Kristina  Kohl Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Kristina Kohl

Principal
HRComputes

Kristina is passionate about leaving our world in a better place for our children. She leads the BEcoming Sustainable, a division of HRComputes providing guidance to senior management on sustainable strategy development and implementation in order to realize the benefits of a triple bottom line approach. She is a faculty member for Bard's MBA in Sustainability. Kris speaks at industry conferences and universities including PMI Global Congress, SHRM, and LaSalle University. She is a Wharton MBA.

Biography

Kristina is the managing principal of HRComputes, a management consulting firm that provides strategic guidance, program, and project management to corporate clients in order to maximize their human capital investment through technology and change management. Kristina leads the Becoming Sustainable practice, which addresses corporate social responsibility and sustainable strategy practice providing strategic guidance to senior management on the value proposition of sustainable initiatives. HRComputes is a registered New Jersey Sustainable Business, WBE, and SBE. We have received the Gotham Green Award for sustainable strategy and a certificate of recognition form the NJ EPA for sustainability innovation.
Kris has spoken at global conferences including the PMI Global Congress and the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Global Conference. In addition, she has been a guest lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania, La Salle University, and the Project Management Institute. She has written a book entitled: Becoming a Sustainable Organization: A Project and Portfolio Management Approach published by CRC Press. In addition, she has contributed white papers and articles to the online publications of Project Management.com, Sustainable Brands and the Wharton Magazine.
Kristina brings over 25 years of executive business management experience in the corporate and not for profit areas. Her background includes serving as Vice President and Manager at JPMorgan Chase and President of the Moorestown Home and School Association. She has served on numerous Boards including the LaSalle University Human Capital Advisory Board, the Tender, an Alzheimer respite care center, the Moorestown Home & School Association, and the Moorestown Education Foundation. Kristina holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Project Management Institute member and a certified PMP.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise


    HRComputes-President
    • Lead a consulting firm providing strategic, implementation, project management and sustainability solutions for clients in the life sciences, global manufacturing, and entertainment industries.
    Moorestown H&S Association-President
    • Led the Board of Trustees for an Education NGO responsible for managing a 501 c3 corporation supporting six schools in the Moorestown, NJ School District and contributing over $1,000,000 to the schools over a 7 year period.
    Chase-VP/Manager
    • Managed a NYC Middle Market Commercial Group consisting of Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents (AVP) Assistant Secretary (AS), Credit Analysts, and Management Trainees. Loan portfolio of $250,000,000.
    Certified Project Manager-PMP
    Women Business Enterprise-WBE
    New Jersey Sustainable Business
    NJ Sustainable Schools Green Team
    Green Build Task Force Committee
    Gotham Green Sustainable Business Award Recipient


Personal Interests

    Education
    Reading
    Sustainability
    Travel

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Becoming a Sustainable Organization - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Projectmanagement.com

Building Exceptional Cross-Gender Teams


Published: Feb 27, 2018 by Projectmanagement.com
Authors: Kristina Kohl
Subjects: Business & Management

During a recent presentation on “Female Empowerment”, I was asked the question, “Does the “Me Too” trend really just needed more time to bring equality for females and males in the workplace?” I opened up the answer to the women in the room and the responses varied but were in agreement on the point that women reaching equality in the workplace is not just a function of time.

Accelerating IT Success

Becoming a Sustainable Organization


Published: Jun 22, 2016 by Accelerating IT Success
Authors: Kristina Kohl
Subjects: Business & Management

Closing the performance gap between organizational sustainability vision and implementation.

Sustainable brands

How Sustainability Strategy Impact Your Corporate Band and Ranking as a Employer


Published: Mar 16, 2016 by Sustainable brands
Authors: Kristina Kohl
Subjects: Business & Management, Ergonomics & Human Factors

As leaders adopt a sustainable business model that consider environmental, social, and financial capital are they focused on products and services or are they considering how this change in focus will effect current and prospective employees view of the organization. Increasingly, top millennial talent is looking at an organization's sustainability story as part of their employment search process. Firms that fully embrace sustainability and incorporate it into their culture have greater success.

Projectmanagement.com

The Voice of Project Managers on Sustainability Projects and Requirements


Published: Sep 15, 2015 by Projectmanagement.com
Authors: Tom Baker, Kristina Kohl, Pero Ivo Martins Echeverria
Subjects: Business & Management

This report contains the survey results and findings. The central finding is that organizations have adopted sustainability strategically and are executing sustainability initiatives, but their project managers do not have the resources they need to competently manage this process. Their challenges range from project methodology gaps to specific needs in achieving organizational change.

Wharton Magazine

Applying Lifelong Learning to Sustainability


Published: Oct 04, 2014 by Wharton Magazine
Authors: Kristina Kohl
Subjects: Business & Management, Computer Game Development

Gamification and its impact on promoting sustainability in organizations.

News

Pyramid Club Hosts Kristina Kohl for Author Night

By: Kristina Kohl
Subjects: Business & Management

Kristina Kohl spoke about key topics from her book, “Becoming a Sustainable Organization”, on June 8 at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia. The large crowd not only listened intently, but also participated in a lively discussion facilitated by Ms. Kohl. The attendees held a wide variety of professions including graduate students, engineers, and small business owners. Kristina engaged the gathering through discussion questions and real-world examples. After the presentation, people stayed to discuss sustainable strategy for their own businesses as well as for the United States as a whole.
 
 

Kris Moderates a Panel Discussion for Sustainable Business Initiative

By: Kristina Kohl
Subjects: Business & Management

Leveraging Sustainable Strategy to Attract, Engage and Retain Your Workforce

 
On September 29, 2016, Kristina Kohl, MBA, PMP, principal of Becoming Sustainable moderated a panel at the Sustainable Business Initiative Meeting hosted by the NJDEP and Bergen Community College. The panelist included John Queenan, Senior Director of CSR, ADP, Nicole Dube, Outreach Coordinator, NJ Board of Public Utilities, and Nick Lange, Senior Consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. The panelist participated in a lively discussion around environmental and social responsibility as drivers for employee attraction, retention, and engagement.

The event was well attended and concluded with a drawing of Kristina Kohl’s new book entitled “Becoming a Sustainable Organization.”

Presentation at the PMI Global Congress Barcelona

By: Kristina Kohl
Subjects: Business & Management

Kristina presented at the PMI Global Congress 2016 held in Barcelona. The topic was "Closing the Gap Between Sustainable Strategy and Implementation." The presentation was well received by the project management community. The topic included a roadmap for success and a number of case study examples. There was a lively discussion from participants about their own experiences. The event concluded with Kristina encouraging those in attendance to take up the mantle of sustainability in order to help theit organizations address global trends, meet challenges, and maximize opportunities.

Videos

Kristina Kohl Interview on RadioVision Network

Published: Aug 03, 2017

"Morning Coffee" discussion of "Becoming a Sustainable Organization"

Kristina Kohl Interview on RadioVision Network

Published: Aug 03, 2017

"Morning Coffee" discussion of "Becoming a Sustainable Organization"

Kristina Kohl Interview on RadioVision Network

Published: Aug 03, 2017

"Morning Coffee" discussion of "Becoming a Sustainable Organization"

Kristina Kohl Interview on RadioVision Network

Published: Aug 03, 2017

"Morning Coffee" discussion of "Becoming a Sustainable Organization"

Kristina Kohl Interview on RadioVision Network

Published: Aug 03, 2017

"Morning Coffee" discussion of "Becoming a Sustainable Organization"

Kristina Kohl Interview on RadioVision Network

Published: Aug 03, 2017

"Morning Coffee" discussion of "Becoming a Sustainable Organization"