Christine Connors joins Seven Stones Leadership as an executive coach and organizational consultant with over 30 years of leadership experience in the Human Resources, OD and Leadership fields. Christine has supported a wide variety of mission-driven organizations such as WGBH, Education Development Center, Abt Associates and Berklee College of Music. In her most recent role at Berklee, Christine was responsible for managing both the human resources and diversity and inclusion teams (HRDI) to create a working and learning environment that fostered creativity, diversity, collaboration and innovation. Through a wide variety of services and initiatives, Christine and her teams worked with all areas across the college to recruit, develop and retain a diverse and exceptional faculty and staff.
Throughout her career, Christine coached and mentored a wide variety of leaders through both one-on-one coaching as well as the development and implementation of leadership development programs. Christine is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Leadership Circle 360° tool.
Christine received an MBA with distinction from Bentley University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Stonehill College. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She lives in Medford, MA with her wife, Bev, and their dog Tallulah. In her spare time, she loves music, nature, hiking and reading.
My year-long executive coaching sessions with Chris Connors have been instrumental in my development as a leader in higher education. Her commitment to my professional growth provided the perfect environment for me to examine my strengths and weaknesses and adjust my sails so I could fly as an institutional leader. Chris’ caring coaching methods were helpful as I practiced and developed competencies that would propel me in my career. Her advice on effective strategies for managing the transition into an executive role showcased her resourcefulness and expertise. Overall, through my executive coaching experience, I found her to be focused on the elements that would help me meet my professional goals and objectives. I highly recommend Chris Connors as an impactful executive coach and leadership trainer.
My executive coaching experience with Chris was transformational and exceeded my expectations. Chris is a kind, caring, and trustworthy person. She created a space that allowed me to gain insight into my leadership style through multiple learning modes. She listened empathically and appropriately challenged and supported me in a very authentic way. I am a better person and professional because of this connection, and I’m still becoming.
For this learning path, you will participate in the 4 virtual learning sessions and be enrolled in one of three Racial Affinity Groups:
1) People who identify as People of Color (Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic)
2) People who identify as Bi-Racial or Multi-Racial
3) People who identify as White
*More specific affinity groups may be formed upon the completion of course registration
We believe that it is important to do our own work with people with similar racial experiences to build capacity for cross-race dialogue that supports authentic relationships and deep belonging for everyone. We will ask you to self-select into the group that best aligns with your racial identity. We recognize that for some this is not a simple choice and we are available to have a conversation with you to support your selection.
Together we will:
Where: Online Zoom Sessions
Time: 11am-12:30pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*
When: 5-Sessions scheduled between Sept 28, 2023 – Jan 26, 2024 (see below)
*All sessions will run from 11am-12:30pm ET.
|Racial Affinity Group Schedule|
|Thurs, September 28, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET||Kick-off/ Authentic Communication|
|Thurs, November 2, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET||Unpacking Our Racial Autobiographies|
|Friday, November 17, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET||Self-Compassion|
|Thurs, December 7, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET||What is Sustainable Abundance?|
|Thurs, January 25, 2024 — 11am-12:30pm ET||Inclusive Leadership|
Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.
These four learning sessions will provide you with a new view and innovative framing of the problem as we see it. Below is a brief description of what will take place in each session:
Where: Online Zoom Learning Sessions
Time: 11am-1pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*
When: 4-sessions scheduled between Sept 21, 2023 – Jan 18, 2024 (see details below)
*All sessions will run from 11am-1pm ET.
|Learning Session Schedule|
|Thurs, September 21, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET||Why Context Matters|
|Thurs, October 26, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET||Unpacking Trauma|
|Thurs, November 16, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET||Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson|
|Thurs, January 18, 2024 — 11 - 1pm ET||Understanding Power|
Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your modular program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.