Hello, I'm Kristy!
Podcast Host + Life Coach + Interior Designer
My greatest joy in life is helping people feel more seen and connected to themselves through transformation.
a bit about me.
I live in Vancouver, BC with my partner and our two dogs - both Yorkie mixes! You can often find me on the seawall or working from a coffee shop if I’m not at home in my studio. My favourite drink is a London Fog with almond milk - even better if it’s paired with a gluten free cookie. I fall somewhere in the middle on the introvert / extrovert scale but I’m an introvert at heart. I’m OBSESSED with podcasts, my favourite genres being journalism, personal development + true crime (hah)! I take any opportunity I can to walk which is why I love living in such a walk-able city. I’m a homebody through and through - but in the last five years, I’ve been lucky enough to see different parts of the world which I gladly thank my partner for. Japan + Oaxaca, MX were insanely memorable + LA feels like a second home. What really lights me up right now is connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs and spending one-on-one time with close people in my life.
Podcasts have completely changed my life. Thousands of hours of listening to enlightening and empowering conversations that inspire me, resonate so deeply or teach me an incredible lesson and many times all of the above. What it really comes down to is the CONNECTION I feel when I listen to podcasts.
After years of wanting to start my own show, I finally launched Connected with Kristy Vail. Only two months in, the show was featured in three sections of iTunes New & Noteworthy list which I was incredibly grateful for. I could have never imagined the fulfillment and connection this space would provide - my intention is to expand listeners in a way that podcasts continue to expand me.
your life coach.
I grew up as a pretty shy + sensitive kid. I often felt invisible and had an especially difficult time in large groups. I put a lot of pressure on myself to be things I was not and found myself looking to others for the answers rather than looking inside myself…
For the last ten years, I’ve been diving into the “inner work” from therapy to personal growth programs, spiritual rituals and one-on-one coaching. Each experience valuable and unique but by far the most transformative investment was one-on-one coaching. Coaching allowed me to see opportunities in myself that I didn’t know were possible and it instilled a new found confidence in me which gave me the push to start my business and create a life I love so much.
Empowered by my evolving transformation, I felt called to start working with people on a deeper level so they can experience their own transformation. In my coaching sessions, I help women who may identify as shy / sensitive / introverted / quiet to feel confident in their unique gifts and more connected to their intuition. I empower my clients to find greater alignment in themselves and feel seen in the world for who they authentically are.
I’ve been in the design industry for nearly ten years. After design school, my career started with a local Real Estate Developer which led to staging Real Estate properties and then to designing residential interiors for an Award-Winning Firm before starting my own studio in 2018.
My Virtual Design services are not just focused on the aesthetic of the interior but the psychological impact the space has on my clients. Creating a happy space is so much more than designing a beautiful, magazine worthy house. So I take a personal approach and get to really know my clients while we work together in achieving their vision of what alignment in their space looks like for them.