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.
Suzanne Monroe
Founder & CEO
The International Association
of Wellness Professionals
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WellnessProfessionals.org

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.
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!
Faith Hunter
Yoga Teacher, Cover Model for Yoga Journal Magazine
FaithHunter.com

She really helped me redirect my thoughts and redefine my personal goals...


Between the online content, book recommendations and coaching Kris provided, she really helped me redirect my thoughts and redefine my personal goals. Thanks sooo much for your help my dear! 🙂 xo
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.
Jean Compton
Professional Blogger
JeanCompton.com

If you want to get unstuck and see your REAL truth reflected back to you, work with Kris.


Just one coaching session with Kris moved me from my perpetual thoughts of ”I won’t achieve my dreams; I will always be dependent; I won’t be able to change the things I want to change; I won’t find my passion for life; I will always be stuck.” to “Wow, actually everything I want is much closer to me than I realized!”. Not only that, but Kris dislodged a resentful thought I’d been harboring towards a loved one for my entire life, and helped me turn it into a positive. It was a real ‘AHA’ Moment and definitely a contributing factor in my recent motivation, clarity, and steps towards designing a lifestyle I truly LOVE. If you want to get unstuck and see your REAL truth reflected back to you, work with Kris.
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!
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.
Nichole Teering
Acupuncturist and Yoga Teacher
DownToEarthHealthServices.com

This is how I’ve always wanted my life to be. I can’t wait for each day. Thank you, Kris, for helping me see.


I am so grateful for my new attitude, thanks to Kris! I have such a new sense of self it is unbelievable. For the first time in my life I feel like everything is okay all the time. My sense of abundance and security are unwavering, regardless of what fluctuates around me. My moments of suffering are few and far between. There is nothing “bad” to focus on. I no longer have to rely on anyone or anyTHING for my happiness, and it’s freedom! Kris has taught me how to pull yoga out of me––in the worst of times and the best of times. She brings yoga into people’s lives not just in the sense of asanas but off the mat yoga. The true meaning of it has been flowing through me ever since we started working together. This is how I’ve always wanted my life to be. I can’t wait for each day. Thank you, Kris, for helping me see.
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.
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.
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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