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 …

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, American Express

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 …

Pianist and Yale School of Music Graduate

“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, …