Your Leap Year 2017-11-14T22:01:21+00:00

Hello, You.

The fact that you are even poking around this particular page speaks volumes about who you are and what you are up to in this world.

My guess is you’ve been sensing lately that some changes are a-comin’ (if they’re not already knockin’ at your door).

And perhaps you’ve started to wonder what it might be like to have someone like me by your side offering you detailed, personalized, encouraging, effective guidance tailored specifically for you, your circumstances, your concerns, and your goals.

(Hint: It will be pretty damn groovy.)

You most definitely have the ability to create the texture of the life that you desire.  My aim with this particular program is to “re-arrange you” on the inside and on the outside so that you feel free, excited, and empowered enough to dare to create it.

Let me be clear up front: this program isn’t about you having a “perfect” year. It’s about you taking a leap.

Life will continue to happen around you.

We want it to, actually, because I can be especially valuable to you when your plans hit the fan.

(An important part of this experience will be learning how to recover and recalibrate throughout the ups and downs.)

It will also be helpful to have a support system in place when that initial burst of “I’m-starting-something-new” enthusiasm wears off.

(Another part of this experience will be learning how to keep your eye on the prize for an extended period of time without burning yourself out.)

I know that, right now, I’m talking to the part of you that wants to take a leap.

And, believe me, I’m aware that there’s the other part of you that’s probably arguing pretty convincingly that a years-worth of guidance is an indulgent luxury and that you can make do without it.

And I know that each side of you has your best interest at heart.

However, at this moment – and all throughout your Leap Year – my commitment is to be an advocate for the part of you that wants to expand, that wants to take your foot off the breaks, and that wants to start the next chapter of your “one wild and precious life.”

Read on for program details, client testimonials, and frequently asked questions…

“This year is a threshold year – I will never forget this year – because the game has changed as a result of my work with Kristine. I’m in a completely different space of owning what I have to offer… my work with her has helped shift my whole being in terms of feeling at ease with the growth of my work and the time it takes to unfold.”

“I was thinking about my relationship with my wife this morning and I think that’s where I see the biggest impact of my work with Kristine. It’s taken me from an area of fear and frustration with my career that put undue demands on our relationship… to having the confidence to know that it’s just about me and my relationship to myself – which allows [my wife] to show up with more fun, and we’re having a lot more play – and it was worth it just for that.”

“I feel like there’s so much that we have to do on our own – as writers and performers – and just having that person that you can check in with, that you trust, that gives you such unbelievably good advice and who you can be accountable to… I just accomplished so much the first year that I couldn’t see not doing a second year.”

“It wasn’t just about having the initial injection of strategy… but having someone, over the course of that year wherein so many of my circumstances were changing, to be able to actually go along that journey with me. The amount of time and insight that Kristine brings to working with people and how willing she is to be available over that year is a tremendous resource.”

Your Leap Year is a process, not an instruction manual.

When you become one of of my Leap Year Private Clients, I become a member of your team. We talk when you need to talk, and strategize when you need to strategize. The program is completely customized for each client so that I can offer you the most meaningful and useful support for your life and career that I possibly can.

Our work together will be about rejuvenating your focus, function, and flow.

Our work together will be about strategically planning your current year so that it generates increased momentum and gives you a new foundation on which to build and leverage your next year (and the next).

Our work together will be about thoughtfully simplifying and unifying your life so that each aspect supports the others and all aspects clearly contribute to a focus that is moving you in the direction you want to go.

Our work together will offer you new approaches to planning, problem solving, and decision making – leaving you better equipped to handle whatever life brings.

Our work together will offer you new perspectives on your mindset, energy management, and relationships – leaving you better able to trust that your dreams are meant to be.

And precisely because we will have the necessary space in which to introduce and integrate these new approaches and perspectives into your life, there is a greater chance they will last for a lifetime.

How do you…

…make room in your life for what you want?
…plug your mental energy leaks?
…achieve maximum results with the lest amount of effort?
…filter requests and opportunities that come your way?
…say “no” to people… or start or end a relationship with someone?
…stay focused and eliminate “busy work?”
…keep your spirits up when circumstances are especially challenging?
…create the texture of the life you truly desire?

During your Leap Year, the entire depth and breadth of my knowledge base and skill set is available to you.

For example, during their Leap Years, clients and I have completed such projects as:

negotiating and mediating between partners
crafting potent written and verbal communication
re-negotiating parental responsibilities
planning and prioritizing during “crunch weeks”
deciding amidst multiple offers
creating new side businesses
restructuring existing businesses
re-branding and re-designing websites
hiring, training, and delegating to assistants
organizing home offices

Among other things, during their Leap Years, clients have:

changed jobs
changed careers
increased their income
mended and improved relationships
moved and/or purchased new homes
won awards
published books
signed deals that took them to a new level
written and performed new, original work
entered advanced degree programs
restructured their businesses
started new businesses
had babies

…and celebrated (and sometimes endured) other momentous milestones all while continuing to move in the direction they desired.

Leap Year clients have learned how to steady themselves during and after upheavals, how to develop personal policies and filters to help them make decisions, and how to negotiate and re-negotiate personal and professional boundaries.

You will learn how to lead YOU.

The Your Leap Year Program lasts for 12 months (365 days).

The content of the Your Leap Year Program is completely personalized and customized depending on the needs of each client.

We will begin with 2 scheduled sessions in the first 30 days (2 hours each). After that, we will have, at the very least, one 2-hour session per month – but you are welcome and encouraged to schedule additional time with me throughout the year as needed. Our sessions throughout the year may vary in length depending on your current focus, issues, and questions.

You’ll have priority scheduling and direct phone and email access to me throughout the Program for updates, brief exchanges, focused coaching, and quick questions.

You’ll receive downloadable mp3 recordings of all of our sessions.

Our monthly sessions will usually be scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays, but sessions can also be scheduled outside of my regular client hours.

Our meetings can be in person (in Glendale, CA) or via phone or Skype. I’m comfortable with whichever mode you choose.

(Bob Hope Airport in Burbank is less than 10 miles from my office and can accommodate clients flying in by commercial or private airline. The Glendale Amtrack train station is 2 miles from my office.)

The Your Leap Year Program is $12,800.

You may pay by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal.

A payment plan can be arranged.

Payments are not refundable.

Included in Your Leap Year are 2 optional sessions with intuitive coach, Dana Middleton. If you choose to work with Dana at any point during the 12 months of your Leap Year, I will cover the cost of your session(s) with her.

Why am I including a session with Dana in the Your Leap Year Program?

Well, even the best strategic plans can be sabotaged by old, unconscious inner voices / patterns / blocks (deeply-buried knots that we are unable to discover and dissolve on our own).

Dana is masterful at excavating and examining these types of unconscious knots.

If you choose to work with her, it will be completely confidential between the two of you. (Dana and I do not discuss the content of our clients’ sessions with one another.) I truly believe that absorbing her input during our time together will provide you with a richer, more fruitful Leap Year experience.

I personally worked intensively with Dana for six months (to untie some of my own knottiest old knots). Those sessions were life-changing.

After experiencing her work myself, I knew that her skill set and personality were uniquely suited to help my most high-functioning friends, colleagues, and clients.

Dana is not a therapist – although the results of working with her can match therapy. I believe your session with her will complement any work that you may be currently doing with a therapist or other practitioner. Understandings will come to light with Dana that you can then bring to your therapist for further examination.

“I had spent a lot of time on personal development, but I hadn’t really focused on business in the way that I wanted to, and, for me, the Leap Year was the best way to marry my professional desires and my personal desires into a focused program.”

“Kristine is really special and unique because she has an amazing combination of experience and creativity and practical ideas – she’s like the combination of a therapist and a business strategist.”

“Your Leap Year is a wake up call and it’s one that I’m really grateful that I did. This is a defining year that does not look like any of my previous years, in a way that is kind of a launch – I really do feel that.”

“Kristine is a master at assessing someone’s life and their patterns and their current situation – and their thinking that’s led them to that situation – and then constructively pinpointing where changes could happen and then helping facilitate those changes.”

Can my life / project / business partner share the Your Leap Year Program with me?

Yes, under very specific conditions.

In this arrangement, you and your life / project / business partner will be treated as a team, attending all sessions together with 100% of my coaching and communication openly shared between the three of us at all times. You do not have to attend every session together, BUT the focus of our work will remain on team-related issues and content.

Also, this arrangement is only open to actual life / project / business partners who are working toward communal goals. Sharing the Leap Year Program with a colleague or peer simply because you are pursuing similar goals in the same industry won’t be an effective or satisfying use of our time.

What if something completely disrupts my schedule for a prolonged time during the Year?

Although payments for this program are not refundable, should a completely disruptive, unexpected event occur in your life, we will put our heads together and figure out a win-win way to have you pause or conclude the program.

What’s the difference between participating in the Your Leap Year Program VS. scheduling private Clarity Sessions each month for a year?

As a Leap Year client, I am on your team and you are on my mind all year round. Because you’ll have a spot in my brain, I’ll be attuned to connecting you with people, info, and ideas that might help you reach your goals.

You’ll have phone and email access to me for quick questions as well as priority scheduling for our extended powwows – enabling us to make adjustments to your plan when unexpected opportunities come your way, and examine unexpected challenges in a timely manner.

Booking individual Clarity Sessions is like getting guidance à la carte (without access to me between our sessions). Many clients schedule yearly, quarterly, or monthly Clarity Sessions to touch base with me throughout each year.

Some folks prefer the ongoing responsiveness of being a Your Leap Year private client and others don’t. You have options. And one is not necessarily better than the other, merely more or less comprehensive. It’s all about deciding which approach will serve you best (and we can certainly have a chat about that if you’d like).

What happens at the end of our year together?

There are several ways we can continue working together:

I’ve actually had several clients continue into a second (and yes, third) Leap Year.

You might also consider joining my Inspired Action Mastermind for ongoing access to me and special rates on my private coaching.

And you can always book Clarity Sessions with me – monthly, quarterly, annually – or simply whenever you need my guidance.

New Clients: our work together begins with a New Client Clarity Session.

NOTE: If, within 2 weeks of your New Client Clarity Session, you decide that the complexity of your goals and your desire for personalized support warrants the investment in a Leap Year (and if there is a spot available), you will be able to deduct the New Client Clarity Session payment ($580) from the cost of the year-long program.

Returning Clients: If you are interested in becoming a Your Leap Year Private Client (or have any questions about this program), contact me and we’ll schedule a time to chat.