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Rustic Beach Path

"When given the opportunity, doing work we are naturally good at thrills us. We wake in the morning, expectant of the coming day. We consistently deliver our best work—our mindset uplifts. Work energizes us. We live more fully. Facilitating work-life transformations for as many leaders, teams, and companies as possible is what drives me every day."​ - Kristina Mercier, Founder and Worklife Leadership & Executive Well-Being Coach

Kristina is an insightful and strategic leadership coach who is a catalyst for positive and lasting change.



First drawn to coaching in 2002, Kristina brings almost two decades of coaching experience as an executive career consultant, people leader, and practice owner.


Facilitating inner development and self-awareness as a powerful path to work-life success and fulfillment is Kristina's passion. She has built a history of success developing professionals to the next level of growth and leading high-performing teams by applying the coaching mindset.


By engaging self-management, mindfulness approaches, reflective inquiry, and strengths-awareness, Kristina's clients accelerate career transformations and transitions, engage creativity, and optimize performance, ultimately helping them create lasting change and rewarding results in their careers and lives.


Kristina's background embodies a full range of business understanding and people leadership experience in a variety of fields and industries, including:


  • Biotech

  • Customer experience

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Healthcare

  • Marketing

  • Sales

  • Technical support

  • Technology


Kristina has worked with executives, independent contributors, and leaders where she specializes in conflict management and resolution, optimizing performance, stress and well-being management, work-life leadership transformations, and transitions. A dedicated and lifelong learner, Kristina continuously advances her coaching expertise through knowledge of the latest research, ongoing training, and an understanding of industry trends. 


Coaching Philosophy


While coaching can be practical and focused, Kristina believes coaching can also be magical, transformative, and uplifting. Kristina comfortably walks with clients between these paradigms to help them create sustainable purpose, foster inner wisdom, inspire self-awareness, celebrate achieved success, and support conscious action. Where Kristina goes, the potential is tapped and maximized to get results. 


"You bring desire, openness, and purpose, and I walk with you in the gap between where you are now and where you see yourself," says Kristina. "Together, we build a relationship where we each show up fully present. We celebrate your discoveries, insights, and wins as you safely explore your concerns, limited thoughts, and what is holding you back in your career and life. From this safe space, I challenge you to share your best self with the world because I believe in you."


Additional Background


Along with being an active Certified Coach Practitioner, Kristina led a high-performance customer experience team at a global technology travel firm for six years, earning a 100% Management Performance rating and a 95% customer satisfaction. In addition, she co-built a healthcare executive search firm with clients from the FDA to major learning hospitals to cutting-edge biotech firms in Maryland. 


Kristina loves spending time on the Great Lakes of Michigan, wandering the woods, and tending the 52 plants in her home.

  • Certified Breathwork Coach – Yoga Teacher's College

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential - International Coaching Federation 

  • Certified Strengths Coach - Gallup, Inc.

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC) - Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching

  • Certified Stress Management Coach - NESTA

  • Certified in Yoga Instruction - ETHOS Yoga

  • Inner MBA - Mindful NYU and Soundstrue Organization

  • Neuroscience of Change Management and Meditation Techniques - Coaches Rising

  • Summa Cum Laude B.A. Communications - Oakland University 

  • International Coaching Federation

  • Co-creator of CIRA | Coaching Initiatives and Resource Alliance | 20-year Mastermind Group

Group Partners

Grace Grabiel

Marketing Guru


Jennifer Mercier

Leadership Coach and Facilitator

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