Astrid has a great gift of seeing the beauty in each person and allowing their strengths to come through.
— JC, New York, NY
[Opera America hired Astrid to lead two workshops for our 2013 Leadership Intensive.] Astrid’s background in nonprofit management and ongoing work with performing arts organizations meant that she was able to tailor the leadership workshops to the specific needs of opera leaders.
I came to Astrid looking for ways to more effectively organize and pursue my work and life goals. As a creative artist, educator, arts administrator and entrepreneur, I was struggling to find a more fulfilling balance between my work, creative and personal pursuits.
Astrid's coaching provided many helpful ideas for prioritizing and time-management, but it went far beyond that. Because her work is grounded in helping each client identify their core values, working with Astrid helped me create my own framework for evaluating my life and goals. Her insightful listening, thoughtful questions and repertoire of strategies, skills and actions helped me chart a path to meeting my career challenges. While her assistance in examining my habits, values and thought patterns helped me to see where they had served me, and where they might be holding me back from reaching the next level of success. It felt good giving myself permission to access the kind of thinking & skills that CEO's and business leaders use. Plus it was fun!
I would highly recommend Astrid's coaching for other creative artists. I have incorporated many of the ideas we discussed into my own teaching. Working with Astrid made me feel inspired, validated and well-equipped to continue my journey toward my life goals--with a growth mindset, a stronger commitment to living my own values and the tools and encouragement to go for "great."
— Darrell Grant, Professor of Music, Composer & Pianist, Portland State University
Are you ready to take charge of your life and experience authentic success?
Then you have come to the right place! As a coach, I share my passion for excellence and authenticity in the service of my mission: to inspire and empower you to live a life of genuine personal, professional and creative success.
I am a certified professional coach and lawyer partnering with professional musicians, arts leaders and creatively-inclined lawyers to help them achieve authentic personal, professional and creative success. Thanks to my own career transitions from lawyer to non-profit executive and consultant to coach, university administrator and faculty member , all the while being a musician, an arts advocate and orchestra board chair, I draw on my professional and personal life experience, together with my rigorous coaching training, to help you transform your life through the dynamic process of coaching.
Both in individual sessions and in group training and development workshops, my clients welcome having a partner to tackle the challenges that life brings, especially in today’s world where the rules are changing and the answers are not obvious. I collaborate with you to tap into your gifts, inspire you to make the changes that you want and empower you to achieve your success.