Christine Watkins Davies, BA, ACC, CDWF

Christine Watkins Davies


Christine Watkins utilizes her extensive background in human development and therapeutic principles with clients as an associate coach for Align Leadership.  She specializes in providing leadership coaching with a focus on mindfulness and contemplative strategies. By increasing self-awareness skills, her clients are able to improve their ability to identify what is blocking their progress toward individual or organizational goals, improve communication skills, and to generate more confidence.  Her clients have repeatedly shared that her accessibility, sense of humor and approachable nature have fostered an authentic and stress-free coaching relationship, even when faced with incredible personal or professional challenges.  Christine is not afraid to dive deep while holding her clients’ integrity sacred.


Christine developed Mindfully Aligned to help organizations integrate mindfulness strategies into their work environment in an effort to improve morale, productivity, and their quality of work.  Mindfully Aligned is an experiential workshop that allows participants to enhance their executive presence, build confidence, and begin to help generate creative solutions to organizational challenges.  By integrating Mindfully Aligned strategies, participants will also identify ways that they can closely align with their organization’s vision and goals.

Christine is a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator.  The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.  During this work, Christine works with clients to explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame and worthiness.  Clients will also begin to identify how they want to Show Up, Be Seen and Live Brave™.  She has utilized The Daring Way™ methodology with a variety of organizations including federal clients, education programs, and spiritual centers, as well as with fellow leadership and organizational development coaches.

Writing and Public Speaking

Christine has assisted with organizational development projects with human resource groups, accounting firms, engineering firms, and educational and spiritual organizations.  She was the lead author, interviewer and researcher for Align Leadership’s white paper entitled Women Leaders Across the Generations:  Their Leadership Journey, Similarities and Differences.  She presented this work to human resource organizations and at the Harvard Women and Power Summit.

Education and Training

Christine holds a BA in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University and is currently completing her MA degree in Contemplative Education and Practices from Naropa University with her thesis focusing on Mindful Leadership.  Christine is a Certified Integral Coach® through New Ventures West and through the International Coach Federation.  She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator with Brené Brown.  Christine is also a certified Enneagram Coach.

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