Krista Wilhelm Spader, MSM, CPBC


Krista Spader, MSM, CLU, CPCU, CPBC is a Certified Executive Coach and management consultant leveraging more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industry with extensive experience in organizational health, operations management, employee retention, change management and leadership/talent development. Krista has multi-line senior leadership experience and has a track record of coaching and developing leaders of all levels. In addition to leading operations departments, she has been directly responsible for the talent identification, assessment and leadership development for her segment of more than 4500 employees and leaders. She also serves as a delegate in the development and execution of Enterprise Talent Strategy for a functional area of more than 24,000 employees.

Never losing her love of working with aspiring young adults, Krista also volunteers at Illinois State University (ISU). There she serves as a Community Leader Mentor for ISU’s Innovation Consulting Community (ICC) which provides students experience in solving real community business challenges.

Education, Certifications, and Boards:

  • Bachelor of Science – Psychology (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Master of Science in Management (The American College of Financial Services)
  • Certified Professional Business Coach (CPBC )
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU)
  • Associates in Claims
  • Legal Principles Claim Specialist (LPCS)
  • The American College of Financial Services Alumni Advisory Council
  • Board of Directors for Hawaii Property Insurance Association
  • Board of Directors for the Foundation for Private Enterprise Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership Development
  • Employee Retention
  • Organizational Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Change
  • Balancing profit and growth
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Communication Skills
  • Succession Planning
  • Recruiting and Retention
  • Speaking


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