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Christine Hammes

Christine Hammes

Director, Strategic Development Services


Christine Hammes leads MAP’s capacity-building services in strategic planning and leadership development. She describes the charge of MAP’s Strategic Development team as ensuring that each organization with which we work has increasing success in fulfilling its mission while remaining financially sustainable.

Brings to the Table

  • 20 years of experience in consulting, training, coaching and facilitating
  • 13 years experience in organization development consulting with nonprofits throughout Minnesota and beyond
  • Broad knowledge of business and business management
  • Ability to work with large organizations, diverse stakeholder groups, teams, collaborations, or one-on-one
  • Experience collaborating with leaders and leadership groups on crafting strategy, strengthening governance, and creating more productive workplaces
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate, nonprofit, government and business worlds
  • Extensive leadership skills (Launched MAP’s professional coaching program for nonprofit executives)


  • MAP for Nonprofits (2000 – date) — director of strategic development services, and leader/coach of Leaders Circles®
  • The Milestone Group, LLP (1994 – 2000) — partner
  • Gale Research International (1990 – 1991) — director
  • Xerox (1979 – 1989) — co-director of small press


  • Bachelor’s degree, Hamilton College
  • Graduate work in business and education


  • Served on a number of boards, including Walker West Music Academy in St. Paul, and Children’s Development Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Volunteers in a variety of community settings


  • Fellow in the Center for Integrative Leadership’s Forum for the Practice of Leadership Development at the University of Minnesota
  • “Leadership Trainer and Facilitator” through the Institute for Health and Human Potential
  • Certification to administer the Emotional Intelligence 360 Assessment
  • Completed advanced training through the Coaches Training Institute
  • Licensed as a Trainer in Immunity to Change

Fun Facts

Outside of work, Christie is found happily lost in the jungle of her garden, bicycling, playing the piano, or listening to Bach, Louis Armstrong and other jazz and classical greats.

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