Reviews

Rukiya L, Lee E Business Systems Consultant at Wells Fargo; Oakland

I can truly, from my deepest of heart, say that Kris is a pointed healer who has helped me immensely on my path to health, self-acceptance and most importantly self-truth. He’s served as a guide, a mentor, a sympathetic ear and a partner in revelation of all that is, and all that is possible within. Kris adeptly aides in navigating the difficult pieces, with a keen eye on the ultimate destination and getting the client there. The work is profound and life changing and is an immensely powerful tool to have in the kit.

Nicole Huguenin Chief Dream Strategist at Wild Dream Walks; Denver

Kris is a coach of the highest caliber. His approach is personable, professional and most of all empowering. Through his coaching I learned how to manage triggers, come into my own, and trust my intuition. I created a life of balance and self-expression, leaving a stressful job, moving out of the city, delving into a new career promoting health and creativity, and creating a relationship like I’ve never had before. I highly recommend him if you are in the business of being your best self in all areas of your life.


Morgan L. Millennial Musician, Person of Trans* Experience & All Around Awesome Human
In the short period that I worked with Kris, I noticed that he helped me change the way I was thinking about myself and the world around me. It was exactly what I needed to move into a healthier phase of life. Kris does such a great job of asking thought provoking questions that really get to the deeper meaning behind the things that you do and say. He provided a safe space for me to look at my challenges from a new perspective. Kris helped me pull out all of the qualities that I had been searching for that were already inside of me so that I could use them to facilitate the change I wanted to see in my life. After our conversations, I always felt refreshed with a new sense of confidence knowing that I had all the tools that I needed to conquer what was ahead. 

Lily Williams School Counselor/Artist, Oakland

A few words that describe Kris: honest, intentional, passionate, brilliant, loving, generous. I’ve received coaching from Kris, off and on for 5 years, through a life-threatening diagnosis and complete lifestyle overhaul, through the birth, joys and challenges of our EXTREMELY *spirited* daughter, through the death of a beloved mother and grandfather, through the transition of moving to Boston to complete my Masters at Harvard, and then moving back to Oakland. Kris also helped my partner and I with couples coaching and we felt a shift after our first session. Kris has a way of being with people that is a power in and of itself. He brings his exceptional skills, tools and approaches (plus qualifications up the wazoo). He holds space in an incredibly dedicated, gentle, loving, and yet bold way that I feel safe to share the things that are scary, and am empowered to be my honest and best self. He’s also hilarious and light at all the right moments.  His energy of love, passion and light hold the difficult conversations in such a way, that it is impossible to remain stuck. He creates a foundation for continual movement toward change, growth, light and love.


Cheyenne Purrington Property Supervisor at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, San Francisco Bay Area.
Kris has an incredible, natural gift for coaching. While I’ve worked with coaches in various professional settings, Kris brought a rare finesse to the work of creating cohesion and happiness in my life. He’s inquisitive, insightful, and compassionate, a combination that creates a deeply meaningful process and leads to real life change. You deserve to work with Kris.


Dr. Tone Rawlings Environmental Science Teacher and Artist, Boston
Hands down I recommend Kris. He is a skillful listener and asks important questions that helped broaden my thinking about obstacles that were blocking me.  I worked with him in a couples capacity as well as individually with grief around my mother’s illness and with brainstorming one of my art projects. I use the tools I’ve learned everyday, especially at work with 5th and 6th graders and colleagues. My sessions with him always revealed something hidden as well as practical ways to be present in my process. The best part is that he is tremendously thoughtful, he has an awesome disposition and his kindness and genuine love of helping people walk their own path is present in every moment you spend with him.

Shannon Westberg Coach, Berkeley
Kris is like magic.You experience fully living; you feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, or the energy in your stomach, and he brings it to each session, while simultaneously encouraging your own version of “magic” to grow and shine.  He focuses on your dreams and highest self, and listens in a way that honors, challenges, and nurtures your growth.  I worked with Kris for a year, and with his coaching I grew in ways that are out of this world!  It’s a relationship unlike any that I’ve known, and it had me feel unstoppable because I wasn’t alone. I could succeed or mess up horribly, and Kris always held my vision and what was next, and helped me re-focus when I got stuck.  Bottom line, Kris was a ridiculously, phenomenal blessing supporting me in expanding my dreams into the stratosphere.  If you’re debating hiring a coach, DO IT, and now go call Kris.  Kris will support every detail of your learning. When choosing the people to walk with on the journey forward, Kris always makes my list.  Dream on.  Hire a coach.  Hire Kris.

Valerie Taormina Sexologist, Oakland
Kris has an amazing ability to ask questions that help you tap into your intuition and heart’s desires to create the life you truly want and not the one society and the chatter in your mind asks from you. The coaching I received from Kris not only helped me fully step into my purpose but from this place I’ve also found an amazing partnership unlike anything I’ve experienced in the past. I would (and have) recommended Kris to anyone ready to leap beyond their comfort zone and find bliss.

Kathlyne Park Attorney/Fashionista, San Francisco
I highly recommend Kris Gleason to anyone looking to make a career or life change.  He’s an amazing coach – patient, directive, intuitive and most of all encouraging.  He’s been my biggest cheerleader in my journey towards a new career and a new life.  He’s helped me draw a road map and piecemeal easy-steps towards my goals.  All along, he’s highlighted how the journey can be fun and enjoyable!  Something that I often forget in the flurry of getting to Point B from Point A.  Sometimes, that path is circuitous but if you have a coach like Kris in your corner you’ll be in for an amazing and fulfilling journey.


Marisa Phillips Administrator, Berkeley
A series of events have led me to a time in my life where I’ve needed to reflect and regroup. Kris’ insights and thoughtful feedback have been so incredibly helpful for me on my journey. I would absolutely recommend him in whatever arena that you may need a kind, compassionate and wise person to guide you.

Alex Ricci Mobile Pilates Instructor, Oakland
I will be honest, initially I was trepidatious about the idea of discussing my big career & geographic change with a stranger. Turns out, I got lucky and landed Kris as my personal coach. Kris is extremely down to earth, knowledgeable, clearly loves being a coach, and comes from such a positive place; this is crucial, in my opinion. Kris’s love for the work, along with his experience/education in the field of coaching are a perfect combination. He has a knack for making others feel at ease. The sessions are SO helpful each week and definitely keep me focused and on track. Also, everything can be done over the phone, which is super convenient! Sea Change Coaching has been an excellent avenue for me because I needed that neutral, yet focused perspective in my life (and I got it). If you are interested in finally laying your ideas out on the table with an honest, experienced and knowledgeable person, Kris Gleason at Sea Change Coaching is the BEST CHOICE hands down.