Kristie Knights is a Licensed Psychotherapist,  C-suite Leadership Expert,  Professional Speaker, Best Selling Author, Founder and CEO of a 501c3 Non-Profit, iRise Leadership Institute.  She is the founder and host of knights of the revolutionary leader: conversations of influence and change; a successful podcast.  In her private practice, she has helped guide hundreds of clients, both nationally and internationally, to lead a life of joy and purpose.


Kristie’s international client base extends to South Africa, Israel, England, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland. Her areas of speaking include: 


executive leadership 

Emotional health in the workplace

suicide prevention and awareness 

secondary post traumatic stress disorder

Plus messages of inspiration and motivation   

Darkness occurs in all of our lives from time to time.  whether on stage, in the board room, or in her office; Kristie will illuminate your path, with genuine partnership and expertise, to heal from hurt, learn ways to develop and sustain peace, joy, and success in your business, life, home, and heart.


In addition to her private practice, Kristie is a contributing author to Inspired Entrepreneurs: A Compilation of Women’s Triumphs in Business and Life.  She has also written numerous articles for a variety of web-based companies on suicide such as The Teen mentor and self-growth;  Her most recent publication and best seller, UnSung Heroes: Deconstructing Suicide through Stories of Triumph is a compilation of stories from those who have been affected by suicide or attempted; and now living a life of joy. 


Kristie founded the non-profit iRise Leadership Institute in April of 2015.  The mission is to eradicate suicide through educational support in the community.  It is governed by a Board of Directors. 


She is a member of the American Counseling Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, International Coaching Federation, National Speakers Association, c-suite radio network, and the hero club.  


Kristie accepts the following insurance:


  • Highmark

  • UPMC

  • Aetna

  • CignA