Kristen Schmitt is the founder of Thrive to Lead, LLC., and brings 22 years of experience coaching formally and informally in complex sales and leadership environments. Prior to creating her coaching and consulting practice, Kristen held various sales leadership roles for Pearson Education, attaining top performer awards at both district and senior management levels.
Over time, Kristen built multiple teams of individuals who thrived professionally and personally, while she also excelled at developing and retaining top talent.
Kristen holds a BBA from Central Michigan University, and is a Certified Master Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification. She is also certified to administer and interpret Hogan Personality Assessments. Kristen is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Vistage International, NAWBO, Conway Center for Family Business, and Columbus Bar Association. She resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, JT and two children, Joey and Allison.