Women in Business Breakfast

Women in Business Breakfast
Date Saturday, November 5, 2022
8:50 - 10:30 a.m.
Location The Underground - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
CostFree for current students, faculty, and staff; $15 for all others.
Registration Registration for this event is now closed.
SponsorsBethel University Department of Business

Event Description

Becoming a Woman of Influence

Join us for breakfast, discussion, and a guest speaker, Christy (Coulter) Boysen '08.

Christy has built a career and a business out of helping people consider their legacy: their impact on the world and how they’ll be remembered someday. She knows better than most that influence has nothing to do with Instagram followers or job titles, that “reading the room” is an important life skill, and that every day is an opportunity to make positive change. That’s true whether you’re a first-year college student, a stay-at-home mom, or a billionaire with several businesses! She’ll leave you with a reading list and practical advice for building a career, and a life, of influence and intentionality as you set out to build your own legacy.

About our guest

Christy (Coulter) Boysen is a 2008 graduate of Bethel University. She wears a lot of hats, and would have it no other way. She’s a dreamer and a pottery collector who’s biked across the country–for fun! She gives historic food and winery tours and loves to bring order out of chaos. As the CEO and co-founder of Apex Legacy Consultants, she’s built a brand that brings together a myriad of threads from her personal and professional background.

Christy has had the opportunity to provide leadership and direction to a number of organizations across states and industries–from higher education to software development. But what she really loves to do is tease out what makes someone’s heart beat and coach them toward a path where they can thrive.

Her team at Apex helps people envision how they can make an incredible difference through strategic legacy and estate planning. On the one hand, the work is highly analytical. Legacy planning involves spreadsheets, tax and market projections, and intricate financial planning tools–in that way, it’s a little like software development and coordinating student life activities. It’s also highly relational, with an eye toward complex family dynamics, goals, and personalities–and that has psychology written all over it.

Christy studied psychology and communication at Bethel, has an M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College, and is a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP). She lives north of the Cities with her husband, Chad ’05 GS ’XX, their adorable puppy, Lucy, and 24 thriving houseplants.


STUDENTS: This event is free to attend. However, if you fail to show up you will be charged $15 to your student account to cover the cost of your breakfast.


Please contact Dr. MaryAnn Harris at m-harris@bethel.edu.