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Meet Kristin Harper

Kristin Harper is the founder and CEO of Driven to Succeed LLC, an award-winning global market research and consulting firm that “helps brands grow, and people thrive.”


Named 2022 Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year, Kristin has grown Driven to Succeed from a solopreneur in 2018, to a global team with two divisions.


Imaginologie™, the market research division, Translates Insights into ‘So What’ and ‘Now What’™ so clients can make faster decisions, maximize ROI, and inspire more customers to buy.


Kristin Harper & The Expert Collective, the learning and development division, provides access to a seasoned team of mission-aligned business owners and experts who provide keynotes, training, and executive consultancy on leadership, employment engagement, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.  


An award-winning businesswoman, Kristin went from college intern to a Global Vice President of a Fortune 15 company in her 30s. Throughout her 20 year corporate career at Procter & Gamble, The Hershey Company, and Cardinal Health, she led global iconic brands including Crest®, Oral-B®, and Hershey’s KISSES®. Kristin has been featured in CNBC, Business Insider, Entrepreneur magazine, served as a panelist at the Black Enterprise Disruptor Summit, and more.

Kristin is a wife and mother to three children, serves as Vice Chair of the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees, and is author of The Heart of a Leader: 52 Emotional Intelligence Insights to Advance Your Career.

She is deeply committed to giving back to her community as an active lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta, minister at her church, and Co-Founder/Board President of Pacesetters Unlimited, Inc., which provides mentoring and scholarships to African American youth.


Kristin received her bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Florida A&M University (FAMU), and executive education from Harvard University. She is the recipient of the YWCA Women of Excellence award, Top 50 Global Marketer award and was named a Columbus CEO Magazine “Future 50” leader.

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