Personal Growth Gab
with Kristina Leonardi

March 2012

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NEXT OPPORTUNITY FOR GROUP COACHING IS THIS

Thursday, March 15th 3-5pm   

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"The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?" ~ Woody Allen

Ah, the paradox between poetry and practicality, art and accounting, beauty and bottom line, meaning and metrics.
Especially in this results-oriented, materially-focused, high-powered metropolis that is New York, it's often challenging to communicate the value of things we are unable to touch, see, or can be precisely measured.

After assigning some journaling to a client recently, she seemed perplexed and not too happy about it.  When inquiring what was the problem, her concern she said, was because as graduate of MIT, it would be difficult without having any sort of metrics or immediate tangible outcome to guide her or let her know she was doing it 'correctly', which her perfectionist self needed in order to be validated in the exercise. She was not the first to be challenged by or question the effectiveness of the solution I offered, just the first to articulate it so well!

This type of scenario has been the bane of my existence, as the world of the intangible has been my field of expertise and the 'meat' of my work for most of my professional life - teaching  or speaking, creating
programs that promote intercultural understanding and women's empowerment, individual and group coaching, even writing these posts.  Most everything  I do is impactful on an internal level, enabling shifts in perception and healing to take place, so my challenge has always been how to grade, evaluate, measure or assure the merit of such things; how do you quantify understanding, inspiration, identity, and transformation? 

With flowers and trees now blooming all around us, remember that they didn't just magically appear overnight - there was an unseen force at work during the barren winter months - the result is tangible, but the process itself is a thing, too. Fertile soil, sunshine, water, time and nature's mysterious special sauce work consistently in harmony behind the scenes, making it all come together for us to once again enjoy the gorgeous potpourri of colors and shapes.


Feeling like your Spring needs to be sprung?  You might just need a little professional tending to your garden along with some Xray vision, so give me a buzz - I'll  bring on the blossom and have Everything Coming Up Roses for you again!  
 
Kristina

*(Today's PGG was originally posted on April 26th, 2011)   


   

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GROUP COACHING with KRISTINA LEONARDI

Feel like you are on your own as you make your next career move?
Do you need help with work/life balance? 

Are you looking for structure and support as you go through your job search? 

 

Come to these small gatherings of like-minded people in career transition to share your experiences and information for brainstorming, encouragement and inspiration. Facilitated by Kristina Leonardi, the purpose of these meetings is to provide mutual support and resources as well as an understanding of and appreciation for personal growth throughout the job search process and create optimal work/life balance. Each attendee receives a minimum 15 minutes of individual coaching attention within the group context.

 

New Options for 2012:
Now offering two opportunities each month to connect!

Tuesday Talk

*Every first Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm*
Next meeting:  March 6th
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Thursdays at Three 
*Every third Thursday of the month from 3-5pm*  
 
Next meeting: March 15th  
 
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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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Kristina Leonardi is the Founder 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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* you are not sure what you want to do with your life

* you do not know who you are or what you love

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*you want to improve your relationships

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About Kristina
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'.  For more information please visit www.kristinaleonardi.com