We had the good fortune of connecting with Krystal De Souza and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krystal, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
At the beginning I was very much work focused. I was building a business from the ground up. However that lead to burn out much faster than I thought and I found myself exhausted. As a result of that I had to learn to find a good work/play balance. As an entrepreneur you take your work home with you, so it’s always around. Now that I’ve found better balance I am able to better serve myself and my clients.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Was it easy? Oh no, very far from it! Stepping up in this way and expanding has forced me to grow and show up for myself, online and in person, in ways I never thought possible. I overcame many of these challenges with the help of coaches I personally hired, there is nothing more valuable than hiring someone who has already walked the path you’re on. I never truly understood this until I hired my first coach, as a result this led me to hiring more after to help me along as I grew. With that I learned that nothing is impossible, the healing, the business, nothing. You just have to get out of your own way, whether that be finding the right mentor or even support circle.
So I am an empowerment coach, my focus is on helping women show up unapologetically every day so that they can live life on their own terms. My program involves a lot of vulnerability from my clients as we work from the inside out so that they can be free from the cycles that plague their life. It is a safe container for you to lay everything out on the table so we can begin to create the best course of action for you. Everything I teach and stand for, I have been through myself, and have seen how it can literally change every aspect of your life.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Hmm. So currently I live in California. California is filled with so many wonderful small spots. If you’re someone looking to keep their workout routine while on vacation both T3 & Tula yoga in riverside offer great drop in options to keep you on track.
For fun I would highly recommend the Santa Monica Pier! My kids absolutely adore the rides and food there.
The beaches here are also amazing, Huntington Beach is at the top of my list for that.
As far as food places go, it honestly depends on what you’re into, however there is a super amazing Halloween themed coffee shop located in Yucaipa called Roast The Dead Coffee!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My coaches, friends and family who has supported me throughout this life transition.