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 …

Graphic Designer & Entrepreneur

“Astrid has helped me overhaul the way that I approach life. I initially began working with her as a way to improve my time management skills and establish new career goals. What I did not anticipate was the lasting and positive affects our time together has had on all aspects of my daily life. Through working with Astrid I’ve developed …

Composer

“Astrid has turned around the way I look at my career in the most extraordinary way.  I used to think that the professional part of what I do was very separate from the creative and deeply personal aspects of being a composer.  Going after professional opportunities to get my music out there felt to me like a very daunting task–one …

Partner at AMLaw 100 Law Firm

“If you feel like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, Astrid helps you refocus on your strengths and true interests from which your energy will flow.” — Kathleen C., New York, NY

Opera America Field Consultant & Former CEO, Minnesota Opera

You did an outstanding job with the [Opera America] Leadership Intensive.  The sessions you led were truly a transformational experience for all of the participants. — Kevin Smith, Opera America Field Consultant and Former CEO, Minnesota Opera

Clarinetist and DMA, Manhattan School of Music

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. …

Clarinetist and Juilliard Graduate

I loved the fact that you made people get out of their comfort zone and share things with the group that they would otherwise have not done. That is something that I admire a lot, and you have a great gift for being able to do that! Bravo! — VD, New York, NY