Christine began her career in England as an owner, manager, and sales expert in hotels, restaurants, banking and real estate. Her work with two renowned training companies in the United States set the stage for the foundation of Black Belt Business Solutions, LLC. An expert in behavioral analysis, Christine helps organizations excel in sales, customer service, and communication. Christine’s combination as an experienced entrepreneur and training professional coupled with her passion to enhance organizational performance enables her to deliver powerful presentations and training.



Christine has made presentations to more than 28,000 people. She has entertained and inspired audiences on two continents with her exciting keynote presentations and content-rich seminars including: Beyond Wishful Thinking, Stop the Rejection Blues, Black Belt Selling, and Communicate like a Black Belt Master. She is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and past president for the Oregon Chapter.



Christine has more than 20 years of experience in business ownership, front-line management, and sales.

She has conducted hundreds of customized, on-site training seminars and annual retreats for large and small organizations since 1994 and has helped thousands of people improve their sales, communication and productivity.


She is a personal development professional whose consultation and training is valued by numerous organizations and associations internationally and throughout the United States.


Martial Arts

Christine Richards is a first-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. She has competed in more than 20 tournaments and was a member of the Southern England Women’s Karate Team.


Business Owner

Christine Richards is the President of Black Belt Business Solutions, a Portland, Oregon firm specializing in organizational performance improvement.





“Very direct and concise with her knowledge regarding training a ‘warrior’.”

Jason Ried,SW Office Systems