“I am forever grateful for this past month of learning, getting to know one another, and for all the things Mindie has taught me in such a short period of time. It was the first time I’ve felt therapy actually being therapeutic. As silly as that sounds, the traditional venting and then answering questions like, “And how did that make you feel?” just doesn’t work for me. It doesn’t force me to truly engage or give all of myself, all my effort. Mindie opened my eyes to what therapy and life-coaching really entails. I view this process as a completely positive experience that everyone could benefit from, whether you’re going through an emotional, traumatic event OR if you simply need some time to focus on YOU. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to better yourself and seeking the help to do so. I’m happy to have invested in myself by investing in Mindie.”
~ Ali Willliams | Nike, Inc., Portland, OR
“Mindie is truly a powerhouse of inspiration and love.”
~ Ben Hart | The Shift Network, San Francisco, CA
“I had the pleasure of meeting Mindie in 2009. It’s amazing to look back at that time and recognize that God brought her into my life exactly when I needed her.
In the past I had the tendency to invite men into my life that weren’t available one way or another… emotionally, geographically, relationally, etc. I would often say that my picker was broken. Actually, my relationship with myself was broken… I was accepting the love that I thought I deserved. Mindie helped me to sever my emotional connection with two men from past relationships during a guided meditation… truly awesome! Also, while attending her 2011 “HeartPath” retreat in Sedona, Arizona, she helped me rediscover the love and respect necessary for my relationship with me. She has truly been a blessing in my life!
I’m happy to say that I have been in a beautiful relationship with an incredible man for the past year!”
~ Teresa Hubbell | LMT, Portland, OR
Chris Bell | Director, Emergent BioSolutions, Ann Arbor, MI:
“I had the pleasure of recently working with Mindie Kniss through her one month integrative coaching program. I was not sure, exactly, what I was looking for when I pursued coaching after many years of psychotherapy. However, what I discovered is that Mindie’s coaching allowed me to translate into behavior what I had been working on obtaining emotionally through therapy. I spent many years processing difficult childhood experiences so that I could embrace a truth about myself that was grounded in love and acceptance. Mindie gave me permission to explore my desires so that I could bring them to life in my own here and now. During the coaching process, Mindie provided structure, validation and support so that I could develop a clear vision of what I wanted to create in my life.
With that support, I was able to discover my profound ability to live from my heart. I was able to connect with a truth inside that now guides me through my most difficult moments as a wife, mother, friend and business owner. I really may never have had the opportunity to embrace this awareness without Mindie’s help. This is her true gift of helping others to connect with their inner-truth. I remember seeking Mindie out because I just knew that she knew something about being happy and living life that I wanted to know; and guess what… I was right and she helped me figure it out too. Thank you, Mindie, for helping me connect the dots, to discover what I already sensed, but didn’t already know. I am happier, I laugh more, I love more, and I feel more like me… So all in all since our coaching, I can say there have been many beautiful blessings in my life. Living from my heart helps me know who I am, where I am, and what I am, and with this vision I can see others more clearly, hear them, love them and love myself.”
~ Heather DiDomenico, LPC, BCPC, BCIM | Bridges Counseling Center, Flanders, NJ
Alex Allman | Revolutionary Sex, Austin, TX:
Mindie’s a compassionate commando. She’s a no-BS kinda gal with a lot of heart. She combines practicality with passion.”
~ Paula Byrne | SomaSpace, Portland, OR
“When I hired Mindie, lots of changes were happening in my life (positive, but life changing) that were drowning out my ability to focus on my priorities. I was feeling stuck regarding the course of action I needed to take to further my dreams. I felt like I was doing so much, yet advancing very little.
The coolest part of working with Mindie was how quickly she grasped the magnitude of my desire to accomplish my heart’s dream, or as she so beautifully put it, my “soul purpose,” while at the same time understanding my frustrations in not being able to take full control of such undertakings.
The BIGGEST revelation I had with her was when I was discussing my hesitancy in seeking the help of other musicians for my own musical endeavors. She reframed it to show me how I was actually depriving them of the opportunity to come together to create musical magic. As a result, I have felt empowered to seek the help of other musicians in my area and have had some pretty cool live experiences already that have exponentially opened other opportunities for my career.
Overall, I feel re-invigorated to follow through on the things I want to do. It definitely helped to have the accountability of someone else being aware of my plans.”
~ Nahum Gald | Composer/Songwriter, Windsor, Ontario
Vishal Shah | Pilot, Florida:
“I have had plenty of great ideas in the past, career goals and projects that I was initially excited about pursuing. Most of those goals have gone unachieved, either because I failed to follow through or I couldn’t figure out how to approach the task in the first place. So I was most frustrated with myself for being stuck in that pattern. The biggest thing I wanted was some guidance in figuring out how to get from point A to point B, and how to stay on the path.
I would say that Mindie has placed me on an even better path. I have known for some time now that I will never achieve any of the specific goals I have until I address some of the broader issues in my life that I have not dealt with. What she has given me are some strategies for both that I badly needed. I feel like I now have a much better approach for working towards my goals. I walked away from each of our sessions feeling excited, energized, and filled with great ideas.
I also have a better understanding of the value of asking for help. In the past I have allowed myself to see that as a weakness. To get locked into thinking that a smart guy like me ought to be able to figure these things out for myself. Mindie gave me great advice, guidance, and positive energy, and now it’s up to me to put it to good use.”
~ Brian McGinty | Musician/Owner of Habersham Records, Portland, OR
“I worked with Mindie as my personal coach and workshop leader. Her approach was centered around what I needed from our discussion and she guided me to ways of looking at my life that would reveal their meaning. I am still hearing echoes of her guidance to this day and am thankful to have met and worked with Mindie as the experience continues to be a model for me about hearing what I need. Mindie is clear, inspiring and a bright woman to work with.”
~ Chrystal Hartberg | Model & LifeStyle Coach, Orange County, CA
“[Mindie] and I had a coaching session and she reminded me to keep my heart open so I can allow true love to come in. ♥ :) ♥ Check out my BLOG about her and why you need to connect with Mindie if your heart is hurting. You have nothing to lose except that icky heartache. You are meant to thrive and be loved!”
~ Jenna Phillips | Celebrity Fitness Trainer, I’m On a Mission, Los Angeles, CA
“Mindie has an intuitive approach that works well. She came to understand my thought process and each time we interact I always come saying, “Wow!” My business and my life in general has improved since I began working with her. I highly recommend her work.”
~ Kevin Taylor | Lawyer, New York, NY
“In working with Mindie, I feel inspired that I can overcome life’s challenges with grace & confidence. Mindie’s coaching enabled me to approach and start the journey of overcoming a lifelong fear with confidence & excitement. Also, her ability to listen without judgment and know exactly how to facilitate growth & healing within helped me move through a very difficult and painful time in my life. She created a shift in my perspective that I am very grateful for. Her work is invaluable!”
~ Tracy Arnold | Occupational Therapist (OTR/L), Portland, OR
“Mindie is a wonderful coach. I chose to hire Mindie because of the way her mind works and her ability to listen carefully and then bring forward thought-provoking ideas that motivate and move you forward. With her guidance and encouragement, I went from being stuck and fearful to embracing change as a good thing, even a great thing. I intend to hire her again and highly recommend her.”
~ Maxine Boucher | Student, San Francisco, CA
“Mindie has helped me immensely. She has an incredible knack for bringing clarity, focus and perspective to life’s problems. Her guidance and coaching have helped me to slow down and realize that my problems are not insurmountable even though I may feel overwhelmed by them. She has helped me to take responsibility for the direction of my life and the quality of my thoughts, and helped me to realize that before I can resolve a problem, I first have to learn how to properly frame it. At a time in my life when I had surrounded myself with negative people and sentiments, her counseling and support provided exactly the jolt of positive thought that I needed to right my path. I am happy to recommend her to anyone for any purpose, and I continue to use her as a sounding board before making major decisions in my life.“
~ Brad | Lawyer, Chicago, IL
“Working with Mindie brought me a return to who I know I am, and a comfortable faith in where I am going. It exceeded my (decently high) expectations.“
~ Jenna Roberts | Writer/Teacher, Portland, OR
“Mindie is an inspiration! Her genuine approach, knowledge, and upbeat attitude takes me from average to awesome.”
~ Charlotte Marie Wood | Photographer, Portland, OR
“Mindie possesses the rare combination of education, spirituality, and practicality that allows her to provide real insight and perspective to many of life’s challenges.“
~ Joseph | Ann Arbor, MI