Lil' Sass and the Adventure of Joy, part of The Adventures of Lil' Sass children's emotional wellness book series and accessories, allows readers to join Lil' Sass as she discovers that it's OK to express joy. In this book, Lil' Sass, a spunky and independent 10-year-old, prepares to perform a roller skating routine with her friend Tommy. She struggles with expressing her joy as she fears that she will jinx her performance or might make others feel bad. Wisdom from Mrs. Moo, a dear family friend, allows her to understand the difference between bragging and expressing happiness and joy.
About the Author
Christie's business leadership experience over the past two-decades in marketing, operations, sales, business development, strategic partnerships and learning and development has also given her the reputation of a #girlboss, working with some of the world's leading brands and organizations. She possesses a rare ability to create larger organizational visions and make things real, while achieving and exceeding targets, operating profitable P&L's and leading empowered teams who take responsibility for their results and their worlds. From Sadhana to Spreadsheets, Christie is an open-hearted leader, operating with Full-Range, bringing precision, and positive and lasting results to the clients, communities, and companies she works and plays with.
She is a proud member of CTI's (the world's oldest and largest in-person coach-training school) Faculty and Organizational Coaching teams, which means she is a graduate of CTI's internationally acclaimed Co-Active Leadership Program and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, delivering courses and coaching leaders in over 22 countries across the Globe. She holds the designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the ICF, the governing body of the coaching profession. Christie gained a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in 2015 and also holds a B.A. in Media Information and Technoculture from the University of Western Ontario. In addition, Christie is a certified StandOut Strengths coach through The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC), a Strategy Execution Coaching in Applied Behavioral Science through CLG, a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher through the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) and a certified Reiki teacher in the Usui Reiki Method of Natural Healing.
At 13-years-old Christie's life suddenly and dramatically shifted, when she suffered some devastating losses and was thrust into a leadership position, which subsequently, impacted her relationship to her own emotional growth. She has spent more than a decade on her own corrective path and because of this has a sincere desire to encourage others to have a healthier relationship to their emotions. She is the creator of Lil' Sass: a character who teaches the importance and value of being with our own emotions and shows us how much JOY we can experience when we allow ourselves to be fully self-expressed. She draws inspiration for the characters and stories from her own life experiences for The Adventures of Lil' Sass, a series of personal development books for young people, accompanied by supporting accessories and is in awe of children's resilience and emotional flexibility and champions adults' rights to have and express emotions too.