Kristen Howe

Chief Product Officer


Purposeful Leadership , Advancing Women Leaders , Creating Cultures of Inclusion

About Kristen:

Kristen Howe is the Chief Product Officer at Linkage, where she oversees Product Management and Product Development. She has over 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership and development space, with a focus on leadership development, sales, coaching and facilitation.

Kristen is passionate about building products that foster inclusive behavior, positive corporate performance and business outcomes. She strives to create products that help global organizations develop key segments of their business, in both classroom-based settings and digital platforms. She empowers teams by developing smart and efficient processes designed to utilize the individual skills of every team member, all while optimizing overall performance.

Background & Experience:

Prior to joining Linkage, Kristen spent the last decade growing businesses within Corporate Executive Board (CEB), now Gartner. During her time there, she led multiple teams across the Talent Solutions business, focusing on conceptualizing, building, selling and delivering talent solutions based on CEB data. She also ran CEB’s Leadership Academies business, which developed more than 30,000 professionals at 2,100 companies throughout 50 countries; Kristen was consistently recognized as one of the top managers and coaches across the entire firm. Previously, Kristen has served in a variety of roles, including global facilitator, consultant and engineer.

Education & Training:

Kristen has a Master of Business Administration from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.

Kristen's Insights

Linkage Names Alan Mulally 2020 Global Institute for Leadership Development® “Legends in Leadership” Faculty Member

Each year, Linkage has the distinct pleasure of honoring a leader who has dedicated their career–and arguably their life journey–to leading through purpose–by unlocking purpose in those they coach. We are thrilled to announce that Alan Mulally will serve as GILD’s 2020 “Legends in Leadership” faculty member.

Getting Inspired by Magic Johnson in 2020 | Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development®

We are thrilled to announce that business and basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be a keynote speaker at our 2020 Global Institute for Leadership Development® (GILD) on Oct 5 – 7 in Palm Desert, CA.

The Proof Is in the Data | The Inextricable Link Between Inclusive and Effective Leadership

This week, I took to the stage at IQPC’s CHRO Exchange to present Linkage’s latest research and discuss the link between inclusive and effective leadership.

A Life-Changing Experience Comes to a Close | #LinkageWIL Day 4

Today we closed out the life-changing experience that is #LinkageWIL. We’re sharing our top insights from our final day on the blog.

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