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In case you missed it hot off the presses earlier this month, check out three of my articles in Inspire Virtual Mag  from South Africa.  (Pages 24, 119 & 149 with contributor profile pg 16)

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"Personal transformation is the key to social transformation:" An interview with Kristina Leonardi - Kristen Verge

by Kristina Leonardi
                      garfield chillaxin'    

21st century guru Deepak Chopra tells us that "relaxation is the prerequisite for the inner expansion that allows a person to express the source of inspiration and joy within."  He seems like one chill and content dude to me, so he must be on to something!


With the lazy hazy (i.e. hot & humid in NYC) days that arrive with the unofficial start of summer comes a natural slowing down that includes an increase of time spent outdoors, at the beach, in a park or in the country, which is especially important for us city slickers. Because as a great ad by the Bronx Zoo reminds us: "Connecting with Nature. There's no app for that."


If like many of my clients you're someone who tends to go, go, go and give, give, give and feel like every minute of every day needs to be 'productive' you may have a difficult time adjusting to this slower pace and doing things that are seemingly frivolous and serve no 'purpose'. But it's essential to have a balance of both kinds of activities because it's in the relaxing that we are able to receive, whether a thought/idea/solution, time to heal, the love and affection someone is offering us or that we give to ourselves by doing something healthy that we enjoy and feels good.


So this summer make it a goal to power nap at least once a day, breathe and check in with yourself periodically, write in a journal, listen to your favorite tunes, lose yourself in a good book and savor the space between the tweets.  Give yourself a TV and Facebook fast; cook delicious meals with produce from a farmer's market. The idea is to use this season to learn the discipline of relaxing and taking pleasure in simple things, which gives you room to grow. And then you can take your new habits into a more daily routine year round...


But if you're having a hard time going from 60, 70 or 80mph to 20, 10 or even 0, give me a buzz and I'll show you how to linger in the leisure and move like the groove heard here having some Hot Fun in the Summertime!




About Kristina's Coaching
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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.    


What's it like working with Kristina? Click here for more info 


For more information visit or contact her to schedule a session today.

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About Kristina's Speaking
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Known 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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Contact Kristina for full bio and a list of topics

New York Women in Communications - Night of the Coaches
Kristina will be one of the Speed Networking Coaches
Wednesday, June 26th 6-9pm


About Personal Growth Gab
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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 such a good writer!" ) of over 1500 who look forward to a 'weekly dose of thought-provoking, inspirational and entertaining helpful tidbits to keep you connected with yourself and make sense of this journey called life.

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Kristina's Media Mix
Articles and videos by,  about or featuring Kristina Leonardi
Forbes article
What I Learned Working with a Career Coach
From Passion to Profit Career Transition Support Group - Episode 1
From Passion to Profit Career Transition Support Group
Daily Muse
6 Things You Can Get from a Not-Quite Dream Job (Besides the Paycheck)

Pink Slips: How Losing Your Job is a Good Thing (Video)

Huffington Post article
5 Simple Steps for Finding Your Life's Purpose.
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