Celeste BlackmanCo-founder, Green Zone Culture Group
Celeste is an international consultant and co-founder of The Green Zone Culture Group, a consortium of radically collaborative professionals dedicated to creating a better way to work through Green Zone Thinking. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Wharton School of Business where she teaches communications in the Executive MBA program.
Celeste focuses on helping individuals, teams and leaders cultivate the mindset, the attitude and the social intelligence skills to build high-trust, collaborative relationships. These relationships produce the interpersonal energy and connection that invites greater cooperation, influence and productivity at work. It is in these environments that human energy soars, employees care about their work and each other and together they achieve extraordinary results.
For over 20 years, Celeste’s focus has been on the human side of business, helping leaders and managers create more productive, collaborative, healthy and joyful work environments, Green Zones. Celeste helps clients achieve success through highly-interactive group workshops and individual coaching. Her programs vary in length ranging from day-long programs to six-month action learning intensives.
Celeste has worked with a wide range of clients including NASA, The Human Element Sweden, Chevron, Idaho Power, Business Consultants of Japan, The United Nations, the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. A certified Marshall Goldsmith coach, Celeste has been coaching clients regarding career, life and performance issues for more than 20 years. She is the former Manager of the San Mateo County Hospital Consortium’s Career Fitness Center, where she provided training and coaching as part of a comprehensive retention strategy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to that, she was the Director of Corporate and Career Education at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.
In addition, Celeste is certified in all of the FIRO instruments, The Human Element®, Radical Collaboration® and The Implicit Career Search, along with the MBTI®, the Step II®, the ARSENAL, and the BarOn® EQ-i. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and was a recipient of the Presidential Management Internship Award. Her Baccalaureate degree is in Communications.