Kristi has always worked in the non-profit sector, starting as a youth worker and advocate and moving to leadership positions. In 2001, Kristi returned to school for a business degree and started exploring social enterprise and enterprising approaches to social change. Kristi founded and managed several social enterprise initiatives in Vancouver, including The Cleaning Solution. A bit of a ‘jill-of-all-trades’, Kristi is an effective project manager, educator, speaker, researcher, and entrepreneur. Since moving to Vancouver Island, Kristi has been supporting the growth of the social enterprise sector through collaborative and cross-sector approaches, and initiatives such as seCatalyst, Vancouver Island Social Innovation Zone, Social Enterprise Incubator, and Thriving Non Profits program.
Organizations coached include:
- Community Closet
- Galiano Conservancy Society
- Habitat Acquisition Trust
- Indigenous Perspectives Society
- Island Community Mental Health Association