KRISTY LUND, PhD
ARTIST & LIFE COACH
NEW: 100 DAYS PAINTING OUTSIDE
Sometimes our quests just find us. In October 2021 I got the urge to stand outside and paint. I had rented a cabin in Österlen, a beautiful coastal area of southern Sweden. It felt a bit awkward at first, and then there was the wind that kept knocking down the canvas. But people stopped to watched, and we connected, and well, my new project was born. This project is dedicated to everyone out there who is struggling and needs some inspiration. Feel free to follow the blog here.
ONLINE LIFE COACHING
As a co-active professional life coach (CPCC), my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation for those who are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, or who are looking for direction in taking the next step. I teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life, including mindfulness and self-compassion. Coaching can help you move past self-limitations toward what holds meaning in life. Recovery from my own life crisis and burn-out led me to take the steps to live my life purpose of supporting wonderful people like you along their paths towards living a fulfilling life. I coach people who are ready for positive change in their lives.
Svenska går bra!
After seeing my painting videos, people kept saying to me- Teach me how to do that! I have now happily taught people from all over the globe my process of putting paint on the canvas as a process of finding one's voice and exploring emotions. I have an easy process of how to get over common blocks such as "I can't draw or paint," fear of where to begin, and the belief of not being creative enough.
My painting process is one of vulnerability and meeting the canvas with whatever is on my heart or mind. . Please contact me if you would like to visit my studio in person or via Zoom. You can also view and purchase my paintings here.
INTUITION, HEART, WISDOM
A registered occupational therapist since 1997, I have many years of experience helping clients work towards health, fulfillment, and well-being. My doctoral studies focused on balance in daily life and the process of making lifestyle changes. I love coaching clients to connect with their dreams and make them a reality.
“From the very first time meeting, Kristy has helped me find clarity in areas of my life where I have been feeling stuck. She highlighted my skills and accomplishments and allowed me to see how to use these to break through! It has been important for me to find someone who is a fellow expat who can not only understand and relate to big life changes, but who can actually help me find my way in this new world without changing who I am. It feels so empowering how quickly Kristy has helped me take action to move forward with the life I want to live!”
- American expat working as a project leader in Sweden
"At 71 I was in overwhelm, unable to move ahead with any action to do ANYthing to bring in some income that would allow me to stay in my home in the San Francisco Bay Area. My weekly conversations with Kristy gave me more of a manageable grasp on some very deep-seated, personal difficulties that were clearly, and now understandably, in the way of almost any action. I feel completely seen and guided and in full confidence that we are really headed for real results. I’ve seen them already. I feel incredibly fortunate that I was introduced to Kristy.”
- Mimi, California
"I have been fortunate to work with Kristy as a coach. With her playful and inspiring ways to look at problems from different angles, I found great ways to move forward, where I felt stuck in my life. I had a lot of fun coaching with Kristy, even when we went deep into my issues. She is compassionate and gentle, and I felt safe with her even when she asked tough questions that I needed to work on for my transformation. I can recommend Kristy for anyone who desires change in their life!"
- Lena V., Switzerland
LIFE TRANSITIONS - FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
Re-building life after loss
Transitioning to life in a new city, state, or country
Job search and change