Kristin Nakagawa

"Working with Dina has amplified my coaching practice, my work as a performing musician, and my personal life. We dove deep into the inner work and healing, a truly humbling and vulnerable experience. Because I was willing to look inward, not only was I able to substantially increase the income from my coaching practice, but I have begun to look at setbacks and failures in a completely different way.

Many of the opportunities I created this year to grow my business were things I would have never considered or dared to do prior to my work with Dina. She boldly but gently leads you out of your comfort zone so that you can manifest your vision for a thriving community and an artful life."

Before I became an arts manager and then coach, I was a human...

...and I learned about life on the musical theater stage.

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I played Simba.

He taught me that running from the past doesn’t make it better, and about the self-love, healing, and surrender that’s available when turning back.

 

I played Dirty Dancing’s Babe.

She taught me to fight for what I want, to dance through life, and to love wearing dresses.

I played a German fairytale dragon, Tabaluga.

He taught me that generous giving leads to a pure abundance of joy, love, and happiness returning back to you.

 

I played TinkerBell.

Tink taught me how unconditional love and sass can go together. She taught me generosity and integrity. I learned later on, in the Bursar’s office in college, how to use tact in communicating about it.

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These days, I am a coach and support my clients in calling forth their True Selves.

Before I became an arts manager and then coach, I was a human...

...and I learned about life on the musical theater stage.

DSCN0739

I played Simba.

He taught me that running from the past doesn’t make it better, and about the self-love, healing, and surrender that’s available when turning back.

I played Dirty Dancing’s Babe.

She taught me to fight for what I want, to dance through life, and to love wearing dresses.

I played a German fairytale dragon, Tabaluga.

He taught me that generous giving leads to a pure abundance of joy, love, and happiness returning back to you.

I played TinkerBell.

Tink taught me how unconditional love and sass can go together. She taught me generosity and integrity. I learned later on, in the Bursar’s office in college, how to use tact in communicating about it.

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These days, I am a coach and support my clients in calling forth their True Selves.

Violinist-turned founder of an international music foundation: Samuel Vargas

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"Dina-Marie's work creates a platform that expands the universe of artistic possibilities. It is a lighthouse for those rising artists and leaders that really want to make an impact on their communities and the world."

Founder & President - Samuel Vargas International Music Foundation; United Nations Concert Artist Ambassador, VAEA Concert Artist; www.samuelvargasfoundation.org

Work with Dina-Marie

Work with

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Similarly to Simba or Tink, my clients are no strangers to the proverbial spotlight, yet all of them love the intentionally slowed-down moments of solitude.

In our work together, my clients create a life where business prospers as it lovingly supports the personal life choices they long to make. They design a future where their personal lives are no longer the sacrificial lamb of their professional success. My clients...:

Build loving and giving relationships with their partners, bosses, colleagues, and family.

Activate their inner leader as they found nonprofits and build the team it takes to serve communities through art.

Establish thriving coaching/teaching businesses that support their dreams and artistic pursuits.

I work with individual clients, founders and teams, and coaches.

Chaz Salazar: flutist and EDIA activist wins NOI+F Sphinx Orchestral Futurist Fellowship

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"Dina-Marie's coaching has filled in the gaps that were left by my traditional conservatory training and taught me the skills needed to succeed as an entrepreneurial civic-artist.

Thanks to Dina-Marie's incomparable belief in me, her impact-focused review of my application materials, and empowering interview preparation, I won the NOI+F Sphinx Orchestral Futurist Fellowship."

flutist, teaching-artist, and musical activist

Thoughts on leadership, lifestyle, business, and civic responsibility coming your way