"If I had to assign a value to Kristin's coaching, it would be priceless. Yes, she inspired, coached, and guided me with my start-up, but she did something much bigger--she gave me my life back. She helped me create and execute a life strategy that allowed me to focus on my number one goal...my family. I have created a life where I am with my amazing wife and kids everyday, while living my dream. How do I put a value on that? "
Q: How did you hear about coaching and why did you hire Kristin to be your coach?
A: I heard about coaching through my wife and it sounded intriguing. I was frequently stressed and didn't feel like I was on "my path." I felt like my life was filled with too much stress and I knew there was a healthier way to choose my goals and not be tied in knots. I just didn't know how to accomplish this so I started researching and interviewing coaches.
My main goals were to:
I hired Kristin because she changed my life during our sample session. She was the third coach I had a sample session with, but the outcome of our session was completely different than the first two. She literally changed my life. In the 30 minutes we chatted, I made the decision to sell my business--it was causing me a lot of stress and it was not part of my long time goals. I knew this and felt it, but I was so far from recognizing it. Kristin helped me discover this and ultimately make the decision to cut it loose within 20 minutes of our first session. I was amazed (and still am). The weight that was lifted was amazing...and I hired Kristin immediately.
Q: What are the tangible results of your coaching experience?
A: I now own a training company creating a new benchmark for high-quality corporate leadership and teamwork training. We strive for sustainable impact to create mission-focused companies and individuals. I am just so excited about my business and life. Yes, it's been a HUGE challenge, but worth every minute of it. Kristin helped me realize this dream.
Q: What are Kristin's strengths as a coach?
A: Believe it or not, I am not full of praise about the coaching community in general. I do believe that coaching is powerful and works. I also believe that many coaches are not effective. Coaches of Kristin's caliber are in the extreme minority. She has amazing focus. She made every minute work for me...or should I say, she made me focus and use every minute for my growth and development.
Q: What was memorable or meaningful about your coaching experience? Would you change anything?
A: She helped me get back on track by selling my interest in one company and starting my dream company which I'm thriving in today. The key to this transformation, however, is that she taught me how to execute my goals without stress. This is huge!
Another memorable experience was the feeling of focus and direction after one of our sessions. I remember telling Kristin that coaching feels like a massage for your soul. It's a bit corny, but it's an accurate description of what I felt when Kristin coached me.
Q: Do you feel your coaching dollars were worth it? Why or why not?
A: Absolutely! If I had to assign a value to Kristin's coaching, it would be priceless. Yes, she inspired, coached, and guided me with my start-up, but she did something much bigger--she gave me my life back. She helped me create and execute a life strategy that allowed me to focus on my number one goal...my family. I have created a life where I am with my amazing wife and kids everyday, while living my dream. How do I put a value on that?
Let me tell you why I thoroughly loved coaching Corey and how the process worked...
Yes, Corey was stressed out when he initially contacted me. However, I sensed he had enthusiasm, energy, creativity, and drive to make a change. Corey is an example of somebody who was ready to make a major change. I felt inspired by his desire to spend more time with his family without sacrificing his six-figure income, so I wanted to help.
Initially it was obvious Corey needed to eliminate some of his energy drains, such as selling his business. Then we talked about his ideal vision and his personal strengths. As a proud ex-Marine, we discovered it would be fun, lucrative, and rewarding for Corey to design a business around his marine experience and training. That concept felt very authentic to him.
I remember how he first introduced himself as Comet and told me how he earned the name. It was an important clue about WHO he was and what mattered to him. That's why it was easy for me to see how his current business wasn't quite right - so he cut it loose and created a new one! I appreciated Corey's decisiveness and willingness to take a leap. He is a true leader.
By designing a business around a personal passion, Corey has finally found his path and enjoys more time with his family while having a blast at work everyday.