Meet Chrissy Roth-Francis
Public speaking isn’t just about engaging an audience. To Chrissy, it’s about transforming it. As a Coach at Own The Room, Chrissy helps professionals become dynamic communicators so they can influence their audience in a transformative way. No matter where life has taken Chrissy, she’s always been an educator at heart. With a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, her passion is teaching others to become better communicators, leaders, and professionals.
In addition to coaching, Chrissy works on LinkedIn’s Learning and Development team, providing various learning experiences to its thousands of global employees. She previously led new student orientation programs at UC Berkeley and the University of Southern California, successfully onboarding approximately 80,000 college students in her career. She has also trained students in public speaking, customer service, diversity education, and group facilitation. Two highlights from her career in higher education are traveling to Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong to prepare students for college life and capturing a Guinness World Record for forming the world’s largest human letter (7,194 UC Berkeley community members forming a C for Cal).
When she’s not training and developing leaders, Chrissy is usually exploring the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two little kids.