Christina Littlejohn

Little Rock, Arkansas
Central Time Zone (UTC−06:00)

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9am-6pm CST are my preferred availability times.

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
–Steve Jobs

Leaders in arts organizations want to change the world. We want to make it a brighter, more inspiring place for all of us to live, but even in the best of days, leaders and creators of arts organizations have challenging moments. I became a coach because I feel passionately that leaders need a safe space to think, brainstorm, and talk through a key idea so we can push through and move the organization or our personal lives closer to our vision. Sometimes, we need to reflect from a different perspective to get “unstuck,” so we can move forward and change the world faster.

Through coaching, I can hold that confidential space for leaders. By asking powerful questions that help you think through strategies and ideas, you discover your own path over, around or through what is blocking you. For example, in our work together, we can efficiently co-create paths for such topics as:

  • Strategic Visioning for the organization and personal life and the steps to achieve
  • How to navigate transitions like Board Chair, Artistic
  • Director, staff, cities or direction
  • Leadership challenges/opportunities
  • Rediscovering joy

The experience I draw from when coaching includes 25 years of leading orchestras in different cities, a sense of humor, being a parent, running two marathons with the help of my friends, a background in journalism and cello performance, and an MBA and MA. Following is a testimonial about the coaching experience from a fellow arts leader: My NAS Coaching experience was top notch with just the right mix of meaningful discussion, informing, feedback, posing challenging questions for me to ponder, and creating manageable and appropriate action steps for implementation. This experience has helped me become a more effective and confident leader, which in turn has created a more effective and confident organization as we work together to meet – and exceed! – our strategic goals.

If you’re feeling a bit stuck, would like to work with a person whose only interest is to support your success, or would simply like to discover how coaching might help you be your best, please reach out to the NAS Leadership Coaching team to learn more. I am a member of the International Coach Federation and completing my studies through the National Arts Strategies’ Leadership Coaching Training Program in partnership with the Goldvarg Consulting Group. For more information on my professional experience, review Christina Littlejohn at