Productivity Coach, Kirstin O’Donovan
Hello! I’m Kirstin O’Donovan, Productivity Coach, author, and founder of TOPResults Coaching. I want to tell you how I ‘wasted’ many years in my life initally, 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 any way 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 in 2006 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 have a successful coaching practice and live in Spain where I have created the life and business I always wanted when I was younger. I work with some of the top names in coaching and support my clients internationally to do create the business and life they dream of.
I provide personal coaching, but work mainly with entrepreneurs and small business owners to improve their productivity, results and bottom line through psychology and strategies. I’m dedicated to fulfilling my clients’ utmost potential, in their personal life and business, with a combination of 13 years of extensive training, experience, and strategies.
"Kirstin helped me get more done in three months than I had accomplished in the last year. She listens deeply and asks excellent questions that bring out my guidance and knowing while also helping me to shape a plan with powerful strategy. Her positivity is energizing and I feel inspired to tackle my projects after our sessions. She is efficient and respectful with our time and shows up completely for each session. Kirstin strikes an incredible balance between sharing heartfelt support and confidence in my abilities and being honest and forthright in moments when more motivation is needed. I searched for weeks for a coach that felt right and am so glad to have found Kirstin."
Philip Van Der Merwe
"Kirstin has been an invaluable coach to both grow my business and improve my productivity. Her amazing passionate energy she brings to each coaching session has made me excited and full of energy to work hard at my business. I would recommend Kirstin to anyone looking to take their business to a whole new level."
"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"
"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!"
"Kirstin is a great coach with thoughtful remarks and comments. She has a great skills on active learning and have high effort to help you to find solution both by your own or by her. She is friendly, professional, highly knowledgeable and precision focused as she able to organize all information and situation that i gave her in short time. In a nutshell, she will add values to your journey."
"I had intensive coaching sessions with Kristin. She asked me many questions that I wouldn’t ever think to ask myself. She is a very knowledgeable coach and she made me feel very comfortable. Thanks to her approach I realized my true role and potential in life. She reassured me with my goals and helped to plan and organised my busy work schedule. I would recommend her competencies to anyone who would like to take their life to the next level. "