Christina Heyniger

Christina Heyniger

President


Xola Consulting/Action Sports Consulting

Santa Fe, NM USA


The thing that everybody has to give is their joy.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in Alaska and wanted a change of scenery; went to New York to go to college at Cornell University.
Had a "breakdown," didn't know what to do after college, started selling cheese at a farmer's market stand.
Eventually went back to graduate school and got a job with a consulting firm.
She was there for eight years but felt she was "flatlining," still didn't have something that was inspiring her.
Based many of her choices on how much money she'd make; let go of this idea and suddenly had tons of options.
Took a trip along the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, found her "joy."
Took a leave from her job, sent résumés to river companies asking if she could get a job/training to be a river guide.
One company took her up on it, asked if in exchange, she could give them consulting advice; that merge was "the start of figuring out what [she] wanted to be."
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Cornell University
graduate
Graduate
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Georgetown University
graduate
Graduate
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
American University
Career

Career

President

I provide consulting and design and manage training programs and resources to help outdoor companies succeed.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
Action Sports
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Upholding a Cause and Belief