About Kristen

Kristen is a certified From Heartbreak to Happiness ® Coach who studied with Aurora Winter, Founder, Grief Coach Academy.  Her mission is to coach mothers of school age children entering school, changing schools or entering a new phase of school life, through an easy and smooth transition resulting in peace and confidence.
She is passionate about empowering others to regain their happiness and take control of their situation. 

Kristen lives in Washington State, but through the beauty of coaching over the phone, is able to support individuals all over the United States, as well as to coach internationally via Skype. 


Her background includes a BA in Communication Disorders from Eastern Washington University and K-8 Teaching Certification through the Masters in Teaching Program at St. Martin’s College, currently St. Martin's University.


She worked as a speech and language therapist assistant for almost two years, and taught elementary school for 15 years.  Over the course of 15 years, Kristen has worked with over 350 students and their families.   During her time as a teacher she saw many anxious parents at the beginning of the school year, and throughout the year as well.  She understands the stress that some parents face when their child begins kindergarten, transitions to a new school or enters a new phase in the school system. 


Kristen loves animals and nature.  She enjoys reading, walking, hiking, making cards for family and friends, she loves a really good homemade cake and she and her husband Dan love to visit Disneyland!  She feels it truly is one of the happiest places on Earth.  She has been a member of Soroptimist International for six years.  Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Contact Kristen for your free 30 minute strategy session to help relieve your stress and grief.

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"Kristen’s voice is so soothing and grounded.  My experience with her coaching has moved me to commit to meditating every day.  Now I have a new beneficial habit, for which I am ever grateful."

Dhyanis Carniglia

"Kristen's coaching style is one of relaxed confidence.  When coaching with her, I felt she understood the problem and honed into it by asking helpful thoughtful questions that eventually lead to many aha moments.  I found Kristen to be very easy to talk to and really appreciated her unhurried style as this allowed me to relax and process information."

Anne Debutte
Retired nurse, author
and energy practitioner

"Kristen’s style is both gentle and direct.  She coached me during a period of uncertainty in my life, and her compassionate listening and suggestions helped me to feel calm and take positive actions to increase my happiness."

Writer and Business Consultant