Christina Blacken

Chief Narrative Strategist
Front Line Employees, Leaders, Managers, New Leaders, New Managers, Teams,

Christina Blacken is a public speaker, performer, and founder of the New Quo, a leadership development and equity consultancy that helps leaders create inclusive practices, habits, and goals.


Through harnessing clients’ narrative intelligence she creates transformational learning experiences on the topics of leadership, equity, and behavior change. She also helps emerging and current leaders to use behavioral-science based narrative techniques to disrupt bias, build better relationships, and communicate new ideas with deeper connection.


Christina has applied her methodology to a variety of equity problems, from social media content moderation, to creating equity goals and practices for every area of a business, to helping companies create more inclusive language in their content and services. She’s trained over 10,000 leaders across 9 industries, and has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and among other outlets.



B.S., Cornell University—Policy Analysis and Management

Fun Fact

When I’m not traveling to facilitate and train aspiring leaders who want to break the status quo, you can catch me gathering people for e-bike rides and game nights and performing true stories with jokes and songs on stage!

CommunicationDEI in the WorkplaceInclusive LeadershipLeadership
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