I will give your organization the tools to be its best. Through custom keynote addresses, training, and coaching, I will help you reach your ‘X’ on the roadmap to excellence.


Strategic, Funny, Brilliant, Needed, Authentic, Resourceful, Awesome, and Gorgeous…those are all words recent audiences have used to describe Christy (the last one was by her mom, but it still counts).  If you ask Christy to describe herself, she will say, I’m like bacon, bourbon, and butter…I try to make everyone I work with better!  After over 20 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience, Christy Pruitt-Haynes noticed that regardless of industry or organization women and minorities often don’t fully participate in making companies as effective, efficient, and excellent as they can be – so she set out to change that.  Combining her desire to solve problems, strategic thinking and keen self-awareness with degrees in Personnel & Labor Relations and HR Development, and 20+ years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, Christy is convinced that every situation can be improved with a lot of logic, a little humor and healthy dose of real-world knowledge.

The TEDx Speaker and Nashville Emerging Leader Award recipient has held executive positions at Infiniti Americas/Nissan, CMT, and the Memphis Grizzlies. As the founder of Christy Pruitt-Haynes Consulting, she and her team offer innovative speaking, training, and coaching to help organizations excel with diverse talent while helping diverse talent identify and maximize opportunities.  Christy has displayed her expertise in leadership development, diversity, strategic planning, and adulting through recent speaking or consulting engagements with several organizations.  She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Pathway Women’s Business Center and sits on the Board of Directors of Women of Color Collaborative and Miriam’s Promise.  She also serves on the Speaker Selection committee of TEDx Nashville. 

When she’s not helping individuals and organizations excel, you will likely find Christy laughing with her family, adding stamps in her passport with friends, or hunting for new whiskeys or cabernets to add to her list of favorites.

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I will help you create excellence through

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access

Who needs to be a part of your organization

So many people think the goal of diversity in an organization is to ensure you appear to have a racially and gender balanced organization. That is nice but that’s not the goal. The goal is to create a better organization than any individual can create. Your organization has to be prepared to tap into every resource available in the most effective way possible. Two heads are better than one when those two heads bring different skills and experiences to the table.

Effective Communication

How do you communicate to ensure you’re understood

The majority of problems in any working relationship result from ineffective communication styles. What you say is important but how you say it can be the difference between your organization trusting and following you versus them working against the stated goals of the organization.

Becoming an effective communicator not only improves how you are perceived but, more importantly, improves how your organization functions.

Leadership Development

How do you inspire and lead your team

People follow what they see not what they are told so ensuring the leadership in your organization exhibits the behaviors that lead to growth is essential. Not everyone is made to be a leader but everyone can exhibit leadership in their day to day activities but first, someone has to teach them how to do that. Building core leadership skills leads to lower turnover,higher efficiency and bigger profits (also known as success).

Corporate Culture

Why do we make the decisions we do

Corporate Culture is the unspoken way your organization behaves when no one is looking. It reveals what the organization truly aspires to be. It’s vitally important and is often the deciding factor on if an employee is successful or not (and we know employee success leads to organizational success).

Investing in building the culture you want is the same as investing in building the organization you want.


A few random facts

If you could have any job what would it be?

Assuming talent isn’t an issue, I would be a Broadway performer!

What is your favorite food?

My all time favorite is a very buttery grilled cheese sandwich.

What company do you wish you started?

Southwest Airlines – they embody all 5 qualities of excellent organizations,

If there was a movie about your life what would it be called?

Coffee, Cabernet and Courage


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