Name: Christina Legg Greenberg
Current Role: Partner, Edgility Consulting
Length in Current Role: 6 months but have been doing this kind of consulting for 6 years
Favorite thing about what I get to do everyday: I love being able to help a number of different school organizations and other nonprofits solve their people management challenges and connect with talented individuals. In my own small way, I feel that I am helping increase access to a quality education and improved life opportunities for students who might not otherwise have them.
Spirit Animal: I have been told it is the butterfly because this creature is open to possibility, works to bring joy to others and moves quickly from one task to the next.
What’s your superpower: The superpower everyone knows about me is my ability to remember details about people and make connections to other people, organizations, or potential paths they can explore. The superpower folks don’t often know about me is I really like logic puzzles and putting the pieces of all different kinds of data and information together to make the best decision. That’s my secret superpower, I guess.
Best lesson learned from a mentor or someone I admire: To own your power and place in this world.
What I do to make lemonade out of lemons on my toughest days: Try to keep the big picture in mind. I have been so blessed in my life I just try to go back to that, reminding myself I am fortunate and need to remain thankful. Getting perspective by spending time with my kids and family always helps too.
What education equity means to me: Ensuring that all students in our country regardless of their race, country of origin, economic status, family situation, etc. are able to enjoy the fullness of educational opportunity – and to pursue the life opportunities they deserve.
My favorite thing to do to relax and rejuvenate: Hang out with my family and friends, exercise outdoors on the trails near my house, read for pleasure or to learn something new.
The practices/habits that help keep me grounded and maintain perspective when I’m feeling stressed, overworked, or unmotivated are:Taking deep breaths, remembering to approach work as a series of marathons (not a sprint) and processing with my spouse, colleagues and friends when I need perspective and to get re-engaged. Making sure I am sleeping, eating well and exercising also make a world of difference.
Who I turn to for advice or guidance when I need career direction: My spouse, colleagues and others I respect in the ed reform space.
The advice I’d give to someone trying to find their career sweet spot:Think carefully about what I always call the triangle – what are you passionate about, what do you do best, and what are people looking for when they hire. You have to be able to hit all three and when you can, the sky is the limit!
Learn more about Christina’s work at www.edgilityconsulting.com and connect with her at firstname.lastname@example.org.