KRISTIN SHERRY is a globally recognized career expert, winner of the 2020 Career Innovator Award by Career Directors International, and creator of the YouMap® career profile, which uncovers the Four Pillars of Career Fit™ in teens and adults, and TalentStory™, a process of self-discovery for elementary-aged children.
Kristin is an international speaker and nine-time author. Her most popular books are Amazon #1 international bestseller, YouMap and Your Team Loves Mondays…Right?, an editor’s featured pick by getAbstract.
Kristin is the managing partner of YouMap LLC, which certifies coaches, career services and HR professionals as YouMap® coaches and workshop facilitators. She has certified professionals in the Middle East, United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, and the U.S.
Formerly, Kristin was a learning and development leader for a Fortune 20 company where she led associate development strategy, learning delivery, associate onboarding and developed the coaching and mentoring process for the emerging and high potential leader programs.
Kristin holds a degree in neuroscience, along with ten executive coaching, leadership development and behavioral assessment certifications, including two Master Trainer designations. She is 1 of only 20 consultants world-wide certified as a Master Trainer in the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™, used in 8,000 organizations in 45 countries.
Kristin has been a featured career expert on Wharton Business Radio, a DisruptHR speaker and a contributor to the 2020 Career Industry Trends white paper on the future of careers by the global think tank, Career Thought Leaders, a premier source of information for career industry professionals.
In 2019, Kristin was invited to travel to the Middle East to speak on an expert panel on careers with Her Excellency Dr. Raja Al Gurg, ranked by Forbes as one of most powerful businesswomen in the Arab world, at the Emirates Festival of Literature Business Breakfast.
Kristin has been featured in Inc.com, contributed to Entrepreneur.com and is one of nineteen global leaders invited to contribute to The Possibilities Project: A young person’s guide to career success, along with global entrepreneurs, business, and government leaders, including the Minister of Culture for the United Arab Emirates. Kristin was also one of 36 career authors invited to present at the annual global online Grad Career Festival in 2019 and 2020.
Kristin’s new self-development book Maximize 365: A year of practical tips to transform your life, releases February 2021. Her first of four books in her new children’s book series, You’ve Got Gifts!, helps children discover their talents and releases November 10, 2020.
Kristin serves on two non-profit Boards: Parachute Bridge and the national career ministry, Crossroads Career®. She lives in North Carolina with her husband Xander and their children.