Hi, I’m Kristi. When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them: I’m a coach and a writer who inspires ambitious moms to have a rich and rewarding career and be the mom they always dreamed of being. But what I really want to say is: I’m a happy mom who loves life, and I’m always searching for ways to improve it, upgrade it, savor it, and maximize it, and the idea that I could find a career that would allow me to do that, and make life better for others, and explore the world, and be present for my family when it matters, is freaking incredible and so I help other Mamas do the same. In the simplest terms: I help ambitious moms live their best lives.
I’m a mom of three, a wife, daughter, sister, dog mom, coach, executive, entrepreneur, writer, creator, and founder. I’m also a planner, a Gemini, a bit of a feminist, and a life-long learner. I’m reading 2-5 books at any given time and taking 4-8 courses. I can talk to anyone about anything, especially travel and motivation, but I’m most passionate about women living their best lives because I believe that Moms set the tone for families, and the world needs smart, driven, confident, compassionate women in leadership roles.
I spent most of my 20s, all my 30s, and a bit of my 40s in the big businesses of Media and Sports. They were dynamic industries to grow up in. I learned so much, and for more than 10 years, I took 2-4 trips/month to big cities all over the US. I really miss that expense account. I managed a billion-dollar account, a multi-million-dollar budget, and a large national team during those years. I was a badass mother hustler with three under three when I decided to go into business for myself.
In my next dream job, I’d love to host women’s retreats at my B&B’s around the world (probably Greece, Hawaii, Australia, and Colorado to start) where women would meet for life-changing digital detoxes to build community with other incredible women ready to change the world. The only things allowed would be wine, deep conversations, journals, fabulous resort wear (and accessories), hiking, writing, and personal evolution. Maybe dogs.
I haven’t launched a multi-million dollar business, I haven’t been to every continent, I haven’t even had a hole-in-one, but I have had an amazing corporate career that turned into an even better entrepreneurial journey; I have been to 19 countries, 22 islands, 43 states, and 6 continents (at last count), and have seen the highlights of nearly every major US city, and dozens of international ones; and I’ve recently discovered spinning, my new obsession, which seems to be scratching my golf itch (same competitiveness, but more cardio in less time makes it ideal for moms).
Oh, and I have three incredible kids (did I already mention them?), twins plus one, which is my favorite stat of all, and one hunky husband who is the love of my life, and we have the best dog in the whole wide world, which is the cherry on top.
I hope to share tips, quotes, and stories about how to thrive in motherhood and career, how to find your voice, change your path, and live intentionally, and of course, how to be happy and get sh*t done.
Kristi also writes on Medium and has amazing things on her business/mom coaching site, KristiAndrus.com