Christi Olson, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP


Christi Olson, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP

Christi Olson, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP

Head of Organization and Employee Development

Stanford University, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Palo Alto, CA


Christi Olson, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, is a passionate leader with integrated HR and business experience across multiple industries, academia, government and nonprofits -- complemented by strategic, operational and organizational consulting expertise.  She has a proven track record delivering results, implementing business strategies that work and change that sticks.  She has a fierce focus on the customer/client; building relationships; developing high performing teams; leading, mentoring and motivating others to achieve performance success. 


Human Resources

  • Head, Organization Effectiveness and Employee Development, SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), DOE / Stanford University
  • VP, Leadership and Organization Effectiveness, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Global Operations
  • SVP, Talent and Leadership Coaching, Lee Hecht Harrison

Focus on Organization Effectiveness, Talent Planning, Performance Management, Leadership and Employee Development, Learning, Coaching, Diversity & Inclusion, Workforce Planning, HR Analytics.



Managing Partner, Adaptive Action Group.  Strategic Change and Organization Effectiveness.

  • Clients include Weight Watchers, ABC/Disney, Genentech, Accenture



Job Finder

Find an HR Job Near You
Search Jobs


Find the Right Vendor for Your HR Needs

SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 10,000 companies

Search & Connect

HR Daily Newsletter

News, trends and analysis, as well as breaking news alerts, to help HR professionals do their jobs better each business day.