Cristina Harty

Cristina HartyAs the owner of Kharisma Finishing School she takes pride in her work. She has had the privilege of mentoring thousands of young people. Cristina has a beautiful spirit and is a confident lady. Cristina Harty is a perfect fit as the founder and owner of Kharisma Finishing School. Her elegance, poise, and bubbly personality draw people to her. Here is a glimpse of her accomplishments:

Cristina's Past Speaking Engagements

  • University of St Francis (Seminar on Business and Dining Etiquette)
  • Marian Catholic Heights (Leadership Seminar for 1500 Freshman-Seniors)
  • MOPS “Mother’s of Pre-Schoolers” (Self-Confidence, Adventures of Motherhood, Etiquette and Cristina’s Powerful Testimony)
  • St Mary’s Catholic Youth group (Chastity and Purity to over 300 teenage girls)
  • New Beginnings Conference (How to Overcome Your Past, Enter a New Beginning for 250 Women)
  • Girl Scout Groups (Dining Etiquette and Makeovers)
  • Challenge Club for Girls (How to be a Lady of Grace, Dining Etiquette)
  • Working Women With a Purpose Networking Organization (Tips on Appearance, First Impressions and Manners for Job Interview)
  • Financial Women International (Seminar on Business and Dining Etiquette)
  • Teen Expo (Self-Worth, Image, Finding Identity in Christ)
  • Christian Women’s Club (First Impressions, Dining Etiquette)
  • Pure Fashion Organization (Being a Princess for Christ)
  • Beauty Day for Young Girls, Providence Academy (How Your Overall Appearance Affects Your Witness for Christ)
  • Mother/Daughter Tea at the Renaissance Hotel (Dining Etiquette and First Impressions)
  • Interlachen Country Club (Proper Introductions, First Impressions, Dining Etiquette, Table Settings)
  • Mendota Country Club (Dining Etiquette for Business Women and young girls Mentoring Program)
  • Franklin Junior High (Postponing Sexual Involvement Eighth and Ninth Graders)
  • Maranatha Christian Academy (Dining and Business Etiquette, Clicks, Modeling & Confidence K-12)
  • Heritage Christian Academy (Etiquette, Self-Improvement, Enhancing One’s Appearance 6th-8th grade)
  • Cedar Crest Academy (Etiquette, teaching girls how to be lady like and boys how to be gentlemen)
  • Metcalf Junior High (Confidence, Self-Improvement for eighth grade girls)
  • Nicollet Junior High (Wearing Masks in Life, Identity Issues, How to Discover Your Gifts and Talents)
  • Valley View Middle School (Etiquette, Personal Appearance, First Impressions, Proper Introductions)
  • Joliet Christian Academy (Self-Worth, Appearance and Modesty in Dress, Freshman-Senior Girls)

Fashion Shows/Television Experience

  • WGN Televised LIVE Fashion Show, clothing provided by Macy’s (Spokesperson, Model Provider, Wardrobe Consultant, Makeup and Hair Stylist)
  • KARE 11 Televised LIVE Back to School Fashion Show (Model Provider, Modeling Instructor, Makeup and Hair Stylist)
  • Pure Fashion Show with Macy’s in Chicago on the Magnificent Mile (Director Behind Scenes, Choreographer for Dance Performance and Runway Routine, Wardrobe Consultant)
  • Back to School Fashion for Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and Maple Grove (Modeling Instructor)
  • Pure Fashion Show in Minnesota (Modeling Instructor)
  • Dress for Success Fashion Show (Wardrobe Selector, Modeling Instructor, Commentator for Business Group)
  • Teen Expo Fashion Show with Marshall Field’s (Modeling Instructor, Choreographer for Runway Routine)
  • Marshall Field’s Fashion Show in Oak Brook for Teen Girls (Director of Fashion Show)
  • Known as the “etiquette expert” according to the evening news of KARE 11

Other Media Experience

  • Articles were written about Kharisma School and her various speaking engagements in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis and St Paul newspaper) and in the Chicago Herald News
  • Cristina did an interview on bringing manners back to teens, which was featured in a two-page spread in the Plymouth magazine
  • Spread the message of Pure Fashion on a national level to parents and girls listening to Relevant Radio
  • Christian radio station KTIG interviewed Cristina as she brought a powerful message to women about letting go of the past and entering into the future

Other Leadership Experience

  • Director of Pure Fashion in Chicago, which included a six month program and organizing a fashion show/conference for over a thousand people
  • Youth and children’s Director at New Hope Church in Nisswa, Minnesota under Senior Pastor Guy Doud, National Teacher of the Year
  • Coordinator for various inner city outreaches
  • Youth leader of 300 teens at Eagle Mountain Church in Fort Worth, Texas
  • President of New Beginnings Ministries, a non-profit organization that helps women discover their purpose in God

Modeling and Pageants

  • Has held several pageant titles
  • Modeled Couture and St. John for Macy's in Chicago and WGN news
  • Placed in the top five at the Miss Minnesota Teen USA pageant.