Christy Uffelman, MHCS, BCC Partner
Group Coaching, Facilitation and Speaking Experience
Christy Uffelman has facilitated peer learning and coached leaders for nearly 20 years, helping them align talent strategy with business strategy. Christy launched the east coast office of Align Leadership in 2013 and now serves as President. Her work is not only focused on helping companies build a sustainable female talent pipeline, but also on Millennial/Gen Z initiatives. These efforts assist organizations like FedEx Ground, Highmark, DPR Construction and PNC Bank, who are engaged in retaining and developing their emerging talent pipeline. Additionally, she facilitates all-male and coed cohorts with the purpose of developing inclusive leaders at work and at home.
Christy’s work with cohort-based learning led to the development of PEER Technology®. This innovative learning platform is leveraged to facilitate horizontal and vertical knowledge transfer by large organizations and can be deployed across any organizational level, from early career (E3), to mid-career (EDGE), to new Director/Executive (COMPASS).
A sought after national speaker in the field of Millennial developmentand Women’s Leadership, Christy was quoted in the scholarly book When Millennials Rule: The Reshaping of America. Her passion for Millennial/GenZ development and her work to ignite and motivate women in male-dominated industries, has inspired several research projects including the 2015 white paper,Women Leaders across Generations.
Christy was awarded the ATHENA Young Professional Recipient and the YWCA Young Leader of the Year in 2012 and a Woman of Distinction in 2014. In 2016, Christy was recognized by Smart Business Magazine as one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Smartest Executives,” received the inaugural Spirit of Enterprise Young Professional of the Year award from Junior Achievement and was identified by Pittsburgh Magazine as a 40 Under 40 Honoree.
Business/Organizational Leadership Experience
Christy joined Mascaro Construction Company in 2007 as a Vice President and as an internal organization development strategist for workforce planning and integrated talent management. At Mascaro, she worked alongside the CEO to engage the organization in the launch of multiple successful mentoring and coaching programs focused on developing current executives and emerging leaders. The organization’s innovative and strategic talent management initiatives became the foundation of an intentional culture shift for the company, which was recognized nationally and regionally both inside and outside the construction industry. Before Mascaro, Christy owned the executive coaching firm Red Zebra Consulting. With both Red Zebra and Mascaro, she shared her expertise and passion for developing emotional intelligence with executives and their teams, challenging them to be intentional in their leadership choices and strategic in their corporate talent management.
Education and Training
A TED Speaker and NPR Millennial resource, Christy is recognized by The Huffington Post as a Fierce Womanand is both a board certified ontological coach from Newfield and a certified Master Human Capital Strategist from the Human Capital Institute. Christy is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, and, in 2019, was a part of the inaugural global cohort of coaches selected by thought-leader Brené Brown to bring her work on developing more courageous leaders to corporations.
Christy gives back by serving on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a national nonprofit that fosters excellence in corporate board leadership. Christy currently serves on the board of directors of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, serves on the Executive Team for the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, and is a Girl Scout leader and Auxiliary Rep for the Mt. Lebanon Band Builders. A graduate of Duquesne University with a B.A. in both Psychology and Corporate Communication, Christy lives in Mt. Lebanon, PA with her husband, Kevin, and daughter, Elaina