Christina Colton, Ed.D.
Christina has spent the past 20 years guiding organizations to adapt and lead others through successful change. Drawing from her doctoral work on learning, leadership and change at Columbia University, and her experience as a global executive coach and leadership development consultant, Christina has supported clients in effectively addressing the following key questions:
• How do we accelerate the development of our internal leadership capability to meet succession needs and growth goals?
• How can we shift from a subject matter expert mentality to a trusted advisor, client value focus over the next 12-18 months?
• How will we retain and engage top talent during the midst of rapid change?
Clients report that Christina’s leadership development expertise enables them to:
• Build stronger trusted advisor relationships, both internal and external to their organization, resulting in higher employee engagement and stronger client relationships.
• Move through changes with better clarity, leadership alignment, and success.
• Improve the quality of thinking, communication and decision-making.
As a former Director of Learning and Development at Fidelity Investments, Christina brings first-hand management experience to her leadership consulting work with senior executives from around the world. She developed her external consulting experience by working with global L&D consultancies such as The Exetor Group and Coghill and Beery International. Over the last decade, she has worked with leading firms in financial services, ecommerce, social media, retail, marketing, health care, and public service organizations including: FaceBook, eBay, WPP, McKinsey Consulting, Nielsen Corporation, the BBC, Fidelity Investments and Discount Tire Company.
Christina’s educational background includes:
• Ed.D. in adult learning and leadership, Columbia University,
• MBA in management, Northeastern University,
• BA in interpersonal and organizational communication, Northeastern University.
Living in Cave Creek, AZ with her husband and teenage step-son, Christina loves trail running, hiking, horseback riding…and really appreciates twisted humor!
CLLC Trusted Colleagues
As founder and Managing Partner, Christina is the primary point person for CLLC. Christina works directly with her clients to assess and fulfill their leadership development needs. As her clients needs determine, Christina also utilizes the services of a number of trusted colleagues with leadership development expertise, to supplement her capabilities.
Paul Leboffe, PCC, JD, MIM
￼A trusted advisor who combines more than 25 years of business and legal experience with his talent for connecting individuals and teams to their work in a way that leads to better double bottom-line results – happier people and healthier profits.
Experience & Representative Clients
Through coaching, facilitation, change management, and team development projects, Paul has partnered with his clients to design and deliver many successful programs across a range of industries from blue-chip organizations such as:
• British Petroleum
• JP Morgan/Chase
• Barclays PLC
• Novis Pharmaceuticals
• DLA Piper
• Seagate Technologies
• ADT Security Services
• Cardinal Health
• Brightstar Corporation
• World’s Finest Foods
Paul is most effective with teams undergoing change, and teams with untapped potential that want to increase their level of focus, alignment and engagement. He has learned that the most effective way to improve performance is to play to your strengths, so he works with teams to understand their DNA and what they do best, and do more of it. He does this through a proven process that combines increased awareness, simple but powerful tools, and hands-on practice to support you in overcoming the blocks to achieving breakthrough performance. His clients describe his approach as professional, playful and consummately practical.
Paul holds a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University and a Law Degree from Syracuse University School of Law, with honors. He is also a Professional Certified Coach, a qualified Business Coach, a court-certified mediator, and he holds a Masters in Intuition Medicine®. He is part of the professional faculty of British Petroleum, Teleos Leadership Institute, and the Center for Innovation and Transformation, and he is certified to deliver the Strengths Deployment Inventory, Change Styles Inventory, and the FIRO-B assessment tools.
Karen Ericksen is an executive coach who has over twenty-five years of business experience in corporate environments and professional services. She has effectively delivered leadership and team development programs, strategic marketing initiatives, and executive coaching. Karen has spent the past decade coaching individuals, small teams and large groups in corporate environments and small/medium businesses. Karen presently works with emerging and senior leaders in a number of Global 100 companies to deliver leadership programs and coaching to multi-cultural groups around the world. Her highly collaborative style and her strengths in forging meaningful, insightful connections with others provide a catalyst for encouraging personal and organizational growth and navigating change. Karen’s key focal areas include communications, team leadership, trusted advisorship, leadership strengths, work/life balance, experiential learning, facilitation and coaching.
Her business acumen reflects Karen’s experience across a broad variety of markets and organizations. She has consulted independently to start-up and rapid-growth companies in Colorado, helping them to develop and expand their markets. Previously, as a senior manager at Apple Computer, she created strategies to strengthen customer focus as well as developed and implemented strategic marketing and communications plans. She spent several years at Apple’s subsidiary in Sydney, Australia where she directed Apple’s marketing to Australian/New Zealand schools and universities.
She received her MBA from Stanford University in California and her BA in Economics from Williams College in Massachusetts. She is certified in coactive coaching with the? Coach Training Institute (CTI) in California, and in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI).
Karen lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two teenage sons. She is an avid hiker, skier, outdoor enthusiast, foodie and traveler. She is a voracious reader always on the lookout for great travel, book and dining recommendations.
Allison is an organizational consultant who specializes in coaching individuals, helping them to clarify their goals and achieve their strategic objectives. She also works with teams, facilitating the improvement of their capabilities in both the task and interpersonal realms, and with organizations, enabling them to become more effective and efficient by overcoming the technical, interpersonal, and organizational barriers to change. In her work, Allison builds on a systems perspective to understand the underlying, interconnected factors that shape outcomes in complex organizations. Before becoming a consultant, Allison spent seven years in the financial services industry at Wachovia and Capital One, working in brokerage, credit services, and online banking, where she focused on marketing, analysis, and operations management. She has been an independent consultant since 2002.
• B.A. in English, College of William and Mary
• M.A. with Honors in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York University
• Masters Cert., in Project Management, George Washington University
• Adjunct professor, New York University