The best companies assume that each individual wants to make a difference in the world and be respected. Is that a surprise?”Paul Ames
Kristie’s passion is strengthening the relationship between employee and employer to meet business needs. She bases her approach on Kelley and Thibaut’s Interdependence Theory and Rusbult’s Investment model. Both hold the premise that an individual’s commitment to an organization is determined by a combination of three factors--satisfaction, investment, and alternatives. Kristie’s mission is to align satisfaction and investment as well as realistically evaluate alternatives for both employee and employer. The result: a satisfied, engaged employee committed to the organization.
While an undergraduate student, Kristie worked as an assistant to Dr. Caryl Rusbult on the Investment Model Scale.
Kristie has served as an HR generalist for 17 years in the manufacturing, distribution, and health insurance industries. She has worked in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Known for her customer focus, Kristie’s clients describe her as an advisor, coach, and trusted business partner.
- Led calibration sessions for clients’ annual performance and compensation reviews.
- Implemented a quarterly talent review/succession planning process for leaders and individual contributors.
- Facilitated Targeted Selection and other Development Dimensions International (DDI) courses.
- Served as a coach for executives and employees identified as key talent.
- Mediated numerous employer/employee conflicts, achieving resolution and preventing litigation.
Kristie earned a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology and human resource management from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.