I specialize in motherhood transitions, midlife awakenings and relationship skills coaching for dual career couples.
Hi there, I'm Kristen. Originally from Oregon, I have lived in Kirkland since 1999, having moved with my husband when I was pregnant with my first child. We recently celebrated 28 years of marriage and have raised two young adult sons.
I have always created a livelihood and meaningful work from my strengths: my empathic presence, deep listening skills & gentle way of inspiring & evoking the best in others.
In my years welcoming clients into my massage practice, they always felt embraced, heard and I would intuitively know what would help them.
For many years I answered my calling as a community educator & postpartum massage doula. Guiding women and couples through the transition to parenthood as they stepped over the threshold of what went before, and into the unknown of parenthood.
I gained 20+ years experience intimately supporting hundreds of women & families. It was a natural transition into coaching.
I had my own Midlife Awakening and continued to grow my skills as a healthcare provider, decision educator, family mediator, chaplain and Gottman Relationship Skills Coach. I recognize the value of emotional fluency and conscious choice to create a life of purpose and I bring this perspective to the folks I work with.
I have witnessed the magic that occurs when a person speaks from their heart, dares to dream & takes thoughtful action.
What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.
-Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.