"After having lived in NYC for 3 years and experienced myriad professional musical relationships, I thought it was about time to find a better way to manage them and reduce my schedule to a realistic and happier situation. I really enjoy the rapport [with Astrid] because it gets me to think of my personal issues on a more global level in terms of relating to others in and out of my field of work, and also in a manner that breaks down specific problems into manageable chunks. It seems that every question I ask and every issue we talk about ties into a deeper core problem which I am only now beginning to reveal and understand about myself...I love that Astrid can personally related to almost everything that is brought up during coachings. I also love that Astrid can prioritize the coaching so that we spend more time on the not-so-obvious problem solving first, before tackling the things that I myself feel are big problems."
— IFW, New York, NY
For the last year, I have had the honor to work one to one with Astrid Baumgardner. Her coachings have brought clarity to my life, uncovering values and goals, and the importance of aligning efforts with these priorities. Through this process, I am rediscovering my intuition, reconnecting with what really makes me tick, rather than what should make me tick. I am challenging my inner critic, and learning to trust myself. Astrid is one of the most insightful people I have had the pleasure to meet, and brings a cultured, intelligent, and compassionate thought process to every challenge I present. I could not have hoped for a more meaningful experience.
[At the Pace University Encore Transition Program], Astrid’s open and direct style challenged us all, made us less afraid of the unknowns, and affirmed our new uncharted directions. We all gained a deeper self understanding and established life purpose statements and action plans through Astrid’s work. I wholeheartedly recommend Astrid for her career coaching skills. Her respect and love for people will become evident early in your introduction.
—Diane Coleman, Strategic Account Director, New York, NY
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.
Fall 2014 Semester Yale School of Music