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“What will you do with your one precious, wild life?” –Mary Oliver

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Are you currently living the life that you always imagined for yourself?

Do you feel confident you are moving in that direction – without struggle or stress?

I am Kristen Baker, and I have one mission … It’s to help you lead the life you’ve always wanted to live, not the one other people (or yourself) have mandated as the way you “should” to live. Unfortunately, I have plenty of experience in THAT department.  And trust me, it’s no way to spend this one wild and precious life of yours.

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In my high school class of over 500 kids, I was runner up for the “most stressed out”. (Seriously!?  It was that obvious…) I was (to put it lightly) mildly obsessed with getting good grades, getting into a good college, being in every musical, every choir performance.  I was incredibly driven and ambitious.

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I was also incredibly anxious.

And (obviously) incredibly stressed out.

Everything felt very important. Every test, every audition, every homework assignment, every performance felt monumental.  And, Good Lord, I had not even reached the ripe old age of 18.

I was constantly reacting to the latest deadline or pressure, never making the connection that it was ALL self induced. Self-inflicted. It was my stressed out story about success.  It looked like success, but it wasn’t actual success.

I finally reached that holy grail of achievement and got into my dream college, and yet I was still “should-ing” all over myself.  I framed every decision, every step, every move according to what I thought I “should” be doing.   Not what I actually wanted to be doing.   Oh, and I used the people who loved me as voiceovers for more imaginary (and rather crushing) “shoulds”

 black shirt pictureThe Diva community is a great place to connect with other like minded ladies. I love the inspiration and connection we are able to make. Kristen is a wonderful leader that gently walks us through these books and shows how we can apply the lessons and teachings to our lives.”

-Kerry Nieberding

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So, if you want to be the first to know all the diva details, sign up here to get on the Diva guest list. AND BONUS: Join the Divas now and, as my gift to you, receive my 5 day mini eCourse: “5 Things No One Talks About in Unlimiting Your Life and Getting Out of Your Own Way

So naturally, I did what everyone does (right?): I devoured an auditorium-sized collection of self-help, personal growth books.

Life had to be better than this, right?  These books have the answers, right?  These are text books for life, right?

My appetite for self-awareness wasn’t satiated even after reading several decades worth of works, though.  With each page, I had more questions rather than more answers.  I joined a coaching community of ROWDY women.  And I found out that my superpower of asking questions (yes even my questions have questions), is actually a hallmark of a great coach.  So my participation and passion turned into a profession and my coaching career was born.

And, crazy enough, I actually started finding my own answers.

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Kristen is a very calming and astute woman who asks the right questions to get to the core of what’s troubling you. When we delve into the answers to the questions we are most afraid to ask, she eases the journey, so it is no longer scary but exciting. When you begin working with her,you don’t really want to stop…you get such forward momentum as you discover things about yourself, you just want to keep going. By the end of a session, I find that I like the person I am…which is never the case at the beginning, lol. And also, that I have a ton of things to work with…new tools in my tool belt…to get to what I want. I think she is an amazing resource and I am so grateful I got the chance to work with her.” – Diva

I stopped settling for other people’s versions of what my life should look like and began creating what I wanted it to FEEL like. 

I am now coaching creatively charged up women who are fired up about building their dreams, but sometimes get weighed down by voices that start with “what if…”, “maybe I should…” and “but I really don’t want to end up broke and alone.”And we figure out how radically eradicate those pesky little dream killing thoughts so that we can create lives that are so much more meaningful and light.

We are divining divas

destined to create

what our souls have yearned for.

 Shaking up the greater Houston area

Schedule your 20 min consult today to learn how to get involved in the Divas and which offering is the best fit for YOU

“I had been feeling lost for a while–especially in the past year. I felt that my occupation and goals in life were giving me no pleasure, but I felt trapped in them, like I had no choice but to continue on this path…..Before I tried to ignore these feelings, but eventually my discontent just grew worse and worse. Saying my feelings aloud to someone who didn’t judge me or discourage my feelings or dismiss them as silly was a relief. You validated my feelings and even gave me ideas and advice on how to mold my life into one that I would be happy in… In just ten minutes I had a revelation about how working on what I was passionate about would lead to a healthier lifestyle for myself… what was so cool was that you incorporated singing, meditations, discussion and writing into the session and I felt like I benefited from all the approaches you tried. Not everyone is so flexible in their coaching styles. I also felt like you were extremely intuitive and smart. On top of your obvious talent at diagnosing issues and coming up with solutions, I really felt like you cared about helping me. This retreat taught me different ways to listen to myself and what I really want out of life and also gave me insight into how to get there. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know themselves better in a fun creative environment. I left the retreat feeling not only that I knew who I was and what I wanted, but that I liked that person. For me, that was a real breakthrough. I feel like I have the power to make my life one that I can be happy with.” – a Diva

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 Casting Call for the Diving Divas!

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If you’re tired of trying to placate yourself with thoughts  (thoughts that make you cringe) like, “maybe this is good enough.”  ”I probably shouldn’t want more, right?” “I am pretty sure this is a realistic option.”  And plaguing yourself with “what if’s” like, “what if I shouldn’t do this?”  ”What if I end up broke and alone?”

The Divas are for you if you’re tired of feeling torn between the safe job and the passion job.

The Divas are for you if you want the amazing relationship, but you have no desire to feel rejected one more time (even if it is just online).

The Divas are for you if you’re fairly certain that your mind and your heart are no longer on speaking terms and you’ve given up the possibility of a truce.

And if we don’t embrace the ups and downs now – if we don’t explore with CONSCIOUSNESSAWARENESS, and THOUGHTFULNESS - we can crank out the magic 8 ball and get an “it shall be done” answer that we’ll most likely be staring down the barrel of 40 with an SUV sized pile of regret.

This is NOT how it has to be.

The choice is yours.

If you’re ready to not waste even one more minute doing what you don’t want to do, and would much rather create a life that you adore, sign up here.

So, if you want to be the first to know all the diva details, sign up here to get on the Diva guest list. AND BONUS: Join the Divas now and, as my gift to you, receive my 5 day mini eCourse: “5 Things No One Talks About in Unlimiting Your Life and Getting Out of Your Own Way

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Ready to go deeper IMMEDIATELY? Apply for a consultation TODAY to see which program is the best fit for your unique needs, challenges and DESIRES.

 

“If you are dealing with any life changing decisions or with emotional distress, Kristen will help you see all the components in your life more clearly, and help you to be honest with yourself, so that when you do make your big decision, it is well informed and based on what will make you the most fulfilled; and if you are in distress, you can clear away a lot of the clutter and find the core of your problem. Once you find the real reasons behind your issues, you can really begin to build yourself into what you want to be.” – Diva

 

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“The Diva community has helped me continue “my journey to me,” provided a safe place to openly discuss anything, and been an encouragement to keep learning and growing. I truly enjoy working with Kristen Baker.”

-Diva

Here’s the preview for the Diva’s first act:

To include (in Houston and online):

    • Diva Deep Dive BOOK CLUB:  Once a month on Saturdays, dive into profoundly transformational teachings and discussions that will get us out of our comfort zones and into our lives.
    • Diva Destinations:  Fuel your life field trips including: a spiritual cooking class, vision boarding extravaganza, tedtalks screenings and facilitated discussions, kundalini yoga, lectures at the The Jung Center, maybe even just some fun at the rodeo – yeeehaw! We even recently went on a roadtrip to Austin to watch Byron Katie herself in the flesh!
    • Living Room Workshops - Want to learn how to Divafy Your Desires in the comfort of your own home, surrounded by friends (or people you want to get to know better)? Contact me to set up a time to learn and play with friends in grooving through roadblocks and actualizing your desires. (Learn more about the content here)
    • DIVAFY YOUR DESIRES – Deeper Personalized Support -  I have a few openings for personalized coaching. Check out my current offerings here.

Ready to go deeper IMMEDIATELY? Apply for a consultation TODAY to see which program is the best fit for your unique needs, challenges and DESIRES.

 

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**Diva Field Trip to Mad Potter to celebrate Desire Mapping and get those CDFs deep in our hearts and in our minds!**

Some Divas share their “ahas”:

“I’m not the only one going through what I’m going through or feeling what I’m feeling”

“Connecting with people to have real conversation is very rewarding and let’s me be more authentic”

“I DO know what to do – and I can take small steps to get there, not overwhelming”

“Soothe Mama Helicopter Voice vs shutting down”

“Stop doing behaviors that enable my avoidance”

“The way, the passion Kristen has for what she does really resonates with me. I am inspired by her presence, to be me no matter what”

Does this sound like a helluva lot more amazing than settling into the next 100 episodes of Modern Family? (Though I do love that show…)

Then it’s high time to Dance with the Divas!

So, if you want to be the first to know all the diva details, sign up here to get on the Diva guest list. AND BONUS: Join the Divas now and, as my gift to you, receive my 5 day mini eCourse:  “5 Things No One Talks About in Unlimiting Your Life and Getting Out of Your Own Way”

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Ready to go deeper IMMEDIATELY? Apply for a consultation TODAY to see which program is the best fit for your unique needs, challenges and DESIRES.

Is the term “hanging out with old friends” vaguely familiar, but now, mostly means sending them a linked in connection request with hopes that they have better connections than you do and can get you out of this life asap?

Or you’re stalking them on facebook and have concluded that everybody you know has more money, a better job, exciting travel opportunities a perfect relationship and a cooler apartment (as evidenced by their carefully curated social media selves.)?

Has the thought occurred to you that maybe you were taking a sick day when they were giving out the syllabus for adulthood?

Then I’ve got just what your soul is singing for….

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Because seriously, you’re one of us.  You used to feel connected and courageous and truly amazing once upon a time.  You loved campus camaraderie.  Face time was FACE time.  Life possibilities felt like one giant trip to Sephora… There were so many choices and ALL of them available to you.

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And now – gasp – you feel like you’re running out of time and each day you settle you’re one step closer to complacency.

Oh and everybody else has more money, a better job, exciting travel opportunities a perfect relationship and a cooler apartment as evidenced by their camera ready lives curated on facebook.

And it occurs to you that you might have taken a sick day when they were giving out the syllabus for adulthood.

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Cosmo doesn’t have your answers

Jillian Michaels doesn’t have your answers

Your favorite professor doesn’t have your answers

Your friends don’t have your answers

Your parents don’t have your answers

And there’s no friggin’ app for your answers (well except maybe this one)

Here’s the good news.

 You’ve got your own answers.

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No need to stress about what’s going to be on the test. There is not test. Just one big fun choose all of the above multiple choice life adventure. There are no right answers and no wrong answers.  You actually can’t fail this one (no matter what your dad says).  And in this community I’ve created for you,

You will find your own answers and you will get the support, connection, creativity and the life you thought you were majoring in.

Because you didn’t have to box up your dreams on graduation day and store them in your parent’s basement after you moved into your own place.  And if you did, I’ll help you unpack them, air them out and put them on display until they become reality.

You found this page, because you want:

An unapologetic, big beautiful life.  The one you journaled about.  The one you planned during late nights at your sorority house.  The one you daydreamed about while chilling at the coffee shop.  The life that you never thought you wouldn’t have…

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I created this community because I’ve been exactly where you are.  I am building this because my most alive moments came from intimate, bonded creative communities.  The ones who pushed me to my edge when I balked and wanted to cling to safety.  The ones that upped my game when I decided that mediocre was probably going to be “close enough”. I had these communities in spades in college.  They were EVERYWHERE.  They were in the cast of a musical, my choir, the sorority house, my classmates, an opera company, band camp (yes, I LOVED band camp!).  We had collected insights.  Shared brilliance.  We asked each other intense questions, we didn’t settle for status update answers.  And I had no idea that it would actually be a challenge to find this same kind of shared-goals community post college.  I didn’t realize that my dream of creating something amazing might be held back by my desire to just have a friggin’ decent window and natural light in my apartment.  I had no idea how precious these communities were until we all graduated.

 

Let’s do this thing…

You want a career that lights you up. 

A relationship that feels like home

Energy for pursuing your passions.

Friendships that go beyond the scope of the newsfeed. 

Family relationships that are supportive and not obligatory. 

A love life that blows your mind.

I’m not ok with burying our dreams.

And if you’re not ok with it either, then join the Divas.

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So, if you want to be the first to know all the diva details, sign up here to get on the Diva guest list. AND BONUS: Join the Divas now and, as my gift to you, receive my 5 day mini eCourse:  “5 Things No One Talks About in Unlimiting Your Life and Getting Out of Your Own Way”

Ready to go deeper IMMEDIATELY? Apply for a consultation TODAY to see which program is the best fit for your unique needs, challenges and DESIRES.

If you’ve been sitting in the front row of your life wishing for a better ending, then this is your backstage pass to creating what you want.  And guess what, you’re not only the star and the lead actor, you’re also the director, the producer, the stage hand (and occasionally the janitor) for your life.  So what comes after intermission for you?

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 Let’s crescendo our way into the second act.

Because it’s not about WHAT you want to be, it’s about staying true to WHO you are.  The person you’ve always known you are, not the persona you’ve created on facebook.  Remember that person who imagined life would just keep getting bigger and better? The one who felt SO ALIVE in college only to feel like she was “supposed to” settle about 5 minutes after receiving her diploma?

Are you ready to be who you are meant to be?

And if the answer is a resounding HELL YEAH, then join me and let’s hotfoot it to find YOUR answers.

Declare yourself a Diva Today

 

So, if you want to be the first to know all the diva details, sign up here to get on the Diva guest list. AND BONUS: Join the Divas now and, as my gift to you, receive my 5 day mini eCourse:  “5 Things No One Talks About in Unlimiting Your Life and Getting Out of Your Own Way”

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This community is NOT for the faint of heart.  Admission is free (for now), but I’m only working with women who are ready to swan dive (and temporarily belly flop) into the deep end of the pool.  If you’re looking for armchair solutions and aren’t willing to doggy paddle in the deep end, this is probably not for you. If you ARE willing to figure out what you want and go after it wholeheartedly, then welcome aboard.  If you enjoy soulful discussions followed by silliness and karaoke – ummm even BETTER.

We’ve been waiting for you.

Yes, I’m ready to stop apologizing for wanting MORE for my life!

Declare yourself a Diva Today

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 Ready, but tentative? 

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Fear is feedback.  It’s information.  That’s all.  Don’t use it as evidence that you shouldn’t want more out of your life.   As your coach, I’ll help you dig into the fear and find out what it’s telling you.

FYI, Your fear is actually the best clue to finding out what you really want for your life and shows us exactly why you’re not getting it.  Once we pinpoint your fear and get the information we need out of it, I can show you how to flip your fear so you feel crazy inspired to go head first into amazing.

If you want different:

you have to be willing to think different

do different

create different.

The definition of insanity is doing the SAME thing over and over and expecting DIFFERENT results.

The Divas are different than any community you’ve ever been apart of.  This is a soulful sorority for adulthood.  And if you’re ready to turn in your resignation letter to routine and turn up the volume on AMAZING, then

Dance with the Divas

So, if you want to be the first to know all the diva details, sign up here to get on the Diva guest list. AND BONUS: Join the Divas now and, as my gift to you, receive my 5 day mini eCourse:  “5 Things No One Talks About in Unlimiting Your Life and Getting Out of Your Own Way”

Screen Shot 2014-01-13 at 10.24.56 AMIf you have questions about the Divas, please email me.

Because the questions are always welcome in my world.  Questions are essential. Especially any question that starts with “Why.”  The question “Why” will lead you to where you want to go.

We’re known by the media as Generation Y.

Join the Divas and let’s create Generation WHY NOT

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Admission to the Divas (for now) is free, there are no auditions and your second act starts in Houston, Texas. 

*Note – certain events and in depth coaching programs will have a charge involved.

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So, if you want to be the first to know all the diva details, sign up here to get on the Diva guest list. AND BONUS: Join the Divas now and, as my gift to you, receive my 5 day mini eCourse:  “5 Things No One Talks About in Unlimiting Your Life and Getting Out of Your Own Way”

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