Dr. Christine E. Petit

Christine E. Petit, PhD, provides consulting and coaching services at the intersection of social change, organizational development, and personal development. Christine has two decades of impact as an organizational leader and founder in nonprofits and community- and labor-organizing. She earned a Doctoral degree in sociology with emphases in race and class inequality and social change. Christine is a certified coach through Leadership That Works’ Coaching for Transformation program and is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. Additionally, she is an Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner and loves to help people and teams understand how to understand and maximize their leadership and communication styles. 

Christine is accomplished in the areas of public policy; fund development; relationship building; operations and administration; board relations and development; staff and leadership development; strategic visioning, planning, and implementation; and communications and public relations. During her time as the founding Executive Director at Long Beach Forward, Christine led the organization through significant growth and transformation, including rebranding and expansion of funding, programs, and staffing while providing strategic direction to all aspects of the organization’s work of reducing and eliminating health, economic, and racial inequities in Long Beach, as well as advocacy and systems change for children and their parents and caregivers. 

As a consultant and coach, Christine first seeks to understand the client’s context, values, and vision for success and then co-designs strategies with her clients to achieve that vision. 

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