Stories of Transformation + Gratitude

Suzanne Monroe
Founder & CEO
The International Association
of Wellness Professionals
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Kris' one-of-a-kind approach to business and lifestyle design are really something special...


She has a way of keeping things REAL, heart-centered, and playful yet seriously effective. She cuts through all the BS and puts you on track to creating YOUR most delicious lifestyle, supported by a business that's an authentic expression of YOU, your personality, passions and skills. So if you're a yoga teacher, holistic practitioner or coach, and you want to be at the top in your field – and if it's SUPER important to you to LOVE the clients you work with and stand on your own two feet with a profitable, sustainable business... Kris is your girl.
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.
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.
Milissa Link
Tree of Life Yoga
ToLifeYoga.com

I’ve made a huge shift and it’s affecting all areas of my life...


When I signed up for PhD I knew it was going to be life changing. But… I had no idea that just a few weeks into the course I’d have to face a loved one’s diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. Even though I became the primary caregiver for this family member, I was able to avoid panicking and doing something I’d regret later — like returning to a job I’d outgrown because of financial concerns. Instead I made life-enhancing decisions about my business that brought me “relief, hope & clarity,” in Kris’s words. With what I learned in just the first few modules of PhD I became more creative than I’ve ever been in developing new content and promoting my work, and that process has brought me so much joy. I am still riding that wave, despite the personal challenges I’ve gone through, and am so very grateful to Kris for her inspiration and guidance. I’ve made a huge shift and it’s affecting all areas of my life. It’s really been an awakening for me!
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.
Gaia Boyd
Yoga Therapist
InnerCompassTherapeutics.com

The programs gave me the oh-so-needed how-to's of putting form and action to ideas and truly empowered me to move forward from places I'd been sticky-stuck in for way too long...


I'm so grateful for my work with Kris, both through her stellar business programs and one-on-one coaching. The content and design of the programs helped me organize the process of caring for myself while getting my business going, which I'd never imagined was possible before. The programs gave me the oh-so-needed how-to's of putting form and action to ideas, and truly empowered me to move forward from places I'd been sticky-stuck in for way too long. Kris is also a queen of navigating the mindset development necessary to step forward in authenticity. Transformation always shakes things up, and life handed me challenges as so as I said "yes" to stepping into my powerful self. Kris helped me catch my Monkey Mind and turn back in to my deeper knowing again and again. My business is now designed to be a reflection of my true passion and calling, and my lifestyle is just what I imagined it could be (with room to grow!). The value of that couldn't be expressed in a number.
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.
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!
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!
Jodie Hebbard
Life Coach
jodiehebbard.com

I loved that we kept the focus on 6 months out versus 5 years...



The visualization exercise Kris took me through was simple, clear, precise and very helpful. I loved that we kept the focus on 6 months out versus 5 years or something, as it really helped me to feel connected to it, like it was REAL, coming just around the next corner, and I could really see myself there. It was the perfect exercise for helping me clarify both realistic goals and the specific obstacles that needed to be overcome, in my case an overall marketing inexperience and a tendency towards multi-tasking/putting too much on my plate at once. I also thoroughly enjoyed a discussion Kris and I had on the nature of fear, and walked away with a tool I can work with in my meditations that will
allow me to access the root of my fears, really sit with them, and yet not let them keep me from taking the actions that I know I need to take. That was incredibly enlightening. Thank you so much, Kris.

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