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Christie Hardwick

“Changing the world, one mind at a time”

The framework with which each of us listens makes all the difference for what is possible on our watch.

Christie Hardwick is founder and  curator of Inspiration Gatherings, an executive coach, and an ordained  minister with the Centers for Spiritual Living.  She is also a performing artist and writer - published most recently by CURVE magazine and Lesbian News ezines. 

Christie has spent more than thirty years developing leaders and managing change.  While in the high tech sector, she simultaneously held leadership positions at work and in the community.  Christie is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and faculty member. For five years, she served on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s  Kennedy School of Government. at Currently, she a facilitator of Contextual Leadership with the Institute of Women’s Leadership.  She was the founding board chair of, served two terms as an elected school trustee (recognized by CTA with their State Gold Award) and also chaired the board for GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.  Christie currently serves as executive coach and spiritual guide to leaders from both the non-profit and corporate sectors and leads Inspiration Gatherings events in her current home on Lower Cape Cod.  

Professional Affiliations/Appointments/Community Service

〈 GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Educators Network) National Chair of Board (9 years)
〈 Women’s Leadership Board, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, (5 years)
〈 CSBA Legislative Committee Member/Federal Issues Council (2 years)
〈 Director, Washington Hospital Foundation (2 years)
〈 Director and Co-Founder, Fremont Education Foundation
〈 State Superintendent’s ARTSWORK Task Force (1 year)
〈, Founding Chair, Board of Directors (3 years)
〈 Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group Education Task Force
〈 City Year Silicon Valley Board of Directors (3 years)
〈 The Centre for Living with Dying Board of Directors (15 years)
〈 African American Community Advisory Council-State Superintendent (2 years)


〈 2007 Working Mother Media Legacy award
〈 2002-2003 American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow
〈 2001 YWCA TWIN award, Outstanding Executive Leadership
〈 2000 SGI Exemplary Leader Award
〈 1999 Spirt of Philanthropy award, NSFRE
〈 1993 American Council of Young Political Leaders, Delegate to Egypt/Israel
〈 1992 Woman of the Year, 10th Senate District