Thanks to everyone who attended my first hosted Zoom talk on Wednesday! I offered some unique perspectives to become more empowered and take better care of ourselves as we move through these massive changes and challenges. Here is the Instagram post with a little review and clip.

If you missed it, have no fear, as I'll be doing an encore presentation of Self-Care in the Midst of Sea Change on Monday, August 24th at 5:30pmET so be sure to register today. (Please note that only those who register will have access to the recording).

Also this Monday, August 17th marks my 13th(!) Anniversary as a professional coach. Yikes! I'm a teenager ;) You can read the PGG about my very first client here, the journey of one client here; some of my journey here and a little about my process here or here as well as today's PGG. I finally upgraded my coaching website last fall, so if you haven't already seen it it gives you the best idea of how what I do and how I work.

THANK YOU to the hundreds of clients out there - many who are reading this now - for trusting me with your innermost workings and having faith in my ability to help you gain clarity, balance and direction as we evolve through this thing called life.

You have grown me as much as I have helped grow you, and I am ever-grateful for the opportunity to do what I love because of you all. If we've worked together and I haven't heard from you in a while please feel free to drop a line with any updates and/or see my special anniversary one hour phone session offer to get a tune-up!

This week's Instagram post describes the many ways I've helped clients recently; and in this PGG video of the week ask you to question what are you feeding your mind and emotions. (Hint: follow me on social media for nutritious content ;)

Interested in working together sooner rather than later? You can attend the next group coaching session this Wednesday, August 19th and/or take advantage of my special annual anniversary offer for a one hour phone session which expires August 31st.

Lastly, if you look forward to and benefit from these weekly missives and PGG essays and want to show your gratitude, any donations for my efforts are welcomed and appreciated here: And as always, please feel free to contact me with any comments about anything.

With Gratitude and a Big hug <3

P.S. Need a some extra support to help navigate your career and life at this time? For info about working with me check out the website for my individual coaching services. Click here for info about group coaching and my annual anniversary sale now through August 31 - if you've been wanting to work with me one-on-one this is my lowest rate :)

And in case you missed these, you can read my PGGs that specifically address the current crisis: Quality Control: How to make the best of these times of quarantine and questioning, How to cope with (and benefit from) what you can’t see during the time of corona, United We Stand and Anatomy of Awareness. You can also check out The Pain of Being, which talks about the George Floyd/BLM protests. Feel free to share those links (or any others) with anyone who could benefit.
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Strong Medicine
Originally published January 8, 2016

I always have a hard time explaining to folks what I do, even as I enter my [13th!] year of coaching professionally.

Over time I have come up with some language that helps, but last year I happened to catch the end of one of those PBS specials where the speaker, Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine, was talking about how a doctor’s communication is critical to the healing of the patient. In fact, the physician can have a placebo effect, and therefore become the medicine itself. That sparked an a-ha moment for me – I realized that I’m not a doctor, but through my writing, speaking and especially coaching, I am medicine, and strong medicine at that!

I like to call myself a “holistic career coach” or “life chiropractor” because an individual’s work is my entree into looking at their entire life. This is because our jobs/careers are generally where we spend the most time and energy, so if that’s “off” many other things like health and relationships will be “off” as well, and vice versa. When I meet with clients, I get in there with my x-ray vision and supersonic hearing and connect the dots, see what is out of wack and give you an adjustment along with tools and resources to put you back in alignment.

“Treatment” could take the form of specific tasks and homework, my prescriptions so to speak, but sometimes it is simply me seeing you in a way that you’ve never looked at yourself before, which gives you new insights about who you are, where you should be going and how best to be using your time and energy. Most folks come away with a different perspective that is profoundly healing and motivates them to move forward in a positive direction, however long a process that might take. Everyone is re-awakened to the person they know themselves to be.

In other words, you get a good dose of special sauce to do the things you need to do that will create purpose, meaning and balance in every area of your life! Often this is a one-time injection and you’re re-calibrated and on your way; other folks are in the midst of a deeper transformation and need more guidance over a period of time. Although there are most certainly phases when we all need outside expertise and support, it is always my goal to empower you to ultimately become your own coach and trusted counsel.

We are humans, and we bring our whole human selves with our entire characteristics, experiences, limitations, talents, stresses and passions to wherever we are, whatever we are doing and whomever we are with. This resonates now more than ever with our 24/7 accessibility, increasingly virtual workplaces and the overall blurring of lines between our personal and professional lives, so we need to learn how to manage, balance and integrate it all!

I’m here to help. Yes, I’m strong medicine, but I always deliver with a spoonful of sugar, so don’t be afraid to contact me whenever you’re ready for a little remedy to what ails you. And, this month I’m sweetening things up even more with this special one-hour session offer so be sure to click here to check it out!

Whether we work together directly or not, I’m so very glad you’re here and hope you enjoy my regular PGG essays which will be back next week. 

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If you're looking for some compassionate candor and a dose of tough love, Kristina is the coach for you.... I came into this really lacking clarity and walked away with a sense of relief. Can't recommend her enough. ~ Kevin R.

Now is a great time to use this time to take stock of and get on track with your career and life with clarity, balance and direction.

Kristina’s coaching expertise is phenomenal — all-encompassing, inclusive of the mind, body & spirit, nonjudgmental, insightful and deeply involved in providing solutions and tools to be a better version of yourself. ~ Audrey N.


"Kristina patiently helped me to discover and embrace my true north. I was stuck in a past identity that blocked me from the person I wanted to become."

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"Since I last spoke with you, I've had some pretty dramatic changes - New Job, a Big Move, Healthy Dating Relationship. It's been pretty awesome. Emotionally, I've done a 180, and my life is certainly a reflection of that. My last session with you spurred a lot of wonderful life changes."  ~ Palanda B.
"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.

Thank you again for opening my eyes to a new future! ~ K. Handa
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