“I’ve always believed that there was something of value in whatever my circumstances were, even if they felt rough at the time. I tried to learn what I could from each of those experiences.” –Kristen Bashaw
Kristen Bashaw graduated college at the height of the Great Recession, with few job prospects and feeling disillusioned by the “you can do anything you want if you work hard”’ message she received growing up. She shares the mindsets and tools that helped her find her way – and why she thinks curiosity is the key to navigating both work and life.
More About Kristen:
Kristen Bashaw is an adult educator with nearly 10 years of experience in curriculum development and implementation. As director of learning and development for Columbia Hospitality, Kristen designs and delivers training programs that bring out the best in our team members, helping energize and drive them to produce improved business results.
Prior to joining Columbia, Kristen held learning and development positions with Imperative, PitchBook, and Point B. She has extensive experience in performance management, training, mentoring and leadership advancement. She is focused on aligning training opportunities with Columbia’s strategic business needs, including investing in our team members’ growth and assisting clients with customized training programs.
Kristen has her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Seattle University, and earned her Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Otis College of Art & Design. In her free time, Kristen enjoys painting, hiking and reading. She is a certified yoga instructor as well as a youth mentor at Year Up.
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