KLsepiaheadshotKristina Leonardi is a highly recommended speaker and coach who is sought after for her ability to convey to audiences big concepts which she then breaks down into concrete and practical ways so that participants can take home specific tools and insights that they can apply in their everyday lives.  She helps to change the way people see themselves in their own lives and provides motivation that crosses over all boundaries, with the goal of inspiring each attendee or client 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.

Her blend of passionate conviction, unique perspectives, sense of humor and professional, down-to-earth manner make her accessible to everyone, whether they come from inner city high schools or corporate America’s boardrooms.

Kristina is founder of The Women’s Mosaic, a nonprofit organization that promotes intercultural understanding and empowerment among women. Previously, she held the position of Vice President of Sales for a promotion item firm, handling a variety of clients such as Sony Music, Popular Mechanics, ANA Airways, Scholastic and SBLI Insurance. Prior to that, as the Director of Passenger Services, she managed the service aspects of an upscale educational travel company arranging tours for Harvard, Yale, Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History.

Kristina has a B.A. degree in International Relations from Boston University, and has taught extensively for New York University’s Center for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, in their undergraduate and certificate programs, as well as one day offerings for their Center for Career, Education and Life Planning.  She is one of the coaches at NY Women in Communications and is a vetted coach as part of The Muse’s Coach Connect.

Experience, Talent & Awards

-Over 25 years traveling and working with people of various cultures and ethnic backgrounds

-Over 15 years of customer service and sales experience

– Over 15 years experience as a professional educator on upper school, university and adult education levels

-Over 10 years experience establishing and running a non-profit women’s organization, implementing over 100 activities and events that promote intercultural understanding, personal growth and empowerment

-Over 15 years experience as a highly rated personal growth seminar and workshop leader

-Over 10 years professional experience as a highly recommended and sought after career/life and executive coach

– Author of  Personal Growth Gab (PGG) Volume One: Thought-provoking, inspirational and entertaining essays to keep you connected with yourself and make sense of this journey called Lifea compilation of essays from her very popular PGG weekly eblast (click here to join mailing list!)

-Featured on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Inc. Magazine, and Forbes.com, Greenstone Media, and Peace x Peace Voices Archive. Published on The Muse and in Metro newspaper

-Recognized as one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Latinas of 2004; Recipient of the 2007 Diva Visionary Award from Tango Diva; honored by the WNBA’s NY Liberty as a 2009 Inspiring Woman

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Kristina’s enthusiasm, insights and passion for life combined with her practical experience and applications can help show you how to make your life the best it can be, and one that is enriched on many levels.

Kristina can also work with you and your organization to determine what your needs are and what topic can be created to suit your conference or organization’s goals and needs. Most topics can be adjusted to your time requirements.

Please contact Kristina Leonardi at 917-816-0834 or kleonardi@mindspring.com to book a speaking engagement that will change the way your clients/participants think and motivate them to start living their best life now!

Your presentation “Spring Cleaning for the Soul was uplifting, entertaining and enlightening.  What a refreshing topic, and one that should be shared with all!  You presented in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining, while still getting your message across to the entire audience.  That’s a hard combination to achieve, but you did it with style and grace.  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! We are looking forward to working with you again at future events. Thank you again for making the Savvy Ladies event such a success!   — Stacy Francis and the Savvy Ladies® Team