My official, fancy-pants bio:
Kristine Oller is a master at strategic planning, group facilitation, and personal organization.
She specializes in guiding creatives and independent professionals (most notably women in mid-life) who are making personal or professional shifts – either self-directed or unexpected. Kristine transforms the complexity they are grappling with into clear plans of inner and outer action designed to re-connect them with their focus, function, and flow. Over the past 20 years, she has coached men and women at the top of their game (Oscar nominees, published authors, international experts, full-time artists, TEDx speakers) as well as hundreds of folks who were changing or expanding their careers, businesses, or creative pursuits.
Author of the book, Feeding Your Focus: How Creative People Can Move Forward Faster And Achieve Sustained Success, Kristine has served as a monthly columnist for two national publications (Backstage and The VoiceOver Insider) and has been invited and hired to share her expertise with a wide range of institutions and organizations including: Harvard/ART, Caltech, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Women in Film, The Actors Fund, the International Radio Creative and Production Summit, and the cities of Glendale and Burbank in her home state of California.
Every single month for the past 17 years, Kristine has lead multiple, ongoing mastermind groups – in person and online. Under her guidance, hundreds of creative professionals have grown their careers, developed supplemental income streams, and connected deeply with like-minded peers.
Before she retired from her 15-year career as a professional organizer, Kristine appeared on DIY Crafts on Scripps’ Do-It-Yourself Network and on Before and After’noon Movies on the USA Network. As a Golden Circle Member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, she served on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of NAPO. Kristine received the 1999 Membership Award from The Actors’ Network, the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 2007 Los Angeles Organizing Awards, and the 2009 Alumni Service Award from her alma mater, Linfield College in Oregon. She has been twice nominated for the Best Organizing Coach and Mentor Award at the Los Angeles Organizing Awards. (Who won instead of her? Both of her mentors. Which seems about right.)