Who I Work With
I work with people that continually strive to be at their best and want to maximize their impact in their spheres of influence, whether at home, work, or in their communities and organizations.
I help people live, work, and act from their Best Selves as much of the time as possible, so that they can feel proud of how they show up in the world. I do this by assisting them in cultivating Self-Leadership, or one's ability to lead from the inside out.
I believe that we must practice Self-Leadership in order to create the lives we want. When we are leaders in our own lives, we also augment our ability to positively impact change - in our organizations, in our communities, and in the world.
My Life Purpose is:
"To be the sparkler that IGNITES your inner light so that you can illuminate your path to your Best Self."
Why Work With Me?
Here are some things that might be helpful to know about me when making the decision about whether we might be a good fit.
I have a "Talking-To-People-On-Airplanes" value:
I love talking with the person next to me when I'm traveling. I promise, I can take a hint if you're not interested in talking, but when it comes down to it, connection with others is one of the most fulfilling experiences for me. I love hearing people's stories and connecting with other human beings, and I bring that same passion for people to my coaching.
I have been known to tear up when working with my clients...typically in tears of joy:
I get truly excited when my clients surmount major obstacles and experience empowerment and success. My previous work as a trauma therapist has supported me in comfortably being with people when they are in the midst of experiencing powerful emotion, whether exhilarating or painful. Clients tell me that they experience me as incredibly calm, caring and grounded when they're facing challenges, and reflect that they know I am truly invested in their success.
I incorporate cutting-edge and brain-based techniques into my coaching:
I continually stay up-to-date on the most effective techniques for supporting growth and change. I have adapted modalities that are grounded in neuroscientific and psychological research, such as mindfulness meditation, positive psychology and resource tapping, into my coaching work to augment my clients' learning, growth, and success. As a both a Certified Dare to Lead™ and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, I also incorporate elements of Dare to Lead™ and The Daring Way™ (highly experiential methodologies based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown) into my work with coaching clients in an individualized manner.
Click here to learn more about Dare to Lead™ and The Daring Way™.
I strive to be culturally-humble and honor diversity in my relationships:
In my personal and professional life, I enjoy and embrace relationships with people that represent a diversity of identities, backgrounds and life experiences. I value supporting others in exploring and affirming their personal identities, including cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual orientation and gender identities. I appreciate opportunities to learn from my clients so that our coaching can best serve you. Coaching is a two-way relationship and your feedback is not only welcome, but expected.
I walk the talk when it comes to my own personal growth:
I've done a lot of my own personal work through coaching, personal therapy, self-awareness and leadership development programs, and retreats focused on personal awareness of power and privilege (in regards to class/race/ethnicity/gender/sexual orientation/ability/religion/etc.). I know the power of personal development firsthand and feel privileged to be able to participate in others' personal growth processes.
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Kristi is an extraordinarily compassionate and patient person. I went into our first session feeling overwhelmed with life. I knew my priorities didn't match with what I found myself doing each day, but I felt helpless to be able to change them. Upon meeting with Kristi, I felt immediately connected and comfortable when discussing my situation. Kristi asked powerful questions that both helped her really understand me as well as allowing me to better understand myself as well. I left feeling empowered and having direction in my life again. Kristi is truly remarkable at what she does and I would recommend her to anyone!