Chris is a treasure of a resource. In addition to her wealth of experience, Chris offers an abundant toolkit of practical strategies to help with mediating conversations, change, and growth between individuals, or in the context of much larger groups. She is adept at helping people to clarify their thoughts, concerns and desires and express them such that they can be heard and received. Always a calm, warm, and professional presence, Chris is uniquely skilled at offering focused critical feedback in a compassionate way that encourages growth and development instead of defensiveness. The very practical strategies for communication, teamwork, and relationship building that she shared with me many years ago are still ones that I reflect upon and use today.