The Leadership Experience Tour has had some of the most impactful speakers and leaders from various industries in its lineup. This is due to Shawn Fair’s insightful leadership skills that help him spot impact in virtually anybody. He has announced another powerhouse speaker, Christine Burkette, joining his highly exclusive club for speakers. Christine Burkette is the founder and CEO of Promising Integration Consulting Firm, Inc. (PICF Inc.), located in Detroit, MI. She is also the inventor of a new compatibility app, “The 5F’s to Love”, launching, October 2021, available for download on Apple Store and Google Play. She also created “The 5F’s To Love” card game, available October 2021 at Amazon, Walmart, Target, and “The 5Fs To Love” website. The Detroit-bred entrepreneur has always been someone with a flair for creativity. You can catch a bit of Christine’s flair every week on her podcast shows, “TechTalkswithChris” and the “The5FsToLove” on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, or Youtube.
In 2012, she launched Promising Integration Consulting Firm, Inc (PICF, Inc.), a female black-owned IT consulting Firm located in Detroit, Michigan, with over 18+ years of experience providing IT consulting services to small and midsize companies. Burkette’s clients range from IT Startups to Government contracts. PICF, Inc provides the following IT services: (1) Network Infrastructure, (2) Cloud Integration, (3) IT Security, (4) Instructional Technology Tools and Training, and (5) Education IT Solutions C-suite management. Christine is in the process of completing her federal female minority IT supplier WOSB/WBE Certification. Her goal is to employ an additional 100 to 200 IT experts by 2023. Christine Burkette completed a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Delaware State University (HBCU), with a minor in music. She completed her first master’s at Capella University, majoring in curriculum and instruction design. Her second master’s at Marygrove College in chemistry and school administrator certification. Christine is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology and Technology at Michigan State University.
Christine started her career in a fortune 100 company and began the leap between education and corporate, spanning 15 years. Christine considers one of her significant accomplishments was being contracted to develop and deploy General Motors’ enterprise-wide new hire onboarding program. Her success was recognized in an article published in US Black Engineer & IT Volume 45 Issue 1, pages 24-25, published on December 23, 2020. She launched the program with the support of the top executives at General Motors, with Mary Barra kicking off the program at the world headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Following her success in corporate, Christine returned to education, working at Detroit Public School Community District as the CIO.
Christine is a highly sought-after IT and Education expert contracted by various school districts and small businesses during the pandemic. Her success and expertise were recognized when Stratix invited her to work as a contributing consultant on a project presented to the Michigan Department of Education — providing school districts with laptops and tablets to remote IT support during the pandemic. Christine was a guest on their podcast, The Future of K-12 Education – Beyond the Four Walls Episode 7, 16/10/20,43:50. She was also featured as an expert in the article Rapidly Addressing Remote Learning Capabilities for Students in the City of Detroit with the help of Stratix.
Over the past six years, Christine has spoken worldwide in the field of IT and equity, diversity, and inclusion. For the past five years, she has been a featured speaker at the Women of Color in Stem Conference and BEYA Conference. Last year at the BEYA conference, she was featured in the “Design Thinking” virtual session. For the 2021 Women Of Color in STEM conference, “Your Business is Talking. Do You Have the Tools to Listen” Christine will again be the primary speaker.
Having spoken at numerous high school and college events as a female minority IT business owner, sharing her story and transition to a CEO of an IT consulting firm. Motivating and inspiring minority students all over the country to enter STEM and science careers. It’s not surprising that she caught Shawn Fair’s attention for his Leadership Experience Tour. Shawn’s membership on the Forbes Coaching Council and his highly coveted global corporate consultant has aided in selecting speakers for the Leadership Experience Tour. Christine Burkette is well on her way to being the next major player in dating compatibility apps and experiences. She has taken an innovative approach to aid the millions of people looking for their life partner, their one true love. Her app and card game, “The 5F’s To Love.” You can download the mobile apps, IOS Apple Store, and Google Play Store, and you can purchase the card game at Amazon, Target, and Walmart in October 2021.
Christine’s motto is, “Some People Want It To Happen!”, “Some People Put In The Time To Make It Happen!”, “Some Wish It Would Happen!”. “Others Make It Happen!”, Ask Yourself, which one are you? Christine is an excellent addition to the Leadership Experience Tour, and Shawn Fair is confident she’ll make an impactful and life-changing difference to the lineup of speakers. To contact Christine as an IT Consultant or speaker, you can contact her at the Promising Integration Consulting Firm, Inc. website, or on Facebook and Linkedin, and at “The 5F’s To Love website, TechTalkswithChris on Facebook and weekly podcast.
You can also see Christine every week on her podcast shows, “TechTalkswithChris” and the “The5FsToLove” on Podbean, Spotify, iTunes, or Youtube.