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"Great presentation... great room host... and I just LOVE her Christine's specialty!!  

Christine is just brilliant, and did a great job being supportive of everyone." Scot Conway, JD Law 

“I have engaged in conventional talk therapy intermittently for 14 years. Despite understanding my triggers logically, even minor relational conflicts would still deeply unsettle me. I noticed this behavioral pattern resurfacing in a new role and realized I needed to understand my leadership style and identify the issues causing this behavior through an emotional intelligence assessment.

After taking the assessment, it became clear that I lacked internal confidence, which aligned with the issues I already recognized. The guidance I received from Christine helped me understand my habits and confirm their root causes. As a logical thinker, the data and action plan provided were instrumental in identifying the areas I needed to work on most. This experience has been eye-opening, and I believe more leaders should take this assessment to understand how their internal emotional intelligence may be impacting their leadership effectiveness.” 


Jaymie Herbert, MAM,SPHR, SHRM-CP



"I have known of what you do for years – Christine West!! Finally making the investment of your Emotional Intelligence Assessment, I realize I had no clue the depth of what this would bring to my life.

This assessment gave me insights that is not possible to do on my own and I do self-evaluations all the time as I try live to highest expression of who I am.

I was very impressed with the Leadership EI assessment. It gives me the opportunity to level up.

You are excellent to work with.  Your compassion for helping others to be aware of how we show up in the world is truly a blessing and I look forward to working with you."




Sharon Jackson CEO of Alaska Rising, LLC 




Working with The Business MD has been a life saver. My skill is in my trade, and I didn't possess the knowledge to turn my passion into a profitable business.  Christine West has helped me identify weaknesses and hang-ups, then given me the tools to shed them. Brainstorming with her about my business has provided me valuable insights to have a better business mindset. I'm stepping back into my business confident that whatever I do, it will thrive.



                            Julia Tenison

                    Anchorage Good News

Christine (The Business MD), through her magic and what she does, allowed me to get to a place where I can fully and completely live in my life again. I was set up in my life through personal choices and a lifetime of patterns that doomed me to live the rest of my life in a horrible, unconscious, egoic, unhappy way of being. Living in this way allowed me to feed my daily addiction of creating more drama, chaos, resentment, unhappiness, and many, many, many, other negative ways/attributes. Today, I have been allowed a chance to live my life fully in the right now, rife with massive opportunity and happiness. This work has just started and I was happy today upon awakening with the thought and excitement about what will happen. That excitement for the first time is borne out of the experience of not knowing. I’m SOOOOOOO excited to see what will happen. Thank you Christine for all that you are and all that you do. God bless you, God bless me, and God bless the still suffering. Thank God!!!

Skip Meyers- President of Blue Print North 


"Christine assisted me when I had several very difficult situations all at once - both in my business and personal life. I was in my darkest hour. Christine’s intuition; perception; experience; and, knowledge made an immediate impact in both areas of my life. Christine literally saved my professional life, immediately. Times of desperation requires a level of skill, talent, and expertise that Christine maintains and is gifted with. In my 40 year career, having been through decades of team and personal training, I have never experienced such skilled expertise in a well-defined and logical manner. A manner that is applicable and has an immediate impact. I highly, highly recommend Christine for business and personal needs."    Deborah K. Aguila, CISA, CRISC

"Christine addressed 25+ adults pursuing higher education, guiding their thinking on emotional intelligence and its importance in the era of remote work. She connected as if in the room, using Zoom technology to convey her warmth and focus. By posing questions for attendees to answer in the 'chat', she created a conversation: her empathy, her connection, her genuineness were a study in active emotional intelligence! She was a pro undiminished by a virtual delivery format and I expect members of this audience will make reference to her for many, many days to come." Dr. Mary M Rydesky

I cannot say enough positives about Christine West and “The Business MD”!  I am a person who is passionate about being the best person I can possibly be - so one month ago I began this journey with Christine.  I was excited to, as she described, “Impacting the Mind, Mood and the Behavior in your business.”  Well, I got all of that and much more in what I can best say was a transformational magical mystery tour which opened me up to also being the most authentic person I can be.  If you want to better yourself and unleash that magic that resides in all of us, don’t walk…run to this opportunity and this adventure in inner exploration, growth and self-realization!




Paul Kleinman

"Over the years Christine West has been a valuable resource, business partner, and friend. I first met the Business MD, Christine West, about 6 years ago via a networking event. As I came to know more about her and the work she does, I became a client. Working with the Business MD was a critical first step for me in getting my consulting business started. As a direct result of our work and the skills gained, I started my business and founded the Alaska Businesswomen’s Network. At AKBN we support women entrepreneurs and business leaders. Our signature event is the Lipgloss & Leadership Business Summit. Dr. West has been a featured speaker at this event. We recently completed a series on emotionally effective leadership. I wasn’t sure I would benefit as an solo entrepreneur since I don’t really lead a “team”. Boy was I wrong! The Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Assessment was very insightful and having Christine West’s professional guidance was highly beneficial to my behavior patterns and how I was getting in my own way. I had established goals for 2020 and beyond but those were derailed due to the impact of COVID-19. As I went back to adjust my business plan, I felt a little overwhelmed. Thanks to the work I did with Christine West I feel confident, focused, and well equipped to handle these changes within my business. I encourage all businesses, those in leadership positions, and those looking to grow personally & professionally to work with the Business MD. The skills gained will benefit your life and those you work with!" 

Tammy Gray 

"I hired Christine West to help me organize my thoughts, help with my leadership skills and with my emotional intelligence struggles. I have only great things to say. I worked with  Christine for three months and had amazing changes in my professional life. Thank you." Iveria Lorenz

"When I finally broke down and started working with Christine, my life and my business were hitting some roadblocks. I had some seriously lofty goals but I was continually sabotaging the progress. With the help of Christine, I was able to identify what was causing the self-sabotage, remove the roadblocks, and move my life and my business in the direction I had always been dreaming of."

Natalie Paris

Three Rivers Bookkeeping

"While helping Christine West of The Business MD with an accounting project at one of her clients, I got to see up close what she does.

Christine has precision at spotting behavior patterns to predict how people will react in certain situations. She will stand her ground to get her clients to move out of

their comfort zone to STOP unhealthy enabling behavior while removing tension and obstacles quickly to restore healthy productivity. I would recommend hiring Christine to help educate employees and business owners (including myself) on how our

behavior patterns are affecting productivity and cultural health in the workplace." 

Stuart Lyle, EA

Lyle Tax Services, Inc

"I had to give a talk to all in upper management to include our USA and worldwide sector. I was so nervous, but I don’t think I could have done this without your emotional intelligence coaching, support and advice. I replay the recording of my talk and I can’t believe it’s me. I sound like a confident well-rehearsed executive leader. I wanted to thank you for the confidence boost and leadership upgrade -- because I nailed it. I received so many compliments from my American and worldwide colleagues—it’s as though I’m a brand-new guy. It gives me pleasure listening to my recording because I never imagined I had this talent inside of me.

Thank you, Christine!!!! You are the best at what you do!! " P. Dobie with NKC

"Over the last few months, Christine has worked with me on all matter of workplace emotional intelligence topics. Her style is easy going, yet purposeful as she seeks to help strengthen personnel skills that lead to success at all career levels. She is very responsive, positive and inciteful as she helps build necessary skills for career and leadership advancement. I highly recommend Christine to help jumpstart your professional life."

Daniel Morgan CSP, OHST, Veteran /Occupational Health and Safety Professional

"Christine was there just when I needed her as my growth as an executive had stalled. Thanks to her honest feedback and gentle persuasion were just what I needed to catapult my executive leadership skills to the next level. Don't get me wrong, it was hard and, at times, emotionally draining but she never gave up. Thanks to the coaching and encouragement I received, I am now a more confident and empathetic leader. Thank you so much for all you do."

-Cindee Brown CFO of JYS

"Christine, Thank you for working with us. We look forward to continuing  as we work together to bring the power of insight to every great professional decision and for you to know how much your voice matters."

"Christine West, you have been flagged as our best-feedback receiving Council Members based on your work with

Gerson Lehrman Group"  New York Office. (Nice job!)

- Gerson Lehrman Group

"Christine West,

Our time together is WORTH BEYOND MONEY WELL SPENT with your support to advance my business! (Thank You!!)"


Duane Epton

Alaska Airlines

"Christine was very instrumental in addressing, coaching, and providing me with tools to address areas that needed strengthening. She also helped me further improve areas that were my strengths. The first step that she did was to have me take an assessment. This provided a lot of value, as Christine got to know me on a deeper level in a short period of time. That tool allowed her to immediately begin to focus on certain areas that needed addressing. Some of the areas that she helped me in was organization, time management, and conflict resolution. Thank you Christine." Keith Haakenson of NPC 

“Christine provided valuable insights for one of my projects. I appreciated her thoughtful, actionable recommendations. Her passion for behavioral change in the workplace is inspirational!,  Christine’s top qualities are she is personable, an expert and very creative.” Jenni Crowley, Ph.D. DeloitteConsulting

“Christine’s insight into the organization psyche is remarkable. She possesses extraordinary skill in the successful treatment of its highly complex people issues. Christine’s passion for organizational health and her deep understanding and mastery of practice places Christine far ahead of her peers in service quality and excellence. In addition, Christine possesses a very high degree of integrity and work ethic that transcends everything she does.”

 Dawn Rennick, PhD, PMP

"Christine has helped me to grow my business and self actualization. When I met Christine I was a sole proprietor and up to my eyeballs in work. I had reached the ceiling of what one person was physically and emotionally able to produce for clients on a daily basis. Christine guided me on a process of inner development and gave me the tools necessary to conquer my fear of branching out and enlisting help.

 Change can often be scary and I was very nervous about trusting others with my business. I recently hired two individuals and with this expansion in growing staff it has increased my revenue and considerably leveraged my time. Thank you Christine, for helping me to shift my stagnate and complacent behaviors into a meaningful and more profitable business."


Shannon Plonta

President, Plonta Creative LLC

When I was Managing Director for Northwestern Mutual, Christine West, worked with me and my organization for an extended period of time. My aim was to establish and grow an active and productive work culture as well as establish goals for future production and business transition. Christine is very hands on,task oriented and particularly effective working with individuals on personal motivation. The agents are still with me and we are experiencing stronger production and better energy."


Dick Abel

"Christine West, Thank you so much for the work you’ve recently done with Aramark! When we started the process in late September, I was doubtful about EVERYTHING - and that’s a big statement coming from an Optimist :-) With the work you’ve done, the team is re-focusing, in-fighting is significantly reduced, trust is rebuilding, and it’s all very tangible and visible! I look forward to further work with you!"Karen Demichelis, Sr. Controller at Aramark, Anchorage AK 

I met Christine quite by accident. She was presenting to a group of Entrepreneurs and I was invited to attend. I initially was uninterested in the process as the event was being held after work and I was tired from working all day. I took a seat at the rear of the room and sat down. She was introducing herself and her intentions. I soon became aware of her presence and special energy. Her voice was pleasant and easy to listen to. Soon I was listening attentively to her talk and interact with the audience. She was electrifying and captivating. She spoke with such clarity and energy I was soon caught in the experience. Not only was she captivating the audience, I too was caught up in the magic of the moment. She had hypnotized the entire audience and was inviting them listen and learn. If they wanted more there would also be an opportunity for them to attend a 2 day retreat. She nimbly and almost magically had transformed this experience for me from when do I get out of here, to please tell me we can do this all night. I was no longer tired; in fact I was now energized and focused. I didn’t want this presentation to end. Yet, she didn’t say anything that incredible. It was the way she would repeatedly restated two statements. That is not what I said and What I said was... She was tireless, humorous, anecdotal and consistent. I never tired of the exchanges between the audience and Christine. Again and again someone from the audience would engage Christine and time and time again Christine would gently, but clearly reiterate her position. Christine West is an excellent speaker, who has a great mastery over her subject matter enhanced by her personal passion and desires to improve the world in which lives. She is ceaseless in her desire to learn and excel. She constantly seeks increasing her knowledge and to improve her presentations. She is a trailblazer in her own right; she is brilliant speaker and understands human nature with a sincere interest in serving others.”

Hugh B.Starks

M.D. Psychiatry /Neurology 

“Recently I interviewed Christine West, PhD, The Business MD, who is an Industrial Organizational Psychology Practitioner on my “The ImageMaker Presents” world-wide radio program. As the interview progressed I was continually impressed with Christine’s expertise and passion with Strategic Organizational Change and the hidden costs of Fear in both individuals and Organizations. Christine’s ability to clearly articulate cultural barriers that block prosperous success and knowledge on behavior was truly a value for my listeners. I found Christine a pleasure to talk with and is truly a “secret weapon” to intervene past cultural barriers."


Joyce M. Knudsen, Ph.D


“We had set out the vision and Christine exceeded our vision with enhancements and contributing expansion needs. As technology was developed we were far more prepared for adding new components that were being developed in the industry, with minimal cost due to her planning of future developments. Communication was the key in the overall transition to determine the ROI of all components. This was accomplished through industry trends and being on the competitive edge in forecasting guest appreciation. This enabled us to have the highest guest scores of services in the Alaska market Tour industry."

RHarmon General Manager Westmark Hotels


"Christine has the intuition, perception and skills necessary to help business owners to truly “think outside the box.” There are so many things that we as business owners do to run our business without thinking of how we can improve performance and communication in ways that truly benefit the bottom line. Christine has a truly unique vision and ability to communicate effectively to help a business grow in ways that the competition will not be able to... unless, of course, they hire Christine, too.” Carl Johnson


“The first time I encountered Ms. West, I was uncertain if she was just arrogant and full of herself or could she really help me to stop sabotaging my business, my relationships and my health. I was so addicted to messing up and avoiding the after effect of my messes. I just could not face up to my wrongs and I have hurt many people including myself. I could not see how my situation could get better. To my surprise in my darkest hour after my pain got so bad and everything in my world was just wrong, I reached out to Ms. West and could see just how powerful her light is. She is a powerful healing Seraph walking this planet disguised as an ordinary human. Don’t let her fool you, Ms. West is very humble with her true talents and healing powers. She tuned into me, could see into me and hear my inner voice. Her healing loving light healed me from the inside out. I am no longer afraid, I no longer avoid, I am alive, awake, free and successful.”




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Success is when you have control over your  tongue and emotions. 

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