Why did you hire Kristin as your coach?
I thought about hiring Kristin as my coach after reading her impressive background on her web site. Then, we had a trial session and afterwards, I instantly knew that Kristin was someone who could help guide me through some tough decisions. From that point on, she has been my go-to coach!
What were your goals and what did you want to accomplish?
Going into the coaching sessions, I wasn’t sure what to expect, or what I wanted specific coaching on. After talking with Kristin during the trial session, I realized I really needed to find clarity in all of my thoughts and decisions. Facing all of the professional decisions I needed to make was overwhelming and stressful.
My main goal was to:
- Figure out the smartest choice for my career and what path I would be most successful in.
What are the tangible results of your coaching experience?
After 2 sessions with Kristin, I was able to confidently and successfully be promoted to a new department within my company that I always had an interest in. Once I had learned the ins and outs of that role for about a year, I decided I was ready to head towards my dream company. After a few more sessions with Kristin during the preparation phase and interview phase, I landed my dream job! A huge part of landing the job was Kristin’s ability to help me figure out the best ways I can make myself stand out and demonstrate that I am a smart professional.
What are some of the intangible results of your coaching experience?
With Kristin’s help, I created a phrase I use all of the time to encourage self-motivation. Sometimes I procrastinate which lets the to-do list pile up, causing stress. The phrase I remind myself daily is, “break the inertia”. Inertia is a tendency to do nothing or remain unchanged, and I needed to break that. So to this day, I write the phrase we created in my notebook, on my computer, on a sticky note, and anywhere I can be reminded to break the inertia and get things done. This has helped with my stress. Also, with Kristin’s help, my self-confidence has grown more than any previous time in my life. She coached me through job hunting, interviews and major professional/educational decisions. She helped me realize my true potential. I always knew I was smart and capable, but she helped bring that out in me and instill confidence.
What are Kristin's strengths, as a coach?
Kristin has many, many strengths but I will name just a few. She actively listens to what you are feeling and describing and her responses reflect that. I feel that she tailors each bit of advice perfectly to the situation. Our conversations felt very individualized and not cookie-cutter. I can say that each time we chatted, light bulbs and ‘ah ha’ moments were everywhere! I was so amazed at how much she opened my eyes to my own personality and what I was truly capable of!
Was your coaching investment worth it to you?
100%. I will definitely continue to reach out to Kristin for her coaching.
By the way, where do you work in the 'dream job' you landed?
I am a Curriculum Developer (also called Corporate Training) at Southwest Airlines. (!!!!!) Love it!