There seem to be an infinite number of resources available to people looking to make career changes these days, and I think I looked into most of them before I met Astrid. Numerous books advised me to do what I loved. That sounded good, except that I didn’t know what I loved. A career test provided some insight and long lists of possibly compatible jobs, but ultimately directed me to do what I loved - back to square one. Another career coach, dispensing with frivolities like love, laid out a practical approach to a career path that objectively made some sense, but I knew in my heart that I would hate it. I felt deficient for not knowing what I loved, unreasonable for rejecting a sensible path that didn’t appeal, and in general, completely hopeless about my situation.
For the last year, I have had the honor to work one to one with Astrid Baumgardner. Her coachings have brought clarity to my life, uncovering values and goals, and the importance of aligning efforts with these priorities. Through this process, I am rediscovering my intuition, reconnecting with what really makes me tick, rather than what should make me tick. I am challenging my inner critic, and learning to trust myself. Astrid is one of the most insightful people I have had the pleasure to meet, and brings a cultured, intelligent, and compassionate thought process to every challenge I present. I could not have hoped for a more meaningful experience.
Astrid has a great gift of seeing the beauty in each person and allowing their strengths to come through.
— JC, New York, NY
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