Peg Christian

Peg is immersed in studying how to shape business models to serve all life.  She calls indigenous people to lead in creating businesses rooted in traditional values and practices, and to teach others so that we can walk in a new direction. The 20/20 Catalyst Program fits exactly with her work, and she’s been honoured to work with the program for two years.

She honours her ancestors by learning traditional ways to support diverse people and groups as they share their unique ways of knowing and navigate through difficult dialogue. A love of adventure has shaped her history, and shows up in her coaching and consulting.  No stranger to life’s conflicts and challenges, Peg’s authentic approach challenges clients to take risks and stretch to their potential.

She works in public and private sectors in North America in the areas of diversity-based conflict transformation, indigenous empowerment, and tradition-infused organizational change. She has also conducted qualitative research in New Zealand and the USA.

People of many tribes and nations contribute to Peg’s education by sharing their traditions and stories. The elders have influenced her views. The children have shown her how to be true. She was called to the talking circle by teachers from Lakota, Chiricahua, and African-American traditions, and has called and kept hundreds of circles on and off reserve, in businesses, and in intercultural settings. Humility is the greatest attribute she can bring to the circle.

Peg earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and a Master’s Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Management.  She is a Royal Roads University Certified Executive Coach, a Certified Intrinsic Coach®, and a CINERGY® Conflict Management Coach (dispute specific). She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation with hundreds of training hours in conflict transformation and facilitation.