Meet Kristy Eckert
Founder + Chief Strategist
A longtime award-winning journalist, Kristy now dedicates her passion to helping people and organizations ignite their stories.
As a reporter, columnist and editor, Kristy covered an array of news and features, from politics to Fortune 500 leaders to fashion week in New York. She spent weeks investigating a NBA rape case in Colorado that made international headlines. She spent months exploring one of the country's most notorious missing persons cases. She spent two years experiencing emotional turmoil and triumph with a woman who tested positive for the cancer gene and opted for a voluntary hysterectomy and mastectomy before cancer ever was detected in her body. She interviewed powerful global CEOs and elite Hollywood stars, daring entrepreneurs and resilient military wives. She sat among executives in action, aside celebrities on runways and with agonized mothers in hospitals, searching for intrigue, for inspiration, for truth, for soul.
Kristy spent years as a reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, where she was honored by the Associated Press as the state’s best features writer. When The Dispatch Printing Company launched its first glossy magazine, Capital Style, it appointed her editor of the publication, which eventually was named best magazine in Ohio. Kristy also wrote for The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. and The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colo. She has a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting and bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism.
Kristy lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, children, running shoes, yoga mat and secret stash of dark chocolate.