I spent the first part of my career (15+ years!) in traditional corporate roles. I had the title, the responsibilities, and the impressive compensation package. But no matter how much I changed jobs, I couldn't shake the feeling of being trapped - of working endless hours with zero appreciation, navigating office politics (oh, how I hated that game!), and trying to get something significant done in spite of all the corporate red tape.
I daydreamed about starting my own business - but could never work up the nerve to actually give it a shot. Those golden handcuffs were tight and I still believed that corporate was synonymous with safety and security (boy, has this past year challenged that notion!). Simply put, I was stuck.
I might have stayed that way, if not for a corporate restructuring that gave me the opportunity (and severance package!) to finally go for it - and to figure out how to build a business doing impactful work, with people I love, and on my own terms.
Goodbye Corporate, Hello Freedom!
So I got to work, leveraging my:
... to build my own my own coaching business!
In doing so, I uncovered a process and built a roadmap to keep me on track, and then to teach other high achievers in corporate to do the same.
Not gonna lie - it wasn't always easy. But no matter the challenges I faced, the freedom, autonomy and flexibility of being my own boss always beat going back to cubicle life!
I stuck with it and in my first full year in business, my sales matched my corporate salary 🤯
Now I truly love what I do and who I get to work with - and the fact that I have the FREEDOM & FLEXIBILITY to do so on my terms.
Do you feel stuck and stifled in your corporate role?
... and know deep down that another manager, job, company or traditional career isn't going to make you happy in the long-term?
Have you always known you were meant to be an entrepreneur?
... but lack the confidence, clarity and plan to do anything about it?
Do you know in your heart it’s time for a change, but have no idea what’s next?
… so you put off launching your own business, and instead stay in the same toxic, soul-sucking job for months – or years – longer than you should.
Do you regularly experience the Sunday Blues and have to use sheer willpower to drag yourself out of bed each morning just to start the day?
You don't recognize yourself, and wonder where your passion and motivation went - and how to get it back (and have a feeling launching your own business might be the key).
You want to start your own thing, but get overwhelmed and anxious about all the things you don't know
... lead magnets, funnels, niching down, messaging, sales calls, branding, online presence - all of this and more make your head spin. If only you had the roadmap and a clear focus, nothing could stop you.
You probably ask yourself, "Who am I to be an entrepreneur?"
I'd counter with: Who are you NOT to be one? Now, more than ever, people are realizing that there's so much waiting for them outside those cubicle walls... so much more freedom, flexibility, joy, and real impact.
Are you next?
You owe it to yourself (and that entrepreneurial itch!) to get the roadmap, support and personalize guidance to build a business you'll love... to make great money and also to have a wonderful life outside of your business!
Building a business that is aligned with my goals, priorities, and season in life allowed me to say goodbye to the Corporate Rat Race and hello to more impact, on-purposeness (yep, I totally made that word up!), balance, spontaneity and fun.
… which ultimately led to my corporate clients asking me to help them do the same! Since then, I've been supporting my 1:1 clients to launch their own businesses (everything from coaching to consulting to franchises ... and even an animal reiki business!)
This is way bigger than simply starting a business. This is about defining success on your own terms and creating the fulfilling role (and freedom!) you always sought, but never found in corporate.
And that's just the beginning. More freedom and flexibility in your business results in a more inspired and on-purpose you... which means more impact in your work AND also the time, energy, space and resources to build a life you adore – full of love, connection, adventure and lifelong memories.
You’ll have the tools to build a business you love, whether you choose to stick with a side hustle or take your business full-time so you can leave that corporate job for good!
Job Joy for Entrepreneurs is about getting clear on what you really want from your business (and life!), and then getting to work (with me right by your side!) with clear and tangible steps to create that vision. No more waiting until the starts align and you know all. the. things.
Many business programs do a fine job of laying out the business basics, but neglect to give you time to implement and make those strategies your own. Sure, I'll share the "rules" I've learned after investing tens of thousands of dollars in business coaching ... but then I'll show you how to break them. 😉
Because if you're going to follow a cookie cutter system, you might as well stay in your corporate job, right?
(and that loves you back!)
"Just do it! This is a safe space to do the work. And you have an amazing mentor and role model in Kristen. The way that this program is presented actually makes [the entrepreneurial work] manageable - it's motivating and doable! If anyone is considering it - it's well worth it."
"The community in Job Joy held me up through it all... [Before I signed up for the program], price was a hesitation. But let me tell you from the other side, it was money well spent. ... the way you made me feel like I would be so supported and held to work through this process."
“[Since working with Kristen], I feel that I am more in tune with my strengths and passions.
The connection and support is unparalleled. I loved that it was encouraged to express emotions and recognize them. You then were able to direct the conversation to how to use those thoughts and feelings to move forward and not get stuck in a loop of uncertainty.”
Norine, Customer Relations
“[Before working with Kristen] I felt a lot of pressure to decide what job I needed to move and appease family. I was constantly searching and nothing appealed to me or if it did, it was for the wrong reasons. Stressed and without direction would be words to describe me.
Now I feel excited to explore a life-long passion in a different industry regardless of paycheck and what friends and family have to say about it."
Amber, Operations Management + Entrepreneur
“Kristen is the doctor that addresses the underlying disease versus the symptoms; the holistic healer for workers who are unhappy at work. So happy I made the choice to work with her!“
Mandy, Producer, Project Manager, Director
"You empowered me to listen to myself (even though I wanted you to make the decision for me)! When I think about where I was a year ago - struggling to find clients, not charging market rate for my time... Today, a year later - my revenue has quadrupled and I'm consistently booking clients! I've done so many things to show up as a confident voice in my space - hosting masterclasses, being a guest for workshops at other organizations, weekly lives, and more."
"At the beginning, I had no structure, no pathway for anything in my business. It was very overwhelming... You are the Queen of Grounding & Structure for me... bringing me back and keeping me in balance. The support goes between tactical and mindset - having that holistic support has been one of my favorite parts... The other thing I love - You remind me that I have my own sovereignty. I don't have to blindly follow what you (or anyone) recommends - you work with us to help us find our own path..."
If you’re nodding your head, this program is most definitely for you! I've got you each step of the way - as will your new Job Joy besties who are also making their entrepreneurial dreams a reality!
Life is short and your dreams are calling to you for a reason. There's no time like now to go after them!
Staying in a less-than-ideal and unfulfilling work situation affects the rest of your life – your health and overall well-being, your relationship with your partner, kids and friends, your energy, spirit and love of life! … Basically everything that makes life worth living! You can’t put a price on that!
“I began working with Kristen after I took a voluntary early retirement from a company I had been with for over 25 years. I wasn't sure where to start and at the time, I didn't even know what I really wanted next. My confidence was down as a result of a toxic work environment and even if I were skilled, I didn't believe it.
She helped me define what my ideal job looked like, then we started to work to define what that meant in terms of jobs I wanted. All the while, we worked on putting me back together and building my confidence back up to see what others saw.
I also joined one of her Job Joy groups and met some amazingly strong women. Through this, it allowed me to see how she helps others define their skills to the world to make the career changes they desire and land 100% on their feet in positions higher than they imagined.
I'm now thriving at running my own business and honestly couldn't be happier. I'm continuing my work with her this year to help me navigate my 1st year as a business owner and my own boss.
Kristen is a great coach - she will force the tough discussions. I could't recommend anyone better at helping you get unstuck professionally and grow personally.”
“I had been toying with the idea of starting my own business for a while - now I'm doing that full-time. It's going forward; it's amazing! I've got 2 clients, I'm showing up online, learning sales and how to talk about myself and my work... I loved all the parts of working with you. You've been my cheerleader! It's been an incredible journey and I know that I could not have done this without Job Joy for Entrepreneurs... This is the best investment in yourself that you can make."
“I’d recommend Kristen to anyone who’s seeking more clarity and confidence in their career. She truly cares about her clients and helping them find their Job Joy. Throughout our time together, I felt totally supported.
Kristen also brought out a confidence in me that I hadn’t seen in a long time. Because of this I have been truly comfortable talking to people about my story and letting my true light shine through.
If you’re looking for your Job Joy, Kristen’s your gal!"
“Before working with Kristen, I was really disillusioned with my job and felt both tired and trapped. It didn’t feel sustainable. Now I feel like I have options and significant flexibility to make my days better.
Learning about networking and having an effective online presence was so helpful. It was also really helpful to really think about my priorities at this stage in my life. I like how Kristen guides you to consider your whole life (and what you truly want) before making career moves. Clarity first, then action. This helped me avoid knee-jerk reactions and take control of making my current job better where I could.
Kristen is an excellent coach and knowledgeable advisor. She’ll help you look inward to understand what really matters to you then support you while you take action. You’ll realize you have the power to make yourself happier and that change is always possible.”
“I am beyond grateful and excited for what Kristen has done for me. She truly listens to you and what your goals are. She’s not afraid to challenge you and give you steps to achieve your goals. Her follow up skills are amazing!
I am so thankful I found her and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her. I found my dream job with the salary to go with it. I will definitely be working with her more. Excited to see what the future holds. She’s a true JOY!”
"When we started working together, I was on the tail end of a job where I was working 90 hours a week…[working with people] I wasn’t getting along with… I am currently building a business that I love… Now I’m getting to work with people I love and build a life that I’m happy about. Working with you - it’s amazingly supportive… The biggest surprise was that the coaching process applies to your entire life. The skills that I have, I use in every other aspect [of life]."
It’s time to re-define success on your own terms, to have the courage to go after the career and life you deserve, and to step into the best, most vibrant version of yourself.
No more waiting, hoping and praying for things to get better. It’s time to prioritize yourself and your business – and know that when you do, everyone around you benefits.
It’s time to become living proof to your family, friends and community that they, too, can be happy, fulfilled and successful in their career (whether as an entrepreneur or not) AND have an amazing life full of meaning, love, joy, adventure and treasured memories.
Job Joy for Entrepreneurs begins as soon as you register when the doors open in early 2022! You’ll get instant access to my Jumpstart Orientation materials, so you can be sure to get the most from the program!
The first official training will be released on [date TBD] and the program will continue for 6 months, with new trainings released on the first of every month + two live Office Hours calls each month to get laser coaching, have your work reviewed and learn from others.
While I encourage you to participate throughout, you’ll have access to the trainings forever – so you can go at your own pace and re-visit the content as often as you like, from anywhere in the world.
What won’t last are the awesome bonuses, so get on this, and take the first step towards building a business (and life!) you love.
Yes, all the trainings and live Office Hours calls are recorded – meaning you can download and listen to each call as many times as you want.
Of course! In addition to 24/7 support from me in our private Facebook group, you’ll also have the chance to experience laser coaching with me on our twice-monthly Office Hours calls.
No problem, I get it. I’m not about encouraging people to leave their jobs – unless that is what will make them happy.
Many of my clients choose to launch their business as a side hustle or passion project, and then devote more or less time to it depending on what else is going on in their life and at work.
And if they ever decide they do want to leave corporate, they can take comfort in knowing they can ramp up their business and go full-time in it.
You’re in EXACTLY the right place. Even those who do know what they want to do could benefit from more clarity!
Clarity is a foundational piece to building a business you love. Without it, you may end up creating a situation that is just as (if not more!) stressful than the job you were escaping from in the first place.
This program will support you in gaining clarity, and then help you build a plan to explore your options and go after the one that is most aligned.
Truth: Life will always be busy and you’ll always have a lot competing for your attention. It’s time to choose you, to make yourself and your business a priority. If you don’t do it, no one will. And in one year (heck, maybe even 10 years!), you could be in the same position, wishing you had started today.
Another truth: I’m not sure when I’ll be offering this program again, but definitely not until next year. If you’re interested but on the fence, let’s talk and I’ll help you decide if now is (or isn’t) the right time.
One of the biggest differences is that we go way beyond basic business tactics. While that’s included, of course, it’s much deeper and more holistic than that.
This is not just about launching a business – you can do that! It’s about building a sustainable (and profitable!) business you love, and that loves you back – that’s aligned with your personality, passion and priorities in life.
In addition, you'll be learning from someone who has been where you are today, someone who walks her talk! Kristen has not only built her own six figure business after 15+ years in corporate, but has also spent over a decade of her career advising Fortune 500 companies on their business plans.
That, combined with degrees in marketing, finance and psychology result in a unique and comprehensive perspective that supports new entrepreneurs in building their business the right way, the first time!
It depends. Each week’s training will be about 1-2 hours, and then it’s up to you to take action. I recommend spending at least an hour implementing each week.
But remember – you’ve got access to this information forever. So you can go at your own pace, catch up and re-watch later, and choose to focus on the topics that are most pressing to you right now.
Here’s what Job Joy clients had to say when asked what they would tell someone who was considering working with Kristen:
“My advice for you all who are thinking of working with Kristen is definitely go out and do it.
I feel like she’s my personal cheerleader in my career. Every time you think you’re struggling or don’t know what to do, you message her and she’s like “You got this. Here are some steps.
She’s there cheering you on and making sure you’re being true to you. So definitely do it; don’t be afraid. It’s a safe, comfortable, space.”
“It’s been very inspirational, being able to connect with people who are also wanting to be high achiever in their roles.
The advice that I would give someone interested in working with Kristen would be to be ready to have change come. She keeps you accountable.
Change is hard, but she walks you through it, holding your hand every step of the way. But you’re doing the work. It’s empowering. She’s inspirational and empowering.”
“If anyone is thinking about working with Kristen, I would say “Don’t even think twice.” When I met her for the first time, she was so enthusiastic, so happy to help me make a change in my life.
The only hesitation was making the time to make it work and meet with the group. You have many reasons why you can’t like family and other responsibilities, and you just have to decide to choose you.
I would not give back any second – so thankful to you, Kristen for helping me through it.”
“It’s been very inspirational, meeting all the wonderful women that were part of it, and hearing their stories and path to get to where they’re at currently – that’s been my favorite part.
My advice for anyone who is considering a coach and looking at Kristen is to know that she is very real and genuine.
She truly cares about helping you get to a better place in your career and life. I think she’s great.”