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Kristine Sposato

Kristine Sposato is a highly respected professional with over 20 years of experience in Higher Education. Originally from Osceola, Wisconsin, Kristine has dedicated her career to coaching and training college students, providing them with the tools and guidance they need to thrive academically and personally.


Passionate about education and mentorship, Kristine has become a sought-after speaker and podcast guest. She shares her expertise and insights on various platforms, captivating audiences with her engaging style and valuable perspectives on navigating the college experience. Her ability to connect with parents and students and address their unique challenges has made her a trusted voice in the field.


In addition to her speaking engagements, Kristine is the Founder and Program Director of RISE Student Coaching, an exclusive coaching program designed to empower conservative college students. Through this program, she combines her extensive experience, innovative coaching techniques, and deep understanding of student needs to provide personalized support and guidance. RISE Student Coaching equips them with the skills and mindset necessary to excel in their academic and personal endeavors and to transform their lives.


Kristine is also an accomplished author, having written the book "Student Voices Silenced: The College Survival Guide for Conservative Students and Parents." In this insightful work, she addresses the unique challenges faced by conservative students on college campuses and provides practical advice and strategies for navigating these environments while staying true to one's values.


When she's not immersed in her professional pursuits, Kristine finds solace and inspiration in the company of her two Australian Shepherd dogs. Alongside her supportive husband, she resides in rural Colorado, embracing the serene beauty of the countryside.


With her unwavering dedication to coaching and training college students, her accomplishments as a speaker and author, and her transformative coaching program, Kristine Sposato continues to make a significant impact in the lives of students. Her commitment to empowering the next generation sets her apart as a trusted mentor and advocate for success in higher education.

Here is a snapshot of her experience and some of the degrees and certifications that she holds: 

  • B.S. Education, Graduate coursework in Communicative Disorders

  • Interpersonal and Life Coach

  • Master Hypnotherapist, CCHt.

  • Hypnotherapy Certifications In:

    • Clinical Hypnotherapy​

    • Pain Relief Specialist

  • Certified IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) Qualified Administrator and Coach

  • Certified Drug & Alcohol Abuse Training 

  • Leadership Institute Certificate 

  • Supervisor Certification 

  • Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) Professional Development Certificate in Intercultural Training

  • Developed and delivered product and sales presentations to investors and potential customers·

  • Presented training for industry professionals at national and regional conferences

  • Representative at industry events, trade shows, conferences, meetings and grand openings

  • Created and presented cultural sensitivity training at 2011 SIIC

Author, Speaker, Coach, Podcast Guest & Host

Founder & Program Director, RISE Student Coaching


the RISE mission & meaning


Resilience is the ability to bounce back from setbacks and adapt to change.


Independence is about making decisions and taking responsibility for them.


Christian spirituality and spiritual development are essential for college students.

The call to holiness is central to every decision a student makes.

Embracing holiness means engaging with the world in a way that aligns with one's faith.

Practical steps toward holiness include prayer, meditation, seeking like-minded individuals, and engaging in acts of service.  Access thought-provoking insights, guided meditation and prayers, Journal and reflection prompts


Emotional intelligence is crucial for personal and professional success.

It is a fundamental aspect of human nature and communication.

Emotional intelligence aligns with conservative values and principles.

The components of emotional intelligence include self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.

Emotional intelligence can be developed and practiced through reflection and engagement with others.

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