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About Kristi

Stuck or frustrated? Want to actually ENJOY your everyday life? As a former unhappy lawyer, I understand. I was you! Now, I coach people who want to change their lives or careers in a BIG way!

Hi! I’m Kristi. I was 32 when I decided, after seven years as a lawyer, to leave my career and build a completely different type of life. After years of focusing on a stressful, all-encompassing career, I needed to mentally decompress and so I went to work as a waitress at a fine dining restaurant. For once, I was not thinking of what my next step would mean for my career, or what people would think of me, only of what would allow me to figure out how to actually enjoy my day to day life.

My life used to be ALL about the grind. The early mornings, the late nights, wishing I was more productive with both, hoping tomorrow that I will finally get through my to-do list, all the while beating myself up for not being better at ‘life’ than I was. I thought that was just what it meant to be a lawyer and put my career first.

I understand how people feel after they have gone to school for years, spent time, money and energy building a career. At that point, it feels impossible to leave. For years, I also thought that it was! But I was no longer fine with feeling burned out and frustrated in my everyday life. I wanted to feel more present, more connected and like I was creating my OWN path, not living someone else’s. I realized that my day to day happiness was more important than living for my career. That feeling present, connected and authentic in my day to day life was more important than the prestige of a career, or what anyone thought about my career at all. Once I decided that was how I wanted to live, what I thought I couldn’t do in a million years (just up and leave), I just…did.

At A Settled Mind, I want to help people who feel like I used to. I understand the complexities involved in making a big life change and I will not minimize the work that it will take. I want to normalize the pursuit of balance, wellness and fulfillment in day to day life – including in your job! I will use my experience, my training and my ability to connect to help YOU create the job, day to day experience and LIFE that you truly want.

Professional background:
I am certified as a Deep Transformational Coach through the Center for Transformational Coaching.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Long Island University, CW Post in Greenvale, New York and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Washington, United States
  • Certified Deep Transformational Coach
Who I Help
  • Career changes
  • Career professionals
  • Growth-minded individuals
  • Life changes