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Christine Hassler
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Christine Hassler left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about... but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. In 2005, she wrote the first guidebook written exclusively for young women, entitled 20 Something, 20 Everything. Christine’s second book, The 20 Something Manifesto, written for men and women stems from her experience coaching twenty-something’s. She is currently working on her third book, Overcoming Expectation Hangovers (New World Library 2014), which is about leveraging disappointment at ANY age. Contribute to her next book here..

Today, she supports individuals in discovering the answers to the questions: “Who Am I, What do I want, and How do I get it?” Christine is a Life Coach with a counseling emphasis known for catalyzing radical self-reflection while offering practical direction. She is passionate about busting the myth that life is about living by a checklist and having it all figured out. Christine believes we all deserve and are capable of discovering our passion, pursuing our dreams, and making an impact on the world.

Christine began her evolution as a Gen Y expert with a discussion group for quarter-lifers in Los Angeles struggling with questions about themselves and their lives. As she continued her investigation of herself and others, she began to craft a roadmap for life for people of all ages which includes discovery, self-acceptance, self-forgiveness and clarity.

As a professional speaker, Christine leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country. She has spoken to over 100,000 people at colleges, personal growth events, conferences, and corporations. Christine has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows, speaking about life issues and “Expectation Hangovers®” – a phenomenon she identified and trademarked or generational diversity. She is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and Cosmo.

As a Gen Y Expert, Christine is a spokesperson for American Express and the key resource for their women’s and millennial advocacy programs. From her passion about education and student development, Christine created a life balance curriculum for the Leadership Institute. She is member of Northwestern University’s Council of 100, The Young Entrepreneur Council and is a faculty member at the University of Santa Monica teaching programs in Spiritual Psychology.

Christine grew up in Dallas, graduated cum laude from Northwestern University and received her Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Christine is active in volunteerism and loves living a healthy lifestyle. She currently resides in Los Angeles and loves spending time with her family and friends in Austin, Texas.

Entries by Christine Hassler

Having Confidence Is Not As Hard As You Think

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 2:50 PM

Last week, in my women's coaching circle, one of the women was sharing about a work situation and expressed that she "needs to work on being more confident." She believed that she would be more respected in her company if she communicated like the other employees who she perceives as...

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Feel Stuck in a Job You Hate?

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 1:28 PM

Feel stuck in a job you hate?

If you dread going to work each day...

Or feel like you are supposed to be doing something else...

Or are just going through the motions at work and feel totally bored, misplaced and even apathetic...

Then this post is for you!


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(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 5:50 PM

Where you look is where you go. Whatever you put your attention expands and impacts what you experience and create in your life.

Consider: Where are you looking? What are you paying attention to?

When we allow ourselves to engage in worry, obsessing or regret, our attention quickly...

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You Are Never Truly Alone

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 3:40 PM

"If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company." -- Jean-Paul Sartr

"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone." -- Jean de la Bruyere

Being alone. It can be a wonderful time to recharge, relax and just be. And it...

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How to Stop Worrying

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 6:39 PM

There seems to be a lot to worry about in life given we cannot control everything. But worrying is a huge drain of your energy and completely useless so today I am going to offer you a way to stop worrying, or at the very least dramatically reduce it.


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Why We Don't Always Get What We Want

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 1:06 PM

What I've learned through the years of coaching people through what I call Expectation Hangovers is that they hit us where we are most vulnerable. We tend to experience repeat disappointment in our most tender areas. Ouch.

This isn't because the Universe is mean and wants to punish us. It's...

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It's Time to Get Over It!

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:39 PM

My hunch is you are carrying around something that is very heavy and causes you unnecessary suffering. This thing blocks you from the experiences and connections you desire. It weighs you down, holds you back and robs you of joy.

What is this dreadful thing I am talking about?


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What to Do With Emotions: They Are Very Important

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Feeling bad doesn't feel good. Most people that come to see me for coaching or a workshop is because they want to get out of feeling bad and start feeling good!

When we are experiencing an uncomfortable emotion, we usually want out of it...and we'll try a variety of methods...

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How to Stop Procrastinating

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 2:03 PM

Procrastination. Even though we know it is the thief of productivity we all do it. And we temporarily enjoy it because we usually fill it with something frivolous that feels rather indulgent. Yet at the same time we feel guilty because we know something is hanging over our head.


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Do You Have the Guts to Say What You Need to Say?

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Are you carrying around an unspoken question or assumption about something?

Did someone do something or behave in a way that stumped (and possibly hurt) you, but you haven't had the guts to ask them about it?

We'd rather suffer under our own assumptions, pretend everything is fine, and take...

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How to Deal With Betrayal?

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Betrayal. Yuck. It's one of the human experiences that can be so painful and hard to understand. It hurts when you feel lied to or when someone you thought you could trust shows you something different. When we feel betrayed or like our trust is broken, it's natural to want...

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The Power of Vulnerability

(5) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 7:40 AM

I recently received the following question from a reader, "I know vulnerability is a good way to be, but I find it difficult. The moment I notice that feel I lost control of a situation, rather than keep feeling vulnerable, I move away from it. For example, when I am...

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A Technique I Use With My Clients

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 11:42 AM

Given that we are still riding the wave of the new year and a lot of you have goals on your mind, I wanted to share one of the simplest yet most effective processes I use with my clients. Most of us are a bit flawed in how we pursue...

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How to Find Your Passion: It's Not Where You Think!

(7) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 7:20 AM

A piece of advice we often hear when it comes to being successful and feeling a sense of fulfillment in life is to "follow our passion." But before you can follow your passion, you have to find it. So where do you look for it? How do you really discover...

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Can Women Have Casual Sex Without a Post-Hookup Hangover?

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 12:30 PM

Is it possible to casually hook up or have sex without creating any kind of emotional response or a longing for attachment?

This is not a "one-size-fits-all" question. For the purpose of this post, I am going to speak mostly to the heterosexual ladies. So, let me get a little...

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Are You Choosing Someone Who Isn't Choosing You?

(5) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 1:09 PM

One of my clients has been in so much pain because she continues to choose a relationship that is not choosing her back. She is ready to dive in wholeheartedly yet he remains elusive. The more she tries to win him over or convince herself that she is "okay" with...

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20-Something Does NOT Have to Be 20-Everything

(27) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 3:08 PM

You don't have to have it all figured out by 30 (or really by any age, because life is a constant journey). During our 20-something years, there can be a tremendous amount of pressure to figure everything out. We search for answers to important questions like "What do...

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A Letter to Fathers From Your Daughters

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 12:54 PM

In honor of this Father's Day, I am moved by the impact a Father has on the life of his daughter. As a coach and facilitator for the past 10 years, I have seen first hand how a woman's relationship with her Dad influences every aspect of her life. John...

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The Moment I Knew: My Quarter-Life Crisis

(104) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 12:55 PM

When we asked readers to tweet about the moment they knew they needed to de-stress, the responses were alarming. Breaking points were marked by health crises, family problems and other types of suffering. We decided to go deeper into some of these stories in the hope that others...

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What I Would Tell My 20-Something Self

(7) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 11:51 PM

I'm writing this blog after facilitating a retreat for YPO where most of the participants were 20-somethings. I was inspired by their strong intentions to be successful in all aspects of their lives. I was also touched by the incredible amount of pressure, expectations, confusion, and anxiety that they were...

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