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First time or fifth year plus reader - WELCOME!  I'm so grateful you're here and I hope what I offer can help make your life a little (or a lot!) better and brighter! 
And as always, feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, and scroll down for info about my coaching services and featured appearances and articles. 
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Strong Medicine
by Kristina Leonardi
I always have a hard time explaining to folks what I do, even as I enter my ninth(!) year of coaching professionally. Over time I have come up with some language that helps (scroll down for that...), but last year I happened to catch the end of one of those PBS specials where the speaker, Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine, was talking about how a doctor's communication is critical to the healing of the patient. In fact, the physician can have a placebo effect, and therefore become the medicine itself.  That sparked an a-ha moment for me - I realized that I'm not a doctor, but through my writing, speaking and especially coaching, I am medicine, and strong medicine at that! 

I like to call myself a "holistic career coach" or "life chiropractor" because an individual's work is my entree into looking at their entire life. This is because our jobs/careers are generally where we spend the most time and energy, so if that's "off" many other things like health and relationships will be "off" as well, and vice versa. When I meet with clients, I get in there with my x-ray vision and supersonic hearing and connect the dots, see what is out of wack and give you an adjustment along with tools and resources to put you back in alignment. 

"Treatment" could take the form of specific tasks and homework, my prescriptions so to speak, but sometimes it is simply me seeing you in a way that you've never looked at yourself before, which gives you new insights about who you are, where you should be going and how best to be using your time and energy. Most folks come away with a different perspective that is profoundly healing and motivates them to move forward in a positive direction, however long a process that might take.  Everyone is re-awakened to the person they know themselves to be. 

In other words, you get a good dose of special sauce to do the things you need to do that will create purpose, meaning and balance in every area of your life!  Often this is a one-time injection and you're re-calibrated and on your way; other folks are in the midst of a deeper transformation and need more guidance over a period of time.  Although there are most certainly phases when we all need outside expertise and support, it is always my goal to empower you to ultimately become your own coach and trusted counsel. 

We are humans, and we bring our whole human selves with our entire characteristics, experiences, limitations, talents, stresses and passions to wherever we are, whatever we are doing and whomever we are with.
This resonates now more than ever with our 24/7 accessibility, increasingly virtual workplaces and the overall blurring of lines between our personal and professional lives, so we need to learn how to manage, balance and integrate it all!

I'm here to help. Yes, I'm strong medicine, but I always deliver with a spoonful of sugar, so don't be afraid to contact me whenever you're ready to get a little remedy for what ails you.  And, this month I'm sweetening things up even more by offering you a discount
on my services, so be sure to scroll down to check it out! :)  

Whether we work together directly or not, I'm so very glad you're here and hope you enjoy my regular PGG essays which will be back next week. Here's to your Peace, Prosperity and Purpose in 2016 and beyond! 

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New Year, New You!
Private Coaching with Kristina
_50 coupon We all know that January is month when many of us stop to think about who we are, where we've been and what changes we want to make in our lives going forward. I'm not huge on resolutions per se, but I do think it's really important to review the past year, assess what you've experienced, learned and how you've grown as a result, and then make adjustments, course corrections and set some goals. 

It's a time to think about what you'd like to do in the year ahead, both in broad themes, and also specifics.  The most important thing is that you PUT EVERYTHING IN WRITING, so if you're not already journaling, at least on an occasional basis, that's the number one thing you can do for yourself in 2016! (Here's a PGG that talks about the benefits of keeping a journal)  
Not sure what changes you'd like to make, how to make them or how to stay on track? 
Whether you're looking for a new career or job, want to improve your personal life and overall wellness, or are simply searching for more meaning and purpose in your life, I'm here to help!  

I can provide you clarity, direction, accountability, guidance and suppor
t, and for the month of January, I'm offering a $50 discount on my Essential Self Consultation or Three Session Coaching Package for returning clients.(Get $20 off a one-hour phone session, too!)    

Why should you work with a coach?
Many of you have seen me speak or have already worked with me, but if not, here's a video of how I answered a question about what I offer as a coach when presenting at a recent panel discussion hosted by The Muse:
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Kristina gave me permission to be myself!  I can say no other person has empowered me in that way as much as she has - and I am TRULY forever grateful for that.."  - Cherise R.

"I can honestly say that speaking to you was one of the most important events in my life. It is almost unbelievable how a 2-hour conversation can have that effect."  Bozhanka V.

I look forward to working with YOU whenever you're ready!

January 2016 New Year, New You Offer
Mention this coupon and receive a $50 discount on Kristina's Essential Self Consultation (Regularly $595 for two hours in person or Skype; w/ one hour follow-up call; $450 for two hour session only), Three Session Coaching package (Regularly $975 in person (90minutes); $555 via phone(60minutes); or $20 discount on a One-hour phone session (Regularly $199) 
Offer Expires 01/31/2016. .  Contact Kristina for full details
Thinking about working with me one-on-one?
Here are a few ways my services can help you with your career and life, as most of you fall into one or a combination of the following categories:

Executive Coaching:

Who:  Managers, Business Owners, Directors, C-Suite Executives 

What: Authentic leadership, motivate staff, cultivate teamwork, facilitate communication, inspire vision and culture, increase employee engagement, manage stress, improve work/life wellness

ROI/Why:  Productivity, People and Profit!


Career Coaching:

Who:  Career Changers, Career Climbers, Job Searchers, Moms, Dads, Grads

What:  Exploration, discovery and attainment of meaningful work and lifepath, improve job performance, professional development and advancement, enter or re-enter job force, time/stress management and work/life wellness 

ROI/Why:  Purpose, Peace and Promotion!  


Life Coaching:

Who: Anyone feeling lost/at a crossroads, unsatisfied, stressed, blocked, confused, passionless   

What: Life transitions, identity issues/crisis, body/mind/spirit wellness, authentic expression, improve relationships   

ROI/Why:  Balance, Bounty and Bliss!  


Contact me by email or give me a buzz at 917-816-0834  for more information and to schedule your session today!  

Click here to get an idea of what it's like working with me from past clients

...And watch this video to give you an idea of my approach especially if you have never worked with a coach before 


"From her calming voice and beautiful perspective to her ability to connect the dots and provoke "ah-ha!" moments, her words will change you for the better"~ Amy P.  

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 "...why not think about detoxing and tuning-up your mental and emotional diets, adjusting your atmosphere and exercising a more positive attitude towards yourself and others?"
"Like the Buddha says of a string on the sitar, if it's too tight it will break, too loose and you won't get any sound from it.  Either way the music dies. Life does not exist in black or white, but in fact found in the many shades between."
"The most dangerous threat we all faced, and continue to face, is that of 'divide and conquer'; of thinking we are the lone soldier out in the battlefield and that we have to suffer in silence.... We cannot isolate in our trenches - we must reach out to our platoon - that is what they are there for!"
 "...a book of insightful essays (injected with fun and humor) to help guide, inspire, and make sense of life's daily challenges and milestones alike. If you need a mood booster or helping hand, check it out!"

"One antidote to this anxiety is remembering that everyone has a gift to offer and when you both discover and use that gift in the present, it is much easier to trust what may come tomorrow."
"Think about how the trees and plants are always there, evolving, growing, moving towards life, no matter what they're handed or how much they suffer - they remain steadfast in supporting and healing us. By giving thanks perhaps we can counteract some of the abuse we has humans have doled out!"  
"It is not easy to watch someone die, let alone someone you love, and someone who was such a force of nature."

"....131 essays about self-care, career direction, transition, stress, feeling lost, going with the flow and more. They're ideas, observations, and unique perspectives to make you think about yourself and your life in a new way, motivate you to make positive change, help ease those challenging times and perhaps have a chuckle or two."

"The more we can start looking at our own lives with the 'overview effect', the more we can plan for our highest and best exit when the inevitable day arrives."

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"Remember what themes spoke to you last week, what you and everyone around you innately responded to and was stimulated and stirred within: kindness, inclusion, healing, empathy."
 "Be generous in spirit, in time, money, health, love, compassion, presence and kindness. Let generosity, not greed, be your underlying force - and when looking at others' actions try to understand theirs - it will give you much more information than appears and help you separate the wheat from the chaff."

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About Kristina's Coaching
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Kristina Leonardi is a career/life coach who has a proven record of getting "stuck" clients empowered to make changes aligned with their true passions and talents in a short time. 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 and live a life with clarity, balance and direction.   


Kristina's holistic, gimmick-free, and minimalist approach has earned her widely diverse and fiercely loyal following from all walks and stations of life, including savvy New Yorkers who have tried other coaches, approaches, and therapy with little or limited results.  Click here to learn more 


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"She has a laid-back approach, but don't let that fool anyone. Her ability to read people is amazing and her assessments of how a person can enrich their lives/careers are spot-on. After she asked me lots of questions, she was somehow able to give me an assessment that was frighteningly accurate and illuminating."      

Here's what a recent client had to say:  

I was fortunate enough to have worked with you as a career coaching client earlier this year. Since our time together, and our talks, I have landed a job as general counsel for a not for profit organization here in New York City. When we worked together you mentioned that you had a feeling I was meant for a larger destiny - that I was meant to be doing work for the betterment of others, and that I was meant to lead large groups of people. My work in the not for profit realm will combine those two things, and I feel in my gut that amazing experiences lie ahead. Now, the world is my oyster. Your coaching and influence had a profound impact on me, and I wanted to take a moment to express my deep gratitude to you for being a guiding light. ~ Vanessa M.  


What's it like working with Kristina? Click here for more info 


For more information visit www.kristinaleonardi.com or contact her to schedule a session today.

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About Kristina's Speaking
Attend an event or hire her to speak at y0ur company or  organization!

Known as a dynamic, 'inspiring' and 'down-to-earth' speaker with unique yet practical perspectives on career development, work/life wellness, and employee engagement, Kristina has been a featured speaker for many corporate seminars, non-profit organizations and conferences, including: UBS, Saatchi & Saatchi, HR Association of NY, Ogilvy & Mather, American Business Women's Association, the Junior League, NYU and the New York's Science, Business & Industry Library.
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Since launching Personal Growth Gab (PGG) in January 2010, Kristina has formed an avid and faithful following ("they're the only emails I read" "they really help me" "they help me start my week" "I save them until I get home and can read them with a cup of tea" "you're such a good writer!" ) of over 1500 who look forward to a 'weekly dose of thought-provoking, inspirational and entertaining helpful tidbits to keep you connected with yourself and make sense of this journey called life.

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 I've recently been featured in a few places:

 45 Pieces of Career Advice That Will Get You to The Top (The Daily Muse) 

(I'm #3 just before Marissa Mayer #4 and Jane Fonda #7, Mark Cuban #42, Steve Jobs #44)

The Ins and Outs of Casual Days at Work (CareerIntelligence.com)

Wherever You Go, There You Are (VidaVibrante.com)

A Body at Rest (Inspire Virtual Mag S.A.) 

 A More Perfect Union (Inspire Virtual Mag S.A.) 

Tiptoe Through the Tulips (Inspire Virtual Mag S.A)

 Scroll down for more articles written by or about me and be sure to tweet and share them all! :)

Kristina's Media Mix
Articles and videos by,  about or featuring Kristina Leonardi
What I Learned Working with a Career Coach
From Passion to Profit Career Transition Support Group - Episode 1
From Passion to Profit Career Transition Support Group
Daily Muse
6 Things You Can Get from a Not-Quite Dream Job (Besides the Paycheck)

Pink Slips: How Losing Your Job is a Good Thing (Video)
Huffington Post article
5 Simple Steps for Finding Your Life's Purpose.


You can also check out these interviews with me:
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