I help people to break free of what limits them and to discover where they are selling themselves short so that they can learn to be uncompromising in going after what thrills them.
I’m Kira Swanson. I have an MBA from Duke University and a PhD in Organizational Systems. I’m certified by CTA and a student at Robbins-Madanes (that’s Tony Robbins’ coach training company). I have 15 years’ experience working at Fortune 500 companies in roles such as Director of Customer Experience and Senior Manager of Professional Development.
To Live and Thrive in LA
Have you ever heard the song of the muse beckoning you to do something different? Something off the beaten path? When I was in business school, the expectation was that I would get a staid, well-paying internship for the summer. Something engineered to be a resume booster. But that’s not what I wanted.
I secretly craved a job in the entertainment industry and I wasn’t ready to give up on that dream yet. Despite what everyone told me, I was certain there had to be a place for an MBA in Hollywood and I was determined to find it.
But how the hell would I pay for this? I mean, Hollywood internships are notoriously underpaid. Plan A was to manifest the money through the universe. For Plan B, I ran my whacky idea past my parents. I explained that I would always regret it if I didn’t take this one last chance to make my dreams come true. They agreed to be my safety net. (Turns out I didn’t need it, but I’m skipping ahead).
challenging, intriguing, and aligned with my values.
And now that’s what I help others to do: to break free from what limits them. Whether it is a path that you’ve chosen that now feels like shackles or a mental prison that you’ve sentenced yourself to, I can help you break free. Experience what it’s like to get crystal clear on your desires and to believe that it is possible for you to realize those desires.
I work with people in two different ways.
The Method to My Madness
I have an eclectic approach rooted in the highly practical (an MBA from Duke University; certification from Coach Training Alliance; 15 years in management at Fortune 500 companies; BA in Psychology from Carleton College) as well as the esoteric (a PhD in Organizational Systems from Saybrook University where I also studied consciousness; Certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst with the Assisi Institute).
I am studying practices that integrate the two including Robbins-Madanes Training (Tony Robbins’ training school), the Art of Developmental Coaching, and Caroline Myss’s Educational Institute.
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