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, C.P.C.
President and Senior Consultant
Wilson and Associates Consulting
My life's passion is to connect others, to help them tell their stories, and to leverage all of our gifts and talents to create more justice, more equity, and more peace in this world. The work starts with us as individuals, and then our work through organizations and in communities. This is how I have spent the last 20 years: building relationships, telling stories, pursuing equity (often around food), to help all of us create a thriving, sustainable, equitable world, one community at a time.
Chrysta Wilson is an impact-focused consultant that has actively worked as a coach, researcher, community builder, thought-partner, strategist, and facilitator in the fields of community and organizational development since 1998.
Chrysta was raised in the American South by parents raised under oppressive “Jim Crow” laws. Her family’s experiences built her foundational understanding of and commitment to social justice. These experiences, in addition to her work in under-resourced communities, built her lifelong commitment to supporting efforts that strengthen people, communities, and organizations.
Chrysta holds a Bachelors of Science in Public Policy and a Masters of Public Administration with a focus in Community Development from the University of Southern California’s prestigious Sol Price School of Public Policy. She is a Community Development Fellow alum of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and an International Coach Federation (ICF) Certified Professional Coach. Chrysta has professional-level Spanish proficiency, greatly improved through her community-based partnerships with Spanish-speaking residents and extended travels throughout Mexico.
Chrysta is also an award-winning pastry chef, former owner of one of LA’s most popular bakeries, and author of an award-winning, best selling cookbook. She continues to cook and bake for her partners because, as she has learned throughout her travels of the world, food brings people together.