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Kristiina Hiukka

Kristiina brings over 20 years of experience in consulting, coaching, facilitating and assessments to the office of Stanton Chase in Seattle.  She has an extensive knowledge of inclusive leadership, organizational culture, teams and the human element in innovation. Kristiina specializes in leadership and 360 assessments, and culture and team diagnostics.

She believes that the best leadership is based on diversity of thought, and a balanced mix of positivity and productivity. Kristiina founded and led two innovation summits (Women in Innovation Summit and Converge@Seattle Pacific Northwest Innovation Summit) that convened business leaders, legislators, innovators, entrepreneurs and experts to explore opportunities to transform the ways we live and work. A couple terms per year Kristiina teaches international business classes at the University of Washington Bothell Business School as an Adjunct Professor.

A native of Finland, Kristiina lives in Seattle and serves as Honorary Consul of Finland for the State of Washington. She also serves on the boards of the Rainier Club, Nordic Museum and Scandinavian Department at the University of Washington. Kristiina has authored two books and coached executives and teams in North America and Europe since she earned her coaching credentials (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute and ICF (PCC) in 2000. She earned her MA and BA from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, where she also began her career in business leader development. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Consular Association of Seattle.

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The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remain unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.