Christina macken, founder, blueprintgreen

Christina macken, founder, blueprintgreen

Chrissy Macken is the Founder of Blueprintgreen Career Coaching & Consulting, based in Washington, DC. As a Career Coach, she specializes in helping people break free from toxic work environments and transition into positions they love.

Chrissy is a passionate, lifelong learner, and all too familiar with holding jobs that are demoralizing and draining, that stymied her professional growth. Once she discovered how to rise above the the challenges within her work environment--by setting healthy boundaries and prioritizing herself--she was able to build a career that is the best expression of her strengths and talents. Today, Chrissy is the go-to coach for learning to build resiliency in toxic work environments and reclaim a career of meaning and purpose. She is also an American Association of University Women Salary Negotiation Workshop Facilitator.

In her spare time, Chrissy is an advocate for social and environmental justice. Chrissy provides pro bono coaching to recently resettled refugees through the Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area and is a volunteer coach through The Posse Foundation. Chrissy is currently President of the Friends of Noyes Park Board of Directors, dedicated to ensuring equitable access to a safe and beautiful park, playground, and community garden in Washington, DC's Ward 5. Chrissy has led the organization’s fundraising initiatives, and has raised thousands of dollars for FoNP to advance its mission. On a national level, Chrissy is a staunch advocate for progressive healthcare legislation. She has been a featured speaker at healthcare advocacy events on Capitol Hill, and continues to advocate for legislative options to advance universal healthcare.

Chrissy holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Allegheny College. She lives in Washington, DC with her family.