The Gutsy Mission

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.

We believe in:

  • Inspiring people to get unstuck, shed their fears and live fuller lives.
  • Inspiring personal, professional and business pivots for increased success and enjoyment.
  • Showing people how pivoting their trajectory can positively impact life journeys and business success.

About Chrystina

Chrystina Katz is no stranger to taking risks. But it wasn’t always that way.

In 2008, the year of the Great Recession, Chrystina’s life was turned upside down. She lost her job, house, car, 401k, stock portfolio—everything but her preteen daughter. For two years, she struggled to put food on the table. Instead of living life, she found herself hiding from it.

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 Epictetus:

“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.

After exploring some new career paths, including insurance, technology, and healthcare, she made a Gutsy Pivot: advance her career in the corporate world. She achieved numerous leadership roles and embraced teaching and mentoring others.

In 2013, Chrystina broke her back in a horse-riding accident. Doctors told her she would never walk again. With nothing to lose, she dug deep and found the pure grit needed to rebuild her body so she could walk and live a normal life again.

Two years later, Chrystina sold everything she owned, bought a truck and camper, and traveled the country to visit places she’d dreamed of visiting since she was a child. (This was before RV life was “mainstream”.) Then in 2019, she left the corporate world to become a speaker, trainer, and business consultant. And in the middle of COVID, she moved to Las Vegas to immerse herself in the speaking community there and hone her craft.

Chrystina combines over 25 years of corporate project management experience with real-life lessons to help others see how Guts, Grit, and Grace can yield unexpected rewards.

“One of my favorite practices Chrystina has taught me in Gutsy Pivoting Coaching is gratitude journaling. I used to often struggle to start writing and put off doing it because I don't know what I was going to write about. Using the "I am grateful for...." prompt helps me get started every morning and then I can just let myself go. Once I've filled the page with gratitudes I am in a much more positive mindset and it is much easier to move on to free form journaling afterwards. Gratitude Journaling has helped change my mindset.”

Rebeka M.

We each have our own story.

What will

yours

be?

Giving and Contributions

Chrystina and her team spend many hours donating time and directing money to numerous non-profits.  Whether it is time or money, every donation and “giving” moves us all forward.

Service is how we serve each other.

Chrystina also offers up her time and energy to other organizations:
NSA - National Speaker's Association as a National Member
and a Board Member of the NSA Las Vegas Chapter as the Membership Director.

She also Volunteers at SafeNest, in Las Vegas, at the Shelter and as a member of the PS 417 Team as a First Responder with the Las Vegas Metro Police on Domestic Violence calls.


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"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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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.
Tell me more

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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looking for a Gutsy speaker

You're planning an event and want to bring in a speaker to inspire and educate. Chrystina's keynotes use storytelling to help your audience make Gutsy Pivots towards success.
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