Conductor

“Coaching with Astrid has been an essential part of making several important artistic and personal break-throughs, clarifying my unique strengths and helping to reveal a stronger more confident artistic voice.  Our coaching sessions helped me simplify the issues, create a manageable course of action, and most importantly find out more about who I am, use my strengths and work to improve …

Lawyer and Small Business Owner

“I have had the pleasure of working with Astrid for over 7 years.  Astrid has been an integral part of my career and her coaching has helped guide me from a junior attorney to the owner of my own small business.  Astrid has a unique ability to identify and highlight your strengths and passions and helps coach you on how …

Percussionist

“Thank you, Astrid! Your coaching really helped me figure out a way to approach the vast new career field [of music production] I was treading into. I was able to frame what I was doing very clearly and keep focused on where I was going with it in a way that was probably the most productive I’ve ever been.” – …

Executive Director

Astrid provided coaching to our small team as we were preparing to launch a new consulting company. She inspired our team to dig deeply into our short term and long term goals for our new venture to develop a sound and personal mission statement that has guided our new company from day one. As a lawyer, I am protective of …

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 …