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These core values define the way we work with clients every step of the way.



We’re interested in exceptional outcomes. Getting there means not just addressing what’s most immediate but looking at the whole picture, identifying root causes and investing in sustainable, practical, long term solutions.


Our work keeps diversity, equity and inclusion at the center - not as a separate consideration, but intentionally embedded into all aspects of our approach. We know that building diverse and inclusive teams at all levels is not only a moral imperative but the surest path to long term success.



Every organization is unique. We listen closely to your needs and tailor our mix of work along the way to get those needs met. We are committed to real results and recognize that it takes an agile, evolving approach to get there.

Our Services

Christin Whitener (she/her) is passionate about enabling organizations to do their best work together in service of a better and more just world.

She partners with teams and leaders across the country to place exceptional talent, transform people practices and facilitate equity transformation. She has worked with many types of social impact entities, including schools and school networks, nonprofits, startups, professional service firms and funders. As a mixed race and queer woman with blue collar roots, she brings a nuanced perspective on issues of identity and privilege. She is skilled in leading equity-driven executive searches as well as assessment, strategy, and systems design efforts in all areas of HR and talent.

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  • Comprehensive talent assessment

  • Staff experience data

  • Talent philosophy development

  • Action planning


  • Executive search

  • Recruitment and hiring strategy

  • Systems and structures


  • Compensation philosophy

  • Compensation benchmarking

  • Salary bands

  • Benefits, perks, and rewards


  • Performance management structures

  • Competencies and formal evaluation

  • Career pathways

  • Growth and development opportunities

  • Manager training


  • Staff experience data

  • Team values

  • Team building

  • Transforming team practices and norms

Founder & Principal

Before launching CW Impact Strategies five years ago, Christin was a senior lead at a national executive search and human capital consulting firm. She has also held roles in startup business development and in teaching. Christin lives in Denver, Colorado with her partner and their dog, Nugget, and in her spare time can be found escaping to the mountains, singing with her band, or planning her next trip abroad.

Let's talk.

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