Kristina was the guest speaker for our HR/NY Session for our Women’s SIG. She delivered the presentation above expectations, and received very high ratings from our attendees” ~ Tana Session, Co-chair HR/NY

“Her presentation was direct, funny, sincere and insightful…We received excellent feedback from our attendees and look forward to seeing and listening to her again in the future!” ~ Ilonka M. Salisbury, Treasurer, ABWA-NYC Chapter

“Kristina led a custom workshop for a group of 60 healthcare workers at LinkedIn in New York and she was incredibly effective. She was able to instantly connect with the group she was speaking to and gave them concrete tools to combat burnout and practice self-care in what is an incredibly high-stress working environment. … I’d highly recommend hiring Kristina to lead a workshop or coaching session in the future. She’s a deft facilitator and leaves a lasting impact on those with which she works. ~ Samantha Kelly, LinkedIn Community Builder




Kristina Leonardi is the Founder of The Women’s Mosaic®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and motivation for women to express their full power and potential in the world.

As a speaker and seminar leader, she provides a practical framework for each attendee 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. 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. degree 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.Kristina was one of Hispanic Magazine’s Top Latinas of 2004, and is the recipient of the 2007 Diva Visionary Award, honored one of the WNBA’s Inspiring Women of 2009, and has been featured in, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today and The Huffington Post.

For more information and client testimonials visit Kristina’s LinkedIn Profile

Past clients have said:

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

Kristina’s “Spring Cleaning for the Soul” seminar was a wonderful addition to our Women’s Leadership Series kick-off week at Ogilvy. Her 90-minute session truly helped our employees take a step back from their daily lives and reflect on who they are and what they want for themselves both personally and professionally. Kristina did an excellent job of talking about how every goal can be attainable — by way of “big picture” changes and/or simple “tweaks” to our everyday lives — resulting in a significant increase of overall happiness and inner peace. From chatting with several folks after the event it was clear that attendees were quite satisfied with the engaging discussion. Based on this feedback, I would certainly recommend Kristina to anyone who wants to give their employees a breath of fresh air and the extra encouragement to make positive changes to their lives! – Meera Shankar, Ogilvy & Mather

As one of the leaders of the LI Marketing Job Seekers Group, who are Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Communications professionals in transition, I am always looking for speakers who are interesting, dynamic and “real” who are able to educate and motivate my group of highly intelligent and creative minds. I found that with Kristina. Kristina gave a wonderful, thought provoking presentation to the group. She is truly a breath of fresh air. The members were involved and inspired. The group and I really enjoyed our time with her. I’m sure each and every one of us took something positive away from the encounter. It is obvious that Kristina is doing what she preaches and excels at it. I highly recommend Kristina as a coach, speaker and mentor. ~ Randi Pincus

Kristina led a workshop on Spring Cleaning for the Soul for our community of women entrepreneurs. Our members raved about their experience with Kristina, who was expertly able to work with each of them and move them forward in their quests for personal clarity and growth. Kristina is a skilled facilitator who is adept at managing challenging and thought-provoking dialog and who works to highlight both the complexity and meaning of various topics. Thank you, Kristina! ~ Adelaide Fives, In Good Company

During times like these when our students need it the most, Kristina presents her perspectives on career development with a fresh take and offers new insights that electrify and encourage participants to think out of the box and reach beyond their comfort zone. At the same time, she is able to provide practical ways for them to achieve their personal and professional objectives while staying true to who they are.  Her delivery style is relaxed and open, and her ability to connect with an audience is extraordinary. ~ Emily Westerman, New York University Office of Career Management

“Kristina led a womens career development program that I coordinated in the spring. Kristina was engaging, energetic and passionate in talking through her “Spring Cleaning” program and inspired her audience to take stock of their personal and professional lives and refocus on their goals and aspirations. Although I have not used Kristina as a personal coach, I would imagine she excels in this field also.” – Kathryn Virmani, UBS

“Kristina Leonardi is a fabulous motivational speaker who has great passion for life and a down-to-earth nature. These qualities make her practical ideas about life and career choices available to the audience in an accessible and informative format. Our attendees left feeling uplifted and as though they can truly make their career dreams a reality with the new found clarity, commitment, determination and out-of-the box thinking she provided.  Thank you so much for an engaging and inspiring presentation!”  – Wende Jager-Hyman, Woodhull Institute

I wanted to thank you for such a great session last night.  You gave such wonderful, simple yet pointed advice…. I loved looking at the participants as they responded to what you were saying. The smiles and the head nodding really says a lot, plus they didn’t want to leave! We always know that is a good sign. All in all I personally found your session simple to understand yet deeply thought provoking.  I really enjoyed listening to you.  You have a wonderful laid back, personable style that encourages interaction.  – Samantha Seegull, Career Peeks

It was a pleasure to finally meet you. I enjoyed your training and it was truly a powerful experience. I have received feedback from the other ladies and we are all in agreement that you did a wonderful job and really inspired us to think about our lives and the transformations that we want to make. However the most important lesson learned is that it all begins with deep reflection and self love. Thank you again for your message and energetic spirit.  – Tunji Fussell, Junior League of Brooklyn

Kristina’s presentation was a breath of fresh air – re-affirming, healing and uplifting.  Her compassionate delivery, understanding and insights made us look at every area of our lives in a different light, and her themes and suggestions resonated deeply with all who attended.  Kristina’s professionalism, flexibility and sense of humor made her incredibly easy to work with – she is a motivational speaker who would be a true asset and inspiration to any company who hires her! – Tanya Wood, CLAY Fitness & Spa

Kristina was a guest speaker at the Manhattan World Culture Open Center on two separate occasions, presenting a talk entitled, “Who Are You and What are You Supposed to be Doing with your Life?”   I would say few participants left her workshops without a flood of ideas running through their heads, considering possible career and life changes that they never thought of before, or that once seemed distant or unrealistic.  Kristina is inspirational, entertaining, and encourages people to take their dreams seriously.  – Stephanie Wilks, Manhattan World Culture Open Center

Kristina gave an amazingly detailed presentation at the Pink Polka Dot Organization’s 2008 Gala that was inspiring and enlightening to all in attendance. Her coaching skills are impeccable; her altruism and desire to help others is remarkable.  I truly thank Kristina for providing her services to The Pink Polka Dot Organization and I would absolutely recommend for her future events… – Zanade L. Mann, The Pink Polka Dot Organization

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