Kristen Bashaw is a natural educator with nearly 10 years of experience in curriculum development and implementation. As director of learning and development for Columbia, Kristen designs and delivers training programs that bring out the best in our team members, helping energize and drive them to produce improved business results.
Prior to joining Columbia, Kristen held learning and development positions with Imperative, PitchBook, and Point B. She has extensive experience in performance management, training, mentoring and leadership advancement. She is focused on aligning training opportunities with Columbia’s strategic business needs, including investing in our team members’ growth and assisting clients with customized training programs.
Kristen has her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Seattle University, and earned her Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Otis College of Art & Design. In her free time, Kristen enjoys painting, hiking and reading. She is a certified yoga instructor as well as a youth mentor at Year Up.
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