Hi y'all! I’m Kristi, the Founder of Whole Heart Coaching. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I’ve always had a passion to help others and dreamed of becoming some sort of counselor, but a faithful scholarship, the Meadows Excellence in Teaching Scholarship program at the University of North Texas, lead me on a different path. Graduating with honors with a Bachelors and Masters of Education in 1991 allowed me to help those who are most dear to my heart, children.
Fast forward fifteen years. The exterior of my life appeared to have all the trappings that would reflect a Christian led joyous fulfilled existence: a stay-at-home Mom raising three amazing children, a loving husband who’s a wonderful provider and teammate with raising our kids, a beautiful two story home, precious family and friends who adore me! Throughout the years, I was the volunteer extraordinaire who didn’t know how to say no helping in the classrooms, schools, cotillions, church, and youth sports.
There was visual perfection on every level except for the disconnection and depression that I’d wallowed in for so many painful years. Feeling hopelessly empty and broken hearted, my inner light barley a flicker, I knew I had to seek help.
My desire to improve my mental and emotional well-being in 2006 has included an interesting web of medical doctors, life coaches, specialists, and self-help seminars. In 2013, I learned to lean on God and found peace in a loving relationship with Christ. It wasn’t until 2014 when I started working with Colette Stretcher, and her process called MAP, Manifesting All Possibilities®, that the layers of my brokenness began to peel back. My deepest feelings of disgust and hopelessness were related to events that happened to me as a young child. The memories of being sexually abused were long suppressed, but I was drowning in the darkness that the damage had done to my subconscious.
Hiding behind my own ill placed shame and guilt for over forty years had caused numerous health issues that couldn’t be explained or treated via traditional modalities. MAP had done so much for me that I felt the need to share this gentle, non-threatening, peaceful approach to neutralizing negative memories.
In what seemed like a natural progression for me that included helping children, I became the second Certified MAP Coach from the MAP Coaching Institute and started PEAK Teaching (Performance and Educational Alignment for Kids) in 2016.
PEAK Teaching helped children of all ages with anxiety, performance, and behavior issues related to school, sports, arts, and just everyday life. Even though I created PEAK Teaching to assist kids, surprisingly I found myself treating more adults as a result! It seemed that parents looked into PEAK Teaching to help their child, but ended up realizing that MAP is more of a priority for themselves. Because of this and with over 500 sessions of experience, in 2018 I decided to rebrand myself as Whole Heart Coaching.
Why Whole Heart Coaching? I believe what makes me a bit different than many MAP Coaches is that I have faith God is working with us. Over the years, I’ve opened up my whole heart to Him so that He can use all of me with my sincere compassion to help others. The song Whole Heart by Brandon Heath nudged me to go all in; to love God the way He wants us to, with our whole heart, and to love people.
Choose me, Kristi with Whole Heart Coaching, if you want to seek your own inner light with compassionate coaching.
Your heart can be whole!
Check out the song that inspired the name of my coaching business - Whole Heart by Brandon Heath.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.