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Christy Foldenauer, Founder

Christy Foldenauer is the founder and principal at Illumine. An executive coach and team dynamics expert, she speaks from the experience of two decades of contribution in both Fortune 500 and not-for-profit organizations. Christy is known for fresh thought-leadership, weaving leadership insights and new frameworks with daily work, and inspiring audiences to optimize their performance in both personal and professional life.

DiSC certification; Wiley Brand
Five behaviors certification; Wiley Brand

Featured Keynotes (live or virtual):

Five Scopes to Elevate Your Critical Thinking and Leadership

     The business world celebrates the forward-looking telescope in strategic problem solving, asking questions like, what does this mean for us in a year, or five years? While there is merit to thinking about the future, four other scopes are required in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment of work for thoughtful leadership and balanced decision making.
     Participants will learn the five scopes to elevate their critical thinking and leadership, and master when to apply each scope in any given situation.

Re-Visioning Change:
Rhythms to support the leader's inner world during rapid reinvention

     Many organizations have become experts at change management within systems and teams. Too often, our methods fail to recognize the internal work of transition in any change. In the same way we need a framework to move through the external components of change, we need rhythms to support the internal work of transition. Christy brings practical ways to manage the tension between what is and what is becoming.

Organizational Innnovation Across Generations:

Use X, Y and Z to Solve Problems Faster

     For the first time, five distinct generations are present in our workforce. Diverse generations on teams can sometimes create a generation gap, accompanied by tension. Digital immigrants and natives collide, and preferences (coupled with lack of understanding) can cause division. There is a better way! Understanding generational mindsets and contributions allows us to capture and build on the strengths of each generation. Participants will learn to recognize generational differences and win others' hearts without losing their own values in working relationships.

Featured Keynote Summary

Christy is currently booking speaking engagements for September 2024 through December 2025.

Her thought leadership and relevant content is a catalyst, bringing powerful momentum to your organization or group.  

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