Success Stories

I’m honoured to work with amazing clients who are committed, open, hungry for change, willing to be uncomfortable, courageous and ready to take inspired action. Here’s what they have to say about our work together….

After searching for a certified executive coach for about six months, I ran into Kristen’s website on social media and decided to follow her for three consecutive months before initiating a formal connection. Her uplifting messages, tone of voice, authenticity and heart-warming smile convinced me that it was worth taking a chance…

We engaged in a yearlong 1:1 executive coaching arrangement over technology, given we are located in different geographies of the world.

Kristen has been instrumental in my professional development through her eloquent skills of inquiry and of reflection. Throughout our engagement, I found just the right balance of guidance and space needed in gaining personal insight and I felt a great amount of safety, support and unconditional acceptance.

I am and will always be truly thankful for our connection.

Sesil Pir
Founder, SESIL PIR Consulting GmbH
Zurich, Switzerland

Kristen has changed my life and my way of thinking. She makes it easy for you to open up to her. She helps you with the skills and confidence to go in directions that you may have never gone. My life has many new roads that I may have never taken. I feel like a child seeing things for the first time. I went through life thinking my life is good. Now I want it to be great. Kristen is a great person with a pure heart. I have learned a lot about myself because of her. I’m excited again and feel alive.

Vince Andreana
Superintendent, ENGIE MultiTech
Burlington, Ontario

Kristen employs a holistic framework to her coaching. She thoughtfully incorporates work and personal life into the sessions. She has an upbeat manner and is very positive. She attentively leads sessions while appropriately checking in with me. Our work together allowed me to look at my whole life and then to focus on the areas that I really wanted to improve. Each session left me energized. Kristen is an excellent coach and will help you to be the best you that you can be.

Andrea Swinton, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer, Mental Health Research Canada
Toronto, Ontario

I was extremely fortunate to have found Kristen. I did not know her prior to our Coaching relationship nor was I referred to her. I simply searched the web seeking for that person I could trust as I was very intrigued with the idea of how I could possibly benefit from a life coach.

As a mother of three with a busy career trying to find my way through the ups and downs of life, Kristen was that sounding board for me as she provided perspective that I would have never been able to find on my own. Her approach made me feel comfortable in my own skin to allow myself to be vulnerable to unravel many onion layers of my life.

I am thankful to Kristen for the tools that I now have in my tool box. I have a better sense of calmness and confidence that is truly invaluable.

Cheryl Eleftheriou
District Manager, TJX Canada
Ancaster, Ontario

I had the opportunity to listen to Kristen deliver a speech on Emotional Intelligence at the Breakfast PD event for the HRPA in Halton. The topic as well as her understanding of the topic and delivery of material spoke to me and something I had been searching for answers to in my own personal and professional life. I approached Kristen at the end of the speech and immediately began working with her.

I found the experience of working with Kristen to be rewarding and transformational. Kristen provided an ideal balance of trust, respect, time, patience and what I will call “tough love” which allowed me to work towards finding my own answers. I was able to better understand myself, others and the way I relate to others in my family and company which has allowed me to grow better relationships with the important people in my life.

I do not make many recommendations in my life but I am thankful for the time I have spent with Kristen and would recommend her to anyone looking for an Executive Coach or Life Coach.

Adam Walsh
President, Elby Professional Recruitment
Burlington, Ontario

I had the opportunity to have Kristen as a coach as I was launching a new business. Kristen was able to help me become more aware of what I would need both for my company and personally to be successful through the opening of the new business. She helped me to find balance between work and personal. Kristen didn’t give me the answers, she asked me questions to help me get to my own answers. The work I did between sessions was another way to reinforce the lessons we discussed. I learned a lot about myself through the process and I’m grateful for our work together.

Katee Van Horn
Founder/CEO, Bar the Door
Scottsdale, Arizona

Kristen is the epitome of coaching presence. Her ability to hear what is not said, give voice to your deepest wants and cultivate the most important intentions was invaluable to me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kristen as an executive or personal coach!

Sarah McVanel
Chief Recognition Officer, Greatness Magnified
St. Catharines, Ontario

I’ve been working with Kristen now for over six months and it has changed my life and my perspective. Before I get into all the wonderful ways Kristen has helped me I should give you a couple of caveats about working with any good coach (and Kristen is a good coach):

  • A coach won’t “fix”you. We are people, we have flaws and we have pieces of perfection. Working with Kristen, I’ve come to realize that I can’t “fix” everything about me and that…NEWSFLASH…it doesn’t need to be fixed. I used to strongly dislike parts of my personality but Kristen has helped me see those in a different light and manage them for positive ends both at work and in my personal life.
  • You have to be ready. If you are not ready to speak openly, if you aren’t ready to truly question yourself you won’t get much out of coaching. If you are ready…it’s the best tool to help discover who you are without all the negative self-talk about what you “should” or should not be doing.

So, what is it about Kristen that makes her such a great coach?

  • She gives you space…too often when we’re talking the other person is waiting to rush in and fill the space. Kristen doesn’t do that. She is a great listener.
  • She is very accepting and warm. I’m not sure how she does it but over the phone you get this impression from her that she is there, open and listening.
  • She challenges me in good ways. We all need to be challenged but sometimes the way we “challenge” can be confrontational and put us on the defense, Kristen challenges in a thoughtful manner and you know that her only intention is to help you grow.

Finally, I think it’s important to note that Kristen doesn’t ever tell me what to do. Instead we explore solutions that I’m comfortable with. It’s very much trial and error, sometimes stuff works and sometimes it doesn’t. I recently went through a difficult time at work which 6 months ago would have caused me to melt down, thanks to the tools Kristen and I developed together I made it through with grace and perspective.

Thank You Kristen.

Melissa Fairman
Senior Manager Human Resources, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels
Cleveland, Ohio