Matte-Kristine-9

Hi, I'm Kristine

 
I'm a wife and mom, born and raised Californian, and Midwest transplant of 10 years. My husband and I just celebrated seven years of marriage this summer and we are knee deep in the family years, working hard (some days very) to raise our two spirited little girls. I love traveling and coffee, any day with my family, and writing (it is both hobby and therapy for me). I am an INFJ who has learned to embrace her "T," an Enneagram 1 (Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic are pretty much my exact descriptors), podcast enthusiast, and milkshake and carbs lover.

Why Coaching

 

From the moment I learned about and experienced coaching myself, I knew it was where I was meant to be. It was the perfect fit for my therapy background, gifts, and talents, and it offered me the connection and freedom I craved in my work. I love the relationship I build with my clients--the closeness and collaboration--and it is truly fun for me to help women create a vision, develop a plan, and take steps towards their goals. As a licensed therapist, I am able to use a wide range of skills and interventions and I have the capability and knowledge to dig deep with my clients. I consider it the highest honor to journey alongside them as they take risks, chase their dreams, and live into who they are meant to be. I know how powerful this work can be because I have experienced it myself. Truly, if not for my own coaching, I wouldn't be where I am today.

 

Why Women

 

My mission is to help women live with more joy, meaning, and purpose in life. So, why women? Three reasons:

 

I am one. And I know what it’s like to feel restless and discontent, to feel as if there’s something more waiting for me. I know what it’s like to fear change and yet desperately crave it at the same time.

 

My girls. As they get older, I want them to know that life is meant to be lived. That means taking chances, trying something new, risking failure. I want them to know that no matter what obstacles they face, no matter how many times they fall, they can always get back up and try again. I also want them to know that they are worth the biggest, grandest dreams they have for their lives.

 

Women are powerful. I envision women stepping into their potential, harnessing their power, and living more fully into who they were made to be. I envision them returning to their families and communities overflowing with joy, passion, and love. All that light, all that power, would be enough to change the world. I choose to focus my work on women because I believe our time is now, and I believe we can change the world.

My Background

 

  • I received my Master's degree from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, one of the top training programs in the country
  • I have over 15 years of experience in mental health
  • I am a Certified Life Coach and studied under The Life Purpose Institute
  • I have been teaching, training, and supervising since 2004
  • I have invested in my own self-growth and exploration and can tell you that it is 100% worth it
  • I have made my own leaps of faith and I know personally that taking risks and putting yourself out there is the only way to fully live

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