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Who is Kristina Leonardi?


Kristina Leonardi is founder of The Women’s Mosaic, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and motivation for women of every background to express their full power and potential.

As a speaker, writer and career/life coach, she provides a practical framework for each individual to make the most of their personal and professional lives, allowing them to recognize, connect to, and fulfill their role in the world at large and live a life with clarity, balance and direction.

Known as a dynamic, ‘inspiring’ and ‘down-to-earth’ speaker with unique yet practical perspectives Kristina has been a featured speaker for many corporate seminars, non-profit organizations and conferences, including UBS, Saatchi & Saatchi,  HR Association of NY,  Ogilvy & Mather, American Business Women’s Association, the Junior League, NYU and the New York’s Science, Business & Industry Library.   Kristina holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University, and has taught extensively for New York University’s Center for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism and the Center for Career, Education and Life Planning.

She has been offering individual and group coaching in the area of career transition, work/life balance and personal growth in since 2007,  and also provides her services in affiliation with the following organizations:



 Career Coach, New York Women in Communications


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Kristina is one of the vetted coaches on Muse Coach Connect



Career Expert/Career Coach Women for Hire   
1-on-1 Career Counselor, Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Bootcamp
Professional Mentor, Step Up Women’s Network

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You would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.  Your ability to connect to a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift!.

Stacy Francis and the Savvy Ladies® Team

… I enjoyed your training and it was truly a powerful experience. … you did a wonderful job and really inspired us to think about our lives and the transformations that we want to make… –Tunji Fussell, Training Chair, Junior League of Brooklyn

This was fantastic. Kristina conveys really important practical ideas with such passion and in a really accessible way.  Thank you! – Andrea Kamins, After School in Lincoln Square


Kristina is a gifted career coach who is extremely effective at helping people who have come to a crossroads in their life and need to make important decisions about how to move forward. She truly has the ability to cut to the heart of the matter and get down to the business of seeing what a person is passionate about, what they should be considering as an alternate path, and then finding a way to help guide them to take that first step. – D. Andrews

She has a laid-back approach, but don’t let that fool anyone. Her ability to read people is amazing and her assessments of how a person can enrich their lives/careers are spot-on. After she asked me lots of questions, she was somehow able to give me an assessment that was frighteningly accurate and illuminating. ~ Comment from Sept. 2012 Survey

She’s really understanding and inspiring. Coaching sessions are not a simple  “make your resume look like this and you’ll get a job” – Kristina gets to the bottom of your issues and brings them to the top.  I always leave a session feeling refreshed and inspired. ~ Comment from Sept. 2012 Survey


Kristina was featured as a guest on the all-women owned radio network, Greenstone Media, was listed as one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Latinas of 2004 and is the recipient of the 2007 Diva Visionary Award.

Kristina was interviewed as one of the ‘inspiring women and peacebuilders around the world’ on the Peace x Peace Voice x Voice Audio Archives.

Kristina was the coach featured in an article on  What I Learned Working with a Career Coach

Kristina has been featured in The Huffington Post.  Click here and here

Kristina was featured as one of New York Women in Communications Night of the CoachesClick here for coverage.

For a video of Kristina speaking at the Science, Industry & Business Library click here.

Kristina has written an article for The Daily Muse.  Read the article here

Kristina was quoted in Inc. Magazine Online. Read the article here.

Kristina was featured as an expert on WellandGoodNYC

Kristina was a featured Career Coach in The Daily Muse

Read the write-up of Kristina’s Spring Cleaning for the Nonprofiteer Soul talk for YNPN 

As the 2007 Diva Visionary, she was also interviewed on

On Thursday, July 23, 2009 Kristina was honored by the WNBA’s NY Liberty as part of their Inspiring Women Night!