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NEW OPPORTUNITIES & MAKEOVER COMING IN 2018!
by Kristina Leonardi
Wow, that was fast! (even though it felt like 5 years in one?!) Here we are again, with my
annual wrap up highlighting all of the new PGGs from this past year
. When I started writing these back in January 2010, I published a new essay
; after about two years I had enough to start re-posting them, in addition to writing a new one about once a month.
Each week I take time to observe and reflect on what is happening in the world and in the lives of my clients, friends, family and myself,
notice any themes or patterns and then write or re-post a PGG that speaks to what the current state of affairs seems to be calling for. It is always my intention to have my words be of use to you and I truly hope they provide some food for thought at the least, and a kick in the butt at the most :) Often just
a shift in perspective can make all the difference in how we experience our lives, and my goal with all that I do is to offer help with whatever it is you need to make your life the most fulfilled and peaceful it can be.
Do you have any favorites from these below or any of the other 40 PGGs that were sent in 2017?
post your comments on my Facebook page
with a PGG that had a positive impact on you, inspired you to take action, gave you a different perspective or helped you in any way.
You can also support me and my work by showing your appreciation with an end-of-year "tip" by clicking here - any amount is a nice way to say thank you for all time and energy that goes into their creation and the benefits you have received by reading them over the past twelve months :) And of course you can also purchase PGG:The Book by clicking here.
I look forward to giving an overdue makeover and spiffy-ing up to my eNewsletters and website in 2018, as well as
providing some great opportunities to work with me individually and be part of a community of like-minded folks who have benefited from my guidance and support over the past ten years. Stay tuned for announcements and updates in the next couple months....
In the meantime, please enjoy all of the new PGGs from 2017. Remember, you can always see
PGG from any month or year going back to 2010 on my website at
We are entering an era where you will more urgently be required to express your highest and best potential, to be who you are and do the thing you are meant to do, and above all, to
be as human as possible and to acknowledge the beauty and spirit of each others' existence as graciously and as often as possible.
We must remember who we are to ourselves, and to each other.
I find it interesting that the word that has been used to oppose the current administration is
RESISTANCE, which is the very thing that got us here in the first place, in our common yet subconscious desire to deflect and turn away from seizing the reins of power and being the authority of our own lives.
Another way you can build up that foundation of calm, centeredness and strength is to be continually conscious of the present, and
each good, joyous, peaceful moment as you experience it - not just by observing or having a positive attitude, but by integrating and absorbing them into your cellular memory so they can be recalled as needed down the line, and when you might least expect it.
With all the emphasis and research in our current culture on "happiness"an obsession only magnified and distorted by social media you can be easily fooled into thinking you are somehow deficient in this department. The better question to ask yourself is "Am I at peace?" Happiness is great while it lasts, but that's the point - it's transient. Yet
with awareness, practice and discipline over time, peace can be permanent.
Whether you are 25, 65 or somewhere in between - and I have worked with all ages - the antidote to this unsettled, dissatisfied existential state is to be SELF-centered in a foundation of worthiness and value,
find purpose and meaning in your work, express yourself creatively, demonstrate faith and trust in yourself, the process and the Universe, and be open to giving and receiving LOVE. And stay in your own lane.
When you are aligned with who you are and what you are supposed to be doing with your life, it means
you have a sense of purpose, ease and sanity that is essential to creating peace in your life, and hence peace in the world around you. Our country needs as many of us out there to do this - STAT. I view my role as helping people get on their path - no matter where they are in their career or life - as part of my contribution to the overall well-being of the planet. I do this by providing clarity, balance and direction that allows you to achieve
your version of success, even if that is simply finding a way to be content with where you are at.
We live in the School of Life and therefore there are tests - stresses and strains to help mold and shape us into who we are; they are the means by which we can uncover what is true for us. To give meaning and definition to our existence we need resistance, we need friction, we need to be challenged from time to time.
We can then know ourselves even better and strengthen the core muscle of who we are. We become more integrated and we heal. So yes, others will test our boundaries, but tests are the grit of life and what ultimately inform us about our deepest sense of selves, create our reality and help us to grow and evolve.
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Whether this is your 1st, 5th or 50th+ PGG, I am so thankful for you being here and being a part of my community.
Wishing you a Creative & Joyous 2018 filled with
Peace, Prosperity and Passion!
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As a result of working with Kristina, I now have the tools, motivation and perspective to create my dream career and life. Because of her insights and expertise, I am the happiest and most content I've ever been and found an incredible peace of mind.
~ Alyssa C.
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Read more about me and my work in these past PGG's:
In this excerpt covering the final ten minutes, I summarize
my thoughts about confidence, being a leader in your own life, maintaining your individuality and humanity
in the times we live in, and why the world is relying on you to be successful.
Lead Yourself to Success Excerpt
June 24, 2017
Thanks to everyone who attended this inaugural series!
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"It was a great session that I thoroughly enjoyed. I am very strategic on what I attend and this was definitely worth it." ~ D.C.
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"Even though there were several people in the classes- Kristina was able to get to the core of o
ur career and life concerns. Kristina focused on each person and walked each of us through intense realizations! " ~ D. Auguste
"Inspiring workshop session. Great information with actions able to put into practice right now. Thought-provoking. My take away - own who I am. " ~ T. S.
"Kristina is incredibly intuitive an on-point. Inspiring. She offers actionalble insights. ~ T.E.
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About Kristina's Speaking
Attend an event or hire her to speak at y0ur company or organization!
nown as a dynamic, 'inspiring' and 'down-to-earth' speaker with unique yet practical perspectives on career development, work/life wellness, and employee engagement, Kristina has been a featured speaker for many corporate seminars, non-profit organizations and conferences, including: UBS, Saatchi & Saatchi, HR Association of NY, Ogilvy & Mather, American Business Women's Association, the Junior League, NYU and the New York's Science, Business & Industry Library.
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Wednesday, January 31st 6-7:30pm at SIBL
Who Are You & What Are You Supposed to Be Doing With Your Life?
Re-assess who you are and what you should be doing with your life so you can achieve fulfillment on all levels, and at the same time enable you to serve others. Kristina shares with you how she came to form The Women's Mosaic and how the tools and lessons she has learned can help you create a more gratifying career and life path for yourself.
Please feel free to email me directly with the topics you would like to see more classes on.
An offering of video clips with thoughts to help you in your career and life.
This one is from January 2014
it's an edited clip from my
Who Are You and What Are You Supposed to Be Doing with Your Life?
talk at New York's Science, Industry and Business Library. I'll be back there with this talk on January 31, 2018
click here for more info
Who Are You.....Excerpt
January 30, 2014
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In November 2015 was one of the career experts featured in a panel discussion hosted by
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Who: Managers, Business Owners, Directors, C-Suite Executives
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What: Exploration, discovery and attainment of meaningful work and lifepath, improve job performance, professional development and advancement, enter or re-enter job force, time/stress management and work/life wellness
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Who: Anyone feeling lost/at a crossroads, unsatisfied, stressed, blocked, confused, passionless
What: Life transitions, identity issues/crisis, body/mind/spirit wellness, authentic expression, improve relationships
ROI/Why: Balance, Bounty and Bliss!
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...And watch this video to give you an idea of my approach especially if you have never worked with a coach before
Kristina gave me permission to be myself! I can say no other person has empowered me in that way as much as she has - and I am TRULY forever grateful for that.." - Cherise R.
"I can honestly say that speaking to you was one of the most important events in my life. It is almost unbelievable how a 2-hour conversation can have that effect." Bozhanka V.
"After the session I felt so empowered and revved up, I felt like I was ready to take on the world! and I still do. Thank you Kristina!" ~ Paula J.
I look forward to working with YOU whenever you're ready!
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"...the guidance Kristina provided has been worth over a 1000 books! I am extremely grateful for her help." ~ Andrew L.
"I can honestly say that speaking to you was one of the most important events in my life. It is almost unbelievable how a 2-hour conversation can have that effect." ~ Bozhanka V.
"I am so grateful to have had the pleasure to work with you. You really helped me to see that I need to value who I am and what I bring to the table. My gift to myself is to value who I am and remember it throughout my journey." ~ Maria S.
"From her calming voice and beautiful perspective to her ability to connect the dots and provoke "ah-ha!" moments, her words will change you for the better. " ~ Amy P.
About Kristina's Coaching
Work with her one-on-one or as part of a group
Kristina Leonardi is a career/life coach who has a proven record of getting "stuck" clients empowered to make changes aligned with their true passions and talents in a short time. She provides a practical framework for each individual to make the most of their personal and professional lives, allowing them to recognize, connect to, and fulfill their role in the world at large and live a life with clarity, balance and direction.
Kristina's holistic, gimmick-free, and minimalist approach has earned her widely diverse and fiercely loyal following from all walks and stations of life, including savvy New Yorkers who have tried other coaches, approaches, and therapy with little or limited results. Click here to learn more
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"She has a laid-back approach, but don't let that fool anyone. Her ability to read people is amazing and her assessments of how a person can enrich their lives/careers are spot-on. After she asked me lots of questions, she was somehow able to give me an assessment that was frighteningly accurate and illuminating."
I was fortunate enough to have worked with you as a career coaching client earlier this year. Since our time together, and our talks, I have landed a job as general counsel for a not for profit organization here in New York City. When we worked together you mentioned that you had a feeling I was meant for a larger destiny - that I was meant to be doing work for the betterment of others, and that I was meant to lead large groups of people. My work in the not for profit realm will combine those two things, and I feel in my gut that amazing experiences lie ahead. Now, the world is my oyster. Your coaching and influence had a profound impact on me, and I wanted to take a moment to express my deep gratitude to you for being a guiding light. ~ Vanessa M.
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Kristina Leonardi's Weekly eNewsletter
Since launching Personal Growth Gab (PGG) in January 2010, Kristina has formed an avid and faithful following ("they're the only emails I read" "they really help me" "they help me start my week" "I save them until I get home and can read them with a cup of tea" "you're
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"From her calming voice and beautiful perspective to her ability to connect the dots and provoke "ah-ha!" moments, her words will change you for the better."
PGG's are essays about self-care, career direction, transition, stress, feeling lost, going with the flow, current events and more. They're ideas, observations, and unique perspectives to make you think about yourself and your life in a new way, motivate you to make positive change, help ease those challenging times and perhaps have a chuckle or two.
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A great way to go to bed on a positive note and wake up with a refreshing message. Definitely one I'm keeping on my night stand!"
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I pick up the book when I get stuck and wonder "What would Kristina Leonardi say? " She has become my muse.- Jonathan I.
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From her calming voice and beautiful perspective to her ability to connect the dots and provoke "ah-ha!" moments, her words will change you for the better"
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