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Speaking, Coaching and Facilitating for Higher Education Leaders

Working in an academic world is
different from corporate America


The challenges of developing and supporting your campus team are real; your investment in training and development should reflect the unique challenges you face such as curriculum delivery, shared governance, system oversight and accreditation, academic tradition, and public discourse that continually pressure your work.

If you don’t invest in professional development for your team, they face burnout, conflict, and reduced outcomes - the stakes are too high!

Kristen Fragnoli, Life & Leadership Coach

Community College Employee

“Knowing she spent so many years in higher education means I know she really ‘gets it.’ Her vulnerability in sharing personal stories and her ability to relate concepts to everyday life was a game-changer in terms of being able to really use this back at the office.”

Kristen Fragnoli, Life & Leadership Coach

Versatile Higher
Education Background

With three decades in community colleges, I have the unique experience of working across divisions to lead significant campus initiatives and oversee operations related to a broad array of campus reform initiatives and activities. I served as:

  • Chief Academic Officer/Provost

  • Chief Student Affairs Officer

  • Senior Lead for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Dean of Liberal Arts

  • Professor of Communication

  • Chair of Teaching Center

  • Senior Advisor

  • Grant Coordinator

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My academic expertise is in human communication including interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, group dynamics, and leadership. 


This broad experience is coupled with credentials as an Associate Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation (the “gold standard” of coach credentialing) with certifications in leadership, mediation, change, and resilience. This portfolio prepares me to support you with skills that can be immediately applied on your campus.

Participant in a Higher Ed. Leadership Resilience Session

“This workshop was so encouraging and motivational! As a hopeful administrator, this session informed my leadership ability and others on my team. I appreciated Kristen’s authenticity and the real life applications she shared.” 

Let’s connect for a free consultation about how
I can help your team succeed!

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