Combining my 10+ years of experience and education with my passion for bettering oneself has allowed me to easily relate to and successfully coash a variety of ages and athletic abilities; such as youth sport participants, couch-to-5K runners, and elite athletes.


I’m a small town girl with big, bright dreams.

I’m addicted to chocolate, Mother Nature, lifelong learning, skiing powder, and running on mountain trails.

I enjoy when my inner child takes command…experimenting, innovating, smiling, and playing.

I’m fascinated by the physical and mental ability it takes to be a great athlete, musician, or performer. And equally captivated by those who make long-lasting changes to their health and well-being.

As a ski, sport, and outdoor enthusiast, I live to and love to push my limits that expand my personal growth and enhance my performance. This has helped me stay dedicated and determined to achieve my goals, such as competing in marathons, triathlons, and boxing as well as intellectual achievements of earing a PhD and being awarded the Dissertation Award from my field, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. These goals align with my values of putting forth great effort to test my strengths and learn from my mistakes. For me, life, sport, business, and wellness is about:

  • Finding joy in mastering a skill, like remembering to embrace the light bulb moments.
  • Taking the skills I’ve learned to improve my life and make a bigger impact in the world.
  • Reaping the benefits of success, while also being humbled by failure and accepting the outcome.
  • Being 1/10th of 1% better today than I was yesterday.

I LOVE my work because I have the fortunate opportunity to help people be their best. Dearest to my heart is finding ways to strengthen one’s mind and body to achieve a higher level of performance, health, and well-being. It’s incredibly rewarding for me to help people get over their stumps and take steps that give them a sense of meaning, joy, and confidence to successfully achieve their passion. That’s the energy behind my practice –supporting, guiding, and inspiring clients to reach their unique potential on a consistent basis.

Placing your best foot forward and stretching your limits
to explore your EXCELLENCE is fun and exhilarating.
But, it isn’t necessarily easy

When plunging into a new challenge there is one thing I realized. My PSYCHE is my greatest enemy. The act of taking risks, leaping into the unknown, or changing habits is SCARY! I sometimes got in my own way by trying to be perfect or thinking unproductive thoughts such as “What if I fail?” or “What if I’m not good enough?!” Overcoming these hurdles took a willingness to look inward for my answers, to listen to other people’s stories, to go back to school for a doctorate degree in sport and exercise psychology, and to explore the scientific research. What did I find? I discovered a genuine solution that works best for me. And more importantly, I use this wisdom to find simple, effective steps that work best for you.

My coaching is about
helping people find successful methods and mindset
that open new doorways to reach their dreams
and experience a powerful sense of achievement and vitality.

Thanks for stopping by! To learn more, browse my portfolio or Contact Me. I’d love to hear your story.

Presentation and Publications
Curriculum Vitae

Christina’s in the Hot Seat…or she’s being cheesy and interviewing herself.

Christina, I am curious what are you interested in?

You might think I have a swivel on my head after you see my interests. But, I love to learn and grow so I choose to participate in a variety of interests. I enjoy

skiing: alpine, telemark, backcountry, and classic cross country;
biking: road and sometimes mountain;
rockclimbing: sport, traditional, and bouldering;
triatholons: sprint - half ironman,
running: 5K - marathon
hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, swimming, yoga, outdoor music festivals, dancing, volunteering in the community, sitting in nature, gardening, cooking, reading, sleeping, eating, building a tiny home, listening to subtleties, green smoothies, visiting family, organic food and farming, inviting friends for dinner, mother natures thrills and wonders, and learning about other peoples stories. That pretty much sums it up.

What do the letters behind your name stand for?

PhD: Doctor of Philosophy in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Mental training to reach one’s potential and to perform his or her best on a consistent basis
ATC: Certified Athletic Trainer
Evaluate and rehabilitate athletic injuries
CSCS: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Personal training for athletes and exercisers

What type of music do you like?

Mainly acoustic, but I also enjoy anything that has a good rhythm that inspires me to dance.

What are your favorite books?

Textbooks? I don’t know if these are my favorite, but I spent the last 14 years of my life reading textbooks and research articles…which means I haven’t had much time for reading other books. My favorite genre of books are based on real life situations..biographies, memoirs, history, etc.

What do you watch on TV?

I recently have been reintroduced to the TV after 8 years of not having one. Therefore, I don’t consistently watch anything. But if you catch me watching the TV, I’ll be switching between sports and learning channels.

What’s your favorite movie?

Super Troopers…it cracks me up every time! I also really enjoy documentaries.

What did you do in your past life?

I’ve been a certified athletic trainer, a certified fitness instructor/personal trainer, ski patroller, backpacking guide, shoe salesman, clerk, ground maintenance worker, construction stop sign holder, dishwasher, bus-girl, food-vender, and play set designer.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I think I’m most famous for my extremely small feet. Womens size 5, kids size 3. Will a ski boot company please make me a ski boot that fits my feet….PLEASE!

The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~ Buddha
The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself. ~ Mark Messier
For fast-acting relief try slowing down. ~ Lily Tomlin
Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure. ~ Tommy Lasorda
If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. ~ Tao Te Ching
I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over gain in my life –and that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success. ~ Henry David Thoreau
When it comes to choking, the bottom line is that everyone does it. The question isn’t whether you choke or not, but how –when you choke –you are going to handle it. Choking is a big part of every sport, and a part of being a champion is being able to cope with it better than everyone else. ~ John McEnroe