Culture is an important factor in IT organizations and the institutions they serve. Transforming culture is difficult but can enable new ways of working effectively across an entire campus.
Christine Whitney Sanchez is a social entrepreneur, consultant, coach, and architect of large-scale transformation. She has worked across five continents to build the capacity for mindful leadership, strategic collaboration and thriving organizations and communities. As the Chief Culture Officer for the University Technology Office (UTO) at Arizona State University, she collaboratively designs and advances an integrated approach to the development of UTO’s values-led organizational culture. To enhance ASU’s local impact and social embeddedness, she actively works within and beyond ASU to co-develop solutions to the critical social, cultural and environmental issues facing 21st century Arizona. Integrating her experience as a psychotherapist, Christine focuses on leadership and transformation from the inside-out. Taking a holistic approach to change, she engages the whole system to build on strengths and create the conditions for success. Christine has guided tens of thousands of stakeholders to resolve thorny issues and generate new opportunities. She has trained thousands of change leaders around the globe in strength-based approaches to leadership and organization development. She has facilitated some of the largest intergenerational conversations in the world. And that is what brings her joy.