Kristen Esquivias on what it means to live with courage, authenticity and grit

Kristen Esquivias on what it means to live with courage, authenticity and grit

Jun 22, 2021

What does it mean to live courageously? To show up even when things are hard? To live with grit and determination?

I’m so delighted to share today’s conversation with a dear friend, Kristen Esquivias where we talked about what it means to live with courage, authenticity and grit.

Kristen is an executive and personal coach, supporting individuals to reach their next level of success in their careers and beyond. Clients often seek Kristen’s support at times of change – whether it’s expanding responsibilities, seeking a new position, pivoting careers, or wanting something to shift but uncertain of where or how to start.

She helps her clients connect to an authentic path forward, one aligned with what matters to that person, and discover new possibilities to achieve their goals.

Kristen’s coaching experience ranges from corporate clients to entrepreneurs, emerging leaders to seasoned managers and c-suite executives, and spanning across functions, departments and industries. She brings all of her experiences as a corporate leader, yoga teacher, mom of two, committed student of personal growth and leadership development into her coaching work to create trust, connection, and empathy. She’s grateful to get to do this purposeful work in the world and make an impact in others’ lives, one conversation at a time.

Kristen is a professional certified coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with training and certification completed through Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), The Leadership Circle Profile, and enneagram model. She holds Masters and Undergraduate degrees in Statistics and is a certified yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance.

In today’s episode Kristen shares:

  • The ABC method approach where she goes from hyper-reactive to being more mindful and present
  • Her relationship with her grandfather and how it inspired her to find what she’s passionate about
  • The importance of pausing and celebrating how far you’ve gone
  • How she connects to her inner compassion when the self critique gets loud
  • How she incorporates the enneagram system frameworks to support her clients


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  • Workbook For The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown





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