Get to know Illumine's founder

Christy Foldenauer is a charismatic and creative leader, innovative thinker and effective coach with two decades of experience. She's known for:

  • public speaking and her capacity to move a room

  • leadership and strategy coaching 

  • engaging facilitation 

  • proven leadership of both adaptive and technical change

  • mentoring next-generation leaders

She's also experienced in:

  • individual personality-based coaching

  • team development and optimization

  • helping teams mine for potential and achieve better results

  • finding individuals with high potential and growing capability in leaders


Christy takes difficult concepts and makes them simple to understand. She's particularly adept at building culture and managing polarization on teams - two skills that are fundamental in today's business climate.


Her most recent thought leadership is around virtual environments for teams, and how to lead and communicate most effectively in today's digital workplace.

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