Christina Drouin

Christina Drouin

Strategy Consultant and Principal, Center for Strategic Planning


Rutherford, New Jersey


Framingham University, B.A.
Boston University’s School of Public Communication

Speaker, author, and strategy consultant Christina Drouin is founding principal of the Center for Strategic Planning (NJ) and a recognized thought leader in strategic thinking and planning for PK-12 independent schools and faith-based organizations.

Over the past two decades Christina has facilitated hundreds of strategic processes for schools, associations, boards of trustees, congregations, and leadership teams that have resulted in thousands of highly impactful change initiatives. Her specialty is designing inclusive and iterative processes that result in strategic frameworks that are adaptive, flexible, and actionable. The capstone of her work is ensuring each client makes a timely and smooth transition to implementation.

A familiar face at national educational conferences, Christina is an award-winning session leader and speaker. She is also co-author of three books published by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and author of several NAIS Leadership Series Advisories on Financing Sustainable Schools. Christina is a Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence Gold Medal Award Winner and served on NAIS’s Admission and Marketing Committee.

Prior to launching the Center for Strategic Planning, Christina worked in the field of education as a secondary school English teacher and an independent school administrator.  Her pro bono work involves facilitating strategic processes for faith-based nonprofits serving developing nations and leading individuals in the creation of personal strategic plans.

Christina is an avid mystery reader, beach wanderer and frequent patron of a certain Manhattan Michelin restaurant where her Nick is a professional chef.