I feel I received great benefit from my Strategy Session with Kristan Browne.
She helped me decide how to navigate a transition that is happening in my business offerings, as my skills increase in areas that I would like to pursue. Her personal, first-hand knowledge of the landscape trade was a valuable aspect of her clear and focused guidance. Her questions drew out important priorities that we both knew would spell the greatest benefit to me, as well as my customers.
I would strongly recommend Kristan to anyone who is not yet clear about what their business and/or life goals are. To be able to get guidance from a focused and gentle mentor is truly a blessing in this “hurry up and get it done” world. I look forward to sharing my successes with her.
Lori Palmquist, Landscape Professional
“Kristan was able to look at my business structure objectively and give me excellent advice on how to improve my work flow. I appreciate her honesty and experience. She treated me like a friend as well as a client.”
Laura Bauer, Bauer Garden Design
“I highly recommend working with Attriniti, Kristan Browne.
I purchased my home in Eagle Rock in 2014 and have been gradually improving and restoring the property. After having the exterior painted it was time to address the yard. Before Kristan’s landscaping job, there were some wonderful trees on the property, but mostly an ailing landscape in need of a beautiful and transformational drought tolerant design solution.
In working with Kristan this is exactly what I got. I’m so thankful I didn’t try to manage the project myself, from water regulators to irrigation timers, from taking down a scraggly juniper shrub to building a new retaining wall, from reducing the lawn to selecting native plants. Kristan is an incredibly talented designer, collaborator and ally to have alongside you for any home improvement project. She listened to my ideas, observed my taste, respected my budget and wowed me with the results. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her wonderful design skills are matched with her astute management abilities, which is a treasure to find indeed.
Thank you Kristan for helping to transform the land around my home and in turn transform my ability to enjoy my home in whole. Because of working with Kristan this process was a joy. I will definitely work with Kristan in the future when I take on other projects like lighting design and kitchen remodeling.”
[We wanted] to tell you how much R. and I appreciate the work you did early this year on her bedroom. It is a very cute space-useable, fun, and feminine. You were a pleasure to work with, and we really benefited from your creativity and expertise.”
“Kristan Browne brings two very important things to the table when she speaks about creating effective work and personal spaces — one, a great eye, with solid design skills to back up her creative intuition; and two, the important message of “less is more” and how it related to stress. I felt better just hearing Kristan talk about ways to minimize stress through organized spaces, before doing any of the actual work of decluttering. Simply hearing Kristan speak has such a calming effect, that I can only imagine the positive impact she has once the process gets started!”
“Before working with Kristan I struggled with finalizing ideas for landscaping the garden and/or re-decorating rooms in my home. In working with her I discovered new ideas and perspective. After working with her I am enjoying the choices I made with her consultations. I knew I wanted to create a (temporary) bride’s room out of a guest room. I chose to work with Kristan because of her creative thinking, excellent taste, ability to facilitate my ideas. I am delighted with the outcome of our collaboration.”
“Before working with Kristan I struggled with getting organized and staying organized. I didn’t have any kind of system in place. As a result, I was continually rewriting my training documents (talk about a waste of time!) or spending precious prep time on looking for them. I was frustrated and overwhelmed!
“In working with Kristan I discovered simple and effective systems that help me prioritize where to put things and what I really needed (and what I could get rid of).
“Now, after working with her, my space feels like a sanctuary. I save tons of time because I know where to find whatever I need. And I feel inspired to keep using the system we set up because it’s easy and I love the results! She helped me reorder my life, and for that I am so grateful.”
~Sandra B., Independent Trainer and Consultant for Child Welfare
I was looking to create a work space that reflected my personality and utilized the existing pieces with only a few necessary additions. I wanted a space that was streamlined, practical and functional for my family room/work space area.
I had excessive clutter and unnecessary pieces within this space and I wasn’t certain how to go about creating a space that I had envisioned.
I decided to work with Kristan because of her keen sense of design and style. I knew that whatever I had in my existing space she would be able to guide me through a space transformation. We set out together defining my vision and identifying the necessary steps; setting short and long term goals for the project. Ridding the clutter was the first in a series of short term goals. The goals were reasonable and doable. At one point, Kristan broke it down even further for me by being sensitive to my time restraints while at the same time continuing to stay on track with the timeline for the project.
At some point during the project I felt unclear of what I had thought was my perfect vision for my space. Kristan was able to guide me through this impasse with a series of questions, examples of design images and reflective soul searching to help get me through to a clearer vision of the space. I was amazed that there was more to what I wanted in my space than I had originally thought was my vision.
Working with Kristan in creating my work space was a personal triumph because I created a space to run my business. It was exactly what I envisioned for myself. It felt as if I was the one creating it for myself which I think for me was very important because it was a reflection of who I was. Kristan was able to guide me in the process from start to finish with her expertise, keen design sense and the ability to hone in on my personality. Kristan’s ability to work with her client’s and a “we’re in this together” approach was extremely valuable to me because that’s exactly what I needed to bring my vision to fruition.
Monica, A Very “Happy” Client
We knew we wanted a relaxed and colorful yard that would compliment the house and invite friends outside. We wanted favorite plants—most drought tolerant, some not, with relatively easy maintenance. We also wanted our collection of succulents and cacti to look at home.
We chose to work with Kristan because we had seen her work in one of the loveliest backyards in Pasadena, and because of her no-nonsense, easy manner and obvious know-how.
And we are thrilled because every time we look outside we have reason to smile. Moreover, guests always exclaim over the garden. Just today, a visitor said, “Your yard smells amazing.” And the bees love it, too.