Christa Kirby, MA, LCAT, PMP, Vice President, Global Learning Innovation at IIL

Christa’s career has followed an interesting trajectory, beginning with nine years in the trenches as a professional actor. She joined the corporate world in the ’90s as a writer and editor at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. For nearly a decade, she rose through the ranks of Communications and Knowledge Management at Ogilvy before shifting her focus toward training and education.
For the past decade, Christa has conducted workshops and led trainings for corporations, non-governmental organizations and foundations on topics such as team-building, leadership, conflict resolution, effective communication, cross-cultural communication and Emotional Intelligence. Her work has taken her across the US, and it has also afforded her the privilege of working in countries including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Ethiopia and Greece.