Kia Christian is a transformative global leader with over 25 years of experience propelling strategic business growth and change management across essential industries, such as technology, science, and education. Her multi-dimensional expertise in strategy development, operations, and cultural management informs her unique approach to driving organizations to scale.
At Google, Kia holds a crucial role as a multifaceted strategist, guiding people, processes, and performance during organizational transformations, building on her impactful track record as a Lead HR Business Partner for Google.
Known for her galvanizing leadership, Kia promotes collaboration and empowers teams to reach their full potential. Her knack for forging strong, aligned partnerships with key stakeholders and authentically influencing senior executives has allowed her to steer complex, cross-functional projects to fruition successfully.
Before joining Google, Kia served as VP of Human Resources at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she led international teams of seasoned HR professionals in strategic talent initiatives, business integration efforts, and targeted engagement activities.
As VP of People at Thomson Reuters and National HR Director at Aramark, Kia partnered with enterprise executives, spearheading and cultivating extensive global HR strategies, including organizational design, talent management, change and performance management.
At Villanova University, she was Associate Director of Executive Education, advancing recruitment and admissions of senior level women and underrepresented students, while driving business development efforts through leadership program development for corporate clients.
Kia’s dedication to social impact is evident through her work as an advisor and board member at Clu, an inclusive recruitment platform assisting organizations in addressing hiring process blind spots. She is also a member of Jack and Jill of America, championing the growth, development, and well-being of children.
Informed by her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Executive MBA in Finance and Leadership, Kia encourages others to overcome fears and attain the seemingly impossible, living her core values boldly and urging others to do the same in order to generate worldwide impact.
Kia successfully leads global teams in which people thrive. Her proficiency in leading strategic, cross-functional business transformations for international companies has resulted in performance-boosting processes for organizations and trajectory-changing outcomes for individuals around the world.
Speaking Topics -
- How to lead collaborative transformation at scale
- Why clearing obstacles is the first step to equitable opportunity
- How to overcome fears and achieve the unimaginable
- How to harness your expertise to expand your strategic impact