For the past 30 years, Kristin (Ihle) Molinaroli has focused on accelerating human performance – both personally and professionally. Personally, she was a seven-time All-American athlete who was sponsored by Nike in her post collegiate running career. She was on 7 different USA teams, including 2 World Championship Teams. Professionally, she earned her Ph.D. in Multicultural Psychology and began consulting in sports psychology with NCAA teams and individual athletes.

As president of Avant, Dr. (Ihle) Molinaroli is dedicated to talent, team and organizational performance for Fortune 500 companies and startups. The firm’s core practice focuses on coaching leaders and teams toward performance excellence, assessing goodness of fit for new hires, and enabling acquisition integration.


Kristin Molinaroli, Psychologist & Coach

She is a thought leader who shares practical insights that apply well beyond leadership into athletics, growth, and well-being. Her blogs are pragmatic providing practical tips for real world application.

Dr. Molinaroli established Avant’s Research and Development division to create technology-enabled products. She understood how technology, systematically applied, could transform the traditional, one-on-one (consultant-to-employee) model from a time- and budget-intensive format to one that is agile, accessible and scalable to companies of all sizes and talent at all levels. The technology is designed to engage employees, provide continuous feedback and accelerate the learning cycle.

Drawing on Molinaroli’s background in research and statistics, in 2017 Avant launched its first two technology products – DEAL and LUMEN.