Leading with Joy in a Digital Age
Christina Crook's book, The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, has made her leading voice on technology and human flourishing. Through her writing and speaking she reveals how key shifts in our thinking can enable us to draw closer to one another, taking up the good burdens of local work and responsibilities. She writes about the value of focus, making space to create, and the meaning we find in more limited connections. She challenges the Western values of power, control, and success, revealing how wonder, trust, and discipline are central to the experience of being human and the keys to our joy.
She helps individuals, executive teams and start-up founders reboot their relationship with technology and reconnect with the joys beyond the screen. Visit www.experiencejomo.com to learn more.
Her commentary on technology and our daily lives has appeared in international media including the New York Times, Psychology Today, Glamour Brasil, Women's Health, NPR and the CBC. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Utne Reader, the Literary Review of Canada, Today’s Parent, Christianity Today and Vancouver magazine. She is a TEDx alum and a graduate of the Simon Fraser University School of Communication.
Christina’s overarching passion is to advocate for a human-centered future, one that embraces weakness, recognizes the mess and fruit of relationship, and values embodiment. Most importantly, she is mother to Madeleine (8,) Thomas (6,) and Caleb (4) where she is learning to embrace her own weakness, experiencing the mess and fruit of relationship and learning to value what Kathleen Norris calls the “quotidian mysteries” (also known as “doing the dishes.”)
Christina pioneered the first writing residency at the Henri Nouwen Society and is currently at work on a new manuscript inspired by Nouwen’s over 40 books on the spiritual life.
Christina speaks across North America (but would welcome a trip across the ocean. Any ocean.)