Outside work, Kristel loves spending time with family and friends, wining and dining, and going out in nature. She also loves to travel, preferably with minimal preparation and a good dose of curiosity and Pura Vida. Before starting to explore Central America, she began studying Spanish so she could connect with locals.
The medieval jesters or fools inspire Kristel. Light-hearted but subtle persons who, with the advantage of their license to speak freely, were hired by the king to provide honest reflection, insight, and advice.
Something being Kristel clear has become her expression and motto. Kristel is passionate about bringing clarity into chaos and unfolding some of the complexity we create or experience in life.
Throughout her career, she has had some impactful mentors who helped her stand up and believe in her power during challenging times and encouraged her with support when stepping out of her comfort zone. It was the small tips and tricks that had the most significant impact.
She’d advise young Kristel to keep seeing, enjoying, and appreciating the small things in life.
Kristel is a mentor because she believes in the power of having a trusted sounding board. Someone who listens with empathy and dares to challenge. She provides different perspectives and shares tips and tools to go and experiment with.
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