I’m Kira, a compassionate student of life who applies a unique blend of metaphysics and cold hard reality to help clients consciously create the reality they want in their life and work. I’m all about consciousness—how we can evolve it and how we can leverage it to bring about the results we seek. My superpower is listening and responding with insight and creativity. I provide clients a customized blend of structure and spontaneity in a safe environment to support them through change.

When it comes to left brain/right brain balance, I’m right down the middle with a healthy dose of both.

I cultivated my left brain through fifteen years in corporate leadership where I led departments in areas like project management, reengineering and cost reduction, professional development, and customer experience.

I can roll around in hard facts, analysis, and concrete action taking with the best of them. I have a BA in Psychology from Carleton College and an MBA from Duke University.

As a coach, I use my left brain orientation to seek clarity on clients’ intentions, identify specific action steps, hold clients accountable, and create structure and order throughout the coaching process.

I’ve nurtured my right brain through more esoteric pursuits, studying consciousness and meaning-making in my PhD program and being deeply steeped in the archetypes and Jungian psychology. I’m a Certified Archetypal Consultant (Caroline Myss) and a Certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst (Assisi Institute). I’ve explored non-dualism with teachers like Byron Katie (including Katie’s Nine-day School for the Work) and Abraham.

Other teachers who have inspired my coaching approach include Joe Dispenza, Don Miguel Ruiz, Robert Kegan, and Deepak Chopra. I focus on translating these teachings into concrete actions that my clients can directly apply in their lives. Drawing from several modalities, I craft a customized approach for supporting each client on their unique journey.

I love to bring my left brain/right brain orientation to bear on topics like belief, understanding the hard science behind how our brains work to translate thoughts into reality.

I’m passionate about this stuff because I’ve seen the way it works in my life. I’ve experienced the disappointing results that come when disempowering beliefs and cultural programming are in control. For years, I fell into an unconscious workaholism, shutting down my feelings and living a dangerously unbalanced life.

And I’ve experienced the mind-blowing results and feeling of liberation that comes from consciously shaping my beliefs and thoughts. This has enabled a number of accomplishments, including: stepping away from a six-figure salary to pursue opportunities that were more congruent with my soul; moving cross-country; and landing amazing jobs and homes. This is a journey where the destinations keep getting more exciting, the understanding of self keeps deepening and the expression of self keeps getting more authentic and soulful.

Don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions: kira@kiraswanson.com.

The Lighter Side

I’m an INTP and a 5 on the Enneagram. My StrengthFinders strengths are Strategic, Intellection, Input, Learner, Connectedness. I love hiking, soccer, dogs, books, and movies. Here are some of my favorites:

TV:

  • Breaking Bad
  • Fargo
  • The Sopranos
  • Mary Tyler Moore

Film:

  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Adaptation
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Harold and Maude

Music:

  • Peter Gabriel
  • The Cure
  • Cat Stevens
  • The Doors

Fiction:

  • All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
  • Night Film, Marissa Pessl
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  • Demian, Herman Hesse

Non-Fiction:

  • The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge
  • The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Loving What Is, Byron Katie
  • Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, Carl Jung
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