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Maddisen K. Krown
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Maddisen K. Krown, M.A. is a Personal Life Coach and Executive Coach who works with individuals and groups throughout the U.S. and the world.

Maddisen holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and is a graduate of the ICF accredited Coach for Life program.  She is completing a Ph.D. in Professional Coaching and Human Development at the International University of Professional Studies (IUPS).

Maddisen is positively passionate about her work as a Personal Life Coach and Executive Coach, and enjoys working with people of all ages and from all walks of life.  She is trained and experienced in a wide range of therapeutic approaches to well being, and customizes her coaching for each individual.

She is continuously researching and expanding her coaching toolkit, leveraging ancient to contemporary resources to support the greater awareness and fuller potential of her clients, who Maddisen addresses wholly as mental, emotional, physical, and soulful beings.

Maddisen is also a Certified Holoenergetics© Facilitator.  It was during her graduate studies that Maddisen was introduced to the work of Dr. Leonard Laskow, M.D., the Stanford-trained physician who developed the field of Holoenergetic healing, which refers to healing with the energy of the whole.  Today, she facilitates clients in Dr. Laskow’s key processes including, Forgiveness, Tracing, Unconditional Love, Balanced Breath, and Ancestral Harmonization.  An ordained minister, Maddisen works with couples in creating their marriage vows and facilitates them in Ancestral Harmonization before she marries them.  

Maddisen writes coaching blogs for The Huffington Post and the NoHo Arts District News.

She also holds a B.S. in Computer Science & Technical Writing from the University of Massachusetts. With her 25+ years of corporate experience as a learning and training specialist, Maddisen consults and coaches organizations in the development of relational and transformational leadership programs.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Maddisen has resided in Los Angeles since 1998. She works with individuals and groups locally, throughout the U.S., and internationally. 

Entries by Maddisen K. Krown

The Game of Awakening -- Here's a Roadmap

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 10:20 AM

Dear Readers,

In his new book, "For Giving Love: Awakening Your Essential Nature Through Love and Forgiveness", Dr. Leonard Laskow, the Stanford-trained physician who has been facilitating the healing power of Love for more than 33 years, writes eloquently and simply - about how forgiveness of others and ourselves can...

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We're All Aging -- But Don't Panic, It's Organic!

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 6:30 AM

Dear Readers:
I recently watched the movie "Last Vegas", the 2013 comedy about four senior-aged men who fly off to Las Vegas to be "bad boys" and throw a wild bachelor party for one of the fellows who is about to marry his 31-year-old girlfriend.

The four "seniors"...

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Is Your Life Coach Conscious or Unconscious?

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Here is a sobering question from one of my readers.

Dear Maddisen: My mother is very ill. In my opinion, she's been a bad mother, always depressed, angry, reactive, self-centered, critical of her kids. My siblings and I have all had issues and have needed therapy because of her. But...
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Your Self-Concept Is Your Destiny

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Here is a question from one of my readers about overcoming self criticism:

Dear Maddisen:

When it comes to my career success, I find myself comparing myself to friends, colleagues, my family members -- just about everyone! I criticize myself and how I'm not as smart or capable, I...

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Can Rejection Be Your Protection? Yes!

(11) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 7:20 AM

Here's a question from a reader about rejection.

Dear Maddisen: Have you heard the phrase: Rejection is God's protection? I just overheard this in a conversation while I was getting a coffee. I don't get it but I can't get it out of my head. Have you heard this? Do...
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Empower Yourself With 'I' Language

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 8:01 AM

Dear Readers:

This week, I have a new challenge for everyone. I challenge you to use "I" language. If you're not sure what the heck I'm talking about, read on -- this is powerful stuff.

What does it mean to use "I" language? Simply, it means when we talk to...

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Learning to Date Again After Divorce

(11) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 7:40 PM

Here's a question from one of my readers about dating at midlife after divorce.

Dear Maddisen,

I'm a midlifer, divorced, with 50 percent custody of two great teenagers and in the dating circuit. I'm on a few dating websites, which at times keeps me busy, but most of all keeps...
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Becoming Our Parent's Parents

(8) Comments | Posted December 18, 2011 | 7:20 PM

This holiday season, I'd like to share about my personal experience as a mid-lifer facing and caring for my physically declining elder parents.

The Journey Home

For Thanksgiving this year, I went home to Connecticut to be with my family. My focus and the main theme for this week-long trip...

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Afraid of Getting Older? Make a Different Choice!

(2) Comments | Posted November 27, 2011 | 1:22 PM

Here's a question from a reader about the fear of getting older.

Dear Maddisen,
I'm in my 40s and getting more scared about aging, especially when I see all of the drug commercials for physical problems and depression. I've been healthy, but not looking forward to the downward spiral....

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DIY Suggestions for Thinning Hair

(3) Comments | Posted August 3, 2011 | 4:54 PM

Here's a question from a reader about suddenly thinning hair during midlife:

Dear Maddisen,
I'm in my late 40's and I've suddenly started shedding hair. I spoke with my mother and older sister, and they never experienced this. I'm freaked out. I think it's connected to menopause, but I...

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Yes, You Can Start Your Financial Plan at Midlife

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2011 | 6:11 PM

Here's a question from a reader about financial planning:

I'm 55, divorced, and I work hard to pay my bills and stay above water. I'm tired of just getting by, and honestly, I have no idea how I'll care for myself when I get too old to work. I'm scared...

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Moving Beyond the Shock of Midlife

(65) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 6:53 AM

Here's a question from a reader about navigating the initial shock of midlife:

Dear Maddisen:

OK, I get that I'm in midlife, and I want to make a difference and maybe even be happier. But how do I get past this feeling I've done something wrong? Like I'm a...
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Perimenopause and the Fog of Forgetting

(8) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 6:52 PM

Here's a question from a reader about perimenopause and forgetfulness.

Dear Maddisen:

I'm in the throes of perimenopause. I seem to be forgetting things from one second to the next. This worries me and makes me mad. Any advice on how to deal with this?

Excellent question. Let...

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MidLife: Don't Panic, It's Organic!

(43) Comments | Posted March 14, 2011 | 4:48 AM

Here's a question I received from a reader about his midlife crisis:

I'm 51. I've reached some of my goals, but there is so much more I expected to achieve by this age, and I'm just wondering if it's worth it. I'm losing steam. Is it too late for me?
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Is Your Lover a Dream or a Nightmare?

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 11:46 AM

Here's a question from a reader:

Dear Maddisen, I keep picking the wrong guys. They're like my worst nightmares come true! How can I stop doing this?

Whether you're a man or a woman, hooking up with someone who feels like your dream come true can be a challenge,...

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Is Your Heart Breaking or Breaking Open?

(5) Comments | Posted December 9, 2010 | 4:05 PM

Here's a question from a reader about the holidays, heartbreak and lonliness:

I recently had my heart broken. And now the holidays are here, which is making me feel even more sad and lonely. I don't have a partner and I don't have family. I literally feel contracted around my...
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Aligning Your Goals and Actions

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 4:35 PM

Here's a question from a reader about aligning goals and actions:

As a rule, I'm very clear about my goals and committed to taking the steps necessary to achieve them. But I've recently become aware that my actions don't always support my goals, and I'm very curious to get your...
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What 'Acceptance' Really Means

(4) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 5:23 PM

Here's a question from a reader about acceptance:

I'm confused about acceptance. If something happens to me that I don't like, why would I want to accept it, and let it happen or continue happening, and on top of that -- believe it's good for me?! This seems apathetic...
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Get High on Gratitude

(4) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 11:42 AM

Here's a question from a reader regarding the value of gratitude:

Several of my friends extol the power of being grateful and of keeping a daily gratitude log, and I just don't get it. I tried listing what I'm grateful for a few times, but it didn't do much...
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Lovers: Speak Your Truth

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 4:52 PM

Here's a scenario that was recently shared with me by an acquaintance seeking advice:

After leaving a serious, 10-plus year relationship last year, I find myself involved with a new person who has been very willing to keep the relationship light, which I have stated as my need and...

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