Hola, I’m Criss!
Im a Human-centered Leadership & Wellness Consultant
I’m excited to meet you!
Here is a little about me…
I was born in Venezuela to Colombian parents. We migrated to the US when I was 15 years old, and I have spent most of my adult life living around the US, LatAm, and Spain. My husband and I currently reside in New York city, which feels like one of the most diverse and welcoming cities I have visited in the world. Professionally, I spent over a decade in corporate America working in hispanic television sales, production, and operations. In 2016, after much inner work and reflection, I fully transitioned into a career that allowed me to spread culturally-attuned mindfulness around the world – initially running my own business and now solely through consulting. With purpose and passion I aim to create, develop and support spaces where people make meaningful connections and feel like they belong.
In addition to having a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University, I am a certified facilitator for the renown program Search Inside Yourself, a leadership program developed at Google. I am also a self-published author of “PERTENÆCER: Eight-Week Mindfulness and Meditation Training and Practices for Latinx Immigrants in the United States ©”, and co-author of “Building a more Diverse and Inclusive Science: Mindfulness-based Approaches for Latinx Individuals,” which was published in the Mindfulness Journal. I am also a Mindfulness Mentor having been trained by the renowned teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
In my offline time, I enjoy practicing meditation, reading, traveling, walking in nature, doing yoga, rollerblading, and playing tennis.
These may be eligible for your work’s wellness stipend!
CUSTOM WELLNESS & LEADERSHIP
Culturally-attuned mindfulness and emotional intelligence programming for Latinx ERGs, and teams.
- See sample workshops – HERE.
Delivered online via zoom or In person.
A holistic approach to personal and career development.
Delivered online via zoom.
Six 90-min sessions.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Learn more.
SPECIAL GROUP MENTORING FOR LATINAS IN TECH!
Designed for Latinx Immigrants and first gen. Learn how to manage stress, difficult emotions, and develop a sense of belonging.
TEACHER CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE!
SEARCH INSIDE YOURSELF
A Mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and leadership training developed and tested within Google.
Delivered online via zoom. Six two-hour sessions. DOWNLOAD PROGRAM INFO.
- Adaptive Resilience – DOWNLOAD PROGRAM INFO.
- Effective teaming – DOWNLOAD PROGRAM INFO.