Christy Uffelman BCC, MHCS
Christy personally finds website bios to be rather dull. So instead of the usual list of awards and accomplishments here are some “non-Google-able” insights instead!
Christy launched her first company, Red Zebra Consulting, a coaching and consulting firm, when she was 27 years old. In 2013, she simultaneously launched EDGE Leadership while opening the East Coast office of Align Leadership, was promoted to President in 2018, and became CEO of EDGE Leadership Solutions in 2020.
Christy spent seven years working in the construction industry – as the first female manager and first female member of the executive staff for a regional General Contractor. It was during this time that she became very focused on women’s leadership and passionate in creating vehicles where women can empower one another and share best practices.
Christy was the first woman instructor – and only non-technical trainer in the world – to ever facilitate a leadership development session 800 feet underground in a coal mine.
One of Christy’s favorite initiatives is EDGE’s work with all-male cohorts – creating the space for men to share best practices and grow both personally and professionally to become more inclusive leaders – both at work AND at home.
Christy has been to Disney World 27 times and tries to live the famous quote of Walt Disney most earnestly: that, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
“Our customized cohort experience was guided by a masterful coach whose authenticity, candor, and savvy created a space for a unique peer to peer network to develop. The experience taught me to identify, own, and fill the gaps I create when I get busy trying to make a living instead of making a life… plus a group of mentors, coaches, and friends so I’d never had to fill those gaps alone”
Eat’n’Park Hospitality Group
“As a result of working with EDGE’s PEER Technology® model, our group was able to spend one day building the trust and camaraderie that other groups work for months to build. This experience included intensive, meaningful and specific exercises that our group needed in order to start to meet our goals. Christy’s clarity and vision clearly showed as she allowed our members to grow and develop (when and as they needed) throughout the program."
ATHENA Circle of Trust (ACT)
“I never knew there were so many other people inside my own company who experienced the same things as me. What I thought was individual to me is really a part of a collective experience my peers are having across the country. PEER Technology® gave us the vehicle to share our stories, our successes and our best practices so that we now don’t feel so alone AND can be a part of helping others to succeed."
“My EDGE coach helps me see possibilities where I couldn’t see them before. Her support, energy, enthusiasm, and incredibly kind and generous spirit have made such an impact in my life. Our conversations always bolster my soul and nurture my motivation. I am so thankful to my organization for investing in my development as a whole person – and not just as a leader."
“The most important and valuable part of the cohort experience is the relationships we built with our peers to build trust together. Without setting the precedent that within the cohort you can be frank about challenges as well as successes, personal or professional, the cohort model would be just like any other team-building experience, and it is decidedly not. EDGE Leadership creates an environment where people not only feel comfortable being candid, but completely honest with each other. They truly create the space where we grow as whole people – not just as professionals."
Highmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield
“Five stars. The cohort model has afforded me the opportunity to be part of a group of individuals who know me on an intimate level: who I am professionally and personally, where I stand in my career and life, and where I want to go. I now have 24 other women looking out for me and making things happen around me – introducing me to people at community events, providing suggestions for development, and opening doors I couldn’t open on my own. This connection with my professional peers is invaluable to me."
Carsen Nesbitt Ruperto,
Pittsburgh Technology Council