Kristin Joy Ekkens is on a mission to spread human kindness. Kristin is a TEDx speaker, certified high performance coach, award-winning entrepreneur and consultant, master facilitator, and community convener.
Kristin is the Founder and CEO of Exponential Inclusion (www.exi.global), an impact enterprise that specializes in building inclusive, innovative and high-performing cultures to drive global impact. EXI brings together leaders and teams across various culturally diverse communities with the purpose of tackling tough inclusion challenges that face humanity.
Kristin thrives when she is working with people from all over the world, learning from various perspectives, and partnering with individuals, teams, and organizations to create lasting positive change. Kristin’s DEIB career journey started while teaching English to migrant workers in Michigan, USA. Over the last 20+ years, her experience expanded to a DEIB corporate leader, cultural intelligence thought leader, and global consultant for Fortune 20-1000 companies, and a 2x business owner in global leadership development. Her approach to culture transformation is forward-thinking and rooted in inclusion, innovation, high performance, and human-centered learning. As a life-long learner, Kristin is currently studying at Stanford Graduate Business School in the LEAD Executive program.
Her life motto comes from an African principle – Ubuntu – I am who I am because of you. Her two boys and husband remind her of that every day. Learn more about Kristin here.