— REBEKAH M
Chrystina Katz has undergone many crucial pivots in her life—some planned and some unplanned—but each one has made her stronger and better-equipped for where she is today. And she is an unwavering optimist because she knows the power, firsthand, that pivots have to move us forward. She lives to empower and inspire people to change their lives, their teams, their business, their community, the world.
I imagine a world where people are gutsy enough to pursue their dreams, which makes for happier people, with the ripple effect of more compassionate families and more collaborative communities around the world. You are contributing to this vision every time you are gutsy, push through the fear, and try new things in your life. Have a vision, keep taking gutsy action, and live your own dreams.
Helping passionate people be confidently Gutsy!
Our mission is to empower leaders to find their inner moxie for their next gutsy pivot, to change their life, their team, their community and the world.
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Chrystina is the founder of Act 4 Impact and is The Gutsy Pivoter—a speaker, trainer, author and popular coach who nurtures and advocates for people who find themselves struggling whether in their professional or personal lives. Her strategies involve digging deep and applying focus so that you can take a step toward your next adventure and recognize your potential, both professionally and personally. Through seminars, workshops, webinars, group and individual coaching and retrospectives in the business world, Gusty Pivoting has the power to positively change lives.
Chrystina’s process provides you with the tools to plan, pivot and parlay your life, even if you’re unsure where to start. She provides practical strategies that teach and inspire so every person can find their own confidence to change their life, their business, their community, and the world. That’s Gutsy Pivoting.
One afternoon, while on the phone with her mentor, she took a moment to breathe between her narrative of doubt and surrender, and he jumped in to calmly recite sixteen words famously spoken by Benjamin Franklin:
“It is not what happens to us; it is what we do with it that counts.”
Those words struck a note, planted the seed of change and the concept of self-accountability, helping her to realize that we are all responsible for our lives, our choices and our reactions. And Chrystina pivoted.
In 2008, the year of the last recession, like many, Chrystina’s life was turned upside down. She lost her job, house, car, 401k, stock portfolio—everything but her preteen daughter, and for two years struggled to put food on the table. She found herself hiding from life more than she was living it.
After exploring some new career paths, including insurance, technology, and healthcare, she pivoted, demonstrating her audacity and courage to explore new paths. She rebuilt her life, advanced her career in the corporate world, achieved numerous leadership roles and embraced teaching and mentoring others. It is these direction changes that help her—and all of us—acquire the skillset that determines our value and builds our strength.
A survivor of domestic violence, this Gusty Pivoter is no stranger to taking risks. She now shares her story, giving seminars and workshops, sharing her knowledge that prove guts, grit and grace can yield unexpected rewards.
Gutsy Pivoters are brave and adventurous enough to risk manifesting their lives forward to new possibilities.
How we change lives.