Stories of Transformation + Gratitude

Kathryn Budig
Yoga Teacher & Author
KathrynBudig.com

My life is a constant quest for people who inspire me and push me to grow.


Kris manages to light my fire, challenge my perspective, and stir the pot all while making me laugh, feeling like I’m at cocktail hour with a best friend.
Gemma Ford
Yoga Teacher
LoveYogaOnline.co.uk

I implemented the prescribed plan, doubled my rates and maintained all of my preferred clients...


I had been following Kris for quite some time when I heard her interview on the Yoga Teacher Telesummit. As soon as I heard that interview I took action, completing the exercise on Lifestyle Design that Kris suggested. In no time, I implemented the prescribed plan, doubled my rates and maintained all of my preferred clients. Thank you Kris for the upgrade in all areas of my life.
Hillary Rubin
Author, Yoga Teacher, Wellness + Self Esteem Coach
HillaryRubin.com

My DVD was just reviewed by Yoga Journal – I know Kris’ secret sauce had something to do with it...


Kris Ward has laser intuition and knows how to get to the core of an issue. When I was working on my DVD Foundations she helped me to identify what I wanted to share with my work. She offered a strong foundation for me to feel good about my product and get it out there. I’m super excited to say my DVD was just reviewed by Yoga Journal – I know Kris’ secret sauce had something to do with it. If you are looking for support and someone who gets the world of personal development, look no further. Kris is your girl.
Alyssa Summers
Happiness Coach + Yoga Teacher
AlyssaSummers.com

The year I spent with Kris and Secret Sauce Society was undeniably the most transformative year of my life..."


The year I spent with Kris and Secret Sauce Society was undeniably the most transformative year of my life - for my business as well as personally. I was stuck in a life and job that made me sad and left me unfulfilled, I was searching for a better way to live, to make my own work with meaning and needed tools to get there. I enlisted my employer to pay the cost of the ‘business training’ and got started on the road to my true calling. Although I didn’t know what it was going to look like on the set-out, I knew this was where I was supposed to be to figure that out.. I now have a clear vision and the complete set of tools to make it solid and profitable. With coaching from Kris and support from my new “sisters” I confidently made upgrades in my life to make this a reality!! I have my website, a list, clients and a path. I am on my way, baby! Not to mention, along the way I traveled to exotic locations and made ultimate drama-free lifelong girlfriends with whom I can truly be me... which is WAY better than a cherry on top!
Racheal Cook
Intuitive Business Strategist
TheYogipreneur.com

I had my first 5 figure DAY!


My email list has officially grown 1200%... and I had my first 5 figure DAY!
Jessica Boylston-Fagonde
Yoga Teacher & Branding Consultant
BrandThyself.com

Kris maps the way to success for many of our trusted teachers and entrepreneurs...


With a deep desire to nurture and coach wellness practitioners to create the life they deserve, Kris maps the way to success for many of our trusted teachers and entrepreneurs. The type of person it takes to have the know-how and presence to accomplish this great task is one that is steady, doing the deeper work, experienced, and has a level of compassion and courage that penetrates to the core. I've had the great opportunity to collaborate with Kris, to see her work her magic, and get to understand the depths of her mission. I'm truly excited to know that we're on the same team and I feel quite content for our community knowing she's a leader.
CeCe Sanchez
Massage Therapist, Yoga and Dance Teacher

As a bonus, I lost 13 pounds during the time we worked together. Clearly, I LOVE this woman!


Kris is a super star! When I look back at this past year I smile because she has totally been my sunshine! I’m so grateful that she helped me move beyond the fear and embarrassment I felt around getting my TRUE story out into the world. I could tell her anything and everything (and I DID!), and no matter how scary it got, she always helped me get through it and come out on the other side feeling relieved and more equipped to move towards what I wanted. Now that I’m clear about what I have to offer the world––my authentic passions––everything I’ve been asking for just keeps falling right into my lap; invitations for all-expenses-paid adventures and vacations, more opportunities to teach Zumba and yoga, regular massage clients, and more and more people supporting and believing in me. Oh, and as a bonus, I lost 13 pounds during the time we worked together. Clearly, I LOVE this woman!
Dena Stoltz
Yoga Teacher, Blogger & Mom
PartTimeGypsies.com

My whole family is getting the benefit of my coaching sessions because we’re having more fun traveling and exploring new possibilities than ever before!


A really close friend who had worked with Kris suggested I take the plunge and do the same. I am so grateful for that advice! In just a few short months, I’ve let go of what I was previously forcing myself to do (an old, time- and money-sucking business that was going nowhere fast!), and I’ve rediscovered what’s alive in me––how I REALLY choose to live my life, the contributions I want to make, and the adventures I’m ready to create! My whole family is getting the benefit of my coaching sessions because we’re having more fun traveling and exploring new possibilities than ever before! Without Kris’ oh-so-dependable tough-love nudges and never-ending encouragement to play my biggest game, I’d probably still be standing right where I was before, and resisting every minute of it. Even though this kind of coaching is nothing like what I expected when I first signed up (I didn’t know what to expect, really), it was a much-needed surprise. She literally gave me my life back. And now it just keeps getting better.
Shannon Lynch
Yoga Teacher, Owner/Founder of Yoga Ecology
Facebook.com/ShannonLynchYoga

It works and the clients are coming in now!


This training is worth TEN TIMES what Kris is charging for it! I’m blown away by what I’m learning and the clarity and momentum I’m creating in my business. It works and the clients are coming in now!
Kristin Planinz
Intuitive, Teacher & Coach
TheIntuitiveHeartHealer.com

I learned that I really could design my business exactly how I wanted and work with only the people I wanted to work with...


I learned how to be me and to use my strengths to run a business centered on me and my talents and desires. This was a new concept for me. I learned that I really could design my business exactly how I wanted and work with only the people I wanted to work with. I also learned how to really apply pleasure into my life–personal and business, and I really did learn why it’s essential. I didn’t buy into this at the beginning… it took me awhile. But Kris really hones in on this principle, and it came up again and again in business and my personal family life. This is a piece not taught in “strictly business” courses.
Kirsten Oldread

I only wish the time had gone by slower because I don’t want it to end!


Looking back over this past 6 months of coaching with Kris, I feel so supported and taken care of, I only wish the time had gone by slower because I don’t want it to end! I got everything that I needed and so much more. Before, I was always in a hurry, forever fixing what wasn’t working in my life... forever bending over backwards trying to please others and avoid confrontation. Stopping to acknowledge the positive things in myself and my life was not a practice that I embodied. Now it is integrated into my daily life. My business is growing, it’s more optimized and organized, and moving closer and closer to the point where it can run profitably and smoothly without me having to be there to do all the work (which is HUGE considering I’m about to have my first child and I really want my time at home). I learned to trust and fully accept myself, work smarter not harder, and also to steep in the good feeling emotions and really let acknowledgment in. I found graceful and honest ways to get through sticky points in my life. I cultivated a solid practice of self-care, nourishment, and tuning into and expressing my feelings and needs. Overall, I just feel solid, able to confidently navigate my way through whatever challenges may present themselves in Motherhood and business. I’m successfully standing tall in my own truth and brilliance as I continually evolve my business and life to the next level.
Christine Obee
Life Coach, AY Graduate
christineobee.com

I am so grateful to my AY sisters who have helped me to stay focused and have held me accountable on a weekly basis...



I realized today that I have created, and have been living the flexible schedule I was dreaming of 2 years ago. AND, I've been living that schedule for almost a year now! I can get so caught up in what I haven't done yet, sometimes I forget to reflect and acknowledge what I have done. I am so grateful to my AY sisters who have helped me to stay focused and have held me accountable on a weekly basis. This training with Kris has transformed my life!
Lauren Buck
Yoga Teacher + Writer
yogathroughlauren.com

I love that all my insights were immediately applicable in reality...



My coaching session with Kris was full of eye opening moments, the biggest being when she assisted me in finding the exact resistance/block holding me back and actually relating to it -- processing it, versus continuing to fear/avoid it. To me, the exercise we did was a way of applying yoga to business in a more visceral way. It was really empowering and insightful. And I love that all my insights were immediately applicable in reality. I'm clearer now -- more than ever before -- that I can only go so far with teaching yoga. I'm more interested in really exploding my brand OR perhaps something like coaching to continue to evolve and grow my mission in a way that's more profitable and far-reaching. Thank you, Kris, for your generosity and service. I look forward to doing your LifeLaunch program with you!
Neala Griffin
Yoga Teacher
facebook.com/yogainmotion.guru

Thank you, Kris, for your help in getting me to a place of clarity around what will be truly realistic for me over the next several months.



I've gotten so much from just the handful of videos I've watched of Kris's, and I really enjoyed my session with her – so much came full circle for me. We covered a lot of ground, not only with fine-tuning my vision so it's doable and easy to break into bite-sized goals and baby steps, but also with uncovering and working through some deeply entrenched blocks and fears that have really held me back in the last few years. I now have a better understanding of why the fears are there, what they're keeping me from, what they're COSTING me, AND how to work through them in a way that will actually fuel me forward in pursuing my yoga therapeutics business (then eventually leaving my life-draining government job). Thank you, Kris, for your help in getting me to a place of clarity around what will be truly realistic for me over the next several months. And thank you again for the big AHA re: my stressful stories about what it means to not have a partner. Now I know how to address the stories and transmute them into energy for building my life on my own terms and becoming truly emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially self-sufficient.
Nicolette Koepke
Lifestyle & Career
Happiness Coach
nicolettekoepke.com

It was so helpful to be supported in coming to clarity and truly realistic goals that I can take action on.



I'm so grateful for my session with Kris. I didn't realize until my session with her how badly I needed help drilling down on my goals. Now I can see that the way I've gone about creating my vision and setting goals up to now has been way too loose and unspecific. Because of that I've felt unclear and overwhelmed a lot of the time, and haven't gotten the traction I wanted – and that's led me to feeling obligated and guilty, as though I need to be working on my business 24-7 and can never just relax and be with friends. It's exhausting. It was so helpful to be supported in coming to clarity and truly realistic goals that I can take action on. I know now that the confidence I've been seeking will come as a RESULT of sticking to the daily baby steps that are required to get me to these newly refined goals.

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