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Movers & Shakers Interview With Krista Rizzo

Dillon Kivo

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Tell us your name and a little about yourself.

Hi! I’m Krista Rizzo, Certified Life Coach, Author and the World’s Okayest Mom. I’m on a mission to help parents and teenagers have meaningful connections by helping them learn how to accept, embrace and most importantly create change in their lives. I recently finished my first book about relationships that will be launching the fall. I’m a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and a contributor to the TODAY Parenting Website and HuffPost. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and 2 boys.

What exactly does your company do?

Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Contributing Writer

What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?

The biggest challenge I’ve had to overcome was when I had a long-term career for a Fortune 10 company and was being treated inappropriately. Being mistreated at work is one of the worst experiences anyone can have. When you are in a place for more than 50 percent of your day and you are uncomfortable and full of anxiety, you quickly realize that something has to be done. I made the decision to get out – to save my sanity and find my happiness.

What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?

That I could be anything I wanted to be as long as I worked hard and had attainable goals in place. So often we get caught up in not having the right credentials that we are afraid to apply for that dream job or to audition for that role or whatever your dream is. I wish someone had said to me “go for it” no matter what “it” was. Having that kind of support is empowering and motivating.

Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?

I look to people who are working to make this world a better place no matter their lot in life. It’s easy to admire a public figure or celebrity and of course I have a few who I follow because of their grit and determination. But for me, it’s the everyday person who gets up and works hard to help create a better place for themselves and their community. I admire them the most because they are the true definition of success. I’m fueled by helping others and I look to people who are doing the same.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?

My husband and kids. They are without a doubt the reason why I am able to do what I do. It’s because of their support and encouragement that I’ve been able to focus on building the #WhyAmIYelling? Brand and I definitely could not do it without them!

What do you see as your greatest success in life?

My children

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