Dr. Kristin Moody is an empathy scholar who empowers individuals and organizations to realize their greatest selves through training, speaking, and coaching. She has worked in public education, higher education, and non-profit spaces supporting boards of directors and leaders in founding, replicating, and revising to bring their missions and visions to life in ways that honor their values. She earned a BA from the City University of New York’s Hunter College in Urban Secondary Education and English with minors in African American Studies and Women’s Studies; an MS from Pepperdine University in Educational Leadership; and an EdD from University of Southern California's (USC) Rossier School of Education in Organizational Change. She won Dissertation of the Year from USC for her qualitative research on empathy in urban schools. She is an ICF certified coach and coaching teacher at the Mindfulness Coaching School and has completed post-graduate certificates in Positive Psychology from UPenn and Educational Neuroscience from the Annenberg Foundation.
Dr. Moody's clients range from superintendents of school districts to new parents returning to the work force--what they all share is a need to leverage empathy for self or others to improve culture, outcomes, or impact. She teaches empathy-based leadership at Morehouse College and also teaches for University of Southern California's teacher preparation program. Her leadership retreats and training programs have been used by school boards, non-profit founders, community activists, student groups, and hundreds of others to promote inclusive, positive cultures that enable diverse members of an organization to thrive.
She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is active in her local PTA and volunteers as a youth boxing coach. She is proud mama to two public school students and two rescue pitbulls.