ABOUT CRISTI

 

Cristi is the expert in helping clients discover and market their unique genius, and is the creator of the Pillars of Genius™ method: a proven formula to discover, believe in, and share your unique genius with the exact people you are designed to serve.

She is the creator of the Pillars of Genius™ bootcamp, a program that serves clients from around the world, including North America, Asia, Europe and Australia, which is powerfully led by Pillars of Genius™ certified coaches.

Cristi is a sought-after speaker, sharing from stages across the globe, including Million Dollar Round Table, eWomen Network, and others.

 

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P1. NO FILTER

I am useless at poker or office politics because I have never learned how to bluff or hold my cards to my chest. I say what I think and dish it out straight. In reality, I’ve just never really figured out how to do it any other way.  It is what makes the Pillars of Genius™ process so powerful – we teach clients how to “rip off the filter” so they can uncover their unique genius.

P2. EXTREMELY FAST AND ACCURATE AT SEEING PATTERNS

For fun, while visiting my parents, I organize their pantry, because it’s SO FUN finding the patterns among the inventory.  In business school, even though I majored in Marketing (and was darn good at it), my highest mark was in Cost Accounting, which is all about patterns and organizing numbers. When people tell me pieces of seemingly unrelated information, it takes me no time to drill down and find the overall pattern.  Most people cannot see their unique genius, because they cannot see the patterns in their lives that are pointing straight to their unique genius.  In the Pillars of Genius™ program, we transform client’s seemingly unrelated clues throughout their whole lives, by using pattern recognition to uncover their crystal clear and unique Pillars of Genius™.

P3. OVERLY INTERESTED IN PEOPLE’S STORIES

I’ve always been the kid fascinated by hours of family stories at the kitchen table. My bookcases are stuffed with Biographies. It is very rare to find me at a sci-fi or any movie that is not based on someone’s real life story.  I drive people crazy when they take a taxi with me, because I spend the whole time chattering with the driver about his life story.  No one is boring to me. Everyone is fascinating.  In the Pillars of Genius™ method, we need to be relentless in understanding all the dimensions of your story.  Your passions, quirks, flaws, what drives you nuts, what you do for fun – all if it.  By staying with a relentless interest in our client’s stories, we are able to methodically and rigourously find the patterns that point straight to their unique Pillars of Genius™.

P4. OBSESSIVELY PERSISTENT

Back in my corporate days, I was nicknamed “the bulldog”; if there was a project that needed someone with an infinite level of obsessive persistence, they’d put me on it.  In a way, the Pillars of Genius™ method is designed around an obsessive persistence to find the patterns of our clients.  I often tell clients who decide to join the program “no one is leaving until we find your Pillars of Genius™.  Our program is not easy.  It’s not a simple one-page worksheet (you’ve tried those  – and you’re still not clear) it requires a certain level of stick-with-it ness that is designed into how we deliver the program (in very small groups, in a webcam classroom, with accountability rigourously built in). And, that is how we get results for our clients.  Cristi’s obsessive persistence to get results is built into the DNA of the Pillars of Genius™ method.

 

EDUCATION/AWARDS

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Queen’s University, Canada
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honour Society inductee
  • Business Achievement Awards nominee, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

 

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  • No matter how confused or unsure you are about your genius, it is there, it is clear. It just needs to be pulled out of you. That’s what I do.
  • There is GENIUS in EVERYONE. The eight year-old girl, the 60 year-old stockbroker, the life coach just starting out.
  • Most people have been trained to cover up their genius, so they “fit in”
  • It takes only a few hours to undo 40 years lack of clarity on your differentiators (aka GENIUS)
  • If you’re not getting the answers, you’re not asking the right questions.
  • Rip off the filter
  • The straightest path to business success is to follow your longing.
  • You will lose your attachment to “fitting in” when you have something better – truer – to replace it.
  • “I don’t know” is not an answer. You *do* know. You just have to give yourself permission to say it.
  • “Your longing is the path.” – Rumi

 

Are you ready to discover, believe in, and share your unique genius with the exact people you are designed to serve?

Click here to find out how you can join the waitlist for the next Pillars of Genius™ program