About Me

 

My credentials:

  • Associates degree in Mental Health,
  • BA in Psychology and Sociology,
  • MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

I have been labeled professionally as: Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor II, Group Facilitator, Intervention Specialist, Prevention Specialist, Professional presenter/speaker, Certified ROPES course facilitator, Behavior Modification Specialist, Case manager, Radio show host (Living Large) thrown in with a bit of life saving and water safety, ZUMBA instructor, meditation facilitator and Reiki practitioner.

Personally, I’ve been referred to as: Agent of change, guru of fun (no kidding, it’s in a book), brash, bold, direct, adventurous, free spirited, knowledgeable, honest, and caring among a few others I’m sure.

Some questions you may have:

How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become the Guru of Fun and an Agent of Change?


To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment and part of my story, that brought me to where I am today – coaching professionals like you on exactly what to do to rapidly make big transformations in a fun way. That defining moment in my life happened in 2009 when my career ended as a therapist.

For 25 years, I had worked in the mental health field first as a behavior modification specialist for adolescents and then as a substance abuse counselor. During my career I developed an intimate knowledge of how people’s early development affected their adult decisions and behavior. I loved what I did and felt lucky to have found my passion so early in life. I would thank the Gods for putting me right where I could be of maximum service.  I was good at my job and enjoyed watching my clients transform.

For me even in a career I loved, I remembered studying the arts, the humanities and cultures. I remember seeing pictures of the Sistine Chapel of Mycenia and the Pyramids and wondering about the people and architecture there. Every trip filled my soul and gave me appreciation for the comforts of home. More importantly, they also made me a better communicator with more empathy and clarity to better serve my clients with strength and integrity and a life that is worldly and worthy of being a role model.  

In 2007, I decided to take a year off to travel around Europe. I lived carefree enjoying the countryside and exploring the cities on the continent. When I returned to resume my career as a counselor, I discovered I had lost all my certifications due to a glitch in the paperwork. I was crushed and at a lost about what to do. This loss nearly disabled me. Feeling shame and spiritually bankrupt, I told only those closest to me. Until one day, it occurred to me “who’s rules was I living by?” A memory of that very statement had occurred to me when I sold everything, quit my job and leapt into that epic trip. This one thought enabled me to reclaim control of my life and my career. It was then I began the process of creating my own rules and a new career as a coach -- but, this time around, I decided to incorporate more wholistic tools, like meditation and movement, into my business. This process enabled my clients to achieve even bigger transformations. It is the incorporation of my passions - counseling and spiritual practices - that creates wholeness and happiness for my clients.

And now, I have dedicated the rest of my professional life to helping professionals just like me to: 1) Identify old programming, be it parental, religious or otherwise, that no longer serves them 2) Show them how to unlearn their old programming in a way that is both transformative, wholistic and fun 3) Let go of judgement 4) Clear any addictive destructive patterns and 5) Show them how to create their own rules to have the life they want.


Since then, I have lived my dream of traveling Europe, Asia and other incredible places, and I am so excited to be writing my book while living and working from anywhere I want. I have created Living Large™, a series of Freedom tools addressing the trifecta of change 1.) Address the constrictive ideals that take away your passion for life 2.) Address the disconnect which has occurred in your life from who you are and what you stand for. to who you’ve always wanted to be, and 3.) Explore the possibility of being happy, joyous and free. Every person who is struggling with too much stress, is overworked and reaching for joy who has exclaimed “who’s life is this?” needs to apply.

Who are your clients?

I work with people just like you who are ready to let go of the umbilical cord of ideals set forth by others, possibly unknowingly, whose boundary’s come from what you “should be doing, marrying, feeling” and every other should that holds you from being completely and genuinely yourself. 

 

  • Do you find yourself in a ‘good’ job with good pay?
  • Do you have a good family?
  • Live in a good city?
  • Feel stuck?
  • Overindulging in destructive patterns and behaviors?
  • Feel unfulfilled and underappreciated?
  • Feel like, happiness could be around the corner?
  • Experience high blood pressure?
  • Experience weight gain?
  • Often feel depressed or disconnected?

    What makes me different from other “Coaches”? I am an Agent of Change, educated and experienced and Living the Life most people only dream about.

     Although we will occasionally touch upon time management and other “business coach-y” things, you have me as a communication consultant, a life engineer. I work on the inner and outer principals for possibility and look at you as a whole person, beyond business success or family, but mind, body and spirit. What that means to you is that you get a wise angel and a bad ass authentic life embracing, agent on your side. I’m also very spiritual and holistic (rather than religious) we are more than just human doings- we are human beings. How we are being in life determines our happiness and joy, I want my clients to experience Being ‘well’. I’m not delicate, and I am more interested in you moving past your comfort zone to new limits than making friends. With that, I do not take people down a path I myself have not been down, and I have more faith in you, than you may have for yourself. Know that if we work together, I stand for you.

    I’m concerned with how to get your anxiety to dissipate and peace and calm to set in. To see you live a full and passionate life that works. You may not like what I have to tell you – but you can be sure I will always tell you the truth. The truth about what’s standing in the way of your success and how to get rid of it FAST so you can start getting results in record time (and I throw in a healthy dose of humor and inspiration, which always helps! I was quoted in a book for being “The guru of fun”, by a dear friend).

    What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

    The Living Large workshops, products and programs were created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about experiencing full self-expression with physical, emotional and spiritual health and growth. Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life, seeing anxiety dissipate and enjoyment in life be restored or show up for the first time.


It means not running around all day long, beating yourself up anymore saying: “Who’s life and who’s rules are these?” They were created for you to put systems in place within a few months (sometimes weeks!), which will eventually lead you to living in the here and now with perspectives autonomous to you, with a positive outlook and love that starts with you and shines outward to enrich those around you.

Being strongly independent myself, I’m known to work best with other strong independent people who are committed to their success no matter what, who are super-ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to course correct from the path of your parents or grandparents or the church of your upbringing, to the path that fills your heart and makes you want to smile and share the joy of life well lived. My clients often tell me – “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!” Consider what you’ll do with me to be a high-octane crash course on everything you need to know to build and communicate healthy boundaries, change the rules/course without losing your loves, explore who you are in your heart. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking, you'll be full supported while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal: of Living Large, happy, joyous and free.

For what type of professionals are your programs NOT going to work?

Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for my programs and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.) 

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When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you get back.) Other types of personalities I won’t work with (without exception) are the whiner or the chronic pessimist, as well as individuals who constantly make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the program. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. 

 What exactly is the Living Large™ system and what does it include?

Living Large begins with understanding your true value and your autonomous beliefs, where your power really comes from, how to manifest what you want (including more happiness and freedom), creating powerful intentions that get you results as well as the outer pieces to live powerfully with Full Self Expression. Here’s what the System gets you to do:

1) Identify old programming, be it parental, religious or otherwise, that no longer serves you

2) Show you how to unlearn your old programming in a way that is both transformative, wholistic and fun

3) Clear any addictive destructive patterns

4) Let go of judgement 

5) Show you how to create your own rules to have the life you want.
6) Achieve Full Self-Expression

 Does this really work?

Yes! The result of our work is an approach to shifting your mindset and moving your body in living life fully, dropping the old stories and creating new ones full of a passion for life and the trifecta of healthy balance, reaching for your passions in life, discover yourself, set goals and reach them, and feel empowered & excited about the future.

 Testimonials Retreats

“I participated in Kelly’s writer’s retreat in the hill country outside of Austin, Texas in 2010. In addition to brainstorming and sharing our writing projects and ideas, our small group camped, made bonfires, cooked dinner together, and had plenty of down time to ourselves. It was a great mix of guidance, direction, and independence. Kelly’s style of leading our group worked well for me: I was able to relax, take walks and photos, and enjoy my time of space and solitude between coming back to join the others for good conversation, company, and help with gaining insight to my writing goals. ”  Jess

 “Kelly is a strong guide. The meditation practice was amazing.” MG

 Counseling Clients

“My husband and I are together because she is good at what she does. I’d love to see her open her own practice- I have a few referrals!”  SC

“I trusted her because she lead by example, I could observe her living life strongly in her principals, thank you.” RM

“I had to change my whole life, only she knew it before I did. Kelly lead me through that gently and directly, with plenty of education yet without judgment.” JR

 “No matter how many times I messed up, Kelly was always there, saying ‘I’m here when you are ready’.”

 Portable Ropes training

 “I believed I had a great team, open door policy, and very busy. After a session seemingly at play, the busy, hectic, stressed feelings went away, and we were working like clock work, and having fun, and enjoying serving our customers more, which continues today. I have new store opening up and I’m ready to take my new management team through her training again!” RW

 “That was a blast! I had no idea how great my team really was. What an eye opener to me and my personality and them and their talents.” GH



What results can I expect?

You can expect to:
 
Have big breakthroughs and ah ha moments
Health benefits, living stress free
Let go and release trauma in the body
Create healthy boundaries

Forgive God & others & find more peace and compassion
Anxiety dissipates and peace and calm sets in
Have more ease and grace in your life

Creating new standards for yourself
Fill your gas tank & learn how to self-nurture
Reaching for your passions in life
Discover yourself & set goals and reach them
Feel empowered & excited about the future
Fall back in love with yourself
Breakout in Creativity
Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships (even the most intense ones that normally trigger you)
Develop more compassion for yourself and others
Be clear concise and honest in your communication
Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life
Learn how to say NO and honor your yes and no’s
Find your happiness
Watch your best life unfold with ease
Connect with your intuition
Create DEEP intimacy and meaning in your personal relationships
Understand how your soul is awakening and developing
End the drama cycles and patterns
Raise your self-esteem and self-confidence
Rewrite your story
Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
How to see your relationships as mirrors and open channels for transformation
Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself – (a lot of my clients tell me that is worth the investment alone).
Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can take action and start living your passion and purpose with ease.
Receive specific tools, templates and scripts for you to use: “just add water”




Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?

Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Client Testimonials {{testimonials page}} page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too, or perhaps because that person is in a comparable situation. Then feel free to email or call them and ask what they got from working with me and my programs.

 How quickly can I expect results?

That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and diving right in gaining clarity in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks while others have a bit more work to do first. It also depends on your commitment to letting go of your old script and creating a new story and your willingness to follow the step by step program.


How can I guarantee myself that I will get more peace, joy, health and freedom, in record time?

Do all your homework. Be totally committed. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all of the steps. All my clients who have diligently applied every step of the Living Large system have successfully improved their health, attitudes, relationships, in much less time than they would have on their own AND have conquered self-defeating fears and learned some creativity in life and how to have fun.
 

 Example Benefits of going through the Living Large program:
Have big breakthroughs and ah ha moments
Health benefits, living stress free

Lower your blood pressure
Let go and release trauma in the body
Forgive God & others & find more peace and compassion
Anxiety dissipates and peace and calm sets in
Creating new standards for yourself
Fill your gas tank & learn how to self-nurture
Reaching for your passions in life
Discover yourself & set goals and reach them
Feel empowered & excited about the future
Fall in love with yourself
Breakout in Creativity
Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships (even the most intense ones that normally trigger you)
Develop more compassion for yourself and others
Be clear concise and honest in your communication
Create healthy boundaries
Have more ease and grace in your life
Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life
Learn how to say NO and honor your yes and no’s
Find your happiness
Connect with the truth of your essence which is love
Watch your best life unfold with ease
Connect with your intuition
Create DEEP intimacy and meaning in your personal relationships
Understand how your soul is awakening and developing
End the drama cycles and patterns
Raise your self-esteem and self-confidence         
Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
How to see your relationships as mirrors and open channels for transformation
Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself – (a lot of my clients tell me that is worth the investment alone).
Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can take action and start living your passion and purpose with ease.

Good, sounds like you’re ready to be pulled into your future!  I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to help you. Let’s get going!

Kelly R. Hoten MS

 

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