Life and Career Coaching

I help professionals, students and parents of LGBTQIA+ navigate the complexities of being queer in the workplace, school and family.

"I was shocked and scared when my son told me he is gay. Kirsten helped me understand how I wanted to show up for my son. Our relationship has never been better."
-Gerald M., Father
"I knew I wasn’t fully stepping into my power.
Instead, I was sitting on the fence. Kirsten helped me find my purpose, focus, and direction. I would definitely recommend her!" — Jennifer N.
"I felt so lost as a freshman in college. I didn't know where I fit in. Kirsten helped me figure out who I am and where I want to belong."
- Kris, UCLA Student
"I found a lot of new understanding through our work
of what it means to be in loving relationship with ourselves and others. Thank you for your unconditional support through our work together. It was the first time in a long time that I felt that." -B.E., Nonprofit Executive
"Kirsten uses neuroscience, curiosity, compassion, adult development theory and technology
to help you learn how to be in a loving relationship with yourself so that you can decide how you want to spend the next stage of your life." - Renate, Powerful Living

Whether you are new to coaching or have worked with a coach before, the first step is a conversation. 


During our call, we will talk about what you are hoping to get out of coaching and I will tell you about how I work. Together we will decide whether we might be a good fit for each other. If we are a fit, the next step will be a Chemistry Session. If we aren’t a fit, I will be happy to refer you to another coach.


Kirsten Bunch

Essential Guide to Being Out at Work: A Discussion on Coming Out as LGBTQ+

Being out at work is something that can be a difficult decision for many LGBTQ+ and TGNC individuals and it is one of the hottest topics for an LGBTQ+ coach. The path to coming out at work is often different for everyone, and it’s important to remember that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of being out at work, share tips on how to come out, and provide resources for additional support.

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Kirsten Bunch

“I Love a Woman”

Although our relationships are now protected by law, many LGBTQ+ professionals still struggle with talking about their marriages in a professional setting. We aren’t guaranteed a level of psychological safety and often don’t find it in our workplaces. 

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Mental Health
Kirsten Bunch

The Story of a Toxic Boss

It can be difficult to navigate a relationship with a toxic colleague. The impact of the experience can stay with you for years, even for your entire career, if you don’t get help processing what happened. You may feel embarrassed or ashamed that you “put” yourself in a toxic situation and that it is your fault. That is normal but it’s not your fault and there probably isn’t anything you could have done differently.

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Kirsten Bunch

How to Recover After You’ve Been Fired

You’ve been fired. How do you recover and get your confidence back? Here is a process that I use with my clients that helps them heal after being fired or another traumatic experience in the workplace.

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