Synergy Success E-Zine, AUGUST 2013    


"Begin with the end in mind."
~Stephen Covey



Greetings to YOU and a Warm Welcome to our strong community of high-achieving women who intend to thrive amidst the challenges of work and life while showing grace under pressure.


Our family just returned from a beautiful beach vacation, where in addition to jumping waves, playing corn hole, and adding 2 hermit crabs to our clan, I was able to relish in some relaxed reading time!   


Have you read Steven Covey's book "7 Habits of Highly Effective People?"  If not, it's a must-read! I wholeheartedly believe that his "Begin with the End in Mind" success principle, (which suggests that all things are created twice... first as a mental picture, and second as a physical creation) has played a huge role in my personal and professional success.  


Whether you're developing a Vision for your family, an effective presentation at work, or your next wellness goal, you must first "Visualize what you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin." [Robert Collier]

Visualization is a technique many top athletes use to prepare for competition, and a tool I find very effective personally and in goal-setting with clients. 


Here are 3 Key Action Steps to help you "Create an Empowered Vision":
  1. Close your eyes and see a Crystal Clear picture in your mind: Imagine every detail of exactly what you want to be, do, or have.  What you want is to get into the feeling of really living into this vision.  Whatever that looks like, sounds like, tastes like, smells like, or feels like, that's the experience you want to imagine as realistically as you can. 
  2. Rehearse for Success: Review this goal morning and night. Walk through it, one detailed step at a time, until it feels natural, believable, and achievable...almost inevitable.
  3. Feel and Express Gratitude: Write or say "I am so happy and grateful that I _________ (have been promoted, finished my advanced degree, reached my goal weight, etc.. fill in your successful achievement in the blank.)  Give thanks in advance for your successful outcome.

The Sky's the limit if we begin with the end in mind. 


Please share your dream with me so I can hold this intention with you.  What's the end you have in mind right now? 


I'm Envisioning Balanced Success!


Christina Kunkle, CTA Certified Life and Wellness Coach, R.N.

"Resilience Coach for High-Achieving Women

who want to thrive by building a life,

not just a career." 

P.S.  Will I get to see you at the Synergy Success Circle August 8th or 14th?

P.S.S.Have you heard about how SOAR can help you take a lead role in your work and life? Contact me for exciting details and for our upcoming "SOAR" in 2014.    


AUGUST 2013 Events


8th, Thursday 
Dinner Meeting 5:30- 7:00 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
Beyond SOAR 8-9:30 pm 
9th, Friday
Leadership Development Group Coaching Program 11:30-1

10th, Saturday

Leadership Development Group Coaching Program 11:30-1

14th, Wednesday

"Synergy Success Circle"

Lunch Meeting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA

Self-Care Affirmation


"I set my goals

with the end in mind." 


Great Quotes! 

"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be."

~ Karen Ravn


"Live out of your imagination, not your history."
~Stephen Covey


"Private victories precede public victories."
~Stephen Covey


"Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such."

~ Henry Miller


"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in service of my vision,then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."

~ Audre Lorde


"How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most."

~ Stephen Covey


"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
~ George Bernard Shaw






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Synergy Success Story!

Susan Null

Executive Director

Harrisonburg Pregnancy Center




 "As a full-time working mom,
trying to balance a demanding job, my family, and my home, I realized that I needed (and desired) to create more balance in my life.
I entered into a 9 month coaching relationship with Christina at Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching.
This investment made a huge difference in my life in so many ways. 
Through my coaching sessions with Christina, I was able to present different challenges I was facing that were causing unbalance and frustration in my life. She equipped me with tools and skills that were practical and effective. She also challenged me with hard questions. Through coaching I also uncovered several mindsets and ways of thinking that I had held tightly to for a long time that were misguided, and not serving me well. In fact they were trapping me because they kept me from working at my highest capacity.
I learned that by caring for myself and working smarter, not harder, I could better serve and care for my family, my home, my staff, and the organization I work for.  I'm so very thankful for all that coaching has taught me. I am more organized and more balanced, as I've been able to give myself permission to be more creative and flexible - and these simple  (yet sometimes hard) changes in my life have given me a new sense of freedom, focus and empowerment."


Susan Null


Executive Director, Harrisonburg Pregnancy Center


Quotes to Stay Focused on Your Vision


"You cannot depend on your eyes

when your imagination is out of focus." ~Mark Twain


"The First Step to getting what you want is knowing what it is." ~Ben Stein


"Where there is no vision, the people perish. Where there is great vision, the people flourish." ~Proverbs


"For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." ~Proverbs 23:7


"Once you make a decision, the

universe conspires to make it happen."



"No one is less ready for tomorrow than the person who holds the most rigid beliefs about what tomorrow will contain." ~The Visionary's Handbook


"To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind."



"We become what we think about -- Thoughts become things." ~Earl Nightengale


"I urge you to: Trudge not through life leaving ugly gashes, Tiptoe not through life leaving half-formed impressions, But tread gently, lovingly and purposefully Leaving graceful heart-prints." ~ Unity Dow

"What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve." ~Napoleon Hill

"Synergy Success Circle" Membership SALE
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In Honor of our 4th Anniversary!

Ready to FREE yourself from the struggle of going it alone? 

Membership in the Synergy Success Circle is a gift you give yourself ~ the gift of holding yourself accountable for getting all the inspiration, motivation, work-life balance tips, friendship, networking, and FUN that you deserve!


First meeting is FREE then cost is usually $10 per meeting

or $100 for 1 year.  SALE:  Join or Renew by August 14th for 

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In the Synergy Success Circle, you're guaranteed to receive hugs not handshakes in a collaborative enviornment where you are seen, heard, and fully supported.


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The SOAR Synergy Leadership Development Program is designed to provide Exceptional Leadership Training and Professional Group Coaching, giving you the necessary tools to stay Focused, Positive, and Excited about Work and Life while promoting Highly Productive, Heart-Centered Collaboration and Balanced Success.

2013 SOAR Participant Spotlight:
"I would highly recommend SOAR!  Without the gift of investing in your well being we are jeopardizing the full potential of our family lives, our friendships and business's.  Soar is like a mental tune up with check points along the way to keep focus, growth, people skills and vision for business and life cranking on all cylinders." ~Barb Swett
Barb Swett, Nutritional Advisor, Advocare 540-256-8808


SOAR will provide massive support, structure, encouragement, accountability, clarity, training, laughter, mindset shifts - and of course will teach you how to create balanced success. Don't miss out on a phenomenal opportunity to SOAR in 2014! 

Contact me to schedule a private 1:1 call to learn more!

Christina's Story

Click here to read about her life-changing transformation...

from Fear to Faith.     



Hi, I'm Christina Kunkle, the founder of Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching LLC and Creator of the Synergy Success Circle.  My practice is dedicated to helping Professional Women squelch overwhelm and prevent burn out by promoting bounce-back resilience to stay focused, positive, & excited through challenges of work and life.  In addition to one on one coaching,  I facilitate keynotes, workshops, and retreats on topics related to Resilience and Work/Life balance. Do You know of a group that could use some inspiration and practical tips or are you curious about how coaching works?  Then I'd love to share with you what I believe to be  the most powerful tool for change on the planet! read more...