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Christi Hegstad, PhD, PCC

@christihegstad

Executive + Personal Coach for difference-making achievers! Clarify your vision, free up time, + confidently reach bold, compelling goals that matter!

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She came up to me after a speaking engagement, hugged me warmly, and said,

She came up to me after a speaking engagement, hugged me warmly, and said, "I wish I had my life as put together as yours," then hurried off with her companions. . Oh friend, if you only knew. . If you only knew that same week I had signed my son's name in the 'From' section of his own birthday card. And at the bank drive-up window, I had given the teller my Barnes & Noble membership card instead of my debit card. . If you only knew that I had just received a less-than-helpful comment about my acne, and was also worried my eyes might still be puffy from an unexpected cry the night before. . My life doesn't always feel put together, and I don't have it all figured out. No one does. But you know what helps tremendously? Being in community with others. Those who help you build your strength and confidence, who remind you of your gifts, who challenge you to be your best, who cheer you on - and for whom you can do the same. . This is a primary reason I have kept the ASPIRE Success Club going for nearly 10 years: I want to keep providing a safe, positive, and inviting space for achieving women to let their guard down and be lifted up, and where they can help others do the same - both inside the group and out in the world. . Don't underestimate your own wisdom, and don't feel like you have to figure out everything yourself, either. Surround yourself with dreamers, doers, compassionate souls, and inspiring role models. Join ASPIRE if it resonates with you. Let go of the notion that anyone has it all figured out, and let yourself learn from the insights of others as well as your own inner guidance. . "The greatness of a community," Coretta Scott King suggested, "is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." Sometimes that little pat on the arm, nod of encouragement, or "I feel the same way" can make all the difference. 💕 . . Enrollment to the 2020 ASPIRE Success Club closes next week - visit ChristiHegstad.com and join us today. . . . . . #communityovercompetition #strongertogether #buildeachotherup #aspiresuccessclub #positivity #meaningandpurpose #inspirepositiveaction ...

This is me, veeeeery early this morning, preparing (and coffee'ing) before a TV interview on Iowa Live about setting bold + meaningful goals. This is also me, mere moments before discovering that MY DRESS HAS POCKETS. .
This is a #transformationtuesday to remember! ☕️💃🏻😂
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Check my stories for a few more details! Hope you're having a delightful Tuesday, friends! ❄️☕️❄️ And by the way, who else loves a dress with pockets?!! . .
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#bigdreams #boldgoals #earlymornings #lovewhatyoudo #executivecoach #personalcoach #morningcoffee #dresseswithpockets.

This is me, veeeeery early this morning, preparing (and coffee'ing) before a TV interview on Iowa Live about setting bold + meaningful goals. This is also me, mere moments before discovering that MY DRESS HAS POCKETS. . This is a #transformationtuesday to remember! ☕️💃🏻😂 . Check my stories for a few more details! Hope you're having a delightful Tuesday, friends! ❄️☕️❄️ And by the way, who else loves a dress with pockets?!! . . . . . . #bigdreams #boldgoals #earlymornings #lovewhatyoudo #executivecoach #personalcoach #morningcoffee #dresseswithpockets ...

Where are my overthinkers at? 🙋🏻‍♀️
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Want a great antidote to overthinking? Here it is: *Take one small action.*
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That's it!
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Overthinking holds us back because we often try to figure out every possible pro, con, and neutral factor before taking a step in the direction of our dream. It's exhausting and, at times, debilitating.
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Just take one small action.
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Throughout the next week over on my FB page (@ChristiHegstad), I will be highlighting several ASPIRE Success Club members who have done just that - and where they are now as a result. You'll learn about their meaningful achievements, obstacles, and lessons learned. I will also offer a tip or thought to help you enhance your own work and/or life.
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For many, their first step was enrolling in ASPIRE - which you can do, too! But only through Nov 30. Members from OR and CA to NC and VA and various points in between have joined us already for 2020 - we'd love to welcome you, too! Head to ChristiHegstad.com or visit the link in my bio today!
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#firststep #freshstart #inspirepositiveaction #aspiresuccessclub #clarity #coaching #community #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #meaningfulachievement.

Where are my overthinkers at? 🙋🏻‍♀️ . Want a great antidote to overthinking? Here it is: *Take one small action.* . That's it! . Overthinking holds us back because we often try to figure out every possible pro, con, and neutral factor before taking a step in the direction of our dream. It's exhausting and, at times, debilitating. . Just take one small action. . Throughout the next week over on my FB page (@ChristiHegstad ), I will be highlighting several ASPIRE Success Club members who have done just that - and where they are now as a result. You'll learn about their meaningful achievements, obstacles, and lessons learned. I will also offer a tip or thought to help you enhance your own work and/or life. . . For many, their first step was enrolling in ASPIRE - which you can do, too! But only through Nov 30. Members from OR and CA to NC and VA and various points in between have joined us already for 2020 - we'd love to welcome you, too! Head to ChristiHegstad.com or visit the link in my bio today! . . . . . #firststep #freshstart #inspirepositiveaction #aspiresuccessclub #clarity #coaching #community #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #meaningfulachievement ...

Have you ever helped a child learn to read? Little compares to watching them light up when they can sound out words on their own, or seeing their independence grow right along with their reading proficiency. Hearing them read an entire book all by themselves is like witnessing someone's confidence grow right before your very eyes!
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It warms my heart just thinking about it, but supporting literacy does much more than that: People with proficient reading skills are more likely to be employed and contributing to our economic development, and less likely to be in jail or on welfare.* Reading is a fundamental skill that truly changes lives.
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I am thrilled that a portion of the proceeds from each Iowa 2020 ASPIRE Success Club enrollment will support Everybody Wins! Iowa (EWI), an organization with a mission to

Have you ever helped a child learn to read? Little compares to watching them light up when they can sound out words on their own, or seeing their independence grow right along with their reading proficiency. Hearing them read an entire book all by themselves is like witnessing someone's confidence grow right before your very eyes! . It warms my heart just thinking about it, but supporting literacy does much more than that: People with proficient reading skills are more likely to be employed and contributing to our economic development, and less likely to be in jail or on welfare.* Reading is a fundamental skill that truly changes lives. . I am thrilled that a portion of the proceeds from each Iowa 2020 ASPIRE Success Club enrollment will support Everybody Wins! Iowa (EWI), an organization with a mission to "increase children's success in school and life through one-to-one reading and mentoring experiences with caring volunteers." I recently met with executive director Karen Ligas (pictured with me here) who shared story after story of such life-changing experiences - for both kiddos *and* mentors! During FY19, EWI served nearly 1,000 students, helping them grow - as readers and in other ways, too - through positive, consistent partnerships. . ASPIRE members are passionate about growth and helping others grow, plus reading is part of our curriculum, so this is a beautifully aligned connection! And for our members joining outside of Iowa, a portion of proceeds from your enrollments will support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, another phenomenal literacy organization. . If you'd like to enroll in the ASPIRE Success Club, visit the link in my bio today - enrollment closes in less than 2 weeks! And if you'd like to learn more about EWI, including volunteer opportunities and other ways to support their literacy efforts, visit EverybodyWinsIowa.org. . . * Sources: EWI website and literature, some of which also cites the National Center for Educational Statistics. . . . . . #literacy #literacyadvocate #makeyourdifference #readingwithchildren #everybodywins #everybodywinsiowa #aspiresuccessclub #dogood #inspirepositiveaction #meaningandpurpose ...

"I want more, but not more stuff. I want more early mornings, more hiking and connecting with nature, more meaningful conversations and hand holding. More seeing the world. More creativity. More crazy ideas. More love. Always more love." - Courtney Carver . This quarter in ASPIRE, we are focusing on the topic of simplicity, which often involves letting go, clearing away, decluttering. In doing so, it's also helpful to know what you actually wish to create more space for - what you want to invite into your life. . My list is similar to Carver's. I am grateful for all I have and also ready for more goofing off, more spaciousness, more tears-streaming-down-my-face laughter, more poetry, more fresh air, more deep conversations with unexpected people or at unexpected moments. . How about you? How would you finish this sentence: "I want less stuff but more __________." . . Enrollment in the 2020 ASPIRE Success Club is now open through Nov 30! Visit ChristiHegstad.com for details and to join. . . . . . #aspiresuccessclub #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #clarity #coaching #community #spaciousness #gratitude #executivecoach #personalcoach #simplicity #simplifyyourlife #meaningandpurpose #inspirepositiveaction ...

Each year in the ASPIRE Success Club, we read four transformative books - one per quarter - to support our monthly discussions. These are the books we'll delve into in 2020!
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Living Forward by Michael Hyatt + Daniel Harkavy provides a powerful process to help you stop 'drifting' and instead get crystal clear on your vision for your work and life. I have some exercises that will enhance this even more and can't wait to share them with ASPIRE!
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We will then learn how Everything Is Figureoutable from the inspiring and wildly successful Marie Forleo. She is a pioneer in many ways when it comes to personal development and meaningful work, with tremendous insights and stories to share!
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I have read SO many books on priorities, habits, focus, and purposeful productivity over the years that I didn't really expect to pick up anything new in Nir Eyal's latest, Indistractable. It ended up blowing me away! I have two other powerful resources to weave into this discussion as well and can hardly wait!
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And the bottom four books pictured here are ones that our 2020 ASPIRE members will vote on, in early Dec of this year, for our 4th quarter pick. The theme for that quarter is Cultivating Peace + Grace, and any one of these books will be a beautiful accompaniment to that focus.
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We open worldwide membership to this extraordinary group once a year, and now's the time! Visit the link in my bio before Nov 30 and join us - next year at this time, you will be SO glad you did! 🤗
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What books have really helped to change your thoughts and/or actions? .
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#aspiresuccessclub #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #lifechangingbooks #bookstagram #clarity #community #coaching #bigdreams #boldgoals #literacyadvocate #personalcoach #executivecoach #inspirepositiveaction #cannotwait.

Each year in the ASPIRE Success Club, we read four transformative books - one per quarter - to support our monthly discussions. These are the books we'll delve into in 2020! . Living Forward by Michael Hyatt + Daniel Harkavy provides a powerful process to help you stop 'drifting' and instead get crystal clear on your vision for your work and life. I have some exercises that will enhance this even more and can't wait to share them with ASPIRE! . We will then learn how Everything Is Figureoutable from the inspiring and wildly successful Marie Forleo. She is a pioneer in many ways when it comes to personal development and meaningful work, with tremendous insights and stories to share! . I have read SO many books on priorities, habits, focus, and purposeful productivity over the years that I didn't really expect to pick up anything new in Nir Eyal's latest, Indistractable. It ended up blowing me away! I have two other powerful resources to weave into this discussion as well and can hardly wait! . And the bottom four books pictured here are ones that our 2020 ASPIRE members will vote on, in early Dec of this year, for our 4th quarter pick. The theme for that quarter is Cultivating Peace + Grace, and any one of these books will be a beautiful accompaniment to that focus. . We open worldwide membership to this extraordinary group once a year, and now's the time! Visit the link in my bio before Nov 30 and join us - next year at this time, you will be SO glad you did! 🤗 . . What books have really helped to change your thoughts and/or actions? . . #aspiresuccessclub #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #lifechangingbooks #bookstagram #clarity #community #coaching #bigdreams #boldgoals #literacyadvocate #personalcoach #executivecoach #inspirepositiveaction #cannotwait ...

Imagine if every time you got in the car, you had to pause and decide whether or not to buckle your seatbelt.
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Or if every morning before work, you had to stop for a few moments and debate with yourself whether or not to brush your teeth.
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Thank goodness for helpful habits, or our brains would be completely exhausted by 8am!
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Habits serve a powerful purpose in our lives.

Imagine if every time you got in the car, you had to pause and decide whether or not to buckle your seatbelt. . Or if every morning before work, you had to stop for a few moments and debate with yourself whether or not to brush your teeth. . Thank goodness for helpful habits, or our brains would be completely exhausted by 8am! . Habits serve a powerful purpose in our lives. "A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines," Darren Hardy claims, "separates the most successful among us from everyone else." . On the flip side, unhelpful habits can derail us like nothing else. . In my latest blog, I share two important - but not often discussed - foundational keys to successful habits. Zip on over to ChristiHegstad.com if you could use a habit boost in your work or life right about now! . What is one habit that, if you implemented it consistently, would change your life for the better? . . . . . #habits #purposefulhabits #dailyroutine #executivecoach #personalcoach #aspiresuccessclub #livewithintention #inspirepositiveaction ...

Couldn't have asked for a better start to my week! ❤️ .

Between school, college, work, schedules, and all of life's activities, getting the whole crew together isn't super common these days - but I definitely treasure the moments! Wishing you all a terrific start to your week as well!
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#thankfulmom #savorthemoments #lovethesekiddos #livewithintention #evergrateful #greatstarttotheweek.

Couldn't have asked for a better start to my week! ❤️ . Between school, college, work, schedules, and all of life's activities, getting the whole crew together isn't super common these days - but I definitely treasure the moments! Wishing you all a terrific start to your week as well! . . . . . #thankfulmom #savorthemoments #lovethesekiddos #livewithintention #evergrateful #greatstarttotheweek ...

I used to wait until the start of a new week to begin an exercise program, or until the start of a new month to make changes in my budget. What I've discovered, however, is that this practice is similar to waiting until the announcer yells

I used to wait until the start of a new week to begin an exercise program, or until the start of a new month to make changes in my budget. What I've discovered, however, is that this practice is similar to waiting until the announcer yells "GO!" before stepping up to the starting line. . Always starting just a smidge behind. . Far better to start *today* - whatever day it happens to be when you're reading this! . Start mapping out your goals *today* rather than waiting until the new year. . Start lining up your personal and professional development for 2020 *today* rather than waiting and discovering the program has filled or the coach has no openings. . Start exercising, or saving, or moving toward your dream today! Your future self will thank you. 😊 . Join me for a full year of personal and professional development! Worldwide enrollment now open for the 2020 ASPIRE Success Club - click link in bio for details, testimonials, and to enroll!! . . . . . #starttoday #notimelikethepresent #planyourwork #workyourplan #freshstart #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #aspiresuccessclub #executivecoach #personalcoach #inspirepositiveaction ...

I love learning more about all of you when you share your #fridayintroduction posts! In return, a few random facts about me:
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* I can't stand the feel of terra cotta. I love the look but have to wear gloves if I am potting a plant! (Anyone else? Anyone? 😂)
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* The first book I ever remember reading twice is the Diary of Anne Frank. Her incredible blend of courage, optimism, and writing inspire me to this day. 💕
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* I am still not comfortable with video, therefore I am challenging myself to - you guessed it - make a bunch of videos.😬 You can see my latest one on my public Facebook page (@ChristiHegstad) if you scroll to Nov 5; I will be posting a helpful prioritizing/visioning video there next week, too!
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Also, I have come to realize the special bit of delight in discovering that your coffee cup matches your outfit. 😁☕️ Cheers to a beautiful weekend, friends!
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#fridayintroductions #aboutme #funfridayfacts #executivecoach #personalcoach #aspiresuccessclub #coffeedelight.

I love learning more about all of you when you share your #fridayintroduction posts! In return, a few random facts about me: . * I can't stand the feel of terra cotta. I love the look but have to wear gloves if I am potting a plant! (Anyone else? Anyone? 😂) . * The first book I ever remember reading twice is the Diary of Anne Frank. Her incredible blend of courage, optimism, and writing inspire me to this day. 💕 . * I am still not comfortable with video, therefore I am challenging myself to - you guessed it - make a bunch of videos.😬 You can see my latest one on my public Facebook page (@ChristiHegstad ) if you scroll to Nov 5; I will be posting a helpful prioritizing/visioning video there next week, too! . Also, I have come to realize the special bit of delight in discovering that your coffee cup matches your outfit. 😁☕️ Cheers to a beautiful weekend, friends! . . . . . #fridayintroductions #aboutme #funfridayfacts #executivecoach #personalcoach #aspiresuccessclub #coffeedelight ...

"I won't always know where I'm going - but I can always know whether I'm going in the right direction." - Bill Burnett + Dave Evans . How do you feel about this statement? . When I first read it in their excellent book, Designing Your Life, I'll admit - it didn't sit well with me. I want to know where I'm going *and* that I'm going in the right direction. I also like to know the route in advance, the amount of time it will take, what playlist or podcast I'll have going... . I like to pretend I'm in control, I guess. 😏 . But the more I sat with this statement, the more I remembered that the direction, and the journey itself, guide us just as much as the destination. We can (and I definitely encourage you to) have a clear vision for our work and life. We can have meaningful Bold Goals and detailed action plans and checkpoints along the way. . And still, life will throw us some curveballs that we will need to decide, in the moment, how best to navigate. . How do we head in the right direction if plans change unexpectedly? . We check in with our purpose. We touch base with the people who know our hearts. We make decisions in favor of our core values and desired future rather than on current trends or past mistakes or what everyone else is doing. . If you're in a season of uncertainty, check in with yourself. Get clear on who you are and what matters most. And trust that even though the path may seem unclear, if you are following your values and honoring your purpose, you are heading in the right direction. 🙌🏻 . . . . . #values #purpose #lifedirection #whatmattersmost #trustyourself #aspiresuccessclub #clarity #confidence #coaching #oceansunset #inspirepositiveaction ...

Coffee in hand, 80 gazillion books on the other side of this window ... this is the face of glee! 😂 Every time I go to @powellsbooks I just want to set up a cot and move in. So. Many. BOOKS!
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Check my latest story for one of the items I purchased - perhaps the most colorful + cool journal (with a really great message) I have ever owned.
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Have you been to Powell's? What other 'must visit' bookstores do I need to check out? 📚
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#bookstorebliss #somanybooks #booksandcoffee #whatmorecouldiwant #imightmovein.

Coffee in hand, 80 gazillion books on the other side of this window ... this is the face of glee! 😂 Every time I go to @powellsbooks I just want to set up a cot and move in. So. Many. BOOKS! . Check my latest story for one of the items I purchased - perhaps the most colorful + cool journal (with a really great message) I have ever owned. . Have you been to Powell's? What other 'must visit' bookstores do I need to check out? 📚 . . . . . #bookstorebliss #somanybooks #booksandcoffee #whatmorecouldiwant #imightmovein ...

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