Christina Gatewood is an entrepreneur and first generation college graduate with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Her graduate work emphasis was on psychological testing and counseling individuals with mental health or physical difficulties. Before founding and becoming CEO of her own fitness and wellness company, Christina served as Program Director for CASA of the Coastal Bend where she worked with abused and neglected children for over 13 years. She has been honored and inducted in to the CASA Hall of Fame. Prior to her work at CASA, at a young age of 21, she began as Program Director for the Crime Victim Services Division at Family Counseling Services where she served many victims and their families. In addition to her advocate work, Christina has been very passionate about service to her community. Some of her volunteer work includes serving on school PTA boards, school advisory committees, an Empowered Fem Board Member and teen girl mentor. Christina continues to follow her passion by working as a Life Coach and business consultant helping individuals who may be feeling anxious about how to move forward in life.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxColePark is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDxColePark event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TEDxColePark events are self-organized events and are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event