Kristin Brownstone

Vice President, Strategist

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One of Kristin’s favorite quotes is by Anaïs Nin, who wrote: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” As a consultant, Kristin helps clients articulate truth with confidence.

Kristin Brownstone believes that most companies can transform their team’s performance by cultivating greater mindfulness, compassion, joy, healing and enlightenment. “Especially in the wake of the pandemic, many people are feeling a deeper need for purpose in their work,” she said. “This presents a tremendous opportunity for companies seeking to make a bigger positive impact on the world.”

Prior to joining the ROI team, Kristin spent seven years as a Senior Global Field and Executive Communications Manager at Adobe. While at the company, she led all communications for the President of Adobe Americas, provided presentation coaching for senior leaders, developed sales communication strategy and launched a multimedia storytelling initiative to spotlight collaboration between the company and its largest customers.

“I like helping leaders hone their ideas and get to clarity, so that everyone on the team understands the goal and their role in achieving it,” Kristin said, who offers clients more than 20 years of experience in developing and delivering compelling narratives. “Ultimately, the best messages are simple and actionable, but distilling them to their essence always takes work.”

Prior to her tenure at Adobe, Kristin spent twelve years at Sun Microsystems in various internal and external marcom and consulting capacities. Earlier, she worked in international public relations for Apple, and as an Account Executive at Regis McKenna, the Silicon Valley marketing firm.

A co-creator of ROI’s Enlightened Workplace Project, Kristin is also a certified executive speaking and personal transformation coach. She earned a BS in Journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from Santa Clara University. When not advising clients, Kristin enjoys acting, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.