Even though the coaching takes place by phone, it’s as though we’re sitting in deck chairs while looking at the same scenery; the landscape of my client’s life. My approach is to be deeply curious about your goals, dreams and challenges so we can honestly take a look at what’s holding you back and how to best move forward.
I coach many independent professionals or small business owners such as Liz. It helps to have an outside perspective by your side when you don’t have a boss directing you!
“As an entrepreneur, I knew I needed some support in growing my business and was interested in working with a coach. I decided to work with Kristin because of her extensive experience, direct approach and warm accessibility. She’s also a master at eliminating tolerations (energy drains), which was something specifically that I wanted to work on.
When we first started working together, my two main goals were to continue removing as many tolerations from my life (and business) as possible, and to grow my business to a $500,000/year biz. Together, we accomplished both. Thanks to Kristin’s firm, but friendly style and ability to get to the core of the matter very quickly, I was able to push past limiting beliefs, take action and reach my objectives much faster than if I hadn’t been working with her.
I also believe that my work with Kristin helped me to be in the right space to meet my husband. We worked on some visualizations together and talked extensively about attracting what you want in your life. Kristin also had me create a vision board of my ideal mate. Within six months of doing this work together, I met my husband. One year later, we were married.
Working with Kristin gave me tremendous clarity, but also the support I needed to take action.
There was also a great awareness around tolerations. I now viscerally feel it when I have too many tolerations piling up in my life. I often go back through my “Kristin folder” to read through my notes as a refresher!
I have more confidence; more awareness.
Kristin is very real, down-to-earth and direct. She’s an incredibly seasoned coach with years of experience and know-how that is immediately noticeable from the moment you begin working with her. Kristin was offering e-courses before anyone knew what they were. When it comes to the coaching industry, she’s ahead of the curve.
She is kind, supportive and approachable, but she won’t let you hide from your blocks or limiting beliefs.
I worked with Kristin at a time when I felt very alone on my entrepreneurial journey. She gave me tremendous support and encouragement at a time when I needed it most. Thanks to that support, I was able to take action and make very positive changes in my life.
My coaching investment was absolutely worth it.! How can you place a dollar amount on removing limiting beliefs that no longer serve you? It’s priceless. So is living a rich, meaningful life - almost toleration free!” Liz Dennery Sanders
Amy mentions how refreshing it was to be ‘seen’ by me. When someone truly sees you (faults and all), it’s freeing. One of my gifts is noticing potential growth areas for a client to explore.
“I had been receiving Kristin’s daily motivational quotes known as Morning Mantra for a year or more when I decided I wanted to work with a coach. After researching Kristin’s website and reading about results her other clients had experienced I scheduled a sample session. I was simply “wowed” by Kristin after my first sample session and knew I had to work with Kristin as she had an uncanny ability to get to the heart of my issue and bring about a solution or action to take in a matter of 30 minutes.
My goals at the time were to run 5 half marathons and lose weight. My other goals were to focus on career and relationships.
In the time I worked with Kristin I remodeled my condo, learned how to persevere and take the “higher road” at times, ran 5 half marathons, lost 30 pounds, expanded my boundaries and learned what it means to raise the bar.
I wasn’t ready to switch careers at the time I worked with Kristin; however, she helped me to shift my current experience at work so that I could adapt better and remain where I was until a better opportunity presented itself. I learned more about my values and self-worth and how to communicate with others than I had imagined I could. I carried the experiences and lessons of Kristin’s coaching on with me after we finished out sessions in that I continued to eliminate ‘tolerations’ from my life or the pesky energy drains as Kristin calls them so that I can focus on what is important.
Kristin is well versed as asking powerful questions, portraying different perspectives, helping me to think outside of the box and is extremely invaluable as a resource, offering suggestions, role playing and helping to find useful tools to utilize as resources. She is succinct in her communication and always response quickly, which always made me feel special and as if I was one of a kind. I loved knowing she was in my corner. Her enthusiasm was contagious!
I enjoyed the discipline of my weekly form and weekly calls with Kristin. I know I was more productive and operated at a higher level during that time. It was extraordinary.
Working with Kristin I grew in ways I didn’t know were possible and beyond my wildest imagination. I enjoyed being accountable to someone and was relieved to be ‘seen’. I was encouraged in ways I wouldn’t have imagined. I think the type of self-exploration and growth I experienced is invaluable and well worth the investment I made.” - Amy O’Rorke
Yvette simply needed a few tweaks to make work fun again!
” I hired Kristin because I wanted some help and direction with my business. I had so many things I wanted to do and there was so much to be grateful and happy about, but something was holding me back and I was not enjoying my life. Looking back I was very stressed out and I was not fun or myself. When I started with Kristin technically I did work for myself, however other people were controlling my path. I now do work for myself and make all my own decisions! Kristin put me on that path (that was the TWEAK Yvette needed to make!)
Kristin’s strength is honesty. She told me things I “knew” but did not want to hear. Also, she called me out like no other person who wanted me to succeed (family and friends) would. In some areas of my life the advice she gave was similar to what family and friends would say, HOWEVER if I did not ACT on making a change… she called me out and would not let me get away with it. She made me step out of my comfort zone and do the things I was scared to do.
I am at peace. I do not wake up with anxiety about ‘what am I supposed to be doing!’ I do not obsess about my work all the time. I found my way back to my spirituality, something I had lost but did not even realize. I am a whole lot happier and genuinely laugh a whole lot more.” - Yvette Quantz - Food Therapy Online
Anna wanted to leave a corporate job - which she did. Then, the magic happened! Working for herself freed up time and energy to pursue other interests, so she started a not-for-profit on the side. Now, it’s her full-time gig!
” I originally wanted to find out if it was possible to quit my job at a big corporation and start my own small business. At the time, I really didn’t think it was possible to leave the safety of working for someone else—that fear seems hilarious today, but at the time it was very real. In just a few coaching sessions, I learned that not only was it possible, but necessary to follow my heart’s desire
For the first time, I started receiving the message that everything is possible. It was a life changing experience to switch my perspective in this way. Not only has my life just completely opened up, but I received more than I could have ever envisioned before. Because I had more time and energy after quitting my corporate job and starting my own business, I decided to start a charity in Dallas, which has now blossomed to three centers in Dallas and Austin. We serve hundreds of at-risk children each year. Heart House (http://www.hearthouse.org).
My coaching investment more than paid off in terms of financial freedom and emotional freedom. I’m so glad I’m not still toiling in a sterile corporate environment. It’s a great life! - Anna Land
John’s story is a popular one. He was in a toxic work environment and too drained to make a change!
“I was at the point where I felt I needed to change my career. My job environment was lucrative but toxic, and I had become burnt out and depressed. I had decided to change jobs, but I wanted to make sure that I was moving to a better job, not just a different bad job. I also wanted to feel joyful and energized, rather than burnt out and depressed.
Now I am happier, not depressed, and I was offered a great job. Actually, I was offered 5 good jobs, and took the first great offer. An interesting key note is that I attracted the jobs, rather than hunting them down. Employers called me, rather than me sending out resumes and scrambling to find a job.
I am operating from a position of serenity and competence, rather than fear. I better value myself and my contributions. I know how much is enough (after many years of trying to do too much). I know what it means to be detached from the outcome, and I know that paradoxically it improves the outcome. I value taking care of myself. I can let things happen in their own time rather than trying to force them. And I can play and have fun while waiting for things to “ripen.” Life is a blast!” - John Ahlquist
For more client stories, visit this page.
People are always curious about WHAT happens during a coaching call. Here’s an overview:
1. I’ll deeply listen to you describe your goals or challenges.
2. I’ll let you know what I am hearing and sensing from you (I use my intuition a lot).
3. I’ll ask you questions to clarify the situation or challenge you to think bigger.
4. I’ll help you get perspective on your situation.
5. We’ll discuss the outcome you want to create.
6. We’ll talk about why you haven’t been able to create the outcome you want already. In other words, what’s getting in the way?
7. I’ll find out what type of help you most want from me. For example, do you want fresh ideas or solutions? Do you want me to hold you accountable? Are you hoping I’ll challenge you to push past your fears? Or, do you want me to simply listen and allow you to sort through the topic out loud? I may lead you through a visualization, too! Very fun!
8. After all of the above, I’ll be very honest and let you know how you can solve the problem or make progress with your goal. Many of my ideas are going to be new to you or things you haven’t thought of. I’ll share solutions that worked for other clients and offer straight-forward advice, too.
9. Finally, I’ll talk about shifts - or what’s next for you.
10. You’ll be asked to follow through with homework assignments to move closer to your goals.
11. I’ll invite you to follow up with me via email for the entire week following our session.
Visit www.KristinCoach.com to read more client stories or learn about my background.