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What is your typical process for working with a new client?
I listen. I ask what led them to taking this life changing step in changing their story. What do they hope to accomplish? What’s in the way? We start here.
No matter what the issues and/or circumstances are, we have to Deal to Heal. Whether you choose one-on one counselling and coaching or prefer a group setting like The Change Your Story Workshop, that is what we do!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified wellness coach, a recovery coach and a life coach. However, one of the unique aspects of my breakthrough (which included breaking free from a decade of addictions) was that I used everything I learned in Acting School to Change My Story.
Acting isn’t about memorizing lines, it’s about Understanding who you are, Determining what is in the way, and Deciding what you are going to do about it. I provide clients with a 4 step formula that enables them to stop playing the role of a Victim, or being their own Villain, and Become the Hero of their Story.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I created the program I needed when my life needed a major rewrite!
What types of clients have you worked with?
High achievers. Many clients have everything under control—except for those few things that are in the way of everything.
I work with clients who want to stop drinking, binge eating, living in their past, choosing the wrong partners, and making the same mistakes. Clients who want to renew their mind, learn to forgive, to love again, to grow closer to God.
Science has proven that we can rewire our brain. Which goes right along with what God has said since the beginning of time—we are transformed by the renewing of our mind. “Once and addict, always an addict,” is not Biblically or scientifically true.
I work with clients who want to be FREE from whatever has been holding them back. Clients who want to Discover their Purpose. I provide the tools it takes, to live in the Freedom God provides.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
“Change Your Story,” my Non-fiction, Faith based, Self-Empowering book was published in 2017. After than I wrote “Believe,” a fiction book for girls ages 8+. I wrote The Change Your Story Workbook and founded The Change Your Story Workshop during the Pandemic. I could say all of this took seven years. The truth is—it took a lifetime.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find someone who has been where you’ve been—but is where you want to be. Mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Don’t look for someone who is going to say what you want to hear or put Band-Aids on your problems. Find someone who challenges you. Who sees the best in you. Find the person who Believes in you!
What questions should clients think through before talking to professionals about their project?
1. What they’re looking for
2. Are they willing to show up? To do the work?
3. How much time will they dedicate to changing their story?
4. What can they afford?
Kirstin Leigh is a certified Wellness Coach, Recovery coach, Life Coach, an acclaimed author, inspirational speaker, Founder of The Change Your Story Workshop and the CEO of Change Your Story Enterprises.
Kirstin provides dynamic coaching and counselling that will empower you to Break Free from what’s breaking you and live life at your highest potential. No matter where you are right now, no matter how many times you’ve tried, You Can Change Your Story!
Prior to “changing her own story” Kirstin drank 20 beers a day for over a decade. She struggled with an eating disorder as a teenager, experienced childhood trauma, and had a very turbulent relationship with her father. Kirstin is living proof that with God--and a lot of work, YOU can Change Your Story.
Kirstin works with clients individually, as well as in group settings like The Change Your Story Workshop. A 9 week, curriculum based course, The Change Your Story Workshop offers a Faith based, Scientific approach to Breaking Free from what's breaking you and Discovering how Purpose is the Key to Breakthrough. (Live/online workshop held in private Zoom meetings with 4-14 participants.)
Topics include: Changing Your Story * Understanding your backstory * Rewiring your brain, the Power of your words, the Process of Forgiveness, Spiritual Warfare, Becoming your own Hero, and Purpose--the Key to Breakthrough.
Whether in a group setting or individual sessions, You have to Deal to Heal. Kirstin provides you with the tools it takes, to live in the Freedom God provides.