Jinnie (English) Cristerna
President & CEO, International & Chicago High Achievers
Jinnie (English) Cristerna knows what it’s like to strive to become a high achiever. Like many highly-accomplished professionals, her success didn’t exactly come easily. But with persistence, hard work, and a ‘never-say-die’ attitude, Jinnie has reached astounding levels of both personal and professional success.
Jinnie specializes in a number of professional development areas, such as: leadership, dynamic critical thinking, power and control, women and minority issues, conflict management, interpersonal skills, personality development, communication, executive assessments., performance coaching, and taekwondo sports psychology. She also specializes in a number of personal development areas, such as: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, familial and romantic relationships, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-dynamic therapy, hypnotherapy, Asperger’s disorder, and survivors of abuse and trauma.
As with her professional endeavors, Jinnie is also a high-achiever in her personal pursuits and hobbies. She is the 2008 US OPEN Tae Kwon Do Silver Medalist, and 2008 US Tae Kwon Do National Gold Medalist. She is also the author of the book, “The High Achievers Guide to being a Decent Parent”.
Despite her numerous professional accolades and personal accomplishments, she isn’t resting on her laurels: Jinnie is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Jinnie resides in Chicago with her husband, Cleiby, and is the mother of four amazing children, all of whom practice taekwondo and one of which is the 2010 Youth Olympic Taekwondo Bronze Medalist.