Christina Crook is on a mission to show people overwhelmed by our digitally-saturated culture how to live with intentionality and joy. She has addressed numerous conferences, organizations, and universities over the past several years, sharing with them how presence and peace can be found in the midst of the cacophony of the modern world. She’s a personable and engaging speaker who shares her advice in a way that’s relevant and uplifting.
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“Spend ten minutes with Christina and you’ll feel rejuvenated and hopeful about the future. She makes disconnecting look mainstream, doable, and like the breath of fresh air we are gasping for."
- Aimee Ippersiel, Executive Director at the Robert Bateman Centre
( THE TALK )
The world of competition and corporate bottom lines drives us to extremes. We need to go home, we need to disconnect and recharge, but it’s increasingly difficult to do so. When not used mindfully, our tech can sap our focus, productivity, creativity and, ultimately, our impact. Embracing the Joy of Missing Out is essential for success in all aspects of how we love, live, parent and lead. Joy, by definition, is “the emotion evoked by well-being, success and the prospect of possessing what one desires.” It’s what we all want.
By examining the connected world through the lens of her own internet fast, Christina creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality in our day-to-day lives and cultivating joy by missing out on the right things.
( KEY TAKEAWAYS )
You control your digital consumption.
// You control your tech - not the other way around. You can reclaim your time and energy. More than just building awareness around how tech affects us, I empower you to control your digital consumption.
Focus on what fills you up.
// Joy is an antidote to digital overwhelm - and human connection is the best way to bring more joy into our lives. Pursuing the things we love - whatever form that may take - helps us find balance and peace.
Good things happen when you slow down.
// A slower pace of life is possible - and you don’t need to lay your life on the altar of hustle. While it often feels like there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish every task on our to-do list, slowing down can often help us find more space, more creativity, and more joy.
JOMO is the joy of missing out on the right things.
// JOMO is the joy of missing out on the right things: life-taking things like toxic hustle, comparison, disconnection, and digital drain in order to make space for life-giving commitments that bring us peace, love, meaning, and joy.
( CLIENTS )
( IMPACT )
"From the moment I approached Christina Crook to discuss the opportunity of hosting a DRIVE session she was nothing but professional, engaged, and extremely collaborative. Christina created a presentation specifically for DRIVE which was all about building awareness when it comes to social media consumption. Christina skillfully helped attendees glimpse into how they passively consume media and reevaluate their consumption through articulating their values.
Christina has an ability to connect with people immediately and finds commonalities that make her extremely relatable. Christina’s relatability was key in helping breaking down the shyness in the room successfully leading to vulnerable and open conversations between attendees. The session was flawlessly executed. It received much positive feedback from attendees--so much so that I had colleagues anecdotally bringing up points from the session in conversations months later.
I would recommend Christina Crook to anyone looking for a motivational/inspirational speaker."
- Madison Hall Sikorski, Brand Strategist & Drive Founder at Cossette, 2018 Agency of the Year
"I recently had the privilege of moderating a panel that Christina participated in for Ivy League students. She brought a high level of professionalism to the panel, as well as a wealth of knowledge in the field of journalism. She is undoubtedly an expert in her field, and is a pleasure to work with and learn from!”
- Kristen Ottaviano, Ministry Fellow at Dartmouth, Nexus Conference at Yale
“Christina is amazing! She has been an integral part of the Fireside community for years. She is an amazing facilitator and keeps her audiences engaged and consistently learning.”
- Steven Pulver, Co-founder at Fireside, the annual all-inclusive tech innovator, investor, and influencer retreat
“Christina refreshed and inspired hundreds of educators through her keynote and workshop at our global leadership summit. Her emphasis on sanctuary and human connection helped move leaders toward positive actions and habits in balancing technology, relationships, and personal well-being.”
- Dr. Lynn E. Swaner, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, ACSI
“I love how present Christina was at our conference. It means a lot when someone comes and really embraces the event and delves deep into connecting with people."
- Darian Kovacs, Co-founder at the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference
"We loved Christina's talk. She hit the mark on every level and was just the perfect thing we were looking for. My leadership team and I felt it was the highlight of the year and a great way to go out with a huge bang. Everything Christina said was so rich and full. I would like to explore bringing Christina up to Ottawa for something larger next year."
- Terry Long, Founder at Quiet Pools Leaders Circle, Ottawa
( Customization )
// Christina is able to adapt/customize her talks to meet your organization's needs including the following takeaways:
Ensuring time spent online is time well spent
Disconnecting from digital overwhelm to reconnect to our hearts, values and people we love most
Building self-compassion and compassion for others by taking down our facades and embracing our own weaknesses
Quitting the comparison game
Rewiring our habits for maximum impact at home, at work and in our communities
Rediscovering your “why” as an individual and team/organization
Entering fully into rest and recovery
Moving from surviving to thriving