Dr. Kristin Olson Palmer, PMP (Project Management), RYT (Yoga Teacher), MLC (Life Coach)

What life do you wish for? I lead a messy, magnificent life. I have been incredibly lucky and I'm very grateful.

Some Accomplishments

    • CEO and Founder - started three companies: The Eco Mama (eco-friendly advice for new families), Central Oregon Life Coach (a coaching business), and Diverse Tech Staff (a training and staffing agency).

    • Wife and Mom - I've been married for 25 years and have three sons.

    • Published six books related to my work providing online education at scale (40,000 scholarships!) to learners across Africa. This work is transforming lives through education, promoting gender equity, creating lasting economic impact, and building community.

    • Built a house! We spent six years from the time we bought the land working with different designers and builders and now we live in our dream home. That photo above is our kitchen. We love it!

    • International speaker and thought leader in online education, global educational outreach, and community of inquiry (CoI).

    • Worked at some amazing companies - Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Disney and University of Virginia.

    • Studied and graduated (RIT), then again (Stanford), and again (Project Management Professional), and again (Doctorate), and again (Registered Yoga Teacher), and again (Online Teaching Certificate), and again (Harvard), and again (Certified Life Coach), and again (Master Certified Life Coach).

    • Bicycled south to north in the USA and west to east in Canada. I still remember seeing the Great Lakes and realizing I had BIKED there.

    • Foreign exchange student in the Netherlands (high school) and the Czech Republic (college).

    • World traveler - sailed down the Nile, took a train (3rd class) across India, climbed in the Himalayas, and relaxed on white sand beaches in the South Pacific.

    • Patented a belt designed for busy moms with toddlers that could hold their cell phone and other essentials in 2010 which I called the Berry Belt. You can see the design if you look at a FlipBelt in any running or outdoor store.