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I hate having a coach.

Have you ever taken a break from something, and when you returned you were like, THIS IS THE WORST THING EVER BUT ALSO IT’S SO GOOD FOR ME AND I LOVE IT…?

For me, that’s the experience of having a coach.

It’s been seven years since I paid a mentor of any kind to help in my business — and I’d forgotten how vulnerable and messy and tricky and awful and wonderful and lovely and helpful it can be to have someone in your corner.  (For more conclusions about throwing down mad cash for a business mentor: the trouble with bullet points and no more business frappuccinos.)

In this episode of the That’s What She Said podcast, we talk through the four phases of any coaching practice, why they each suck (which is also what makes them awesome), and how to go about hiring a coach of your own.

YES, I share my coach’s name if you’d like to hire them, and YES, I’m a fan of pretty much everyone having a perfect-for-them coach to help ’em along.

This applies just as much to Crossfit and health and learning as it does to business and growth and sports and knitting.  Especially knitting, because have you watched those impossible YouTube tutorials?  We humans get better with coaches.

Also this episode is *wildly* vulnerable, so if you’d like to reach out and say hey, please do so!  You can also leave a tip or a review.  (We’re at 32 5-star reviews and counting!)

P.S. A reminder!  I’m a soulful business coach who’s also practical AF. If you’d like to work with me, we’ll move through mess, ideas, ways of being, and accountability together in the year-long KK on Tap program. There’s 1 spot open at the moment, so email me if you’re interested:!  I’d love to talk with you about whether we’re a good fit — and if I know someone better suited to your needs, I’ll happily send you along to them.  😉

How to find your voice when it’s gone missing.

In this episode of the That’s What She Said podcast, we dive into finding your voice when it’s been a loooong time since you’ve heard from it. If you feel like the advice from the Voice podcast series has been missing something, or you were screaming at your screen while listening because HOLY SHIT KRISTEN IT ISN’T THAT EASY, this is Step Zero.

Step Zero is the often-missed first, most important step in learning anything new.

If, for example, you want to learn to ride a skateboard, Step Zero is obtaining a skateboard. All the padding and gear and instruction in the world won’t help if you haven’t got a board with four wheels attached to practice with, right?

If you’ve been trying to listen to what’s going on within you and coming up with nothing but silence, you might fall into despair, deem yourself broken, freak out, and give up on the entire enterprise.  (But really, you just need Step Zero.)

We’ll talk about the framework for finding your voice that involves a ton of questions, a bit of laughter, and words of hope for you — even if your interiors haven’t said a single word for lots of years.

Should you decide that YUP, you’d like to go searching for your voice, and you’d like my help in doing so, registration for the Voice Workshop ends on April 1st!  We’ll craft your wilder, kinder, braver, and clearer voice together using a mixture of interactions, lectures, and experiences just outside Philadelphia, PA.  DetailsGrab a ticket

P.S.  My new breathwork class is for overcoming asshole brain!  Click here to read all about it and to join live.

How to find the next right step.

When we feel confused, broke, scared, or tired, we so often turn to other people for answers. We seek clarity by asking our friends what they think, asking our partners about our newest ideas, or buying a program, class, book, or service that promises to give us The Answer, once and for all.

Clarity that doesn’t come from within you won’t last.

It might help you get a better SEO ranking for that webpage, or it might help get you a few Instagram followers, but you’ll be back to square one — confused, broke, scared, or tired — in no time if you aren’t connected with the deepest parts of yourself.

Clarity that doesn’t come from hearing your own wisdom is extremely profitable for other people.

If I can just convince you that I have The Answer, then you’ll buy it and I’ll move along to the next person. If, instead, I teach you to find the answers yourself, that’s a.) far more work and b.) eventually, you won’t need me. I can’t pump you full of solutions indefinitely, which is why the marketing industry hooks you with headlines like, ‘You won’t BELIEVE the thing I do every six months to keep my whole life running smoothly. And it’s FREE!”  (That’s the spammy version of this podcast episode!)

Clarity that comes from within yourself is harder to fight, resist, or ignore.

If an industry guru says you have to do X, you may or may not do it. If your heart says you have to do X, you’ll know exactly why you feel miserable when you avoid doing something. (That something can be big, like a career move, or small, like drinking some celery juice and cleaning your room.)

Clarity is not a commodity, but a resource you can tap into at any time.

I’ll show you how…for FREE.  Kidding. I kid.

This episode of the podcast details the practice I use to remain deeply rooted in my own knowing. I can then run any advice or input I receive through the filter of whether or not it aligns with my knowing.

That means I buy fewer programs than ever. I listen to the advice of fewer people than ever. I click on fewer links than ever. I’m far less tempted to read, buy, absorb, listen to, or entertain solutions that don’t 100% line up with what I already know to be true, and what I’m working on at this phase in my life.

This is a CRAZY PERSONAL episode that I hope you enjoy and use. If you dig it, send me a note: — and leave a tip.

The painting you see with this post is my own work, and this one is called, Work and Screens Are Not the Same.  It’s for sale, so shoot me an email if you’d like to own it!

P.S.  If you haven’t yet, it’s time to separate your work from your worth.