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Christy Lister

Overcoming Mediocrity


Christy Lister

Christy Lister is the former wife of a law enforcement officer who died by suicide. She is the mother of three beautiful and resilient children who tragically lost their father on June 17th, 2019. Christy was introduced to Blue H.E.L.P., a national not-for-profit that helps Honor, Educate, Lead, and Protect law enforcement and their families, helping to break the mental health stigma in Law Enforcement. Christy has been volunteering with Blue Help since September of 2019. She speaks with Police Departments and families on breaking the stigma of mental health, the signs, and policies changes that can be made. It’s OK Not To Be OK!


Christy Lister
Blue H.E.L.P. IL


My Story

The Invisible Badge

Family is the side of the badge that is hidden out of plain sight. It wasn’t until death by suicide that I realized how Law Enforcement families serve next to the officer. I noticed changes that affected the family, but I didn’t realize why the changes were occurring. I believed it was me and me alone. The truth of the matter is The Job affects everyone on both sides of the badge.


My Free Gift

First H.E.L.P.

First Help is a searchable database dedicated to finding emotional, financial, and spiritual assistance for first responders. In addition to assisting first responders in finding crisis-specific help, it will collect data on suicide and traumatic-stress events. This information will be used to save lives and improve the quality of life for first responders. This tool will always be free to first responders, and there is no charge to register your organization to be listed in the database.


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Jennifer Pestikas

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume V

RESILIENT WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.





Jennifer Pestikas

Jennifer Pestikas was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She graduated with a French and Spanish degree from Indiana University. During her studies, she lived abroad in France and obtained a political science certificate from the Institut D’Etudes Politiques (IEP). Jennifer also has earned a Masters of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She holds her securities and insurance licenses.

After college, Jennifer began her career in the investment services industry. Throughout her years in investments, Jennifer covered a three state territory where she trained investment advisors, wrote marketing plans for over thirty financial institutions and assisted in driving the operational impact for investment programs. Jennifer moved on to manage the sales and operations of a successful wealth management division for a large financial institution.

Jennifer then added to her skill set by taking on the challenge of managing multiple departments, including marketing and human resources. She has been instrumental in the development of brands, social media strategy, new websites and products and services for multiple financial institutions. After being inspired to help others, Jennifer developed an innovative leadership program at her organization. In 2016, Jennifer was honored as a Woman to Watch by the Credit Union Times.

Jennifer has most recently obtained her corporate coaching designation with IPEC and started her own life and leadership coaching business, How Winning is Done. Jennifer is passionate about helping women who experience perfectionism and self-doubt to learn how to become friends with themselves and take purposeful action in their lives and careers.

When Jennifer is not working to make positive change in her organization or helping women be the best version of themselves, she can be found having fun with her husband and daughter. Jennifer can be found at


Jennifer Pestikas
How Winning Is Done








Keep Moving Forward

Jennifer’s story is about overcoming self-doubt, choosing courage and becoming friends with yourself. She believes that becoming friends with yourself is the foundation for whatever you dream of in your life and career. By being friends with yourself, you can calm thoughts of not being good enough and take powerful and supported action to make your goals a reality.

She has included the steps that she has taken to make this happen and shares how these actions have positively impacted her life. Jennifer welcomes you to take these steps to improve yours.




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