Communication and “more than mindfulness” coach with science and management background
Christine Boschen is a communication and “more than mindfulness” coach for people dealing with life, relationship, and workplace issues. She has developed her skill set in life and on-the-job as an environmental regulator, manager, and facilitator.
Christine has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in Soil Science from the University of California at Riverside. She has worked as a field and laboratory researcher and, for the past sixteen years, as an environmental regulator, with two thirds of that time spent as a supervisor and project manager. In addition, Christine’s regulatory work has included field investigations and enforcement and setting up workflow processes and tools for multi-disciplinary teams.
20+ Years Facilitation and Conversation Design Experience
At Oberlin, Christine learned meeting management and facilitation while eating in a 100-member dining cooperative: all decisions—from the mundane and operational to the conceptual and ethical—were made by consensus of the student membership.
As a regulator, Christine received further professional-level training and experience in design and facilitation of complex, contentious multi-party environmental negotiations. Yet, Christine found herself drawn to studying the conversations that happen amongst members of a same team. In particular, Christine focused her attention on decision-making processes amongst work teams and how emotion affects the process and success of work teams. Drawing from her experience, training, and personal observations, Christine has written and presented seminars on meeting management and facilitation to her agency colleagues on a local and statewide level.
10 Years Project and People Management Experience
As a supervisor and reporting to others herself, Christine has had further opportunity to study patterns in the interpersonal dynamics of the work place towards supporting people’s maximum productivity and quality of life at work. Converge Forward’s professional services rise from this platform in Christine’s career.
Life-long Passion for Personal Growth
Christine is also a self-described Seeker of that which is true, healing, and joyful. She brings her scientific training and observational skill-set to studying her own seeking processes and those of others. Christine has a keen awareness of the cycles and processes of human growth and healing. In addition to finding success in her own life, she has been able to help many people, some of whom stop Christine on the street or in a café, simply sensing that she is a person with whom they need to have a conversation.
Lastly, Christine is a cartoonist and aspiring Circus Lady, and is delighted that Converge Forward provides a platform for both of these passions, too.