MISSION

We are on a mission to reclaim connection, transform anger and violence and make a world designed from wisdom.

ABOUT

Christine bridges worlds: she has been a leader in the tech sector for 20 years,as the venture backed founder and CEO of several companies, and at the same time is a long time devoted yogi and convener.

Christine's exploration of anger, violence and disconnection in the aftermath of her mother's murder, abandonment and general chaos propelled her to examine how we expand the capacity of the individual to heal and connect, and shift the way we live together. Her work includes investigations into nonviolence, intimacy, and the neuroscience of love, violence, human evolution and behavioral change.

Christine brings people together to have conversations around growth and change,and to spark connection and action around new possibilities. She is the curator of 9 TEDx events (with hundreds of millions of views),the convener of Naked Conversations, founder of LoveSpring and the Frequency - and her dinner table is always full.

She works with the GRIP (Guiding Rage into Power) program in the California State Prisons, advises other violence transformation groups, and works as a Victim-Offender liaison. She's the author of Indivisible: Coming Home to True Connection, which integrates her personal story with science, cultural and spiritual insights on overcoming separation in the self and society.

Christine believes in yoga's potential for self development and community transformation. She's completed teacher training with Rod Stryker (ParaYoga Level 1 & 2), Eddie Modestini and Nickie Doane (Maya Yoga - 500 hours), Baron Baptiste (Baptiste Power Yoga- Level 1), as well as professional education with Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest and Saul David Raye. She is a student of the nondual tantra teachings as taught by TKS Desikachar, as they have come through Mark Whitwell, and Kashmir Shaivist Tantra, as taught by Hareesh Wallis. She holds a certificate in the practices and philosophy of yoga from the Mattamayura Institute. She has taught in the Chicago area, in Utah, and California. She sings mantra (kirtan) with Adam Bauer and Amithaban. Appearances include BhaktiFest, YogaWorks, Prasada, YogaSource, Jewel in the Lotus, LoveSpringSF, the Centers for Spiritual Living, and many more. She sings on Shyam Lila (Adam Bauer, Mantralogy Records, 2014).

Other factoids include...MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University in Political Science, with a senior thesis in Arab Nationalism. She served in the US Army ROTC program through the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has lived and traveled all over the world, and speaks French and German. She's the momma of 4 biological children, and the co-parent to 2 more wonderful girls.

SPEAKING AND MEDIA

Long Now Member Summit, TEDxMarin, Wharton Fellows, Thiel Fellows, Hewlett Packard Innovation Center, San Francisco Curator Network, TEDxEast, Success Boston, Sierra Nevada Alliance (winner of Sun Tzu award), TIE Midwest Chicago Technology Leadership Forum (TechForum), Union League Club of Chicago. Midwest Entrepreneurs Forum, Kellogg Venture Forum, Kellogg Entrepreneurship Forum, Kellogg Innovation Network, Illinois Venture Capital Association, Illinois Technology Association, Illinois Information Technology Roundtable, SIIA Content Forum, SIIA Software Division Conference, Springboard, All Things Media Coach and Panelist, Green Dot Awards Judge, ITA CityLights Awards Judge, CBS Morning Show, NBC TV, NPR All Things Considered with Scott Simon, Something You Should Know National Syndicated Radio,TEDxSanFrancisco.

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