Facilitator | Executive Director | Event Coordinator | Entrepreneur

​Session Leader:
Establish a Decision Making Process:  Yes Starts with Why
Do you have a decision making process?  During a recent lunch, I overheard a business leader ask his partners, “So should we do this?” Hearing silence, I wondered- in what is their decision grounded?  How do they determine saying “Yes?”

This session is designed to help you create and implement a process to demystify the seemingly endless decisions to be made while running a business.

Facilitation to Fruition

  • Executive Coaching & Accountability
  • Management Team Training Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning & Follow Up Sessions
  • Senior Leadership Team Planning Facilitation
  • Non-Profit Board Facilitation
  • Not for Profit Executive Director​

Kristine started working in, ran, acquired, owned and grew her firm Pension Plan Services in West Des Moines, IA providing retirement plan consulting, recordkeeping and payroll
services for 23 years prior to accepting an acquisition offer in 2013.  She launched JOIE (‘Joy’) Consulting to consult with, coach and speak to fellow business owners and companies to help them develop and run better organizations.  She contributes her perspective and experience from that of a committee member, chair, CFO, executive director and small business owner.

Kristine organizes and facilitates corporate and association board meetings, manages finances, communications, events and conferences, all the details in between and also offers her own series of professional development programs.
She has spoken at national industry events and conferences, local business chapters and organizations; partnered with large financial institutions such as Principal, Trans America, John Hancock, and Lincoln Financial Group; met with Congressmen on Capitol Hill; represented small businesses in front of DOL and IRS Auditors; served as CFO and other leadership roles for a 1000+ member national association; organized conferences and run meetings from bathrooms to boardrooms.

Kristine has also served as committee chairs and on boards for National Institute of Pension Administrators, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a member of the West Des Moines Chamber, Iowa Society of Association Executives and Team Coordinator for Valley High School Boy’s Golf Team.  She contributes to many nonprofit organizations, embraces change, and lives for the big picture.   She has a B.A. in Accounting from Iowa State University, holds her two boys tightly and her golf game lightly.