So Percussion Musician

“As a member of So Percussion, I am well aware of the struggles of the student musician leaving the “nest” of the university educational system.  Most of what I learned on how to develop a career in the music field came from trial and error and first-hand experience.  After speaking as a guest in Astrid’s class at Yale University, it …

Artistic Director, Tapestry Opera

Astrid is able to command control of a room of extremely diverse professionals and impart extremely useful tools, with hard resources and anecdotal guides. We laughed, oohed, raised our eyebrows, dug in, and stayed alert through fairly dense material thanks to Astrid’s charm and skill. — Michael M., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Vice President World Service UK

I loved Astrid’s great balance of positivity and structure. Astrid helped me gain confidence and perspective. As a result of her coaching, I gained valuable self-awareness that allowed me to make effective changes easily. I got a promotion recently and I credit Astrid with helping me get an exciting new position. I really appreciated her professional knowledge, but her humanity …

Yale School of Music Graduate & Pianist

“Astrid’s approach to personal development and self-discovery was stellar. She was able to consolidate my hunches on what had made me successful and happy in the past, and to refine them in a positive, value-oriented way. The workshop was succinct and compelling, addressing both the practical and psychological concerns of professional musicians. Astrid is an inspiring and engaging speaker, and …

Music Publicist

“I chose to work with Astrid because of her background in both the arts and business worlds.  After our consultation meeting, it became clear to me that she works with her clients to help them achieve success that rings true for each individual, and doesn’t just follow the same formula with everyone.  She is also a terrific listener and very …

Attorney at AMLaw 100 Law Firm

“When I attended the “Take Charge: Keys to a Successful Legal Career” my office hosted, I went in with an open mind but no expectations about how useful the workshop would be for me. I was surprised by the thought provoking content which, coupled with Astrid’s creative energy, led me to think in new ways about managing my daily tasks, …

Pianist & Yale School of Music Graduate

“It was instrumental in this time of my career to work with Ms. Astrid Baumgardner. She was an empowering source of inspiration, energy, and hope. Her workshop should be required at every musical institution.” — Amy Y., Philadelphia, PA

Pianist & Juilliard Graduate

“The [Energy Leadership] assessment broke down my life clearly into seven energy levels, and it was shocking to see how much negative energy level was present.  Being an extremely visual person, it was the reality check that I needed. The assessment gave me a foundation on which to base my future action plan in terms of solving issues.  While everyone …

Pianist & Music Entrepreneur

  “Just at the moment I discovered that the field of life coaching existed a friend of mine referred me to Astrid and I was very happy to be among her first clients.  Similarly the coaching sessions themselves have opened me to lot of synchronicity in my life.   So often I have entered sessions with Astrid feeling overwhelmed and conflicted, …

Pianist, Harpsichordist & Juilliard Graduate

“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 …