Chrysta Wilson

SHE / HER / HERS

  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Chrysta Wilson is a cultural transformation speaker, strategist, coach, storyteller, and disrupter dedicated to creating conditions for people to thrive. She helps leaders build the skills to develop equitable and inclusive cultures. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Community Planning, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, both from the University of Southern California.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

When we create space to tell the truth and dream deeply, we uncover pathways to heal and thrive together.

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Popular Talks

Shifting From A Toxic Culture To An Irresistible Workplace

Although no one desires to acknowledge the presence of any of what MIT Sloan has labeled the ‘5 Toxic Traits’ of a Toxic Organizational Culture, independent surveys and even the Surgeon General have highlighted that workplaces can have detrimental effects on individuals’ well-being. This presentation encourages participants to examine the five characteristics of a Toxic Culture and discover how leaders can intervene to mitigate harm and implement restorative strategies that promote workplace well-being, equity, and inclusion.

Disrupt Your DEI™: Developing DEI With The Six P’s

This talk offers an invitation to rethink and reshape the conventional approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) by introducing Chrysta’s innovative leadership approach called “The Six P Framework.” Participants will explore how to lead DEI using each of the Six P’s, including the importance of crafting a purpose for DEI as well as identifying the behaviors and core competencies that are required to lead DEI and sustain culture change transformations.

A Taste of The Recipe For Transformation

Participants will gain insights into the 3-Pillar “Recipe for Transformation” Coaching and Consulting Framework that guides Wilson and Associates in their organizational culture change efforts. This interdisciplinary approach, encompassing organizational psychology, leadership development, change management, DEI, and strategic planning best practices, will equip attendees with the knowledge to lead organization-wide culture change campaigns that foster healthier, more equitable, and inclusive workplaces that retain diverse talent.

You Belong: YOU are the Secret Ingredient That’s Needed

Dominant culture has a way of fostering “imposter syndrome” within leaders with historically marginalized and under-recognized identities. After years of leadership development training and coaching, Chrysta provides three ways for leaders to mine their life experiences to build their confidence and find their unique voice and leadership style.

Workshops, Consulting, & Coaching

Workshops

Disrupt Your DEI™
This expanded workshop offers an invitation to rethink and reshape the conventional approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) by introducing Chrysta’s innovative Leadership Approach called “The Six P Framework.” Participants will explore how to lead DEI using each of the Six P’s, including the importance of crafting a vision and purpose for DEI as well as identifying the behaviors and core competencies that are required to lead DEI and sustain culture change transformations.

Build Inclusion, Boost Belonging, and Bust Bias With The Identity Wheel
Using our Wheel of Marginalized and Advantaged Identities©, participants will explore how inclusion and exclusion are (or are not) showing up in the workplace. Discover actionable strategies that can be used to promote workplace inclusivity and navigate the dynamics of power and identity with support from The Wheel.

Shifting From A Toxic Culture To An Irresistible Workplace
Although no one desires to acknowledge the presence of any of what MIT Sloan has labeled the ‘5 Toxic Traits’ of a Toxic Organizational Culture, independent surveys and even the Surgeon General have highlighted that workplaces can have detrimental effects on individuals’ well-being. This presentation encourages participants to examine the five characteristics of a Toxic Culture and discover how leaders can intervene to mitigate harm and implement restorative strategies that promote workplace well-being, equity, and inclusion.

EI for E&I: Use Emotional Intelligence Skills To Enhance Your Equity and Inclusion Efforts
In this workshop, leaders will learn how the 5 domains of emotional intelligence can support building a more equitable and inclusive workplace where employees, especially those with historically marginalized and under-recognized identities, feel more psychologically safe and experience a real sense of belonging.

Consulting

Wilson and Associates Coaching and Consulting, LLC, is an Organizational Change & DEI consulting firm that helps leaders create equitable and inclusive workplace cultures where people thrive: we do this through Executive Advisement and Coaching, Strategy Development, Leadership Development, and Training.

Coaching

As an ICF-certified coach in “Coaching for Transformation”, I coach high-performing leaders to bring more joy and balance into their lives so they can become more connected to their purpose. My coaching is rooted in a liberation (anti-oppression) stance from which I help leaders build self-awareness about where they are so we can co-create a plan to get to where they want to be.

“Not only is Chrysta a joy to work with, but her mastery of organizational development, culture and DEI work allows for transformational work that seems natural.” – Corinne Eldridge, CEO, Center for Caregiver Advancement

“Chrysta has a heart for this work and a heart for helping organizations create liberatory and thriving spaces for their staff.”
– Valerie Evans, COO, The Management Center

“Collaborating with Chrysta on the first-ever listening session was an eye-opener for me and for my department. She made DEI very accessible and acceptable to all of us.”
– Faisal Roble, CEO of Racial Justice and Equity, City of Los Angeles Planning Department

“Chrysta has masterfully engaged our team members through training and coaching and has guided us through difficult and often uncomfortable but necessary conversations.”
– Nina Vaccaro, COO, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles (CCALAC)

“Working with Chrysta helped us develop and institute healthy organizational practices that led to long-lasting individual and organizational changes. Her ability to connect with folks by sharing her learnings and practices makes folks feel like we’ve known Chrysta for years.”
– David Diaz, Executive Director, ActiveSGV

"Chysta's session was an eye-opener for me and for my department."
— FAISAL ROBLE

Some say it started with moldy pizza served by the school cafeteria: that’s when Chrysta launched her first equity campaign around high quality food with her 5th grade class. Some may say it started with a fortune cookie, which professed in 2008 she would start a small business that would be a success.

Whichever way you slice it, Chrysta Wilson, MPA, ACC, is a speaker, ICF-certified coach, storyteller, trainer-educator, podcaster and a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture strategist dedicated to helping leaders at all levels advance racial justice, Workplace Well-being in order to create conditions for people to thrive.

Since founding Wilson and Associates in 2008, Chrysta has educated over 10,000 individuals and provided consultation to over 200 nonprofit organizations, corporations, and government agencies utilizing her proprietary Recipe for Transformation© coaching and consulting framework rooted in dreaming, discovery, repair, and embodiment.

Chrysta Wilson is a passionate speaker and storyteller who has the ability to create inclusive and welcoming spaces to engage audiences in even the most complex topics. Through her firm’s consultation and training offers, such as The DEI Dinner Party and e-course “Disrupt Your DEI”, she has helped clients build the skills required to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, and create psychological safety at work.

She is a gifted advisor who brings joy and mindfulness to every interaction with clients that include: Sierra Club, City of Long Beach, American Planning Association-CA, Liberty Hill Foundation, Mercy Housing, National Skills Coalition, Keck Medicine of USC.

She’s also famous for another skill: baking Bundt cakes. She’s an award-winning baker author of Kiss My Bundt™.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.