Hi, I’m Kristy.
I’m a professional poker player, risk taker and coach.
I’m here to inspire you to risk. Everyday. Because life’s too short not to.
Only those who risk going too far, can possibly know how far one can go.
After a decade working in the poker industry as a reporter and then professional player, I’ve been taking risks throughout my entire career. But the biggest risk I ever took was for my marriage.
Andrew and I fell in love on our very first date playing poker together. We moved to Las Vegas from the Midwest and got married. But as the years passed, we slowly stopped being honest with each other because the truth felt too scary. He hid his depression and I was drowning in anxiety. Instead of addressing it, we pretended nothing was wrong. We thought that was safer.
But without taking the risk to open up and be vulnerable, you can’t really know someone, which makes lasting love impossible. With no solution in sight, Andrew had an affair. In the aftermath, we both asked ourselves, “WTF am I doing with my life?”
It was an opportunity to reassess and recommit. We revealed truths, forgave one another, and acknowledged our own flaws. Most importantly, we began risking together. And we are now more deeply in love than I could have ever imagined possible.
Since then, I’ve dedicated my life to exploring the ways people can shift their relationship with risk. I’ve spent thousands of hours coaching and training personal development. I am a certified Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer. I’m passionate about this work because you matter. Your dreams matter. And not just to you but they matter to the world. With every record broken, every mindful breath, every lesson learned, every soulmate found and every single ounce of love we give ourselves makes a positive difference to those around us.
In my space and here on this site, I’m all about being REAL. Life can get messy, but that’s what also makes it beautiful. I want to be honest about everything! All the good and all the hard stuff too (like anxiety, cancer, miscarriage, failure, and conflict).
So the next time you stop and find yourself off track in any part of your life, and you’re asking, “WTF am I doing with my life? My health? My career? My relationship?” you have somewhere to go, something to be inspired by, and a family here who understands you.
. . .to the Risk Everyday? Podcast – I interview personal development and spiritual growth experts as well as honest, raw story-tellers.
. . .the video blog. Come along on my own journey of taking risks! I’m using my poker bankroll to fund my podcast, professional speaking and future NYT Best-Selling writing ventures! It’s scary, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Look out for my book, COMING SOON! But for now, get caught up on my blog!
I LOVE hearing from you guys! Whether you’re just saying hi or you’re interesting in working with me, you can get in touch on social media or by filling out this awesome contact form at the bottom of the Work With Me page!
Follow me on Instagram and join my movement to #riskeveryday. Look out for challenges by me to get out of your comfort zone. There may be prizes too! 😉