You Deserve to Enjoy Your Work and Family 

You're a high-achieving woman in STEM who loves her work, but as opportunities come up in your career, you either are being overlooked or feel uncomfortable making the shift away from the technical side into a leadership role. 

You’re giving so much to your career, and yet you feel stuck. 

You might be wondering what is possible? Maybe you have taken on a leadership role but wished there were more support and guidance?

It's time to reimagine our lives and create new rules for how we live and work

You Deserve to Enjoy Your Work and Family

You’re giving so much to your career, and yet you feel stuck. 

You might be wondering what is possible? Maybe you have taken on a leadership role but wished there were more support and guidance?

It's time to reimagine our lives and create new rules for how we live and work

Propel Your Leadership Journey without Losing Sight of Your Family Life.

What if I told you that I could help you can reach your leadership goals while balancing career & family, so you can bring your best self to ALL AREAS OF LIFE, GUILT-FREE.
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We Help You Design Your Career and Leadership Journey

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Lead effortlessly with confidence and calm through the Work-Life Flow coaching framework.

✔️  Live your life guided by values

✔️  Assess what's working or needs changing

✔️  Design your Career and Leadership Journey

✔️  Refine the inspiring leader you want to be

✔️  Empower your team to do their best work

✔️  Inspire colleagues to grow in their leadership 

✔️  Lead a life you love  

Yes, Let's Chat about My Leadership Strategy!

What women in STEM careers have told me:

"Even if I get approved for leadership courses, I sometimes don’t have the bandwidth/time to take courses."

"I have two kids and during the pregnancy breaks I felt penalized because I couldn’t reach the milestones they required."

"I need to be in a manager position to be able to take leadership courses. I won’t get a manager position because of my family choice and lack of training (chicken and egg problem)." 

"We manage people and should be trained to manage people, but we’re trained to manage things (documents, deadlines, supply chain,...) when things don’t matter. People matter."

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I want to live in a world where...

... a woman does not have to fight for equal opportunities and equal pay anymore.

... being ambitious in your career does not conflict with being a great mom.

... being a mom is not a threat to your career trajectory.

...you can fully embrace the individuals you share your life with.

...you can show up as your whole, authentic self every day and trying your best is enough.

We women have a lot of roles to fulfill. Societal pressure can feel limiting and weigh us down.

When it comes to work, expectations are often unclear as to how we are supposed to show up.

There is still a lot of bias about women who do have families to take care of as being less invested in their work.


Maybe you don’t have children but already seem to be overlooked for opportunities and promotions. 

Are you being confident but coworkers or managers see it as being bossy? It can be tricky to know when to push and when to take a step back. 

After-hour beers are not your thing. You might be the only woman in the C-suite.

Playing golf is not your cup of tea, but that’s what the male leadership does. And you wonder how you could build relationships that further your career?

"Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will LEAD others to join you." - Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Danielle realized that she could grow her business AND be a nurturing mom.

"I was afraid of growing my business, thinking it would take me away from my family. With the tools that I learned from Kerstin, I now know I can achieve both."

- Danielle Featherson, CEO at Danielle Featherson, mom of 2, about the Take the Lead coaching program.

In college you got to supervise your first lab assistant, without ever being trained on how to lead them, how to set proper expectations, or hold them accountable for them. If it worked out fine, you were lucky but most of them needed supervision and were learning what it meant to do experiments and how to report back.

Have you ever held onto a person in the lab because he/she got something done, but you’d never trust that person to participate in a critically important project?

I know I have.

Sometimes, it was easier to give up on them and not let them perform key experiments, so you were trying to find experiments that were less important, because you felt uncomfortable talking about expectations and commitment needed from their side.


You have gone through college, maybe even through PhD and PostDoc where a culture of collaboration and trust had not been modeled very well.

Now you find yourself working in a company, in your first managerial position but have never had leadership training, and so you worry how to build a high-performing team.

You find respite in meetings that are focused on data but aren’t quite sure how to navigate the issues related to people, like how to have conversations about (silent) conflict at work, career development of the individuals on your team, how to give feedback in annual performance reviews, etc.

As you get ready to advance to the next level you feel the need to be better prepared. Your company might have offered some training, but it feels more like they are trying to check boxes rather than train their managers well.

Nothing is more frustrating than having to go through assessments without proper follow-up and training afterwards.

Lead All Aspects of Your Life with Confidence

Leverage your team members' individual strengths and contributions through Emotional Intelligence

✔️  Get to know your individual team members

✔️  Foster innovative ideas

✔️  Set clear expectations

✔️  Model healthy conflict 

✔️  Leverage individual strengths

✔️  Identify and Support challenges

✔️  Create connection and collaboration in your team

Yes, I Want to Create a Cohesive Team!
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"The skills required for being a great mom are not mutually exclusive to those skills you need to be a great leader. Most great leaders offer compassion, support their employees, and listen, the same way that a great mother offers. Being a great leader means multitasking, keeping all the trains running on time, and being efficient with your time and focus—all traits that are crucial in raising a family as well."  - Angela Roberts, CEO at U.S. Money

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Hi! I'm Kerstin.

A Scientist turned Executive Coach.

Just like you, I've had great work environments, but I've also experienced really toxic work environments. 

I've had the pleasure to work with brilliant scientists who, unfortunately, lacked any interpersonal skills. It didn't help that we were competing for resources and money, either.

These competitive environments were not for me. They are why I started to dive into leadership courses and became a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner and executive coach.

I believe that technically brilliant people can learn the skills they need to successfully lead a team, or even a company. Because, when you decide to stay curious and learn more about yourself and others, you unlock your highest potential. 

With the CoVid pandemic, it became apparent that work and life were not as separate as we tried to keep them. Life informs our performance at work. Just like work affects our home life, if we don't learn the proper tools to reset.
  
When we learn to become more aware of how our emotions influence our behavior, our decisions and our performance, we can start creating a work environment where everyone feels safe, heard and understood. Leading not only to a more engaged workforce but also to a healthier work environment.

I am on a mission to change corporate culture so that women won't have to choose between their career and family.  I want you to become a leader who embodies her core values, uses Emotional Intelligence to master every day challenges and who is  better able respond to change without losing sight of herself in the process.
Are you ready to embrace the leader you were meant to be?

Yes, I Want to Lead!

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