Director of Development

Astrid’s sessions [at the 2016 Opera America Leadership Intensive] were, by far, my favorite. I have always considered myself a fairly self-aware person, but she helped me articulate those qualities and values that matter most to me; taught me how to identify my feelings and behaviors; and challenged my own pre-conceptions of myself. She made me think of myself as …

General Director’s Office, San Francisco Opera

[My favorite sessions at the 2016 Opera America Leadership Intensive were] Astrid’s by far! I really enjoyed her energy and the pace of her sessions. I felt that she gave us tools (such as the to do lists) that will help us apply what we learned immediately. – Claire Padden-Havens, General Directors’ Office, San Francisco Opera

Director of Artistic Development and Mezzo Soprano

All of the sessions with Astrid [at the 2016 Opera America Leadership Intensive] were incredibly useful to me because I learned an immense amount about Leadership skills but also about myself….I will certainly apply the lessons learned about myself and my strengths from the sessions with Astrid. – Jennifer Rivera, Director of Artistic Development and Mezzo Soprano, Opera America Leadership Intensive …

Operations Manager

I think that I will most often use the skills picked up in Astrid’s session[at the 2016 Opera America Leadership Intensive], and particularly use her concept of letting my core values guide my priorities. I also think I will frequently use her communication style assessments to have a better understanding of the people I interact with at work. – Lydia …

Director of Administration

Astrid’s sessions were my favorite part of the [Opera America 2016 Leadership] intensive. Her sessions were impactful and produced immediate changes in my perceptions about myself as a cultural worker. Also, I was provided with tools through these sessions that I will be able to build on as my career progresses. – Michael Blais, Director of Administration, Manitoba Opera

Development Officer

[The best thing about Opera America Leadership Intensive 2016 was the] …small group coaching session with Astrid. By this point our cohort had built up a strong level of mutual trust. It was one of the more powerful things I’ve ever done in terms of professional training – getting to the heart of what “success” and “failure” means and being …

Director of Education & Community Engagement

My time with Astrid was invaluable. She created a very supportive environment in our sessions that encouraged me to really explore the challenges I was creating for myself in moving forward in my career. With her guidance, I was able to uncover some stark truths about myself and begin the process of making the changes necessary to turn the challenges …

Director of Artistic Development and Mezzo Soprano

I found Astrid’s workshop on The Art of Leadership to be a transformative and fully immersive experience. Not only did the information and her teaching style allow me to understand my own strengths and how best to use them, her course addressed so many issues that come up every single day in the workplace and in life, and I have …

Professor of Music at Portland State University

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 …

Musician, So Percussion

“Aside from her practical and hands-on approach to building a brand, Astrid explodes with energy at every turn, inspiring you to sit up and take notice of every word she says.  I have to say, I work with passionate people in the arts on a daily basis, and I have never come across anyone so genuinely excited to help people …