Who I am

I am a leadership/career coach trained at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC), certified by the International Coaching Federation.  I founded and run Careersearchers, a job search support group in New York City (aka NYC Careersearchers in Meetup). For over four years, the group has met weekly providing tools for people looking to start the next phase in their careers.  In addition to workshops covering traditional search topics such as resumes, networking, and interviewing, the group covers emotional intelligence, conversations to facilitate connection, and telling your story. 

I have over 25 years of business leadership experience working for JP Morgan, MTA Metro-North, and Con Edison.  My titles have included Chief Information Officer, Purchasing Director, and Assistant Budget Director. I was recognized in 2010 as one of the "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business."  I also have ten years' experience in board leadership positions for non-profit organizations.

I am certified to administer and interpret the Hogan suite of assessments, the MBTI, the Clark-Wilson 360, and the Energy Leadership Index Assessment.  

I am a Japanese-American who grew up in the tristate New York area.  In my youth I studied both piano and violin, and leveraged the Asian emphasis on hard work and education to earn an MBA from Columbia. Throughout my life, I have been "quiet."   I have learned how to use my quiet strengths to develop my own leadership style and have helped others to do the same.


Working with me, clients determine the best approach for taking the next steps toward leadership success, and then develop and implement a plan for making it happen. If you are ready to make the journey to grow your leadership, contact me today for a complimentary coaching session. Click here.

Contact me at: kris@krisishibashi.com