Christy Pearson, Ph. D.

IMG_4088 copyChristy Pearson is a licensed psychologist specializing in management psychology. Her expertise includes executive level assessment and development, which ultimately drives selection decisions, succession planning and leadership development programming. She is adept at advising organizations regarding their talent makeup, to ensure adequate bench strength and effective deployment of leadership capabilities. Additionally, her expertise includes helping leaders navigate through leadership/cultural issues inherent during broad scale changes such as mergers/acquisitions or significant growth of small and mid-size businesses. Working from a systemic point of view, her counsel ensures both immediate impact and lasting results. Her experience covers a diverse array of industries, including banking, energy, professional services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, insurance, manufacturing, restaurant, retail and government.

Prior to Opus Leadership Group, Christy was a consultant with a firm specializing in linking managerial effectiveness, organizational performance, and business strategy. She has advised many companies regarding key decisions concerning succession planning, merger integration and development of results-oriented executive leader teams. Her previous leadership experience included being a member of a senior management team at a State of Colorado agency where she developed and managed new programs and interventions, resulting in recognized best practices. She also consulted to large government agencies in the areas of effective programming, change implementation, and employee retention.

Christy is certified in Hogan Assessments, Lominger Interview Architect and Voices® 360 Feedback Facilitation as well as certified in the Bates ExPI™(Executive Presence Index), the first research-based assessment to measure executive presence and influence in leaders.

Christy earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University.  She is a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association.  She is also a board member for Red Rocks Credit Union. When not exploring the complex world of business organizations, Christy enjoys the many wonders of the Colorado outdoor life and exploring the natural beauty and wonders of the West.

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