Christi Olson

Head of Organization and Employee Development at Stanford University, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Christi Olson

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