Experience • Change Agent for Teams and Individuals
An expert in learning design, group facilitation, and leadership coaching, Trista believes that as our society and organizations become more complex, our ability to thrive requires us to foster new courage, explore fresh perspectives, and engage in powerful conversations that address tension and conflict.
Trista brings 25 years’ experience designing, evaluating, and teaching the curriculum that generates behavioral changes in individuals and teams. Throughout her career, she has developed a distinctive teaching and facilitation style that emphasizes high energy, active involvement, and a defined focus on outcomes. She facilitates seminars that help individuals and teams form more trusting relationships, reimagine possibilities in conflict, and improve the quality of workplace conversations. Equipped with greater conversational competence, Trista’s clients report increased confidence and improved job performance.
Specialties • Conflict, Team Culture, and Courageous Conversations
Trista’s practice includes a rich and varied toolset in leadership and organizational development. She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator; grounded in Brené Brown’s research, her sessions invite courageous leadership through embracing the challenges of vulnerability. She is also a trained Immunity to Change™ Facilitator, offering an approach to tackling personal changes resistant to past plans and intentions. Trista has developed and implemented unique methods to assess and shift team culture in struggling organizations. And as a certified workplace mediator, she offers individuals and teams processes to explore their disagreements and create new avenues out of the conflict.
Background • A Bridge Builder Connecting Diverse Voices
Her passion for promoting powerful conversations extends beyond the business world. Trista volunteers in her community as a moderator for Better Angels, a bi-partisan organization creating meaningful civic dialogue across the political spectrum. She also facilitates a community-based inquiry group exploring the African-American perspective in modern society.
The enthusiasm Trista brings to her work is compelling, and her clients welcome the infusion of energy to help define, structure and motivate their desired progress.
Executive Leadership Coaching • Georgetown University
She is a graduate of the Executive Coaching program from Georgetown University and is an ICF certified Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Trista coaches individuals, groups, and teams. She helps these clients explore and transform their stories, define and step into their personal leadership styles, and find the courage to directly address the tensions impacting their work. She has a passion for coaching teams in conflict to rebuild trust and develop more effective communication strategies for the future.
M.ED Instructional Design • George Mason University
Trista is passionate about designing, evaluating, and teaching a curriculum that generates behavioral changes in individuals and teams.
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
Trained Immunity to Change™ Facilitator
DiSC® & DiSC 363® (Certified Practitioner)
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ (Certified Practitioner)
Conflict Dynamics Profile
Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument®
Team Dimensions Profile™
Emotional Intelligence EQi 2.0® & EQi 360® (Certified Practitioner)
Hogan Personality Assessment
The Leadership Circle 360 & Culture Survey (Certified Practitioner)
Leadership Versatility Index
Myers-Briggs (MBTI®) (Certified Practitioner)
PMAI®/SVSS (archetype-driven tools)