My mission is to create an environment for personal and professional growth. A safe place, where you can
connect to your values, move with clarity and confidence, and embrace your role as a leader, wherever your passion lies. Together we will link your power with your passion.
I am a mom. A wife. A certified leadership coach. Former Executive Director. Yoga instructor. Non-profit consultant. And, in a nutshell, a champion of people.
My message is simple. Find a way to link your passions with your power.
(yet I realize It’s not always as easy as it sounds.)
As I look back on my life both personally and professionally, a very common theme has always existed — to adapt and overcome. None of us can control aspects of the early years of our lives however, we have the opportunity now to wake up and take action; to make the improvements we wish to see.
We also have the ability to write a new story for ourselves.
This begins with a certain level of self awareness. I have seen people suffer and struggle personally and professionally because they are unwilling to admit their faults along the way, they are unwilling to acknowledge their part in sabotaging their success and happiness.
My career success is not a result of a fancy degree but from a commitment to show up better today than I did yesterday. Period. Owning my mistakes along the way and not letting my past define me. I have become clear on what I am most passionate about and I intentionally set out each day to move forward with great purpose.
Koi Coaching is a result of this intention, so I can create an environment where others feel empowered to do the same, to grow as people and as leaders. As a coach, I am a guide to those looking to dive deeper into themselves. I believe that we each have our own intrinsic power, a driving force that once we can truly connect with, will unleash our passions for our life and work.
Outside of my family, my greatest accomplishment was the founding and building of one of the East Coast’s most successful adaptive sports non-profits, Sportable, serving hundreds of individuals with physical disabilities and assisting them in overcoming obstacles to engage in sports. My years at Sportable stretched me tremendously and created a foundation for knowledge in leadership and nonprofit management. This experience catapulted me into the world of leadership training and community partnerships.
So, whether you’re interested in Koi Coaching for your organization’s growth, or your own personal growth (both on and off the yoga mat), I’m here to help with this meaningful and sometimes difficult transformation.
I am genuinely thankful for the gift of being able to share all that I have learned with others and I look forward to meeting you.
As you step in, or step up, in your leadership role...
I will be here to be your guide in finding clarity of purpose,
fighting off your inner critic, and creating accountability to
ensure your vision for the future becomes a reality!
Your character. Doing the right thing even when no one is looking. Doing the right thing even when everyone is looking. It's doing the right thing even when it “costs more” than you want to pay!
Not giving up.
Persistence and tenacity. The effort required to do something and keep doing it till the end, even if it's hard. Based on a strong work ethic and a CAN DO attitude!
The choice and
willingness to confront uncertainty. “Showing Up” even when we cannot control the outcome. Being vulnerable, telling the story of who we are with our whole heart, an essential element for accessing love and joy in our lives!
To be kind to ourselves
first and then to others. A curious and accepting way of questioning your experiences, behaviors and motivations. A desire to learn more about yourself to solve personal problems or to find peace with them. To authentically step out into the world!
A result of being truly authentic. Based on a strong foundation of trust and clarity of your purpose. The idea of deeply connecting with others to work together towards a common goal. The true definition of teamwork that allows for collaboration!!
Education & Training
Kristen has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation & Sports Management, with a minor in Psychology and a Concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Kristen has completed over 12 months of training through Coaches Training Alliance and Positive Intelligence. Kristen is both a Coach Training Alliance Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Positive Intelligence (PQ) Coach.
Kristen is also an active member of the International Coaches Federation, pursuing her ACC Credential.
Kristen has also earned her Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour Certification through The Yoga Professional and is an active member of Yoga Alliance. She also earned her Certificate of Energy Medicine through the State College of Florida.