Christy Geiger

Christy Geiger, Owner & Coach

Christy Geiger, is a Master Certified Coach working with Executives, Innovative Entrepreneurs & Sr. Leaders to maximize their strengths, potential and human performance. As the founder of Synergy Strategies, Christy challenges her clients to accelerate their growth, raise emotional intelligence and lead from the INSIDE out. Through coaching, leaders find greater clarity, focus and plans for action. As a result, they make better decisions, build stronger teams and fuel the future.  Christy brings a blend of warmth, energy and focus. Her background in human psychology & neuroscience, emotional intelligence, personality assessments and strategic planning allows her to challenge leaders to maximize their human performance.

She co-hosts the podcast to equip, inspire, and transform 4.0 leadership.  She regularly contributes articles to support leadership growth at LinkedIn and Forbes.  Based out of Austin, TX, Christy works remotely with business leaders across the globe.


Conrad Hayter, CPCC, PCC

Conrad cultivates people, plants, and ideas. He delights in taking focused, intentional action to awaken passion in others and better our world. Growing up on his family’s farm, he developed a love of nature, meaningful work and improvisation. He served with distinction in the Air Force, where he built and led high-performing teams. He has more than a decade of experience in entrepreneurship and small business, with advanced degrees in Electronics, Agri-business, and Supply Chain Management. Conrad believes together we are stronger and he lives to grow leaders, help teams connect, be outside, and eat chocolate chip cookies.

A decorated veteran of the Air Force, Conrad was stationed in California and deployed around the world installing navigation equipment to guide pilots to their destinations. From the South Pacific island of Kwajalein to the sands of Qatar, he sought to learn from others, experience new cultures, and build tight-knit, goal-oriented communities.

Conrad is a Co-Active® Coach with The Windsock Group, a faculty member for the Co-Active® Training Institute, and managing partner at Nature’s Select™, a biological lawn care company. He has more than a decade of entrepreneurship and small business experience.

Conrad derives love and energy from within and from others, especially his amazing wife Jenny, his Golden Doodle Cameron, as well as his friends, family, and colleagues. He spends his free time exploring the world, collecting bourbon, volunteering, and reconnecting with nature on the banks of the New River and beyond.


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  • Christy started her career working in mental health, serving several years working with kids and family as she earned her Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (MFCC) at John F. Kennedy in the Bay Area of California. 
  • After moving to North Carolina, she started a company called Gaps Performance, working with companies to use the DISC personality profile and other Geier Learning Tools for hiring, team development and communication. 
  • This led to a role as a Human Resource Manager for a  startup company, Vision Factory.  After the 9-11 attack (USA), the company needed to close its doors, giving Christy’s a great experience in business start up, growth and shut down.  
  • She returned to counseling and also began to explore the blooming industry of COACHING. 
  • She started Synergy Strategies in 2002 and was formally coach certified in 2003 as a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) from CTI (  She has been working with business leaders since. Christy has continued to study and develop skills in understanding communication and human performance. She has taken numerous courses and certification programs to advance her skills and training. In 2019, she received the highest coaching certification, as a Master Coach (MCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) (the #1 Coach regulating body).
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I believe that everyone is born with a purpose, with gifts and talents. My desire for all people is that they would know, understand and live at their highest potential. I am most passionate about working with leaders, because leaders are a gateway to elevate others OR are a lid to their potential. I love supporting leaders to be the best leaders they can be because when they are skillful and lead well, they lift others up and empower their greatest gifts and potential. Leaders become MULTIPLIERS they pass on the vision, energy and mindset that is critical to help others to be successful and to find deep and meaningful fulfillment in their greatest life work. 


I am inspired by things that make a difference … humanity growing, learning and improving. Doing things that change lives and make them better. I am inspired by great leadership and having the opportunity to lead something that matters. I love to find solutions to challenges, create action plans and see them executed well. I love working when work means supporting leaders and organizations to perform at their highest potential. I am inspired by people who have grit, drive, determination, have a vision and desire to be their best.  I am curious to learn about personal growth and development, how people and our brains work, and how we can maximize our time, energies and efforts.  Outside of this, I am inspired by nature – the intricacy of flowers and trees.. I am inspired by animals and their amazingness. 


Deep and Meaningful Connection with People   

Positive Energy; always moving things forward

Direction – have a clear focus, purpose and goal

Live authentic to my heart & soul

Continual Growth & Learning



  • HeartMath Certified Mentor, 2022
    • From: HeartMath Institute
    • Course: Building Personal Resilience Program
  • EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Certification, 2021
    • From: Multi-Health Systems, INC.
    • Field of study: Emotional Intelligence
  • Foundations of NeuroLeadership, 2020
    • From: The NeuroLeadership
    • Field of study:  Neuroscience
  • Master Coaching Certification (MCC), 2019
    • From: International Coaching Federation  
    • Field of study: Professional Coaching
  • Brain-Based Conversation Skills Certification (BBCS), 2018
    • From: NeuroLeadership Institute
    • Field of study: Neuroscience & Coaching
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach Certification (CPCC), 2003
    • From: Co-Active (CTI)
    • Field of study: Professional Coaching
  • DISC Certification, 1999
    • From: Dr. Geier Systems
    • Field of study: DISC assessments
  • Masters in Psychology (MA), 1998  


  • WOBI on Marketing & Creativity with Seth Godin, 2021
    • From: WOBI, 202
    • Field of study: Marketing & Creativity
  • ACE Accelerator Enhanced Practitioner, 2021
    • From: WBECS
    • Field of study: Enhance and deepen coaching skills
  • Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Skill Practitioner, 2019
    • From: WBECS and CreatingWE® Institute
    • Field of study: Neuroscience & Coaching


  • ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), 2019
  • NeuroLeadership Institute – Brain-Based Training 2018 & NeuroLeadership 2019
  • WBECS Conversational Intelligence Certification 2018
  • Coaches Training Institute (CTI) (Certified Coactive Professional Coach, CPCC), 2003


  • International Coach Federation Member, present 
  • WBECS Annual Coaching Training & Development 2017-present 
  • Strengths Finder 2.0
  • Guerilla Marketing Coach
  • Coachville Graduate School of Coaching 


  • The Coach Connection 
  • CoachVille City Director for Raleigh, NC
  • TEAM IN FOCUS – The Coaching Staff 




Certificate: HeartMath Certified Mentor

From: HeartMath Institute

Course: Building Personal Resilience Program

Date Received: November 2022

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Certificate: ACE Accelerator Enhanced Practitioner
From: World Business & Executive Coaching Summit
Field of study: Enhance and deepen coaching skills
Date Received: April 2021

8 modules; 3 practicums; 24 CCE units to enhance and deepen coaching skills

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Certificate: Foundations of NeuroLeadership

From: The NeuroLeadership

Institute Field of study:  Neuroscience

Date Received: July 2020​

A six month online, expert-guided program, spending four to six hours/week on the material and acquire practical skills based on current neuroscience diving into details of Collaboration, Emotional Regulation, Decision-Making & Problem Solving and Change Facilitation
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Certificate: Master Coaching Certification (MCC)
From: International Coaching Federation  
Field of study: Master Level Coaching
Date Received: June 2019

ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

Requirements for the MCC:
– 200 hours of coach-specific training
– 10 hours of Mentor Coaching
– Minimum of 2,500 paid coaching hours
– Performance evaluation (2 audio recordings w/ written transcripts of coaching sessions)
– Complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA)

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Certificate: Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Skill Practitioner
From: WBECS and CreatingWE® Institute
Field of study: Neuroscience & Coaching 
Date Received: February 2019

6 month On-line intensive course led by Judith Glasser, studying the brain and psychology of conversation to support leaders and teams to build trust and communicate effectively.

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Certificate: Brain Based Conversation Skills Certificate (BBCS)
From: NeuroLeadership Institute
Field of study: Neuroscience & Coaching 
Date Received: March 2018

Completion/certificate in Brain Based Conversation Skills Training Program (BBCS) with the NeuroLeadership Institute INCLUDING TOPICS ON: Brain-Based Coaching Theory/ Brain-Based Communication/ Conversations That Generate Insight/ Dance of Insight™/ Impasse to Insight™/ Insight to Action/ Emotional Regulation/ Bringing the Conversation Together/ Elements of Insightful Conversations/ Developing New Habits/ Action to Habit Coaching with Presence

Training to increase quality coaching conversations by “facilitating positive change by improving thinking.” Received brain-based tools to coach others quickly and effectively in a more brain-friendly and results-driven manner

* 90-minute orientation teleclass
* 3 days of intensive face-to-face training
* 24 hours of ICF-accredited live contact training &12 self-study hours

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Certificate: CPCC – Certified Professional Co-Active Coach
From: co-active
Field of study: Professional Coaching
Date Received: 2003

One year certification program in coaching (including 5 months foundation program and
6-month coaching certification program with 177 training hours of training, 116 in the Core ICF Curriculum to receive the coaching certification of CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach)

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