K R I S T I N A L E O N A R D I
Group Coaching & Other Updates
Hello! Here is my friendly email to let you know about opportunities to
receive support, coaching and networking in your career transition and/or help you maintain work/life wellness
It's a very affordable way to work with me and also gather with like-minded folks
who are on a conscious career/life journey. Group coaching generally takes place the first Tuesday evening of each month unless otherwise specified in these reminders.
Please note that the next Tuesday Talk Group Coaching will take place NEXT Tuesday, September 12th from 6:00pm -8:00pm. *Please note time and location change* We hope to see you there - please make every effort to RSVP by 12 noon so we know how many and who to expect. SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS, LOCATION & PAYMENT INFORMATION
Originally published September 7, 2010)
Earlier this summer after having dinner a friend's house, I looked at her husband and told him he was pregnant. Not in the transgender,
real-life man-mother way
or the fictitious
Arnold Schwartzenegger way,
or even that joking ate-too-much way, but in that "there is something in you that is just waiting to be born," itching-to-see-the light-of-day-way. In fact, in some Latin languages "to give birth" is literally translated as "to give light."
Besides being a bookend for the season, Labor Day is the beginning of harvest time, of reaping what you have sown earlier in the year. Whatever it is you are trying to manifest, you need to
be sure it is a labor of love, then dedicate yourself to the work necessary for it to come to fruition. And if you haven't already started, don't be sitting around waiting for an immaculate conception.
These things only happen with
commitment, focus, time, energy, and a bit of elbow grease. After the appropriate gestation period, persistence and deep breaths take you into the home stretch. No pain, no gain, as they say, and everywhere in Nature we see that the moment of birth requires that extra push to get on through to the other side.
As for my friend, he needed to start doing more creative writing which perhaps might yield a novel. At the very least, it would
activate a part of him that was simply not being used in his day job or role as a husband and dad.
A favorite quote of mine comes from
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: ".... [T]o love life through labor is to be intimate with life's most inmost secret....
WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE
What kind of "work" you trying to give birth to? A special project, healthy lifestyle, your own business, solid relationships, bustling career, creative endeavors, expanding your family, or simply
a new and improved version of yourself? No matter what you desire to bring into being, (yes, even an actual baby), give me a buzz so I can be a metaphorical midwife that helps welcome your bundle of joy into the world as easily and effortlessly as possible...
What can working with Kristina do for you? Here's a recent client testimonial:
What I found most appealing, and what sets Kristina apart from other career coaches, is her emphasis on your "whole picture." She considers everything you were exposed to or experienced, how that ties into your life's goals and how to find the best path forward from there. Talking with Kristina made sense of all the ideas and confusion running around in my head. The initial session further confirmed the direction I want to go in and visualize where I want to be; doing her homework helped me become more confident in owning what my gut is telling me and fueled my passion to pursue what I know deep down is right for me.
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.
Find out where Kristina will be speaking next
*** Stay Tuned for Fall Classes and Seminars!***
Did you know you can have Kristina speak at y0ur company or organization?
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 find a sample list of topics
I am always looking for speakers who are interesting, dynamic and "real" who are able to educate and motivate my group of highly intelligent and creative minds. I found that with Kristina. The members were involved and inspired. The group and I really enjoyed our time with her. I'm sure each and every one of us took something positive away from the encounter. Kristina gave a wonderful, thought provoking presentation to the group. She is truly a breath of fresh air. It is obvious that Kristina is doing what she preaches and excels at it. I highly recommend Kristina as a coach, speaker and mentor.
~ Randi Pincus, LI Marketing Group
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. Enjoy!
Lead Yourself to Success
June 24, 2017
ALSO: In addition to the survey question above, please feel free to email me directly with the topics you would like to see more classes on.
Looking for a recent PGG? Read it here on Medium:
Thanks to everyone who attended this inaugural series!
NEW ATTITUDE SUMMER SCHOOL
These workshops provide the guidance and support you need to
let go of what is holding you back, focus on your deepest desires and come away with a new attitude that will transform the way you think about your life and the way you live it
"...an excellent workshop to gain some practical tips on how to change your outlook. It helps make you aware of how you spend your time, and provides subtle tweaks that make a world of a difference in how you approach work, relationships, and any life frustrations you're tending with." ~ F.M.
"Even though there were several people in the classes- Kristina was able to get to the core of our 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.
THESE WERE ALL THREE WORKSHOPS IN THE SERIES
Stay tuned for FALL Classes!
Lead Yourself to Success Video Excerpt
***These are powerful professional development opportu
k with your
supervisor or HR to see if they will sponsor you and any of your colleagues to attend in the future.***
CHECK OUT PGG FOR A DAILY DOSE OF INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION
Order a copy of
for anyone who needs a daily dose of inspiration! And who doesn't?!
If you bring your copy to my talk or group coaching I would be happy to inscribe it!
Watch this little video where a reader describes how he uses PGG:
|PGG Personal Growth Gab Promo Video
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PLUS: I'm also one of the coaches listed (#20) in this article,
so you have a bunch to choose from here:
You can find another selection of Kristina's writing on MEDIUM. Be sure to share, like, comment and follow her there as well as on Facebook and Twitter!
Thinking about working with me one-on-one?
Here are a few ways my services can help you with your career and life, as most of you fall into one or a combination of the following categories:
: Managers, Business Owners, Directors, C-Suite Executives
: Authentic leadership, motivate staff, cultivate teamwork, facilitate communication, inspire vision and culture, increase employee engagement, manage stress, improve work/life wellness
: Productivity, People and Profit!
Career Changers, Career Climbers, Job Searchers, Moms, Dads, Grads
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
Purpose, Peace and Promotion!
Anyone feeling lost/at a crossroads, unsatisfied, stressed, blocked, confused, passionless
Life transitions, identity issues/crisis, body/mind/spirit wellness, authentic expression, improve relationships
Balance, Bounty and Bliss!
Why should you work with a coach?
Many of you have seen me speak or have already worked with me, but if not, here's a clip of how I answered a question about what I offer as a coach when presenting at a recent panel discussion hosted by
(Click image above for that one answer;
click here for entire panel discussion
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.
PGG: THE BOOK
DAILY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, REFLECTION & PERHAPS A LITTLE CHUCKLE!
Personal Growth Gab (PGG) Volume One
Thought-provoking, inspirational and entertaining essays to keep you connected with yourself and make sense of this journey called Life
"If you are seeking how to get centered in who you are and what you want, read this book!"
"I enjoy reading it as a morning meditation before the chaos begins."
"It feels like you are speaking to your wise best friend, who knows just what to say to pick you up or offer that much needed nudge in the right direction."
"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!"
"Each essay is punchy and profound."
*** MAKES A GREAT GIFT! ***
Welcome to Tuesday Talk Group Coaching!
Please be prepared to talk about the current state of your job search and bring along any suggestions
, questions or resources you would like to share with the group, as well as a notebook, pen and business cards (if you have them).
We will have a mix of men and women (anywhere from 2-8) from various industries and stages in their career so it is a great opportunity to connect with a diverse group of like-minded folks and think out of the box -- and you never know who knows who!
And of course the meeting will be facilitated by me - I will offer coaching, insights, tools and resources that can help support and guide you throughout your transition.
Kristina has a special gift for helping people find their way in their careers and life. She has a sick sense about people and always made me feel better when I was stuck. She combines the perfect combination of intuition and career smarts in her sessions.
Her support group has been life changing and instrumental in propelling me forward
I was amazed by your ability to synthesize so much information from so many completely different personalities and tailor unique homework assignments to us. I also have great admiration for the compassion and empathy you showed to everyone, your holistic approach, and your patience, among many other traits
~ Shelly C.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost is $45 payable via PayPal to email@example.com in advance by 12 noon the day of the session
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* Payments in advance are non-refundable and cannot be applied to future sessions.
PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME 6-8pm & LOCATION:
Due to construction at the Citicorps Center, we are now meeting in the atrium at
875 Third Avenue between 53rd and 52nd Streets
(Please call or text my cell phone 917-816-0834 if you cannot find us or if are running late.)
*Please note that this is an ongoing event. RSVP's accepted up to one hour prior to the session, bu
t payment in advance must be made by 12noon the day of the session otherwise you will need to pay at the door
Check out a video that features the group here:
is a career/life/executive coach and motivational speaker who has a proven record of getting "stuck" clients empowered to make lasting 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 with clarity, balance and direction.