatly appreciate her sense of humor."
Aritee (Tee) Bond
Certified Life, Organizational and Executive Coach at Conscious Path
Kristen's Former Colleague at International Orthodox Christian Charities (2016-2017)
"On Day One of our project, Kristen walked through the door with confidence and grace, and hit the ground running. It was clear, she was missing from our project. She brought up ideas that were creative and exactly what we needed. The impact she had on our team was immeasurable. She masterfully handled a lot of the communication and change support at the CFO level to every field office in the country. Her guidance and leadership was essential to our success."
Project Management Professional
Kristen's Former Colleague at Allegis Group (2018-2020)
"It's thanks to Kristen that I fell in love with marketing and found my passion. I initially started off as the junior translator/writer of her team. Seeing her work and the dedication, talent, effort and passion she worked with, it was nothing but contagious. She taught me everything about marketing and helped me to find my passion. Working with her was beyond amazing; she is a truly professional, dedicated and passionate international marketing leader."
Marketing & Communications Professional
Kristen's Former Colleague at Healthpoint Hospital Abu Dhabi (2015-2016)
"I have nothing but the highest praise for Kristen, who has provided outstanding counsel and advice in support of one of our most important public-private campaigns in the UAE.
"In 2016, I sought out Kristen to work on our October campaign, Discover America (DA), which is of major commercial importance to the U.S. Mission in the UAE. Although Kristen’s initial scope was to provide counsel on messaging and strategy, she quickly assumed a larger role that included oversight and implementation of DA web and app development, social media messaging, and stakeholder engagement.
"Though she was based in the US, I could count on Kristen to be online with my team at 4am (often earlier) to supervise other elements of the campaign. Through and through, she brilliantly delivered on target, on time, and on benefit. I hired her again for DA 2017 as both the scope and scale has grown, building upon the foundational work that Kristen helped lay.
"In sum, whenever Kristen assumes management of a project, she maintains faultless control and takes it down the road to success. I am always impressed by her professionalism, creativity, and responsiveness, and very much look forward to collaborating with her on future diplomatic engagements."
Former Senior Commercial Counselor for the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) Region, US Department of Commerce
Kristen's Former Client (2016-2018)
"I had the privilege of working for Kristen at Healthpoint in Abu Dhabi, UAE and the first thing that struck me — and remained true throughout our relationship at work — was how humane she was in her leadership. Not only did she continuously make herself available for myself and the marketing team that worked under her, but she went a step further by making us all feel like a family that can achieve great things together.
"Having worked in a variety of industries for nearly a decade, I can safely say that these attributes are very rare and for that reason, among many more, Kristen would doubtlessly be a most valuable member and leader to any organization."
Digital Media Practitioner
Kristen's Former Colleague at Healthpoint Hospital Abu Dhabi (2015-2016)
"Kristen is an exceptional partner to work with because she balanced talent with hard work in a way that I have rarely seen in my roles. She is committed to not only charging forward with her recommendations and perspective guided by her experience and intuition but also a commitment to bringing her team and partners along. Her enthusiasm for her craft is infectious, and she does a great job of communication, foreseeing, and communication potential issues and mitigating risks where possible."
Learning and Human Capital Consultant
Kristen's Former Colleague at Allegis Group (2017-2019)
"I've known Kristen for years and brought her onboard as a marketing and communications consultant from 2016-2017. As a relatively young company, Kristen advised me and my co-owner to first focus on the fundamentals — encouraging us to define our brand strategy; helping us to build a team of creative talent and training them on the new MarComms Standard Operating Procedure she wrote; and, researching various CRMs before helping us to move our operations into one. She also helped us to develop a more aggressive posture around social media, including our first-ever paid campaign on Facebook."
Co-Owner of Tutorverse
Kristen's Former Client and Classmate from Middle School through to NYU Stern (2016-2017; 1997-2009)