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Krista Bard is an entrepreneur and consultant. As an advisor, she catalyzes personal, business and organizational change, giving people clarity about how to move forward.
Her career is what Buckminster Fuller would call “circular, not linear” as she has worked with myriad industries, nationalities and scales, and worn many different titles, her favorite being “dot connector” and “cross-fertilizer,” referencing her uncanny ability to uncover novel connections among seemingly unrelated ideas. In her consulting work, she marshalls wide-ranging resources to bring her clients refreshing incisive thinking, accelerated change and effective action. The best insult someone ever gave her was, “Krista, you read too much.”
Her hobby is collecting interesting thinkers and ideas. While early to recognize new thoughts on the horizon, Krista also has an intuitive sense of public resonance and readiness to move forward in adopting innovations.
She has had a one woman art exhibit called “Sacred Love;” won the “Angel of Vilnius” award, an international public relations award, and the Philadelphia Business Journal “Woman of Distinction” award; was a Leopold Schepp Foundation scholar, a delegate to the Helsinki Women Business Leaders Summit, and a founding board member of the Greater Philadelphia Restaurant & Purveyors Association; spearheaded the renaissance of Philadelphia’s business association Center City Proprietors; and serves as a board member of the US-Baltic Foundation.
Along with an undergraduate degree from Tufts University, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, she holds an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, has studied organizational development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and entrepreneurship at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is certified in AFT energetic therapy with neuropsychologist Dr. Kurt Ebert. In 2010, Krista Bard was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.