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Kristina Ashley Williams

Kristina Ashley Williams

CEO of Unpacking

Kristina Ashley Williams

CEO of Unpacking


Kristina Ashley Williams (she/her/hers) is a leading voice in people cultures, strategic design and futurist thinking in business. She is known for her illuminating personality and experiential learning innovations specialized in interactive collaboration. She currently serves as CEO of Unpacking, a gamified learning platform for diversity, equity, and inclusion that shapes healthy workplace cultures for individuals and teams.

As a culmination of her life’s work, Williams is developing a real estate venture in Costa Rica called InfinityLand, a hotel and events venue that exemplifies best practices for inclusive design through sustainability, accessibility, and the needs of travelers of color.

As the great-great niece of Jackie Robinson, her award-winning work is not just about passion, it is legacy. Williams has received notable recognitions from Forbes, Beyonce, SXSW, the Aspen Institute, the NAACP, Techstars, TechCrunch, Jobs for the Future, Indie Lodging Congress and more.

She holds an M.S. in Integrated Design, Business, and Technology from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in Teaching Social Science also from USC, and a B.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University.

Radical joy is her form of resistance and in her fun time she can be found producing photography, learning the drums, or traveling the world as a digital nomad.

Speaker Videos

Diversity & Inclusion According to a Futurist

Sustainability and Retention

CEOs, COOs, and New Co-creating Opportunities

Speech Topics

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Education and application of best practices for healthy workplace cultures.

Future of Work

Examining trends and signals in society to design the best outcomes for work in the future.

Future of Hospitality

Examining trends and signals in society to design the best outcomes for hospitality in the future.

Youth Leadership

Motivational, leadership skills and inspirational talk.

Entrepreneurship & Startups

Business coaching on perseverance, pivoting, pitching, team culture, product design, strategy, and motivation.

Design Your Life

Life coaching on how to design your life for the destiny of your dreams.