August 2015 Synergy Success e-Zine



Wish I could say being back to work after a full week of vacation has me energized and focused, yet I'm struggling with feeling overwhelmed at the moment. All I can see is how "far behind" I am and all I can hear is how "I'd better work harder and faster to catch up" with some pretty high expectations.


(Good thing I've been here before, and I know that overwhelm always comes before a break through!)

So I decided to teach through transparency and share how I plan to lead myself through this:

  1. First-AWARENESS: I'm grateful for the awareness that fear is trying to creep in and shame me for getting off track and not being perfect. And I'm reaching out to share it with you. (Because Yes, these moments still happen for me too!) 

  2. Second-SELF-COMPASSION: "Even though I'm overwhelmed, I'm going to honor how I feel and love myself anyway."

  3. Third-BREAK PATTERN: Instead of pushing myself to "crank-it-up" I'm walking away from business tasks and practice what I teach. I will step outside and flip out of the panic zone by "Breathing to Thrive", then come back in and say the serenity prayer while asking for Divine guidance.

Last but not least I will sit for a moment with my eyes closed and LISTEN for the truth of Spirit (which is completely opposite from my default habit of believing the lies my ego spits out to keep me stuck!) so I can take Inspired Action toward peaceful productivity.

See, I've learned that Nothing good comes from the panic zone--working smarter, not harder only happens when I'm operating from my Core Value Offer, which is "to joyfully Serve and Show Love on the journey to balanced success." It also means giving up the tendency to fly Solo so I can Soar forward in formation with YOU! 

Thanks from the bottom of my heart for being part of our amazing tribe of like-minded women who are intentionally navigating this rocky (yet worth it!) path of living Empowered. Because we are more than just the sum of our parts. Because our synergy creates a stronger, smarter, and more powerful whole...

And because "Together Everyone Achieves More!"

Hope I get to See you this week Aug 5 & 6 at the Synergy Success Circle.

'Til then...I'd love to hear -- did reading this serve you in some way? 


p.s. **SAVE THE DATE** - Synergy Success Networking Summit
will be held December 8th, 2015 at the JMU Festival Center! Grab a vendor
table and Share Your Business with us! 



5th, Wednesday
Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. McAlister's Deli, Harrisonburg, VA
6th, Thursday
Dinner Meeting 5:30-7:00
p.m. McAlister's Deli,
Harrisonburg, VA 

7th, Friday
11:30 am- 1:15pm
@ McAlister's Deli

12-15 Fri-Sun
Uplevel Academy Gold Mastermind Retreat
Asheville, NC

10th, Monday
"Beyond SOAR II"
6:00-8:00 p.m.

12-15 Uplevel Academy
GOLD Mastermind Retreat
Asheville, NC

21st, Friday
"Beyond SOAR III"
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
27th, Thursday
SOAR Mastermind
6:30-8:00 p.m.
31st, Monday
"Building a Climate of Success"
Speaker for Stafford VA
Head Start Staff

Self-Care Affirmation

Christina's Story

Click here to read about my life-changing transformation

from Fear to Faith.  
A Heartfelt Thank You! 


Passing this on is the greatest compliment I can receive!
 Your kind referrals help me honor, serve, & inspire more women. 

It's a "Synergy Success Circle" Membership SALE

In Honor of our 6th Anniversary!


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Membership in the Synergy Success Circle is

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NEW!! 2015 Membership BONUS Add-on's

  • *Facebook Networking page
  • *Early-bird Vendor Registration for December 8th "Synergy Success Networking Summit" at the JMU Festival Center (space limited)
  • *Monthly Q & A "Ask Anything" Coaching Call with Christina (4th Wednesdays 12-1pm beginning in September)

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then investment is $15 per meeting

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In the Synergy Success Circle, you're guaranteed

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in a collaborative environment

where you are seen, heard, and fully supported. 


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Uplevel Academy 

I wholeheartedly believe in the power of coaching and continuous learning. These are investments I make in my future and myself, so I can joyfully serve my clients in the highest way and create balanced success without burning out. If you're ready to make an investment in your work and life to improve yourself for the future, contact me  

I'd love to partner with you!


Hi, I'm Christina Kunkle, the founder of Synergy Life and Wellness Coaching LLC and SOAR, a Leadership Development Program for women, 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...