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Chrystina Katz provides coaching, training, and keynotes to help individuals and businesses with high ambitions become the best they can be.

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Personal and professional


takes Guts

In the whirlwind of life, it's all too easy to succumb to the status quo, allowing circumstances and the expectations of others to dictate our path. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and before we know it, we find ourselves drifting further away from what truly matters to us.

Have you ever caught yourself trapped in a cycle where the demands of coworkers, family, or society overshadow your own desires? Do you find that the time you dedicate to your passions and priorities diminishes with each passing day? As stress builds and overwhelm takes hold, you might even begin to feel a sense of powerlessness—a gnawing realization that this isn't the life you envisioned.

But here's the truth: You don't have to accept this as your reality. You possess the power to reclaim your life, to rise above the obstacles that stand in your way. Digging yourself out of the hole may seem insurmountable, but trust me when I say that there is always a way forward.

Don't let these obstacles hold you back any longer.

So, if you're ready to break free from the shackles of the ordinary, to overcome the feeling of powerlessness, and to pursue your vision with unwavering determination, know that you are not alone. Let's chat.

You have the power to redefine your reality. Seize it. Embrace the extraordinary. And let the world witness the incredible impact you are destined to make.

It's time to push through whatever's holding you back.

Learn how to make a

Gutsy Pivot

to start living a kick-ass life again.

Get more organized

Plan your goals, budget your time, and get more done than you ever have before.

Start taking charge

Stop letting "stuff happen". Learn how to lead in life and business, and how to handle challenges when they arise.

Achieve your goals

Success is your choice. Chrystina will help you reorient your perspective so you can choose to win.

Have you ever felt derailed from pursuing your dreams?

In the face of unimaginable challenges, I discovered the power of resilience and the strength that lies within.

My journey has been anything but easy, marked by moments of loss, physical pain, and career transitions. But through it all, I found my inner Gutsy spirit—a force that propelled me forward and allowed me to defy the odds.

In 2008, the Great Recession stripped away everything I had, leaving only my daughter by my side. It was a devastating blow, but it ignited a fire within me—an unwavering determination to forge a new path and reclaim my life.

Then, in 2013, a horse-riding accident shattered my back, and doctors delivered a crushing prognosis: I would never walk again. Yet, refusing to accept this fate, I defied their expectations and found a way to not only walk but to rise above my physical limitations.

Finally, in 2019, I made the audacious decision to leave the corporate world behind and embark on a journey as a trainer and business consultant. This leap of faith was far from easy, but it allowed me to break free from the confines of a traditional career and embrace a life brimming with purpose and excitement.

I share these experiences not to boast, but to inspire. If you find yourself at a crossroads, held back by circumstances that seem insurmountable, know that there is a way forward. You too can tap into your Gutsy spirit, break through barriers, and create a life that aligns with your dreams.

If you resonate with my story and yearn for guidance, I stand ready to support you. Together, we can overcome the obstacles that hold you back and allow you to focus on living your dream or taking your business to new heights.

Don't let fear or doubt hinder your progress any longer. Embrace your Gutsy spirit and let's embark on this transformative journey together. The life you envision is within reach, and I am here to help you seize it with unwavering courage and determination.

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What is a

Gutsy Pivot?

A Gutsy Pivot is a decision you make to change the trajectory of your life. It is not a foolish dive off a cliff. It's a confident leap because you have prepared yourself for what comes after the leap.

There are times when we’ve brought ourselves to a cliff, ready to make that leap into our own potential… but we hesitate. We aren’t sure we’re “ready” or “it’ll work”. We’re told we should “follow our dreams”, but no one ever told us how. We know we shouldn’t back down, but making the leap is scary and intimidating.

If you know you need to make a Gutsy Pivot but don’t know what or how, I can help you get back on track.

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I met Chrystina at the beginning of a major life pivot. Chrystina helped me to not only have the best year professionally, but personally. I have the tools I need to continue to be successful.

Keanna C.

Chrystina asks thought-provoking questions...and then she listens! Her communication skills are exemplary, and she is a delight to work with!

Carol J. W.

Chrystina's Gutsy Pivot Program has been very valuable and life changing for me and my business. I highly recommend the program.

Jamie C.

What about you? Tell me more.

"I am..."

An Individual with Big Goals

You're an entrepreneur, solopreneur, sales professional, or want to be. You're trying to build the life you've always wanted. Get the tools and support you need to achieve your goals without burning out.

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A Business Leader with a Team

You're leading a team or division at your company. You need to keep everyone motivated and get the job done right.
Get the help you need so your teams are empowered to work well and you're empowered to lead.

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You can clear the path to your goals. Here's how.

1. Let's Talk

We'll have a phone call or Zoom to see if what I offer aligns with your needs.

2. Let's Plan

We'll tailor a plan with specific outcomes to get you where you need to be.

3. Take on the world!

We'll work together to help you make your Gutsy Pivot and handle whatever challenges come your way.

Chrystina is...

a Speaker

an Author

a Motivator

a Facilitator

Experience Gutsy Pivoting

Just like when a tennis player pivots their body to make contact with that tennis ball, we too can pivot our lives to meet joy, satisfaction and happiness. Making a pivot, however, takes guts, and that’s where Chrystina Katz, The Gutsy Pivoter, can offer her expertise. Chrystina is no stranger to pivoting and believes we each have something to bring to the world.
The Gutsy Pivoter is here to help you uncover where your next pivot can take you. Success is our choice.


Want powerful and inspirational keynotes on how the power to change our lives is within? Chrystina uses storytelling to teach tools for finding that power and creating sustainable habits to make Gutsy Pivots towards success.
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Mastermind Groups

Chrystina has been facilitating group genius for decades benefitting both individual and business success. With each mastermind group session, you will leave enlightened, enriched, encouraged and empowered to move your life or business forward. With ongoing mastermind sessions, you can report your progress and grow your ideas and continue your forward movement.
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A guide can help you navigate the unknown, sometimes intimidating, and exciting life changes you are about to embark on. Chrystina, with her abundance of experience, is your guide. She will hold you accountable and drive you toward success while you travel your own gutsy pivot journey.
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GPP - Gutsy Pivot PLanner

Do you like to journal? Do you need more organization in your life so you can make changes? The GPP just might be the solution for you! The Gutsy Pivot Planner ("GPP") is our quarterly notebook that will save your sanity. It's a journal, planner, scheduler, and more to help you get organized stayed focused, and achieve! Plus we have a GPP Tribe community you can be apart of for questions, support, and encouragement. Get the tool, stay focused, and gain a community.
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Knowledge gives you power to handle difficult situations, face unknowns, find new options and learn what you didn’t even know was possible. Leveraging this knowledge makes you more powerful and ready for your next Gutsy Pivot. We’ll provide interactive learning opportunities, in person workshops and other helpful tools to arm you with the know-how you need to move forward, positively.
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Want some more resources to help you find your inner moxie for your next gutsy pivot?  Here are Chrystina’s best picks and more to help your journey.
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Grit. Grace. Gumption.

Personal and professional change takes guts. At Act 4 Impact, we partner with clients around the world who have the energy, creativity and commitment to make positive life changes—or Gutsy Pivots.  

We have the tools and strategies to help you get organized, stay focused, and have the support you need so you can achieve YOUR goals and that passion project you have been secretly dreaming about.

The Gutsy Pivot Planner ("GPP") is our quarterly notebook that will save your sanity!

We work with women and men who know they have something to accomplish in this lifetime. With a clear strategy, support and guidance, we will help you find your own purpose and passion in life.

Through seminars, workshops, masterminds, and coaching tailored to both individual and group improvement, Gutsy Pivoting has transformed lives and workplaces for the better.

Ready to be GUTSY? Let's chat (954) 854-1860

Be Gutsy ... PIVOT

Pivoting Is Taking Action

Stuck. Underutilized. Frustrated. There are times when we feel like we’re standing at the edge of something and need the motivation to make that leap into our own potential. Taking charge and making changes is what we call “pivoting.”

A Gutsy Pivot is when we stop letting other people or circumstances define us and instead make those asserted decisions that lead to our own success and happiness.

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Introducing the GPP

Gutsy Pivot Planner

Do you like to journal? Do you need more organization in your life? Are you ready to make changes and move toward that goal you have been secretly dreaming about? 

To survive the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, I had to completely refocus my business, mindset, and lifestyle. I used my project management skills, dug deep to find my inner moxie, and used my grit, grace, and gumption to face each day. 

What saved me the most was my GPP! Gutsy Pivot Planner. It's a journal, planner, organizer, and reflection tool that keeps me going everyday. 
It is in Beta Testing right now. Real users are using it everyday too. You can too to have less stress and really positive changes in 2022.

Learn about the GPP


"This is not a day planner, it is a life changer!"

"....for a person who is a professional procrastinator I really think this notebook is pushing me through some things."


"With the accomplishments and gratitudes right next to each other it is much easier to see when what I am doing aligns with my values."  



“Chrystina was an asset to our Amplify Montana Speakers Bureau classes in Bozeman. She went above and beyond by not only facilitating our public speaking workshops, but she also spent extra time outside of the workshops to help us assess and modify our curriculum while making improvements. She helped to recruit additional volunteers, and also participated in practice calls each week that were above and beyond the original time commitment. Chrystina’s energy, enthusiasm, and inclusivity made our workshops successful, and many of our members cited learning from Chrystina to be a major highlight of their overall experience.”

"It’s not what happens to us, it is what we do with it that counts.”