Kristin Joy Ekkens, MA, CDE, CHPC

Kristin Joy Ekkens, MA, CDE, CHPC, CEO & Founder of Exponential Inclusion LLC, is an accomplished cultural strategist, solutions architect, master facilitator, and high performance coach with over 18 years of experience. She founded Exponential Inclusion LLC, focusing on enhancing culturally intelligent innovation and leveraging inclusion to amplify organizational impact. Kristin has worked globally, designing DEIB solutions and transformative strategies as an executive advisor at Singularity University and leading corporate partnerships at the Cultural Intelligence Center. Recognized for her leadership in DEIB, she has received numerous awards, including being a finalist for the 2017 Top Women-Owned Business and winning the 2016 Building Bridges Award. Academically, she holds a master’s degree in TESOL from Michigan State University and is proficient in both Spanish and English, reflecting her extensive international exposure and commitment to diversity. Kristin lives by the Ubuntu philosophy, I am who I am because of you, deeply valuing the interconnectedness and mutual reliance among people, which she cherishes in her personal life with her husband and two boys.