Why did you hire Kristin as your coach?
Kristin came highly recommended by a colleague. I kept moaning and groaning about the same ole complaint- my out of whack work/life balance! I was very focused on work, not enough focus on family. I was also tired of hearing myself complain, so I figured- why not?! During our first screening phone call, Kristin asked such thoughtful probing questions that helped me dig deep and articulate the core challenges that were getting in the way of my happiness.
What were your goals and what did you want to accomplish?
I really had 1 BIG goal- to be happier. I wanted to WANT to come home from work and have FUN with my husband and kids! I remember saying, “I have a heavy feeling on my chest and I want to feel more lightweight.” Just saying this to her was a relief. I knew I could talk to her without her passing judgement.
My main goals were to:
- I wanted to laugh and smile with my husband and kids
- I wanted to feel less burdened at home and at work.
What are the tangible results of your coaching experience?
With my little family, we are eating dinner together almost every night, the kids are helping prepare AND clean up, we are laughing and playing board games and just ENJOYING each others company. I feel a stronger connection to my husband and kids, it’s been an amazing shift!
With work, I have become more confident in my decisions, which has allowed me to make some difficult changes and build a staffing structure that will support my needs. Since change is often scary, Kristin has been the most positive and supportive coach- asking questions that lead ME to the unveil the answers and ah-ha moments that result in BIG shifts!
What are some of the intangible results of your coaching experience?
No doubt, feeling more present! Kristin has offered so many useful tips and tricks for turning off all those thoughts constantly running through my mind! No matter what emotion I am feeling, (anxious, discouraged, overwhelmed) I find myself being able to recognize that sensation, put one of her suggestions into play, then voila! A magical mind shift takes place!
What are Kristin's strength, as a coach?
When we speak, she remembers the details of our last conversation, she builds on previous suggestions and follows up on homework she has assigned. As a result, I feel like I’m her only client!
Her most powerful strength is her ability to ask questions related to the focus of our conversation. Sometimes just 1-2, other times, a whole series of questions that bring me full circle to big moments of self discovery! It’s remarkable! She comments honestly throughout the conversation, continues asking questions, and somehow pulls out the truth in me. I call her my “living self help book!”
Any additional thoughts?
I also joined the Inner Circle Online Coaching group this year. This has led to an even bigger transformation within me. My goals feel more attainable, my life feels more balanced and my intentions feel more purposeful.
Is your coaching investment worth it to you?
This is, no doubt, the best investment I have ever made in myself! Reading self help books is great, but speaking to Kristin has allowed me the opportunity to experience realistic, consistent growth that will lead to long term transformation!