I was the breadwinner for a family of four, stuck in a 20-year career I knew wasn't my life's calling.
I couldn't see a way out. I had no clarity on my North Star and couldn't imagine a world where I could transition into something new without financial stress.
But I also knew I wasn't here to play small or settle and I could no longer ignore that pull, the calling I was feeling to something greater. Reminding myself that if nothing changes, nothing changes, I made a commitment to identify my calling and trade my life (my time and energy) for it.
That year, I learned how to hear my intuition and follow my energy. I invested in myself by devouring books, podcasts, courses, studying with and getting trained by the best in the field to commit to my dream. What I gained was priceless: clarity, an enlivened sense of energy, purpose, and exquisite joy. So illuminated with what I learned and who I became, I couldn't possibly go back to the life I once had, nor did I want to. And I want the same for you.
Hey, I'm Kristie
BUT I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS BEING CALLED TO DO, Only THAT THERE WAS A PULL, a calling, I COULD NO LONGER IGNORE.
Having spent nearly two decades working in a "successful" corporate career, I finally committed to pursuing my dream. Thing is, I wasn't exactly sure what that was.
For the first 20 years of my career (excluding the years I worked as a journalist), I force-channeled my curiosity into a successful but unfulfilling ad agency career before finally listening to that still small voice that unseated me in the dark of the night. That discontented voice telling me this was not where I was supposed to be. This is not who I came here to be. That voice I shoved down and responded to by working even harder in a profession I knew was not mine.
On a mission, i exiled myself into the woods for a weekend of soul searching...
Guided by the half dozen books I'd devoured on finding and pursuing one's North Star, I was determined to identify IT - the answer to my longing and discontent. When I emerged, I had some clearer direction but still no real bulls-eye. So, I continued to immerse myself in nature, asked myself clarifying questions and followed my energy.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT SURPRISED ME.
I started seeing signs everywhere that led me to answers I'd asked only days ago. I began to clarify my values and purpose which led to an influx of ideas.
But where to start? Across all ideas, more education and knowledge was required. My curiosity was exploding for science-backed answers to our world's mysteries. Research for a young adult book led me to investigate the intelligence of trees, the healing properties of plants and the mycelium network beneath our feet. Nature's intelligence was astounding.
I dove deeper into scores of books, podcasts, online courses - even interviews with world-renowned research institutes and survivors of devastating injuries- on topics like quantum physics and energy, epigenetics, universal laws and intelligence, neuroscience, heart-brain coherence, spirituality principles, feminine and masculine energies, egg wisdom, transformational success principles and more.
I DIDN'T KNOW AT THE TIME THAT I WAS FOLLOWING THE ENERGY OF MY INTUITION.
I just followed my curiosity and immersed myself in whatever made my heart feel open and expansive.
When the opportunity presented itself to pair the self-guided learnings I had amassed - completing scores of online courses, devouring 60+ books and interviews with subject matter experts - with formal training as a life and dream-building coach with a focus on helping people reconnect with their calling, it felt like coming home.
Long-time friends and former colleagues all recalled stories of me as a purpose provocateur. I had always wanted to help reconnect people with their purpose, their life’s longing.
I BELIEVE THERE'S A CALLING for each of us.
The real work is to become aware and awakened, to answer the call.
You are meant to thrive in alignment with your dreams, your purpose - your unique being fully expressed in this world. I made a commitment to myself to excavate and reconnect with the truth of who I am. I want the same for you.
It finally hit me: follow your energy, your truth, and all roads will lead to the same destination, yours.
"I HAVE A DEEPLY HIDDEN and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life."
— VIRGINIA WOOLF
WORdS TO LIVE BY
MY INVITATION TO YOU...
My biggest fear was never failure. It was living a life of regret, of not living my fullest potential, of not knowing or experiencing my life's calling.
So now I ask, what do you want? The pain of growth or the pain of staying where you are?
I warmly invite you to take the leap of faith and get in touch. Let's reconnect you to your calling and start filling life with your unique magic.
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