The Overthinker's Guide to Joy with Jackie de Crinis | How to Make Decisions with Coach Kirsten Parker

Ep #63: How to Make Decisions with Coach Kirsten Parker

February 1, 2023

In this episode, I’m joined by my coach colleague and friend Kirsten Parker, and we’re talking all about how to make decisions. Kirsten spent over 10 years working in live theatre stage management. Much like the clients she works with as a coach, although she was decisive, productive, and successful in her career, she was indecisive when it came to life in general.

When Kirsten’s career pivoted from entertainment to life coaching, she knew she needed to change how she operated in her life as a whole. She wanted to feel more like herself, be more in charge of her life, and stop wasting time angsting her way through decisions. Now she runs the Decision Masters Program, and she’s here to share her journey and all of her secrets with us!

Tune in this week for a new way to think about making decisions. Kirsten is sharing why creatives and academics are particularly prone to overthinking their decisions, why she decided to start helping others make decisions that are free of shoulds and obligations, and a simple exercise for deciding what you want and deciding that you’re worthy of it.

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What You Will Discover:

  • How Kirsten helps her clients see themselves as they are, and simplify the aspects of themselves they find complicated.
  • Why the creative mind is so prone to overthinking around making decisions.
  • The massive difference coaching made in every area of Kirsten’s life.
  • How so many of our decisions are tinged with obligation.
  • What it means to be intentionally rooted in your decisions.
  • How perfectionism makes decision-making more difficult than it needs to be.
  • Some practical tips for deciding what you want based on your values and making it your reality.


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