Wilson & Associates Consulting works with a diverse group of consultants and coaches throughout the country. Teams are always built to meet the specific needs of each individual client, however, all teams are led by Chrysta Wilson, the firm’s President and Senior Consultant.
Chrysta Wilson, MPA, A.C.C.
PRESIDENT AND SENIOR CONSULTANT
“I am passionate about connecting with others to create a more just and equitable world. My personal belief is that social change and social justice will be achieved:
when we as individuals heal and move into alignment with the highest aspiration of who we can be
when organizations move into alignment with their vision and values; and
when the institutions and systems meant to serve the public are aligned to do so more ethically and equitably.
I’ve spent the last 22 years partnering with leaders around these levels of alignment, all while finding the fun and joy along the way.”
Chrysta Wilson has spent the last 22 years supporting efforts that advance equity and justice in communities across the United States.
This work is a calling: it was born from the stories her parents told her about their growing up during legalized segregation in “Jim Crow” North Carolina. It was born from her own navigation of covert and overt racism and classism that she experienced in her childhood growing up in the same region.
Ultimately, she is committed to supporting people, organizations, and institutions in their transformations so they are better positioned to accomplish their vision connected to equity, liberation, and justice.
In 2018, Chrysta started talking more openly about her analysis and understanding that social change and social justice cannot be achieved without naming how the belief of White Supremacy (and the resulting systemic racism) has shaped the systems and institutions within the United States that have created the disparities that the entire Nonprofit, Philanthropic, and Public Sector is organized to address.
Chrysta has served as a coach, evaluator, community builder, strategist, storyteller and facilitator to help those committed to changing the world do so more effectively. She loves helping others plan for results, design strategies, evaluate their impact, tell their stories, and ultimately co-create the world we want to live in.
Chrysta loves helping people connect to their purpose, maximize their impact, minimize burnout, and find joy and hope along the road toward justice. Through coaching she creates supportive and reflective spaces where humanity is nurtured, imagination is sparked, dreams are born, and recipes for individual and organizational transformation are developed.
Chrysta has a Masters of Public Administration with a focus in organizational and community development, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Policy, both from the University of Southern California. She also an International Coach Federation (ICF) Certified Professional Coach holding an Associate Certified Coach Credential.
She is a published author, avid cook and baker, and scuba diver temporarily out of the ocean.
Chrysta is a nationally recognized organizational change and intersectional racial justice and DEI expert who is deeply committed to ensuring that everyone in every place and space has the opportunity to thrive. Her work over the last 25 years has been interrupting the way power dynamics and systems of oppression show up in organizations and prevent people from thriving. Chrysta's commitment to this vision led her to create Wilson and Associates Coaching and Consulting, LLC, which has helped clients build the skills, cultures, and systems required to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and create conditions for thriving. She has over 2 decades of experience designing, teaching and facilitating equity-based strategies and she used that wealth of experience to develop programs like DEI Dinner Party and Disrupt Your DEI. Chrysta's expertise, combined with her passion for building capacity in individuals, ensures that Disrupt Your DEI is an engaging, truth-telling, and transformative experience.