Christy Uffelman

Christy Uffelman grows the person to grow the leader.

Christy Uffelman has facilitated peer learning and coached leaders for 20 years, aligning talent strategy with business strategy. After a successful corporate career as the head of HR in the construction industry, Christy launched EDGE Leadership and the east coast office of Align Leadership simultaneously in 2013. While serving as President of Align, the global company grew five-fold in seven years. Christy spun off EDGE Leadership in 2020 where she continues to serve as CEO, and her life’s work is focused on fostering experiential learning across the genders, generations, race and ethnicity inside large corporations – challenging the status quo of leadership development.

An executive coach by trade, Christy leads a team of ICF certified coaches who use 1:1 leadership coaching, skilled facilitation and group coaching to foster peer-peer learning to develop leaders personally as well as professionally. In 2013 she trademarked a 100% virtual group coaching platform called PEER Technology® which is proven to increase the mobility of the corporate talent pipeline. The innovative experiential learning (EXL) process is leveraged to facilitate organizational knowledge transfer, driving retention, promotion, engagement, and development and can be deployed independently or connected across four tiers in an organization: early career, midcareer, senior leader, and officer/C-Suite.

EDGE Leadership is engaged inside of many large organizations including Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, DPR Construction, Duquesne Light, Sheetz, and PNC Bank, assisting in developing their talent pipeline. Additionally, Christy can be found coaching regionally in Pittsburgh through the EDGE Experience, an annual virtual women’s cohort targeting mid-career leaders with the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

A sought-after national speaker in the field of Millennial development and Women’s Leadership, Christy was quoted in the scholarly book When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America. Her passion for Millennial development and her work to ignite and motivate inclusive leadership in white, male-dominated industries has inspired several research projects including the 2015 white paper, Women Leaders across Generations. Christy was honored to be the 2018 keynote for Harvard Medical School’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference.

Christy was awarded the ATHENA Young Professional Recipient and the YWCA Young Leader of the Year in 2012 and a Woman of Distinction in 2014. In 2016, Christy was recognized by Smart Business Magazine as one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Smartest Executives”, received the inaugural Spirit of Enterprise Young Professional of the Year award from Junior Achievement and was identified by Pittsburgh Magazine as a 40 Under 40 Honoree.

Business/Organizational Leadership Experience

Christy joined Mascaro Construction Company in 2006 as the Director of Organization Development and was promoted to Vice President of HR within her first two years with the company. She served as an internal organization development strategist for workforce planning and integrated talent management. At Mascaro, she worked alongside the CEO to engage the organization in the launch of multiple successful mentoring and coaching programs focused on developing current executives and emerging leaders. The organization’s innovative and strategic talent management initiatives became the foundation of an intentional culture shift for the company, which was recognized nationally and regionally both inside and outside the construction industry.

An advisor known for asking questions that challenge the status quo, Christy serves as a director for both profit and not for profit organizations. She is currently a corporate director of Eat’n’Park Hospitality Group, a private hospitality company, where her history of successful industry disruption brings credibility and results to better retain and promote not only young, diverse talent but to also engage Millennial/GenZ consumers.

Before Mascaro, Christy worked for Johnson & Johnson and Bayer. In all her roles, and throughout her successful career, Christy shared her expertise and passion for developing capacity with leaders and their teams, challenging them to be intentional in their leadership choices and strategic in their human capital management.

Education and Training

A TED Speaker and NPR Millennial resource, Christy’s is recognized by The Huffington Post as a Fierce Woman and is both a board-certified ontological coach from Newfield Network and a certified Master Human Capital Strategist from the Human Capital Institute. In 2019, Christy was selected to be a part of the inaugural global cohort of coaches by thought leader, Dr. Brene’ Brown, to become certified in her Dare to Lead curriculum.

Christy served as the Chair of 2020 Women on Boards from 2015-2019, a national nonprofit committed to increasing the percentage of female talent on Fortune 1000 corporate boards. Christy also serves as director of a foundation and sits on several nonprofit boards including the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). 

A graduate of Duquesne University with a B.A. in both Psychology and Corporate Communication, Christy lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, son, Eli, and a pair of white German Shepherd rescue dogs named Theodore Roosevelt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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