A dedicated, decisive, and energetic leadership development professional, Kristi Pastore has more than 20 years of experience positively impacting organizational culture and growth. Prior to being a founding partner of Culture Works HR, Kristi spent nearly a decade as both a business partner and an area manager for a national business solutions and management consulting firm.
As area manager for a top-tier location, Kristi led a team of 30 through consecutive years of growth, drove channel development, and managed a P/L with more than $300m in revenue. Kristi also played a crucial role in the company’s national Organizational Development Task Force—leading internal initiatives to drive change management and structural alignment. Prior to this role, Kristi was the operations and human resources manager for Master Management Group, an outsourced consulting firm specializing in finance, human resources, and operations management.
Kristi’s areas of expertise and passion are deeply interconnected. Her drive to understand what makes an organization’s culture tick is a direct reflection of an insatiable curiosity, tireless focus on people and processes, and innate ability to coach and lead. Kristi combines executive-level aptitude and a commonsense approach.
Kristi holds a Master of Science in human resources with an emphasis in organizational leadership and development from Chapman University, a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University San Marcos, and a PHR® certification. Kristi is also an emotional intelligence certified trainer through TalentSmart.
Over the years, Kristi has devoted time and energy to several nonprofits servicing at-risk youth and the aging population of California. Kristi resides in Murrieta with her husband Scott, their son Preston, and their dogs Popper and Dixie.