Welcome back to the podcast!
In this episode, I'm delighted to chat with Dr. Kristine Averill, who shares her inspiring story of transitioning from a successful 15-year academic career in Plant and Crop Sciences to become a passionate Somatic Mindfulness Coach. Raised on an apple farm, Kristine developed a deep connection to nature, which led her to pursue a PhD in Ecology. Despite her achievements, she felt a longing for something more fulfilling. In stepping out of academia, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery through yoga, meditation, and coaching. Today, through somatic mindfulness and inquiry, Kristine helps people who feel trapped in uncertainty or frustration to manage anxiety and burnout and to gain clarity about their purpose so they can create the impact they want while doing what they love.
The key moments in this episode are:
00:01:35 - Becoming Interested in Plant and Crop Sciences
00:05:01 - Moving Away from Academia
00:08:43 - Developing a Coaching Business
00:12:16 - Staying Curious and Experimenting
00:16:50 - The Importance of Following Your Passion
00:18:43 - The Rewards of Coaching and Yoga
00:21:02 - Encouraging Curiosity
00:24:05 - Trust Yourself
I found her story to be incredibly inspiring, brimming with profound insights and valuable guidance!
To learn more about Kristine, visit https://www.kristineaverill.com/
To access her free Regulate Your Nervous System training, visit https://www.kristineaverill.com/free-training
Thank you for listening!
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