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Meet Kristine Santa-Coloma Rohls, General Manager, Washington DC

What's your favorite quote?

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

What attracted you to Slalom?

One coffee date with Troy Johnson and Seth Lake, who demonstrated Slalom might just be different and special enough for me to “go off script” in my career.

What makes a great consultant?

Becoming confident enough to know your capabilities and where you can contribute, and humble enough to dig in and learn when you need to.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

“Tilting at windmills”—chasing down an opportunity, competing to win a job, and then figuring out how to make a client for life.

How did you end up with a career in consulting?

I thought I was going to medical school. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree, my sister and I decided to move to NYC, where I started working for Andersen Consulting. In consulting, you quickly realize whether you thrive in chaos. I traveled, met phenomenal people, and continued to grow and stretch so I never looked back.

People would be surprised to hear that I…

Helped deliver babies at a hospital birth center. I applied for a special program my senior year of high school and had the rare opportunity to first observe and then assist in hundreds of deliveries over a school year… what an education!


I joined CrossFit over four years ago, and it has changed my life—mentally more than physically. When I am not working or working out, I spend as much time as I can with my husband and two children. You can usually find me cheering like a mad woman at one of my kids’ games on any given Saturday!