Meet Tina

Tina is a master at listening and quickly zeroing in at the heart of the issue. She developed a custom training program for my leaders which helped them lead with more confidence. The impact has been transformational for our organization. I’ve worked with several different coaches and Tina has my highest recommendation as an executive coach.


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Christina (Tina) ColtonChristina (Tina) Colton, Ed.D.

Tina has spent the past 20 years guiding organizations to adapt and lead others through successful change. Drawing from her doctoral work on learning, leadership, and change at Columbia University and her experience as a global executive coach and leadership development consultant, Tina has supported clients in effectively addressing the following key questions:

  • How do we accelerate the development of our internal leadership capability to meet succession needs and growth goals?
  • How can we shift from a subject-matter-expert mentality to a trusted advisor, client-value focus over the next 12–18 months?
  • How will we retain and engage top talent in the midst of rapid change?

Clients report that Tina’s leadership development expertise enables them to:

  • Build stronger trusted advisor relationships, both internal and external to their organization, resulting in higher employee engagement and stronger client relationships.
  • Move through changes with better clarity, leadership alignment, and success.
  • Improve the quality of thinking, communication, and decision-making.

As a former director of learning and development at Fidelity Investments, Tina brings first-hand management experience to her leadership consulting work with senior executives from around the world. She developed her external consulting experience by working with global L&D consultancies such as The Exetor Group and Coghill and Beery International. Over the last decade, she has worked with leading firms in financial services, ecommerce, social media, retail, marketing, healthcare, and public service organizations including Facebook, eBay, WPP, McKinsey Consulting, Nielsen Corporation, the BBC, and Fidelity Investments.

Tina’s educational background includes:

  • Doctorate (Ed.D.) in adult learning and leadership, Columbia University
  • Master's degree (MBA) in management, Northeastern University
  • Bachelor's degree (BA) in interpersonal and organizational communication, Northeastern University

Living in Cave Creek, Arizona with her husband Daryll, Ozzie the cat, and Diamond the horse, Tina loves trail running, hiking, and horseback riding, and really appreciates twisted humor!