Become who you want to be. offers a unique life coaching experience by combining the power of traditional coaching with meditations designed specifically for you.

This custom life coaching approach empowers you to unlock exactly how your mind works so that you can quickly clear obstacles and increase happiness with your new wisdom.

The process starts with a phone session (typically an hour) in which your life coach listens carefully to what challenges you’re facing. You don’t have to prepare for a session. Our life coaches are very good at pulling out what is causing you the most difficulty in your life.

After each talk session, your life coach will design a custom meditation for you based on tried-and-true, authentic problem-solving techniques. Your life coach will also summarize what you agreed to prioritize off-the-cushion during your daily life in the coming week.

An already established meditation practice is not required—we help you with that, even if it means starting with ten minutes of meditation per day.

What makes's life coaching services so effective

People report that they find life coaching from more effective than typical life coaching or talk therapy alone, for the following reasons:


After each talking and listening session, your life coach customizes a personalized meditation for the week that allows you to catch how your mind is working. This empowers you to more easily make corrections to remove obstacles and take clear steps to reach your goals faster.


Your life coach’s guidance is rooted in authentic wisdom from Buddhist and Yogic texts that have been proven effective over centuries. You get deeper answers—that you won't get from typical life coaches—for how to remove obstacles and increase happiness in your personal and professional life.


Our life coaches offer a unique coaching experience by listening at a deeper level due to having completed a three-year meditation retreat with the aim of helping others. As a result of spending over 1,000 days in meditation, our life coaches can pinpoint more precisely the exact steps you need to take to become the person you want to be.


As a nonprofit dedicated to benefitting others, offers life coaching services by donation. There is no risk to you. After your life coaching session—and after you’ve worked with the wisdom gained for a few days—you decide what the value of the session is to you. You can then make whatever donation feels right and comfortable to you via our secure web form.

What people are saying about life coaching from

"The meditation techniques I’ve learned from coaching with are life-changing. I’ve overcome problems with insomnia that used to wake me up 20 times a night. I’ve also eliminated the desire to smoke weed. In two short months, I feel happier than I’ve been in 35 years. You won’t believe how effective the combination of coaching and personally designed meditations is until you try it for yourself. You have to do the meditations. You have to do the work, but the personal meditations have helped me figure out how my minds works. Now I’m building new ways of approaching the world and better ways of dealing with challenges that make everyone, including myself, happier." - Real Estate Executive, Canada

"When I reached out for life coaching I was in a very bad place and had a list of issues I thought I needed to address. Working with Kristin revealed the true issues that I needed to work on before addressing the more obvious things. Several months of life coaching with Kristin has been more impactful than years of therapy. She truly listens and responds in a way that is curated just for you. I've spent many hours on therapists couches getting similar responses, and I know they weren’t really hearing me. Kristin reads between the lines in the best way, and the result is that her responses resonate and take root. I have a ways to go, but feel better equipped to make big and small changes. I am beyond thankful for Kristin’s continued impact in my life." - Producer's Assistant, Hollywood

"With regards to foundational happiness and understanding of the world, I've made more progress in weeks than a year and a half of psychotherapy. The life coaching approach has—combining practical wisdom with customized meditation assignments—creates rapid results. The transformations are quick and lasting when you get the real stuff." - Software Executive, NYC

“I’d been going through a really rough time—feeling isolated, stressed, worried and frustrated with life. In two phone conversations, James managed to help me to face my demons and to use deeper wisdom to tackle them. James asks insightful questions, pauses to allow thinking and processing time, and helps me face life with compassion and commitment to ending my suffering. I now feel soft, loving, and genuinely happy. His phone coaching sessions have been indispensable to me.”  - School Teacher, CA

“Kristin is a superb listener and can quickly identify what is really going on with someone. It’s so refreshing to talk to someone who really cares about your happiness and goes beyond conventional advice.” - Writer, NYC

“Unlike mass-market self-help ideas, the ideas I learned in from coaching with James astonished me—I could never have come up with them on my own, even though I consider myself fairly intelligent about such things... A matter of weeks after we began to work together, things started to move in my life—interviews, job offers, and debt forgiveness. Life coaching got me out of a rut." - Marketing Executive, MA


Kristin Walsh, Life Coach

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Kristin is a deep listener committed to helping others overcome their personal obstacles. She uses insights gained over 15 years of study and practice to skillfully guide people to close the gap between what they want in their clearest moments and what they actually do.

Kristin recently completed a three-year deep retreat investigating the nature of mind and its patterns. Before her retreat, Kristin worked as an art director in New York City and taught meditation and yoga in her community.

Kristin relates to individuals with genuine sensitivity to their pain and struggles, helps them see things in new ways, and partners with them to chart intelligent paths forward. 

Talk with Kristin about how to:

• Improve personal relationships.

• Develop meaning and purpose  in your life.

• Heal shame and low self-worth.

• Start or deepen a personal meditation practice.


James Connor, Life Coach

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James Connor is a skilled guide committed to helping people get good at life. James uses insights gained from over 20 years of study and practice to help people increase happiness.

James recently completed a three-year meditation retreat. This profound experience strengthened his ability to craft personal meditations that empower each coaching client to understand precisely how their mind works—so they can shatter obstacles and take bolder steps toward achieving their goals.

James also has significant business experience. James owned a brand strategy agency in New York City for 12 years. During that time, he advised over 200 business owners, both nationally and internationally, on growth strategies—often working at a personal level to help people overcome fears and doubts. He is the author of The Perfection of Marketing, a business book that applies the key Buddhist principle of Exchanging Self and Others to marketing.

After selling his business and enjoying his long meditation retreat, James fulfilled a dream of becoming an award-winning fiction author by writing The Superyogi Scenario.

James wants people to feel supported in achieving their goals and thoroughly enjoys life coaching.

Talk with James about how to:

• Get out of a rut.

• Define your priorities and clarify reasonable steps toward achieving your goals.

• Clear obstacles that are blocking you from becoming who you want to be.

• Increase happiness and meaning in your life.

• Improve personal relationships and family dynamics.

• Break free of past traumas.

• Become a better executive leader.

• Handle major life transitions.

• Start meditating or apply advanced meditation techniques to your existing practice.


HOW LIFE COACHING BY DONATION WORKS’s mission is to increase happiness by sharing tried-and-true, authentic wisdom and advanced meditation techniques. From requests following free public teachings, we’ve learned that many people want individual guidance about how to apply wisdom and meditation to challenges in their personal and professional lives. offers life coaching services and creates personal meditations by donation. Life coaching by donation is open to all people who sincerely wish to improve their lives.

As increased clarity and happiness is the best measure of a coaching session from, you decide the value of a session.

Some people give a little, others give a lot. You decide what feels right and comfortable for you. Time permitting, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Due to the perceived value of this service from participants and their individual generosity following their sessions, has been able to sustain life coaching services by donation since 2015.

Sessions are typically an hour and done by phone. After each call, your life coach continues to work on your case. Based on your conversation and your progress, your life coach will craft a meditation for you to work on during the week—which they will send to you via email—and you’ll report back via email on your insights or during your next session.

How much do people usually donate?

Last year the typical donation range was $75 – 180 per session, with the weighted average being around $100.

Do I need to commit to a certain number of sessions?

Unlike standard coaching—sold upfront in packages with a set number of sessions—coaching at requires no upfront commitment or set number of sessions. There is no financial risk to you. We work on an as-needed basis, and you decide the value of each session.

Are my donations tax deductible?

Donations for a session above $125, considered fair-market value, are tax deductible as is a federally recognized tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For example, if a person donates $145, they are eligible to deduct $20 as a charitable donation.

Life coaching by donation in 4 easy steps:


Email Kristin or James  to let us know you’re interested in individual coaching.


We’ll find a time that works for your schedule.


Experience a risk-free coaching call. You don’t have to prepare. We’ll help you identify your most pressing issues on the first call.


Consider the guidance for a few days. If you find the session helpful, make a donation based on your resources and the value of the session for you.

We look forward to speaking with you. To start today, choose your life coach.


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