Coffee with Kristi

Coffee with Kristi
Coffee with Kristi is the podcast every 20something creative didn’t know they needed. Every Friday, I’m sending some love through your earbuds and kickstarting your weekend with a mix of inspiration, humor, and honesty for the 20somethings that want t

72: Starting A College Internship To Get Extra Help In Your Business
Oct 4 • 20 min
I’m totally a fan of hiring unpaid college interns. I’ve had 4 over the past year and have enjoyed working with each one. All of my interns have walked away with an excellent resume builder, a go-to reference for interviews, an invaluable learning…
71: Overcoming The Fear of Failure As An Entrepreneur
Sep 27 • 11 min
As a business owner, have you ever been so paralyzed with fear that you won’t “make it” that you’re tempted to not even try? Or worse, you’re feeling this right now, and that is the reason why you’re not chasing your biggest dreams? I’ve been there,…
70: Profitable Instagram Story Strategies (2019)
Sep 20 • 20 min
If you follow me on Instagram @coffeewithkristi, you know I’m a HUGE fan of Instagram stories. I feel like I have my own little TV show! Friends, stories are the BEST way to market your business in 2019. If you’d like to turn your followers into…
69: How A Non-Client Experience Can Actually Help Your Business
Sep 13 • 9 min
One thing that all of these businesses have in common is the fact that I have to tell potential clients ‘no’, for various reasons. If you know me, you’ll understand that I HATE doing this! I’m the type of person that wants to make everyone happy, and…
68: 4 Steps To Making Your Dreams Reality
Sep 6 • 16 min
The thing that’s separating you from where you are and who you want to be is what you’re doing. Friend, ACTION is the only thing that can make your dreams happen. Not just thinking about them, but actually DOING something! So how do you DO something, AKA…
67: Behind The Scenes Of My Booked Out VA Launch
Aug 30 • 28 min
If you were the type to dissemble toys as a kid or love the show “How It’s Made,” this post is for you. ;) Recently, I launched my latest program Booked Out VA for the first time after 2 rounds of beta tests and LOTS of work. During this launch, I made…
66: The First 10 Steps To Starting Your New Business
Aug 23 • 27 min
Dude!! Did you just start a business?! I’m SO excited for you. Entrepreneurship is the coolest, wildest, most fulfilling rollercoaster you’ll ever ride and I’m so glad our paths crossed so I can help you get through it. When you first start out your…
65: My Proven Pricing Formula That Will Double Your Income
Aug 16 • 39 min
Ohhhhhh my gosh you guys, I can’t believe I’m sharing this on the podcast. The truth is, I have this super-awesome-usually-I-make-people-pay-for-this pricing formula for service-based businesses and today? I’m giving it to you for free. I speak about it…
64: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Kristi… As Told By Addison
Aug 9 • 6 min
Friends, I have to admit… I was NOT feelin’ the podcast this week. I procrastinated writing the outline for days, I couldn’t think of a subject, and I certainly wasn’t in the mood to record anything. Typically when this happens I just suck it up, force…
63: Let’s Talk About Therapy
Aug 2 • 26 min
Today, we’re talking about… Well, therapy. You can read the episode title! I recently attended my first 2 therapy sessions in 3 years and I have a lot to say about why I’m going, what I was looking for, why I chose the therapist I chose, and what my first…
62: How Much It Costs To Start A Virtual Business
Jul 26 • 20 min
In 2019, technology makes it SO easy to start a business. In fact, there are only 3 must-have items to start your virtual biz, and then it’s heeeellloooo remote work, flexible hours, and unlimited potential! If you’re interested in starting your own…
61: Booked Out VA: How I Turn Followers Into Customers
Jul 19 • 22 min
I started my virtual assistant business in July of 2018 and VA for a day has come a LONG way since. I was not successful in the beginning… but today, I am always booked out at least 4 weeks in advance with 3 high-ticket clients per week without using ANY…
60: How I Save While Over 100k In Debt
Jul 12 • 30 min
The average student who took out loans for college in 2018 is $29,800 in debt. When I read this, I literally thought, “Man, I wish I ONLY had $30k of debt. Instead, here is the totally-real figure of MY debt: $112,000 Overwhelming? Yes. BUT, this year I…
59: How To Train A Team
Jul 5 • 37 min
Between my businesses, I have over 20 sub-contractors that I pay regularly. If you had asked me a few years ago if I could picture myself as someone’s “boss” I would have laughed out loud! But I’ve learned a lot over the years, and today I’m teaching you…
58: Why You Need Personal Brand Photography + How To Get It
Jun 28 • 17 min
One of the most common questions I’m asked is “Where do you get so many gorgeous photos of yourself?!” Girl, I don’t take those pictures! I don’t have an Instagram husband and I don’t know where to get one… But I DO have a personal branding photographer.…
57: Elements of A High-Converting Website
Jun 21 • 25 min
Have you ever been on someone’s website, liked what they were selling, but the “buy now” button wasn’t glaringly obvious and you navigated away? How about when their header says something vague, like “Trust is the currency we exchange” and you have no…
56: Why Business Owners Should NOT Be “Influencers”
Jun 14 • 19 min
Today I’m hoping to open your eyes to something that’s been on my heart for awhile now: Business owners should NOT be influencers. In my opinion those who are combining these roles are short-sighted and are sacrificing longevity in their business. Do you…
55: Here, Take My Sales Script
Jun 7 • 28 min
Sales. That amazing, beautiful, exciting word that connects us to our customers and makes us money. What? You don’t think of it that way? Hmm… Lemme guess. Instead of amazing, beautiful, and exciting… You think sales is spammy, skeevy, and gross. How did…
54: Ask Kristi + Addison Anything
May 31 • 32 min
“When did you know you were meant to be?” While his answer is a pretty definite “immediately,” mine is a liiiittle less romantic. From this hilarious [+ embarrassing!] story, to the best bad decision we ever made, why we moved to Nashville and our advice…
53: Avoiding The Instagram Vortex
May 24 • 13 min
We all know how important Instagram is for our businesses, right? It’s a place to build genuine connections, find potential clients and show them who we really are. But it has a dark side, my friends. We all know our own habits—we pick up our phones to…
52: 10 Things I’m Afraid To Tell You
May 17 • 33 min
Welp, I’m hopping on the bandwagon and admitting 10 things I’m afraid to tell you. It’s the most real, raw, and vulnerable I’ve ever been on Coffee with Kristi and I’m worried as I hit “post,” but I’m here for it and I’m ready to let you guys in on deeper…
51: The Art of Saying No
May 10 • 14 min
Like you, I get frustrated with my schedule. I’m always “busy,” I don’t have enough time, and there is so much more to do. But can I tell you a secret, friend? Nothing is in your iCal or planner that you didn’t put there. Often, we fall victim to our…
50: How Me + Thousands of Entrepreneurs Were Scammed
May 3 • 22 min
We spent $100 to be sold to. Yep. Me and Addison bought tickets for the National Achievers Congress in Nashville, TN from May 2-3, 2019 and literally all they did was sell to us from the stage. Along with 1,000 other entrepreneurs who took 2 days off…
49: My Million Dollar Plan
Apr 26 • 25 min
Today, I’m letting you see the gray-haired slightly-balding man behind the curtain, like in the Wizard of Oz. And by that, I mean I’m outlining my newest offer, packages, and plans to upsell in a follow-up formula. Yep, I’m going there! Tune in to hear…
48: How To Get Intro + Outro Music For Your Podcast/YouTube Channel
Apr 19 • 14 min
I’m sure you’ve heard us mention it before, but Addison and I are both musicians! I have been playing the violin since I was 6 years old and he picked up the guitar at age 10. Since we both graduated with music degrees, we love the Intro and Outro Music…
47: Starting Your Email List
Apr 12 • 31 min
In any industry, an email list is an absolute must-have to grow your business and generate new leads. As entrepreneurs, we have the unique ability to serve your ideal client long before they hire us, just by simply sharing simple, tangible tips that come…
46: 3 Lessons I Learned From Chip + Joanna Gaines About Business
Apr 5 • 15 min
In April of 2013, America fell in love with Texas Sweethearts Chip and Joanna Gaines when their hit show “Fixer Upper” aired on HGTV. In less than 6 years, the duo gained national fame, from a combination of Chip’s wit, Joanna’s eye for design, and their…
45: Profitability vs. Popularity
Mar 29 • 16 min
I think there are two different goals you can have, especially in your 20’s: profitability or popularity. I am not trying to sway you one way or the other on this subject, but I am here to be your guide and teach you that there are two different goals and…
44: Should You Have Multiple Businesses On The Same Website?
Mar 22 • 10 min
“Kristi, I just started another business. Can I put it on my current website and Instagram, or do I have to start a new one?” Are you wondering the same thing? I get this question all the time, because I’m a 5x business owner myself. Although it took some…
43: How To Create A Schedule As A Freelancer
Mar 15 • 22 min
When I graduated college, I was SO excited to live the freelancing life. I loved the idea of rejecting the 9-5 world that so many live in, creating my own schedule and taking ownership or my life. It may sound dramatic, but it was only a few short months…
42: Instagram vs. Reality
Mar 8 • 11 min
Every Thursday morning, I go live on Instagram to answer my followers’ questions and go live with those who wish to speak with me rather than type. It’s one of my favorite parts of the week and today was no different. I received an interesting question…
41: How I Run My Entire Business With ONE System
Feb 28 • 26 min
As a VA, my specialty is helping girl bosses get organized with systems so they can spend less time doing mindless administrative tasks and more time serving their clients and making an impact in their community. I have tried every client management…
40: My YouTube Strategy
Feb 22 • 19 min
As I head into the video space and start my vlog journey, I figured I’d let you know what you can expect to hear from me, and give you insight into my strategy.
39: How I Made $1,250 On Something That Didn’t Exist
Feb 15 • 17 min
A few weeks ago, a girl DM’d me on Instagram and asked if I had ever considered a mentorship program for virtual assistants. In this episode, I outline exactly how I created it from scratch AFTER I had sold it! Interested in entering the online space as a…
38: The Music Educator In Me
Feb 8 • 44 min
In this interview, I discuss what it’s like to be a music educator following a non-traditional path, and how I still keep music in my life post-grad.
37: A Memoir: An Extrovert Living With An Introverted Boyfriend
Feb 1 • 18 min
In this episode, I break down what it is like to date an introverted boyfriend as an extrovert.
36: My Biggest Insecurity
Jan 25 • 13 min
Although I am typically a very confident person, today I discuss my biggest insecurity that I don’t often talk about.
35: How Do You Talk To Yourself?
Jan 18 • 12 min
Today I’m covering the 4 rules I follow when talking to myself, to improve my inner dialogue and in turn, positively impact my life and business.
34: The 4 E’s Your Social Media Needs
Jan 11 • 22 min
In order to connect with your audience and invite others to follow you, today I’m going to teach you the 4 E’s your social media needs to increase your following and your engagement on social media.
33: The Good + Bad Times of 2018
Jan 4 • 34 min
Today I’m discussing the good and the bad times of 2018, from silly stories to major introspective reflections about finances and anxiety.
32: So You Think You Want to Start A Podcast
Dec 28, 2018 • 9 min
If you think podcasting might be for you, today we’re chatting about the 7 questions you should ask yourself before starting a podcast to get clear on your message.
31: What It’s Like To Work With Your SO
Dec 21, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode, I walk you through what it’s really like working with your SO from home… and a few tips if you’re thinking about going into business with your partner too.
30: Goal-Setting In The New Year
Dec 13, 2018 • 17 min
As we approach 2019, this week’s episode of Coffee with Kristi is all about how I’m goal-setting to set myself up for success… and how you can too!
29: Creating An Unforgettable Client Experience
Dec 6, 2018 • 30 min
This episode is all about creating an unforgettable client experience that keeps your clients coming back for more.
28: 6 Months Post-Jump
Nov 29, 2018 • 15 min
6 months ago Addison and I made the leap from college to full-time adulting.
27: My Favorite Tactic To Increase Your Online Sales
Nov 23, 2018 • 24 min
Listen in to increase your online sales this holiday season!
26: How To Navigate Where To Spend The Holidays In A Relationship
Nov 15, 2018 • 8 min
Today I’m going to walk you through how to decide Where To Spend The Holidays In A Relationship.
25: No Tech 90
Nov 9, 2018 • 16 min
To combat the sleep deprivation epidemic, today we’re chatting about No Tech 90.
24: Podcasting 101 with Addison Smith
Nov 2, 2018 • 11 min
In 2018, podcasts are on the rise because people love personal development and entertainment wrapped in one—but they don’t want to sit down and watch a video or read a blog post anymore. Today on the podcast, mine and Addison’s mission is to demystify…
23: The Money Is In The Mindset
Oct 25, 2018 • 8 min
My kitten Stevie has the perfect example of a scarcity mindset. When food is placed in front of her, she eats and eats and eats, not confident that she’ll have another chance to eat again. I think a lot of us have this mindset, to varying degrees, in our…
22: 6 Tips To Never Run Out Of Content
Oct 19, 2018 • 12 min
“How do you create so much content?” Of all the things you guys could ask, this is probably the #1 question I get in my DMs. I’m always fascinated by it because, well… the fact that someone is asking means that someone is reading and listening to my…
21: Go Slow To Go Fast
Oct 12, 2018 • 7 min
“Go slow to go fast.” “What does that mean?” “When you rush while doing hair, it never actually saves any time. In fact it takes longer in the end because you have to go back and re-do it. If you had taken your time in the first place, you wouldn’t have…
20: The Power of Vulnerability Online
Oct 5, 2018 • 9 min
Over the past few months, I have grown my following of 800 to over 4,000 people on Instagram and I can really only attribute it to one thing: Vulnerability. This episode is a short lesson in showing up 100% yourself online based on a series of lectures…
19: Love Well
Sep 28, 2018 • 8 min
If you and your partner are experiencing a little bit of a disconnect and you’re not sure why, or even If your relationship is super healthy and you’d just like to make sure it follows the same trajectory, this quick fix could change everything. Friend, I…
18: Stevie’s Story
Sep 21, 2018 • 13 min
This episode is near and dear to my heart as I tell how my 8 week old kitten battled focal pneumonia this week. It is not just an inspiring story, but a brief reminder in gratitude and living in the moment as well. Cheers to you, Stevie Nicks… May we have…
17: Speaking To Your Dream Client
Sep 14, 2018 • 12 min
Speaking to your dream client is arguably one of the most important parts of sales but it all starts with defining who they are. In this episode, I walk you through exactly how to identify who you’re speaking to and how to cater your content to keep your…
16: How To Make Money In An MLM
Sep 6, 2018 • 12 min
Multi-level marketing, also referred to as network marketing or direct sales, is a business I’ve been passionate about for over a year and a half. In this episode, I’m giving you guys 3 of my biggest tips to make money in any MLM—a question I get asked…
15: Instagram Made Easy
Aug 31, 2018 • 19 min
Have you ever looked at someone’s Instagram feed and thought how the hell does she come up with all of that content? Have you ever thought it would be super cool to be a social media influencer and you have no idea where to begin? Well girlie take it from…
14: How To Start An Online Business
Aug 24, 2018 • 25 min
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start your own online business? Take it from someone who’s done it: here is your step by step guide with everything you need to know. Blue-light blocking glasses:, save 10% with…
13: 5 Podcasts I Can’t Live Without
Aug 16, 2018 • 13 min
Today I tell you about the 5 podcasts I tune into every single week. These are the ones that I just can’t miss on my morning runs, while I cook, and of course on long drives. Although a lot of them are business-centered, I truly think everyone can learn…
12: Define “Success”
Aug 10, 2018 • 16 min
If we aren’t clear on what we’re trying to achieve, why we do what we do, and what “success” is to us, we can’t expect to live a life we love. In today’s episode, first I’m going to walk you through how to figure out what “success” means to you, and then…
11: Play to Work
Aug 3, 2018 • 6 min
When we were kids, we used to use our imaginations daily and set time aside to play. Without a worry in the world, we were creative, innovative, and just plain had fun! This episode is to remind you that adults need time for our minds to replenish too……
10: My Anxiety Story
Jul 26, 2018 • 18 min
This is by far the most vulnerable episode I’ve recorded to date, but I hope it helps someone. If you’re suffering from anxiety, just know: You are not alone. You are not weird. You are not broken. If you need someone to talk to about this, DM me on…
9: Queer Eye For The 20something
Jul 19, 2018 • 24 min
Yep, I based this episode off my favorite TV show. Judge me. But honestly, I think that fashion, culture, cooking, grooming, and interior design are not just applicable to middle-aged straight men. Even us 20something girls can use a little Fab 5!
8: Health Insurance 101
Jul 13, 2018 • 17 min
It’s come to my attention that most 20somethings don’t have the slightest idea of how to get health insurance… and rightfully so. It’s not like they teach us this in school! But for those of us who are self employed or unemployed, this is a super…
7: Mine vs. Yours
Jul 5, 2018 • 15 min
Every year, money shows up in the leading reasons why couples fight and why they divorce. But what about unmarried couples co-habitating? How do these conversations (or lack thereof) affect them? In this episode I tackle this taboo topic and share how…
6: Decisions, Decisions
Jun 29, 2018 • 20 min
We all know that choices are just a part of life, but how the heck do we know we’re making the right ones? Better yet, how do we make them without anxiety and avoid feeling regret when it’s all said and done? This week I had to make a pretty big decision,…
5: To Move Out Or Not To Move Out
Jun 22, 2018 • 9 min
Today we’re chatting about one of the biggest decisions us 20somethings make: leaving the nest. I know when I was thinking about moving out, I didn’t have a resource to help walk me through what to consider beforehand… so I made it! Be sure to hop over to…
4: Productivity in Pomodoros
Jun 15, 2018 • 16 min
How many times have you sat at your desk all day long, feeling busy and exhausted after 8+ hours of work… but you have nothing to show for it? We’ve all been there. In today’s episode I’m giving away my ultimate tip to overcome distractions and get more…
3: Community Over Competition
Jun 7, 2018 • 11 min
Have you ever been put down by another woman? I know I have. This episode is all about us women lifting each other up by cultivating true community with one another. Girl powah! To join the online CwK community known as the 20something Squad:…
2: Jumping Without A Net
May 31, 2018 • 11 min
Episode 2 is all about jumping into adulthood without knowing a net will be there to catch you. For us 20something recent girl grads, if we haven’t been faced with this decision yet, we will sooner or later. Just jump, girl!
1: Get to Know Me
May 31, 2018 • 14 min
Welcome to the first episode of Coffee with Kristi! This is such an exciting day and I am thrilled to be sharing my story with you. On this episode I welcome you to the show, share who I am, and outline what you can expect from me. Grab a cuppa joe and…