noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

Christina Tinker

Christina Tinker


Christina Tinker is a passionate courage cultivator helping individuals, teams, and organizations create inclusive, innovative cultures that drive powerful business results. Christina leverages her extensive background in training and development, and sales and marketing leadership, which spans almost two decades, to drive incredible results in all her professional endeavors. In keeping with Ariel’s philosophy, Christina believes that when we authentically share our human stories, we find hope, connection, and inspiration to do our very best work.

Training Experience

Christina has worked extensively with a wide range of business segments throughout her career as both a training and development facilitator and a sales leader. Select clients include Apex Systems, Dell Technologies, Allegiance Bank, Transocean, National Oilwell Varco, Sysco Foods, USAA, NetApp, and Air Liquide USA.

Business Experienc

After completing her undergraduate degree, Christina traveled the US and Europe implementing corporate training programs with Baker Communications. She went on to become a partner of that organization, leading the global sales and delivery teams to unprecedented success. From there, Christina joined IBM as the company began transforming its core business to become one of the largest and most respected consulting firms in the world. As a result of joining IBM, Christina spent almost a decade as a senior sales executive and top-performing revenue contributor in three of the most revered technology firms in the world—IBM, Oracle, and Gartner. Additionally, in the last decade, Christina has spoken to hundreds of young people, teachers, and coaches on the topics of work-life integration, mental health awareness, and the link between wellness and productivity. Her recently published book Hope for Recovery: Stories of Healing from Eating Disorders is a testament to the power of sharing our personal stories.

Theater Experience

  • Wrote and performed personal monologues in Listen to Your Mother, San Antonio, TX, and #If You Could See Me, Richmond, VA
  • Former competitive dance performer
  • Experienced in competitive speech, debate, and theater

Education and Credentials

  • Anticipated graduation in December 2020 with a Master of Education and Human Development (MEd and HD) in
  • Organizational Leadership and Learning from George Washington University
  • BA in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University at College Station