Christina Swartz

Christina Swartz

Christina Swartz has been an independent consultant and coach for over fifteen years, primarily helping leaders and leadership teams increase their personal and organizational effectiveness. She is a PCC certified Leadership Coach through the International Coach Federation. She works with leaders at all levels to improve their leaderhsip effectivness, find fulfillment and achieve their golas. She works with clients in a variety of organizations such as, the federal government, private sector and non-profit sectors.

Christina passionately applies her lifelong curiosity and interest in people to all of her engagements. Growing up, she aspired to become an archeologist and later pursed an education in psychology. Today, her strong desire to help others, enables her to gently remove layers in conversations and relationship dynamics until hidden treasures are brought to light. As a keen seeker and explorer of strengths and potential, Christina believes that her clients already have what it takes to reach their goals.  She is dedicated to helping them rediscover, embrace and effectively apply their unique experiences and expertise in a truly authentic way.  With her support, clients are able to clearly see their own potential, trust in themselves more and shift their mindsets to see new possibilities in difficult situations. Striking a good balance of support and challenge, Christina helps clients take new action so that they get new results and move more quickly up the learning curve.  Some examples of coaching topics that Christina supports her clients with are:

  • Setting Boundaries and Saying, “No”
  • Gaining Career Clarity
  • Dealing with Overwhelm
  • Improving Time Management
  • Improving Work/Life Balance
  • Managing Up Effectively
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  • Improving Communication
  • Increasing Confidence
  • Improving Executive Presence

Prior to becoming a coach, Christina had careers in education where she began as a teacher and later as the owner and director of a private school in Virginia.  Before that she worked in the airline industry where she held many leadership roles such as the Department Head of Customer Service for a major airline.  Christina knows from experience the challenges that many leaders face and how lonely it can be at the top. She understands that growth and development are a process and can be even more effective with the support of a coach.  Her experience as a business owner and overseeing managers at various levels has prepared her well to work with leaders and emerging leaders in a variety of industries.

Christina lives with her husband, two teenaged sons and shiatzu in the DC metro area.  She enjoys watching her kids play sports, especially baseball.  She has a love and appreciation for art, biographies, documentaries, music and all things food related. 


  • 15 years’ experience as an independent consultant and coach, primarily helping leaders and leadership teams increase their personal and organizational effectiveness
  • Proven expertise in coaching emerging leaders through VPs, in large private and public sector organizations
  • Co-founder of Great Coaches, a coaching company that supports the growth and development of other coaches
  • Co-Director of Leadership Fauquier’s Coaching Program
  • Pro-bono coaching for Professional Women in Advocacy and Leadership Fauquier
  • Georgetown Alumni Coaching Mentor
  • Senior Mentor Coach for Coaches-in-Training in the FICTP (Federal Internal Coach Training Program)

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching (Georgetown University)
  • B.S. in Psychology (University of Mary Washington)
  • International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Assessments:  MBTI, Leadership Circle Profile 360 and Insights Discovery

Christina Swartz

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