Kristin Jonason joined The Prouty Project in 2016. Kristin specializes in the area of Positive Psychology, the scientific study of well-being and human flourishing. She aims to integrate elements, research, and interventions from Positive Psychology into all our client engagements to increase their individual and organizational well-being while improving employee engagement. You can also find her speaking publicly on a variety of topics such as well-being and flourishing, mindset, emotional intelligence, and navigating change.
Prior to joining Prouty Project, Kristin spent two years in Indianapolis working at a software company as part of the Orr Fellowship of Indiana. In addition, Kristin spent six years working with youth at Camp Olson YMCA in northern Minnesota where she wore many hats, eventually becoming assistant director. While there, she developed a deep appreciation of nature and a passion for experiential leadership development. These experiences, in combination with her time at Prouty Project, Kristin brings expertise in facilitation around strategic planning, leadership development, experiential learning, workplace well-being, and employee engagement.
Kristin loves trying new things and is not afraid to stretch herself in out-of-the-box situations. She lives in Minneapolis but is always planning her next big trip. She’s been to over 30 countries (including Antarctica!), always seeking adventure. A few of her highlights are exploring New Zealand by campervan, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, white water rafting 227 miles of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon during the 2022 Stretch Expedition, and leading our 2023 Stretch Expedition to Namibia for Desert Elephant Conservation.
Kristin has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Psychology from DePauw University. In 2023, Kristin will be pursuing her National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) certification through the Mayo Clinic. Kristin is one of our Licensed Practitioners of Insights Discovery.