Hello! I’m Kirstin O’Donovan, the founder of TOPResults Coaching, and I’d like to tell you how I ‘wasted’ many years in my life. I want to share my story because I am well aware that quite a number of people are heading there, already there or are trying their very best to turn their lives around but do not know how.
When I was younger, I had a completely different life. I was doing all the wrong things…one destructive relationship after the other, accumulating debt and getting involved in all the things that weren’t good for me. Every day I was living a life that I didn’t want to. I wasn’t fulfilled in anyway and I felt like I just had to accept that this was it, this was the set of cards I had been dealt. My life was a destructive cycle of partying, having “fun”, and escaping reality in every way I could.
I felt lonely inside, helpless and angry at the world – life was just so unfair. Nothing fulfilled me, I wanted to change, but I just couldn’t. I needed to escape; I wanted so badly to fill this void I felt for so long, but nobody understood.
I became the queen of self-sabotage and I procrastinated with everything. I so desperately wanted to have the life I imagined in my dreams; I just had no idea if it was possible and how the hell I would do it. Years passed as they do, I procrastinated with everything and my dream felt like it was in another world, hopelessly out of reach. I had no idea how things would change. The only thing I was certain of was that I was getting older and nothing was changing. Even though I had no idea how, I couldn’t stop dreaming of the life I really wanted to live.
Then one day things started to change. The CEO of the company I was working for left and asked me to join her in helping people live their dreams. I had no idea what that would mean but I was immersed in the world of personal development. I started to learn simple principles to lead a happier and more fulfilled life. There were a lot of principles that you normally hear people talking about, but you never really paid attention to the weight they carry. At that point in life, it didn’t sound like a cliché, it was my salvation and it was as if a light bulb had been turned on in my head! From that point on I decided to turn my situation around, and although change didn’t happen overnight, it was all worth it.
I must admit, I became a bit of a personal development junkie, there was so much to learn and a lot of ‘fixing’ I needed to do. Nothing has been more worth it though. I shiver at the thought of what my life would be like if I had stayed the same. Because of what I had gone through and how I had turned my life around 180 degrees, I became inspired to teach others to do the same.
I started to focus my professional career in personal coaching and productivity, the two areas that changed everything for me. I’ve spent the last ten years furthering my studies, getting accredited, developing my skills, and increasing my knowledge.
I now have a successful coaching practice and live between Madrid and Switzerland and I have created the life and business I always wanted when I was younger. I support, teach, and guide others to do the same. If you feel like I felt and you desperately want to change, or live more of the life you dream of and you just don’t know how – please reach out. Don’t put off your dreams anymore, don’t waste time like I did, because it is possible to have everything you truly desire, I know!
Regardless of where you are now and what has happened, you can be who and what you want to be, you just need to take that first step and let somebody who has been there, support and guide you. You don’t need to do it alone!
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Before meeting Kirstin I wasn’t sure about starting my own business. I was stuck in the process of endless planning and gathering information. But I couldn’t start doing something. Immediately after our first session I understood how I should precede to realize my goal and started acting towards it. We worked on specific steps and milestones and Kirstin also helped me with her professional advices. Now after our coaching with Kirstin I really can say that I realized the goal of the coaching with success. I’m sure that this was due to Kirstin’s coaching style: empowering and attentive at the same time. She listens to client’s own wishes and leads to actions. In only three weeks I could understand what I will do in future and how I’m going to precede. She gave me motivation and helped me to feel powerful. So that I could finally stop planning and could begin acting. Thank you for that, Kirstin
It has been such a joy and a pleasure to have Kirstin as my coach, I'm really thankful and happy for that. It has been a lovely adventure where I am growing in so many fields of my life. I totally recommend anyone to work with her, she is totally professional, trustworthy, and besides everything she listens to us carefully and shows empathy, understands us easily, giving back good suggestions and exercises to keep us in the best level of our live and helps us to find our own way forward. Once again, and I don't get tired to say, thank you so much for being you and for giving me this amazing opportunity.
I would recommend Kirstin's services to anyone who would like to learn more about himself/herself. I used to have a blurred vision of what I would like to achieve and Kirstin helped me get back on track. Sessions with Kirstin were enlightening and productive. She seems to know her job perfectly well and she was able to make an accurate list of my needs and values in a very short time, which I wouldn't be able to do without her help.
Kirstin, thank you for your patience and enthusiasm.
I highly recommend Kirstin to anyone experiencing a need to change something in life. I used to feel overwhelmed with the work I needed to do. Working with Kirstin I've learnt the new skills and techniques which are helping me now to focus on the positives and be more confident with my work.
Thank you Kirstin for your enthusiasm, professionalism and wonderful observations!
Initially I contacted Kirstin about personal challenges and roadblocks I had in my life. In the process we've covered everything in between. With Kirstin, she doesn't just solve your issues she helps you breakthrough. For me, she answered every question I've always asked and solved every situation I could think of. I've always been the person that likes the truth and I have to say hearing it from a life coach really gave me that push that I really needed.
Kirstin is very supportive and informative. She is full of strategies and advice that work best for you. She helped me identify my challenges and gave me strategies to overcome them. Talking to her it has made me realize a lot of things and a lot of changes I needed but they were good ones. The ones I've always been scared of changing but finally hearing that it’s normal and it’s okay to do it has really given me that push. I've gained clarity on what I want to be, where I was going, and where I want to be and I can’t thank you enough Kirstin because you really have changed my life. If you ever need a life coach that really knows what she’s doing, she’s right here.
Kirstin really helped me focus on what I needed to do next for my business. Being accountable to her was amazing motivation and she was direct and challenging and really enabled me to go ahead. While I was coaching with her, I had a new website designed, I got a PR campaign up and running and also managed to work really well in the area of finances which hadn't been good. I would recommend Kirstin to anyone!
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