Krista is a driven professional with more than 25 years of experience in leadership development activities that include operational assessment and strategic improvements, and most recently, training and coaching.
She has served in various regional and national-level leadership roles in her career that spans industries in human services, manufacturing, and the arts, as well as more than five years in workforce development in a higher education setting. Krista’s passion to engage and grow others has led to a successful strategic realignment of processes, purpose, and collaborative efforts.
Krista earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Capella University and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from Shippensburg University. As a lifelong learner, her professional development has also included a Cornell University certificate, and certification as a DiSC Trainer through Wiley, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HRCI, and Certified Interpretive Guide (NAI CIG) from the National Association of Interpreters.
Creativity and integrity are key to who Krista is at her core. She strives to incorporate unique experiences and interchanges that allow others to explore new perspectives, celebrate strengths and interests, and also challenge barriers. When she isn’t creating on the job, Krista has various active projects in art, photography, landscape elements, and even construction at their house near Gifford Pinchot State Park. She is dedicated to her family life with her husband, Joe Beljan, and her two sons, Daegan and Jackson. Krista balances herself through immersion in the natural environment including yoga, hiking, water sports, gardening, and competing in observed trials events.
Krista joined Dame Leadership as a leadership consultant in 2022.