Ideas to Action for Entrepreneurs and Creatives
Leading and Living with Purpose
Kirsten is a Leadership Coach, Facilitator and Entrepreneur. In her coaching, Kirsten is a trusted thought-partner who challenges her clients to lead with purpose and to craft fulfilling lives. Clients describe her as compassionate, fiercely committed, and uniquely able to ignite fresh thinking. Kirsten is a facilitator at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and advises leading universities and organizations across the country in their mentorship programs, leadership development, and other initiatives. Inspired by a deep belief in the power of women supporting women, Kirsten co-founded Shine On Collaborative, a San Francisco Bay Area company that offers circles and curated events. Prior to coaching, Kirsten held senior leadership roles in marketing and strategic partnerships.
Kirsten and her family live in Palo Alto, California, and enjoy spending time in the mountains with their golden retriever Felix.
Education & Credentials
MLA, Stanford University
BA, East Asian Languages, Arizona State University
Certified Co-Active Coach, The Coaches Training Institute
Graduate Studies in Literature, Exeter College, Oxford University
Painting Intensive, Rhode Island School of Design in France
Clients that have benefited from Kirsten’s support include Stanford Graduate School of Business Women In Management Program, Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Duke University Technology Scholars Program, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (Immigration Group), University of California Haas School of Management’s Women in Leadership Program and many others.
Kirsten created a space of trust and support that allowed me to dig deep and do some important work. She helped me turn vague ideas and general desires into real tangible change in my life, by engaging with me in thought-provoking dialogue and exercises, as well as leading me through times of reflection. It was this great mix of interactions, combined with the continual encouragement to take leaps, that really helped me figure out a path that led me to a meaningful place. I am forever grateful.
- Mimi Lyons, Director of Grants and Strategic Projects at Unanimous AI