About Christina Baldwin

Christina Baldwin is a writer and seminar presenter of 30+ years experience. She has contributed two classic books to the renaissance of personal writing, including the well-known Life’s Companion, Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice, revised and reissued in 2007 after 100,000 original sales. From her corresponding study of personal growth and group dynamics she wrote Calling the Circle, the First and Future Culture to explore how social container releases collective wisdom. In recognition of the requirement for increased spirituality, she wrote The Seven Whispers, A Spiritual Practice for Times Like These. Her legacy book, Storycatcher, Making Sense of our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story, reminds readers of the necessity of story to communicate in all areas of professional and personal life. Continuing to explore collaborative dialogue, Christina and Ann Linnea wrote a new classic, The Circle Way, A Leader in Every Chair, which documents applications of PeerSpirit Circle Process as a foundational tool for local to global change.

Christina BaldwinChristina holds a B.A. in English with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Macalester College, and a M.S. in Educational Psychology from Columbia Pacific University. She currently lives on an island near Seattle, WA, from which she writes, lectures, teaches, and calls people and organizations into conversations of heart, meaning, and activism. She is the story grandmother to Jaden and Sasha and one of their mother’s biggest fans.

Christina is the author of the following books and audio:

The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair, with Ann Linnea (Berrett-Koehler, 2010)
Storycatcher, Making Sense of our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story (New World Library, 2005)
Lifelines, How Personal Writing Can Save Your Life (Sounds True, 2005) audio curriculum
The Seven Whispers:  Spiritual Practice for Times Like These (New World Library:  2002)
Calling the Circle: the First and Future Culture (Bantam: 1998)
Life’s Companion:  Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice (Bantam: 1990 & rev. 2007)
One to One:  Self-Understanding Through Journal Writing  (M. Evans:  1977, rev. 1991)

Anthologized essays include:

Darkness before Dawn, Redefining Depression, edited by Tami Simon (Sounds True Press, 2014) “Ineffable Sorrow, Depression as a Spiritual Response to our Times.”
The Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire, edited by Terry Laszlo-Gopadze (Santa Monica Press, 2010) “A Storycatcher is Born”
Field Guide to Relationship-Based Care, Visions, Strategies, Tools and Exemplars for Transforming Practice,  ed. Mary Koloroutis, et al, (Creative Health Care Management, 2007) “Inspiration, Four Leaders’ Reflections”
The Change Handbook, The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems, ed. By Peggy Holman, et al (Berrett-Koehler, 2007) “PeerSpirit Circling, Creating Change in the Spirit of Cooperation” with Sarah MacDougall
Light of Our Times, Conversations with Today’s Leaders in Health and Spirituality, edited by Daphne Michaels, (Vibrational Health Press, 2006), “On the Power of Story”
The Soul of Creativity, Insights into the Creative Process, edited by Tona Pearce Myers (New World Library 1999)  “Writer and Witness, Healing through Story”
Walking in Two Worlds, Women’s Spiritual Paths, Edited by Kay Vander Vort, et al. (North Star Press, 1992) “Solo Dancing on the Spiritual Quest”

CB-AboriginalSelected conference presentations:

  • Journal Conference 2016: Pioneering the Next 30 Years, Hendersonville, NC (Pre-conference sessions)
  • Sage-ing® International, Seattle, WA, August 2014
  • Covenant Health, Celebrating 150 Years of Catholic Healthcare in Alberta, October 2013
  • Chrysalis Foundation, Des Moines, IA, Women in Leadership, May 2013
  • Sage-ing® International, Asheville, NC, October 2012
  • Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, 2010
  • Plexus Institute: Complexity and Nursing Conference, 2010
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Annual Meeting, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
  • Journal Conference 2008:  The Power of Writing, Denver, CO
  • National League of Cities, 2008
  • Western Women’s Conference, United Church of Canada, British Columbia, 2008
  • Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership, 2006, 2007
  • Financial Planning Association Annual Meeting, 2007
  • International Coach Federation, 2006
  • Centering Pregnancy Annual Conference, 2006
  • Women of Wisdom, 2006
  • School for Servant Leadership, 2006
  • True North Integrative Health Care Conference, 2003, 2004

Memberships & Organizational Collaborations:

Ann Linnea & Christina Baldwin


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