Kristi Hedges is a senior leadership coach with a specialty in executive communications, and the author of the Amazon bestseller The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others. Her workshops and coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams in organizations from the Fortune 500, to the U.S. government to nonprofits. She runs her own coaching practice, The Hedges Company, and is a founding partner in the leadership development firm, Element North. Kristi writes about leadership for Forbes and is regularly featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Entrepreneur, BBC, Chief Learning Officer and CNBC. Kristi holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.S. from Purdue University in communications. She is an ICF-certified leadership coach and is credentialed through Georgetown University. She’s a teaching faculty member of the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership and Duke Continuing Education.