ReelChatter of the Month
Hey, there. I’m Christine. I’m a life coach, herbalist, and hiker living in Connecticut.
What do you do?
I help people do what they love.
What are your interests and hobbies?
Hiking, herbalism, and taking photos of my dogs while they’re sleeping.
I started playing around with hiking and herbalism when the pandemic started last year and I haven’t stopped.
I love making medicine that tastes incredible and helps you feel better.
I’m a big fan of using herbs and teas to help unwind the normal, everyday anxieties of life.
Tell us about your coaching career and how you got started down that path!
I started my coaching practice because I was scared that someday I’d end up on deathbed,
wondering what would’ve happened if I’d actually gone for it. If I’d actually done the things I’d daydreamed about.
If I’d been less scared of what people thought of me.
I spend my days helping people live out their daydreams so they never have to wonder, “what if?”
Some of my clients are rediscovering what they even enjoy doing
(because when you spend decades in a job you don’t like, it can take some time to figure out what you even like to do).
Some of my clients already know what they want to do and need help dialing up their courage to actually do the thing.
Some of my clients have already had a lot of success doing what they love, but need help overcoming their imposter syndrome.
We only get so much time here on earth. I help people make the most of it.
Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
Helping thousands of people do what they love every year.
Leading the most inclusive, joyful, and loving community of folks who help each other do what they love.
Investing in sustainable business models and entrepreneurs that will change our relationship to nature and sustainability.
Living on a big plot of land with a garden full of native, endangered medicinal plants.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
I worked at a camp for kids with serious illnesses right out of college, where I met a woman named Regan Walsh.
She said exactly what she thought during meetings. She cussed unabashedly in leadership meetings
. I remember thinking at the time, “I didn’t know a woman could be like that.”
She’s inspired me to be bolder in my life.
She went on to become a life coach, which was the first time I had ever heard of life coaching.
Meeting her showed me what was possible for me.
Favorite mantra or quote you live by?
“I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
— Mary Oliver
What is your number one piece of advice for women?
You are ready. You are just as qualified.
In fact, you are probably more qualified than half of the people who are already out there doing the thing you want to do.
You’ve always been good enough. Go do the thing.
What have you learned thus far on your journey?
Real human relationships are the foundation of everything.
I love to travel and spent a lot of my twenties living in different places, spending a few months in a community and then moving on.
I’ve found that without a community and place that feels like home, I don’t feel like I have any real foundation.
We’re not meant to do any of this alone.
I now prioritize all of my business and life decisions around my community: where are my people?
How can I strengthen my relationships to the people I love the most?
Where can we find you?
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