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Richard Christ


Rick’s career interests have run along two tracks: Human Resources and Organizational Development, and Leadership Coaching. Rick learned through senior positions in his 30-year ExxonMobil career that valuable individual development and significant organizational improvements are often made through HR/OD and coaching. Rick’s international HR leadership work focused on management development and succession planning, and many OD interventions including growth strategies, reorganizations, asset spin-offs and office openings/closures. He is an HR generalist, having worked in all HR functional areas. In the last 20 years of his ExxonMobil career, in addition to his leadership coaching (which focused on senior executives and leaders), he was the senior HR leader on a high-level team which identified, negotiated and implemented over 30 Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions throughout the world, with a total value over $20B.

Rick interacted daily with C-suite executives to develop strategic objectives, implementation plans, and communication strategies. Since retiring early from ExxonMobil, he has continued his role as a strategic advisor and coach to senior leaders in the corporate sector, government, higher education, and non-profits, as well as entrepreneurs in start-up companies. Mr. Christ earned a Bachelor of Arts (AB, Psychology and Environmental Studies Double Major, Honors) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA, Management and Human Resources) from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Education (MEd, Counseling Psychology) from the University of Houston. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member at George Mason University since 2016. Mr. Christ is certified through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and completed his ICF coaching training through George Mason University’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance certificate program. He holds certifications, and has extensive experience in several psychological instruments used in organizational consulting and coaching

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