Hi, I'm Kristin, consider me your
Career Fairy Godmother
"What is wrong with me?" used to be the question I would play on repeat.
I had a lovely marriage, dear children, fun friends, a strong family life and yet....I was not fulfilled. And, changing jobs every two to three years was not solving my problem. Why can't I just be content with what I have and not seek more? I kept thinking if only my town were different, or my husband were different, the job market were different, or our finances were different then I wouldn't feel this way. All excuses, but I didn't know that. I created unnecessary overwhelm and convinced myself I was being greedy to want more. But, the feelings of frustration were loud and led to a puzzling combination of action and inaction. I began engaging less with those around me. Sleeping more. Eating more. Drinking more. And running in circles to solve for feeling, in a word... stuck.
I found coaching. And, coaching was the game changer.
I stopped leaning on changing anything outside of me to get unstuck. I learned that I alone could create better, fulfilled, happy, content and still want more. And that was okay. I also realized it was safe to want more and be more. But this time when I "wanted more" it was to add to my life, not to solve for anything lacking. I had found the short cut to getting unstuck. I retold my stories. Wrote new stories. And finally got honest with what I most wanted - fulfilling work that I designed from scratch and a robust personal life. And, my coach showed me just how I could do both to create my own happiness and fulfillment. I'm forever indebted to her.
Receiving coaching was so powerful that
I decided to become a coach
Now, I bring all I have learned to every interaction with a client. My finely tuned intuition, ability to hear what you are not saying, natural gift for enthusiasm and encouragement, and my sincere love for each woman with whom I work. Everything I have ever done, learned, experienced shows up in my work with you.
"I have a whole new wave of confidence in who I am and what I want in my life. I also worry so much less. The “thoughts first” approach was different than the self improvement ideas I was familiar with and proved immediately effective. My life is truly different. Thank you."
- Self-employed Financial Advisor
"After working with Kristin I felt a sense of calm. I was able to remain responsive and adaptable without blowing everything up. I increased my ability to handle life's inevitable curve balls, grew in mental clarity and focus. And upped my ability to steer my team, business, and my family."
- Business owner, New York Times Best Selling Author
I surpassed my business goal by $2.1 million dollars and earned my largest bonus yet. And, I can fit into jeans and dresses that I almost threw out!
Never thought I would see 117 again!
- Executive with 25 year tenure in technology sales
The Personal Details
I have one fab husband of 30 years and am the proud mom of two adult daughters, who live in Nashville together. Love it.
I earned my Undergraduate degree from my dear Smith College at 21. I went for tea at 4pm on Fridays. I stayed for the speed at which my mind was expanding and my peer group. At 30 I earned my Masters in Counseling from The University of Virginia. And, even then, I knew I wanted to be a career coach and work with functioning adults. But, it was considered "less than" so I kept that a secret.
At 50, I became certified as a Life Coach through the Life Coach School (LCS). And at 53, I received a Leadership Certification (LCS).
I have dedicated my professional life to human development. I have worked in admissions, development and alumni affairs in numerous schools - from elementary to graduate level. But, I was also born an entrepreneur. I ran a college care package business for four years and became an admission consultant for five to put my husband through medical school and transition to residency. I taught tens of cooking classes to my childrens' friends to buy new kitchen equipment. And now I have my own coaching business, finally, not for a financial end game, but because I love to be self employed. And while I'm not a risk taker, don't consider self employment risky because I can always bet on me to perform, follow through and create value and money.
I have led a Human Resources division for a Psychiatric Hospital, served as the Executive Director of a Non Profit for grieving families, and been the President of numerous boards or organizations. But my favorite type of leadership is quietly modeling integrity, inclusion, empathy, and dependability - at the grocery store, at a tailgate, in carpool, or in my current business.
Geek Out Over
I love personal development, crossword puzzles, non-fiction, orchids, style, Pinterest and ... want to see a pic of my three pets??
Ready for calm, clarity and someone in your corner?
Great, let's spend an hour together. We will clearly identify your goal, your obstacles, and talk about how we can work together.