KRISTIN MASCHKA is an author, activist, speaker and consultant fascinated by change – change that will lead to women’s equality and change that helps both organizations and the people in them to thrive. She is the author of the LA Times Bestseller, This is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today, a TEDx speaker, and a consultant with more than 20 years of experience in organization development and change leadership.
Her consulting firm, Maschka Enterprises, provides executive coaching for women and for executive teams in higher education, non-profit organizations and high-tech companies. Never content with simply talking about change, Kristin specializes in creating the conditions necessary for leaders and teams to take action in the face of overwhelming change and complexity, a difficult challenge or a new opportunity.
Kristin is also an expert on the outdated cultural assumptions about women, mothers and fathers that negatively impact the lives of women and men, our workplaces and our public policies. She spent four years as the Board President of Mothers & More, a national non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of mothers. In her best-selling book, This is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today (Penguin Group, 2009), Kristin weaves together her own story, anecdotes from mothers all over the country, and a deep knowledge of history and society to offer mothers – and fathers – a comforting, often funny read that helps them see themselves and the world around them in a whole new way.
Kristin believes that in both her areas of expertise, the key to personal, organizational, and social change is taking actions that remodel our underlying assumptions about people and the world. Maschka provides the stories, experiences, strategies and tools to lead change at home, at work and in our communities to create a better world.
Kristin grew up in Minnesota and holds two degrees from the University of Chicago where she is also in the Athletics Hall of Fame for Basketball. Today she lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and daughter.
Executive Coach for Women and Teams, TEDx Speaker, Best-selling Author, Activist. Fighting for social justice, women, a better world every damn day.Load More...
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1/ Covid (@UCSF) Chronicles, Day 310
What a joy watching Fauci's press conf. today. Last yr must have been torture for him, a brilliant man of great integrity. How liberating to speak truth w/o looking over his shoulder, & how uplifting to listen to him! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GJMDYZ2LNc
We are building a partnership with the American people to confront COVID-19.
A partnership rooted in transparency and science.
And together, we will mount an effective response to the pandemic that gets us all back to our lives and loved ones: https://www.whitehouse.gov/priorities/covid-19/
I am honored to be the first male spouse of an American President or Vice President. But I'll always remember generations of women have served in this role before me—often without much accolade or acknowledgment. It’s their legacy of progress I will build on as Second Gentleman.