Coach Kristen has been absolutely AMAZING and has helped me through a very difficult time in my personal as well as business life! I needed someone who would listen and help me work through many issues..... she is very patient, kind, encouraging, caring, loving and she is “Real”. Kristen is more than a coach to me, she is a friend and takes the time to send me personal messages between coaching sessions. Recently - I had to fly out West and I was terrified.... she tracked my flights, sent me encouraging messages throughout the flights and continued to check on me during the trip - I don’t know many people who would take time out of their day to do this... Love her and sure have enjoyed our coaching/friendship - she has pushed me, challenged me and got me out of my comfort zone to become a much better Me!
If you would like a Coach that is challenging, yet patient, and is direct with questions that make you think about who you are, what your organizational culture is, and what type of vision you need to get to where you want to be, Kristen Gielow is the Executive Coach for you. Beginning in 2020, I had the fancy title and position to lead over 60 individuals, but several components were missing in both my professional and personal life. Kristen was able to hone in on those areas within a few months of coaching to take my organization and leadership proficiencies to a higher level, which, in turn, resulted in a better personal life. Her flexibility and desire to extrapolate who you are and what your abilities are as a leader make the coaching very interpersonal and relatable. Her line of questioning is both direct and eye opening and, most importantly, her sessions are productive and fun. If you read all of the books and still need to extend your growth mindset to the next level, I highly recommend using Kristen Gielow as your Executive Coach.
Mike B. - CFA Operator
I've been challenged and stretched as a result of Kristen's coaching. I find her coaching helpful in bringing many of my ideas to fruition. I also highly value the accountability she provides by checking up on progress and nudging me to continue to work on projects in between our coaching sessions. Without a doubt, I am accomplishing more of my 2020 goals, and focusing more on my long-term goals, as a result of partnering with her.
Sarah G. - CFA Operator
I am thankful that I have been able to work with Coach Kristen this year! I was nervous of opening up my weaknesses to a complete stranger, but Kristen patiently waited. Quickly, she was able to asses my leadership style and help guide me on my path of development. She coached me through my personal and professional life, and provided me with tasks to refine my skills. When there was something I was struggling with, Kristen made sure I was able to tackle it with an action plan to follow. Her ability to help me balance my professional, personal, and spiritual life have had a significant impact on my life!
Tyler W. - CFA Director
I began working with Kristen a few months ago. She is personable and really gets to know you and your business, therefore she understands the exact challenges that you are facing and how to help you navigate through them. She also challenges you to be the best version of yourself!
Karen B. - CFA Operator
Clarifying and developmental. With the multiplicity of issues that leaders face today, it is so beneficial to have someone who can help you to clarify what you need to be focusing on and how to move forward in those strategic areas. Because any true leader today is developing other leaders, having someone who is focused on developing the primary leader is vital. I have benefitted from Coach K providing both of these, clarity and development, for me.
Kent Bailey - Executive Director - Campus Outreach SERVE
My experience working with Coach K has bees absolutely outstanding!! I feel I am growing as a Leader and as a person. My Team is also growing in their development. Her coaching, to me, is truly invaluable! Not only does it cause me to look at things differently at times, things I would have not thought of, but also helps with developing vision, goals and accountability around that. Her encouragement and support is so inspiring and refreshing!!
Jenny J. - CFA Operator
Hi Kristen, I was thinking about you today and our many years of working together and I just wanted to say thank you. Even though we aren't in an active coaching relationship our many years working together continue to greatly benefit me, my clients and my team, and my family. You are amazing at what you do and my life is so much better for knowing you. Thank you for your friendship, your work and for making the world a better place with what you do.
Theron W. Lender - letter from a past client
"Coach K has worked with me for the past two years. She has helped me with my ultimate goal – to find JOY every day with my family life and work life. She listens 90% of the time and talks 10% and is very insightful. Her attention to detail to keep me on track to being my best self is great. Kristen is passionate about what she does – she loves coaching and celebrates my wins just as any coach celebrates a Team Win! I would highly recommend Coach K."
Susan D - Loan Officer
"Where do I begin? Kristen has become one of my favorite people to share life with and we do not even live in the same state! I enjoy our coaching calls and find our time together to be very valuable. She has a huge passion to see people succeed in reaching their personal and professional goals. Kristen has been very instrumental throughout my time as a restaurant owner and helped me through a big career change this year. She has the experience and wisdom to help guide you through decisions; big & small! Kristen and I have been connected for over 6 years and I highly recommend her as a coach! She genuinely cares and has become a very fond friend and mentor over the years!"
Darrena McCulloh- Realtor
"Kristen has been my business coach for the past year and I feel that it has helped me growing as a leader. Her tenacity and personal drive to support me in that journey have been real positive and I am grateful for that! What makes her special as a coach is that she cares about her clients. I highly recommend her."
Raluca Mocanu L3 Executive - Daimler Truck North America
"Coach Kristen has given me the impetus to MOVE without feeling judged. She's an amazing listener and gives ever-so-slight course corrections that are already starting to have a major impact on my life and business. She's taught me to take ACTION and not just sit on what I've learned. Thank you for impacting my life!"
Charissa Godwin - CEO Avid Virtual Assistants
“Kristen has been a tremendous asset to me and my business in just a few short months of working with her. She doesn’t just follow a lockstep methodology but tailors our conversations for what’s important and pressing to me. Then she brings in valuable experience, insight, and resources to challenge and assist me. She’s also spent time with my Leaders and is interested in helping grow me and my Team in any way she can.”
Josh W. - Owner/Operator Chick-fil-A
"Coach K has an ability to motivate with empathy. She has all the tools one would need to create long term success. In the time we worked together, Coach K empowered me to finish my latest book, set goals for my business that will enable me to meet my financial goals for my family and navigate through some sensitive personal relationships with grace. Thank you Kristen for your help and trust. I will continue to recommend you to other professionals who want a trusted advisor on their team that will help them drive results."
Kirk Jaffe - Entrepreneur
"Coach K was just what I needed when I didn't realize how much I needed her as I took on a new position in a new location, in a new field at a new level. She challenged me to draw from my strengths, encouraged me to focus on my opportunities and push myself to my goals. She held me accountable for my plans to myself. She encouraged me to reach deep for my personal plans and balance my personal and professional needs. She structured our coaching sessions as I needed which for me was a key to my success with her. I would recommend her without hesitation."
Amanda Snyder L3 Executive - Daimler Truck North America
"Coach K had been my coach for years. She and I "clicked" from day one. She is a great accountability partner/coach and a great business and life coach. Coach K is extremely easy to talk to and she is kind but still pushes you to get out of your comfort zone to hit that next level and to see things a little bit differently than you may have otherwise seen them. She strategizes to come up with plans and ideas. I would highly recommend Coach K to anybody trying to improve their business or life!"
Brittany Winges - Branch Manager - Cherry Creek Mortgage
"I cannot express enough how thankful I am to have had the pleasure to be coached by Kristen. She has helped excel me to become a better leader. She is and has a wealth of knowledge amongst all facets of supervision, management and business practices. From information sharing, personal development and all the way up to team building and leading she helped every step of the way. The support she gave me was undeniably the best I have had in my career. I highly recommend her in all aspects of Executive coaching."
Charity Morris - RA Supervisor/Business Analyst - Coastal Farm & Ranch