Personal Growth Gab
with Kristina Leonardi

December 2010

Greetings!


As a career/life coach I have a unique vantage point to observe all types of people and notice certain trends and patterns that emerge. In addition to my clients, there is my circle of friends and family as well as my own personal experience, since I, too, am not immune to it all!

Lately the theme has been that of warrior being challenged in one or more areas of life, confronting unpleasant people or situations, dealing with loss, or relentlessly fighting a seemingly uphill battle at every turn. If you've been feeling tested (or testy) in the areas of relationships (all kinds), work(too much or not enough of it), finances ('nough said), or having a health or identity crisis - essentially, the stuff of life - raise your hand and know that you are not the only one that's been beaten up these past couple months.

As difficult as it may be, the key is to acknowledge and recognize through all the discomfort/frustration/stress where growth has occurred, understanding has transpired, and wisdom will eventually come. Don't spend too much time figuring out why things have been going the way they are - instead save your energy for 'what can I do and learn as a result of what I've been through and how can I incorporate these new found strengths moving forward'? 

'Misery loves company' is a phrase we've all heard. It's not a concept that I would normally promote, but in these times of technological isolation and the era of social media's  "Look at my fabulous life" updates and photos, there is comfort in knowing we're not the only one struggling and that it's okay to share the truth of how we're really doing.

The trick is not to have a pity party but to find community and provide mutual support; to take a collective heavy sigh and deep breath and have a good laugh about it knowing that we're all in a similar boat and do what we can to make things better.  At end of the day, we are human and can offer one another a hug and a smile to get us through the hard times, which are always temporary.

But if you want to dig a little deeper and sort out the who, what, why, when, where and how of what's been going on, give me a buzz and I'll help you see the lesson in the lickin' and the light at the end of the tunnel.
Kristina

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I left there today just feeling great knowing that I had a wonderful person to talk to about everything that's been going on.  I just feel so comfortable sharing my personal experiences with you; by doing so, it's allowing me to uncover so much about myself.  -V.C.


"Kristina is an amazing coach... I'm always impressed by her intuitive nature, creative ideas, and insight to tap into the core. She is tremendously gifted and has the ability to unblock obstacles that perhaps we didn't even know existed as it's sometimes most challenging to see situations clearly when you're immersed in them. I'll have Kristina to thank when my upcoming big and delicious publishing projects materialize -- her guidance and reinforcements I need to hear about having patience with ingredients baking in the oven have shaped my efforts! " 
-Vicki S.

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Kristina's workshops and consultations are inspiring, empowering and encouraging for anyone who has ever felt stuck at a crossroads in either their personal or professional lives. Her delivery is clear, down-to-earth and honest. I know I can always count on her for an objective point of view whenever I feel like I need a 'guide' - who doesn't? - Melissa E.
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ESSENTIAL SELF CONSULTATIONS
Aligning your work with your Essential Self and unique talents and abilities creates a sense of peace and calm that allows for internal healing to permeate every aspect of your life.  Spend 90 minutes with Kristina as she helps you discover your unique gifts and talents, and offers practical solutions as to how best you can use them in your personal or professional life!  

An Essential Self Consultation is valuable if you:
  •  are unsatisfied in any stage of your career
  •  feel a need to make a change, but are not sure how
  •   are at a life crossroads
  •   are a recent college graduate or post-graduate
  •   can benefit from an outside observer connecting the dots in your life
  •   are looking for clarity and direction in any area of your life
  •   need someone to be an objective, supportive listener
  •   want a big-picture look at your life in order to make adjustments where needed
  •   need a resource of life options and steps to get there
HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
JUST $195 for all now until 12/31/10
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Normally $279 for a 90-minute in-person session and 45 minute follow-up phone session
($195 for TWM Members)*
Contact Kristina at kleonardi@mindspring.com or 917-816-0834 to schedule your appointment.

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Thursdays at Three:
Coffee, Conversations & Coaching
*Every Thursday from 3-5pm*
Attend every week or drop in when you can!
 
Feel like you are on your own as you make your next career move?
Would you like to connect with others who are in a similar position?
Are you looking for structure and support as you go through your job search?

Come to this small gathering of like-minded people in career transition to share your experiences and information with others in similar situations. Facilitated by Kristina Leonardi, the purpose of these weekly, semi-formal meetings is to provide mutual support and resources as well as an understanding of and appreciation for personal growth throughout the job search process.

COST: $30 ($25 for TWM Members) per session
Open to men and women.
Minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 participants.
WHEN: Every Thursday from 3-5pm
LOCATION: NYC Midtown East*
RSVP Required to kleonardi@mindspring.com or call 917-816-0834*

*Please note that this is an ongoing event. RSVP's accepted up until 1pm day of session. Location and payment information will be sent upon RSVP.
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QUICK FIRE CAREER COACHING & RESUME CRITIQUE
In this 30-minute phone session Kristina will help you:
  • identify what your next career move or change should be
  • assess your resume to be sure that your goals and experience are clearly reflected in it
  • strategize and brainstorm next steps to take in your job search
Cover letter writing also available - contact Kristina for more details.

Only $ 69.00* (Just $59.00 for TWM Members)
Contact Kristina for more information at kleonardi@mindspring.com or call 917-816-0834

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"After months of researching the job market, I became overly consumed with endless data and foggy ideas. Kristina helped me see that my resume reflected this uncertainty and it was working against me. In just a half hour we defined more sharply what my true goals are and how to best revise my resume(s). I now look forward to communicating - on paper and verbally - a clear message that will lead me to a new opportunity". - Linda M.
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Tuesday Talk Group Coaching Sessions
Every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm

Are you currently working but would like support, networking and some individualized coaching in career transition or work/life balance?
Due to popular demand I am now offering Thursdays at Three on Tuesday evenings!

Come to this small gathering of like-minded people to share your experiences and information with others and receive coaching in a group setting. Facilitated by Kristina Leonardi, the purpose of these weekly, semi-formal meetings is to provide mutual support and resources as well as an understanding of and appreciation for personal growth throughout the career and life transition process.

COST: $35 per session ($150 for package of 5)
Open to men and women.
Minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 participants.
WHEN: Every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm
LOCATION: NYC Midtown East*
RSVP Requiredto kristina.leonardi@gmail.comor call 917-816-0834*

*Please note that this is an ongoing event. RSVP's accepted up until 3pm day of session. Location and payment information will be sent upon RSVP.
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"I got so much out of our session and I know it will be an impetus to spring me into action!  I can already feel that a change is on the horizon.... I also wanted to let you know that I felt inspired not only by your advice, but also by seeing how much you love what you're doing.  It's truly a gift to be able to listen and provide such meaningful feedback. "-Nicole H.
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"I nixed her career ideas during our consultation and now I'm actually performing the job and loving every minute - doesn't feel like work at all!" - Anonymous

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Kristina Leonardi is the Founder and Director of The Women's Mosaic®,a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and motivation for women to express their full power and potential in all areas of life. As a speaker and career/life coach, she provides a practical framework for each individual to make the most of their personal and professional lives, allowing them to recognize, connect to, and fulfill their role in the world at large.
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Upcoming Seminars with Kristina
Essential Self Consultations
Thursdays at Three
Career Coaching & Resume Critique
Tuesday Talk Group Sessions
About Kristina Leonardi
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About Kristina Leonardi
Kristina Leonardi is the Founder and Executive Director of The Women's Mosaic®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, inspiration and motivation for women to express their full power and potential in all areas of life. As a speaker, seminar leader and career/life coach she encourages each individual to make the most of their personal and professional lives, allowing them to recognize, embrace and  fulfill their role in the world at large. Kristina believes that personal transformation is the key to social transformation and has dedicated her life to helping people connect more fully to themselves, each other and the world around them. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University, and has taught extensively for New York University's Center for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism and the Center for Career, Education and Life Planning. A featured guest on the all-women owned radio network, Greenstone Media, Kristina was also listed as one of Hispanic Magazine's Top Latinas of 2004, received the Tango Diva 2007 Diva Visionary Award  and was recently honored by the WNBA's NY Liberty as part of their 2009 Inspiring Women Night.  Click here for a full interview on TangoDiva, and here for her featured profile on Peace x Peace, where she was interviewed as one of the 'inspiring women and peacebuilders around the world'.
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...You would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.  Your ability to connect to a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift!  - Stacy Francis and the Savvy Ladies® Team

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"I had just lost my job a few weeks earlier and I was a little out of sorts. I attended Kristina's breakout session entitled "How Losing Your Job Can Be a Good Thing". After listening and actively participating in the session, I was really able to put things in perspective. It allowed me to dig deep within myself and really determine what I wanted to do with my life. After the conference, I decided to have a one on one coaching session, which helped validate my career goals, and have also attended her Thursday at Three Transition Group meetings. Kristina is truly an inspiration and I recommend her to anyone who is feeling a bit lost and needs some career and life counseling." - Justin S.
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Coaching Packages available in 3-session or 6 month packages!  Contact Kristina for more details.

 
kleonardi@mindspring.com  917-816-0834