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Emerging Leaders Instructor
Leading for Community Impact Instructor
Executive Coach

Christa draws on her 25 years of nonprofit management experience. Currently, she instructs the Emerging Leaders and Leading for Community Impact programs. She has a life long passion for leadership development, capacity building and nonprofit management, having worked in various leadership capacities with youth development and educational reform nonprofits at both the national and local level. She served on the Leadership Teams at BUILD, Breakthrough Collaborative, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Partners in School Innovation and Hands On Network. As a COO for well over a decade, Christa has hands on experience with the many challenges of running an effective and growing organization.  Christa’s Executive Coaching practice, where she works with nonprofit leaders to further develop their organizational leadership and staff management skills, informs her work at LFW and keeps her connected to the realities of leadership.   Christa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing & Finance from the University of Oregon. Christa lives in the Santa Ynez Valley and enjoys taking advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds her everyday with her teenage son.

About Christa’s Coaching Approach: 

As an Executive Coach for social sector leaders, Christa Roth draws on her 30+ years of nonprofit management experience. She has passion for leadership development, capacity building and nonprofit management, having worked in various leadership roles with youth development and educational reform organizations at both the national and local level.

Christa brings both the coaching expertise plus the humility of the front line work of having served in senior leadership roles directly at Playworks, BUILD, Breakthrough Collaborative, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Partners in School Innovation and Hands On Network. Christa has hands on knowledge of how to align strategic plans, program model, operation systems and talent to achieve the mission.  Currently, Christa is coaching 15 executive directors
and senior nonprofit leaders and coached over 40+ leaders over the past 8 years.

Christa focus on promoting tangible results through exceptional leadership.   She provides Executive Coaching that cultivating the self-awareness and self-confidence, required to lead with empathy, excellence and impact.

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