Helping your organization define and achieve success is our passion!  We use best practice approaches, like Lean, Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard, the Baldrige Framework, and the Reiss Motivation Profile, to help you improve and sustain high performance.

Like our namesake, Gazelle Strategies will help you conserve resources, enhance teamwork, and nimbly respond to opportunities and threats in your environment.

Cristine Leavitt


Cristine has over 25 years of experience helping leaders, teams, and organizations improve performance and achieve desired results.  She has led over 130 continuous improvement projects and trained over 2500 people on change management and continuous improvement.  Her service strengths include working with leaders and teams to:

  • Design and facilitate inclusive, productive meetings;
  • Design and improve processes;
  • Define and implement meaningful performance measures;
  • Create a shared strategic vision and roadmap; and
  • Grow individual and team capabilities through coaching, training, and change management.  

Organizations that Cristine has worked for or with: the City of Minneapolis, Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis Public Schools, Ramsey and St Louis Counties, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota Departments of Administration, Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Employment and Economic Development, Health, Natural Resources, Public Safety, Revenue, Transportation, Veterans Affairs, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Cristine has a background in Economics and Organizational Development. She received a Reiss Motivation Profile Master certification in 2023, a Six Sigma Black Belt certification in 2014, and has served on the Performance Excellence Network’s Board of Evaluators (Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award).

Contact us to explore how we can help you define and achieve success.