About Krista Wells, Ph. D.

Krista Wells, Ph. D.Krista Wells is a principal and founder of Wells Consulting Services, LLC a career and life coaching organization. She incorporates ten years of experience working in the field of leadership development, teambuilding and strategic planning into her one on one work with clients.  Krista is recognized for her efforts in assisting clients to develop systems that increase the overall effectiveness and improve personal performance, productivity, and increase sales. She works over the phone or will come to your office to coach you towards excellence. In addition to assessing your personal values, taking personality assessments so you can capitalize on strengths, she assists in clarifying your mission, vision, and goals.  Her expertise in the areas of Strategic Planning & Teambuilding, SWOT analyses, performance competencies, and personal and business development allow her to customize every coaching program that she conducts with clients.

Krista has broad experience consulting to clients in many industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, biotech, high tech, healthcare, manufacturing, military, government, education and not-for-profit sectors. Clients she has worked with include Scripps Health Foundation and Children’s Hospital Qualcomm, American Express, Del Webb Corporation, Sea World, Legoland, City of San Diego, San Diego Port District, SDG&E, Healthtrax. She has presented at several of the Armed Services military bases, and is an  adjunct faculty member at Argosy University teaching graduate level Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Krista’s Viewpoint… Why coaching is so rewarding

Witnessing the personal and professional growth of my clients is what brings me the greatest joy. When my clients tell me things like they are giving their marriage a second chance, passed a difficult test, were accepted into the school of their choice, were hired by a terrific company, I am personally touched. Of course, they did the hard work themselves and earned their success, but it makes me proud when they say that coaching support made it “doable” and kept them focused and clear about their goals.

It’s always wonderful to hear from clients who have moved on, who once felt depressed or unfulfilled and who took charge of their lives.

I love working with savvy, smart, strong individuals who are ripe and eager to move in the direction of their dreams. With a solid plan and support along the way, anything is possible!

Whatever your unique goal, success comes from creating an action plan that suits your lifestyle—and surrounding that vision with love and support. To me, that’s what coaching is all about.

My professional background and qualifications

CoachU GraduateI’ve been coaching since 2003. I founded Wells Consulting Services, LLC, an assessment-based personal career and life transition coaching service.

My background includes experience in publishing, corporate training, human resources, and organizational development consulting—in both private and public organizations. I hold a Masters in Human Behavior, and a PhD in Industrial-Professional Certified Coach - ICFOrganizational Psychology. I have conducted extensive research studies on stress management, time management, cultural diversity, and emotional intelligence. My current research focuses on a very important issue for military spouses: deployment and portable professions. I have served as a Key Volunteer Coordinator for the United States Marine Corps and have volunteered for many years with the Veteran’s Association. In addition to my coaching practice, I write for several magazines on career topics. Please contact me if you would like me to write a career coaching article for your publication.

How I Conduct Coaching Sessions

Clients often ask, “What can I expect in my first three months of personal coaching?” Here’s how it typically works:

  • I meet with my local (Central Connecticut) clients in person, and for clients outside of my geographical area I hold sessions over the phone or through internet VoIP technology.
  • As we get started, I encourage my clients to discuss their personal and professional goals.
  • If applicable, I administer assessments that help my clients discover their ideal career or life goals. I have completed extensive training in the administration of career and interest assessments, which I use in my personal coaching sessions and in some of my workshops.
  • The focus is always on my client’s agenda—where they are now, what they want to accomplish, and how to move them toward their goals.
  • Together, we create action steps at each session, and our ongoing phone sessions keep clients moving on track.
  • The real work is done in between sessions—by you! That’s when you take action on your plan, through small but significant steps toward your personal and professional goals.

A good coach is a personal cheerleader to help you overcome fear, gently but assertively hold you accountable, and provide feedback as you work toward your goals.

A Bit About Me Personally

I love sitting at a café with a girlfriend and sipping chai latte in the fall.  In the winter you can find me dropping my four kids off at ski school and having a quiet lunch with my husband in the lodge. I enjoy hikes in Vermont in the springtime and my summer is filled with the kids’ activities and swimming at the lake.

I encourage my clients to find and pursue their passions outside of work as well. I want them enjoying life and all it has to offer. If that is something you would like, then I would love to work with you.