Kristin’s Books


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It’s Never Too Late to Find the Right Seat (2nd Book in the Series)

“Now, what do I do?!”

I dare say, there is not a single person who at least once in his or her life has not faced an unexpected situation, a newly found reality, a daunting challenge, or veiled opportunity and not wondered what to do. You may feel that you have made poor choices, that your opportunities have passed you by, or that you’re playing musical chairs, the music has stopped, and all the seats are taken.

This book is for those individuals like you who have come to a fork in the road, chosen a path, and found themselves twenty to thirty (or more) years later in a destination they didn’t quite recognize. But the stories are relevant for anyone, at any age, at any station in life who has awakened and wondered what they are going to do next or how will they move forward. I want to offer hope, inspiration, and applicable lessons as derived from the lives of well known, and not-so-famous men and women who found new and unexpected success—by many definitions—late in life.


random_encounters_coverRandom Encounters that Change Your Life (1st Book in the Series)

If you think incidental meetings are just incidental… think again. As a jet-setting executive who frequently travels to varied and far-flung places, Kristin S. Kaufman has had years of chance encounters with strangers. More importantly, Kaufman takes the time to find out who these people are and experience what they offer, be they the clerk at her neighborhood grocery or the executive seated next to her on an airplane. This has allowed for a lifelong accumulation of wisdom from the unlikeliest of places. From these experiences, Kaufman draws different perspectives, insights, and a heightened self-awareness. Now she wants to share these experiences and the provocative nature of the incidental interaction with you. Contained within these pages is a collection of personal stories that offers a refreshing and often humorous reminder to be aware of the random opportunities and people that surround us each day. Kaufman’s openness to others allows her to learn secrets of fulfillment from those she encounters. Her diverse tales raise curiosity of what might happen to each of us if we are truly awake and pay attention to those seemingly insignificant encounters in our daily lives. This book is certain to touch anyone who has ever awakened with the questions: Is this all there is? What do I actually want to do? How do I truly want to contribute?