Charis Santillie


Helping High Achievers
go from Busy to Balanced™
...and Beyond

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Charis Santillie


Start Here — Watch FREE Training

Helping High Achievers go from
Busy to Balanced™
...and Beyond

⬇️ Take 5 Minutes to Hear My Story

hot air balloon accident, my dad's broken neck, my alcoholic mother, and my busyness as I kept bracing for impact...

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1:1 Private Coaching

Want to work with me exclusively one-on-one to move through a challenge or life transition?

I offer limited private sessions and VIP days over Zoom (video or audio), or in-person in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Busy to Balanced™ Program

Want to improve your work-life balance? 

This an experience for ambitious achievers with aspirations, a sense of purpose, and a hunger to live a truly fulfilling life.

Yes, you CAN live the life you REALLY want without the nagging guilt, fear of judgment, or sacrificing your health and peace of mind!

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Check Out My Podcast 🎙️

Check Out My Podcast 🎙️

It hit these charts!
Top 40
 in Entrepreneurship U.S. Apple Podcasts
Top 200 in Business U.S. Apple Podcasts
Top Charts of 6 Countries

Get inspiration plus simple, actionable tips!

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Are you a high achiever who wants to ditch life's guilt and anxiety...and finally find more peace of mind?

You deserve to live the life you REALLY want!

A little about me...

I know what it's like to seek a purpose-filled balanced life. I was born with ambition. But I was called to this work during a pivotal moment nearly 30 years ago.

My family was celebrating my Dad’s 50th birthday with a hot air balloon ride. The ride was beautiful, but when we were ready to land, something went terribly wrong. The pilot knew we were coming in too fast and told us, “HOLD ON TIGHT. WE’RE GONNA HIT HARD!” The balloon basket hit the ground and violently bounced. My Dad was thrown out, and a rope got wrapped around his ankle. He was suspended in the air, hanging upside down below us, and was dragged the length of a football field through rows of corn and alfalfa. The next thing I knew, we were on the ground, racing over to Dad, who was face down and not moving. This crash landing left my Dad paralyzed with a broken neck and led my Mom to become an alcoholic.

That crash happened when I was just 19 years old, and ever since then, I lived my life feeling unsafe, unconsciously scared of so many things, and always bracing for impact. Needless to say, I avoided my feelings and managed my INTERNAL crisis by staying ridiculously BUSY—giving me the illusion of control.

We all experience events in our lives that cause us pain or disruption. I know from personal experience and the work I’ve done with my amazing clients – that despite what life gives you – there is always a way to reserve personal space, balance your needs and wants, and live a fulfilled life on your terms.

Stop pretending to be happy when you’re really drowning out your desires for the sake of others.

Join me so you can Charis Your Life!

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Overwhelmed to Empowered

Are you a go-getter who feels overwhelmed and stuck because you take care of business before taking care of yourself?

Want to finally push past limitations of perfectionism and those pressures you’ve accumulated over the years? Let's channel your fiery ambition inward and spark feelings of true fulfillment. 

Cherish your life with me as your coach.

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Cheers for Charis

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"such an incredible coach"

"Charis has been such an incredible coach to work with. I have noticed a huge difference in my relationship with my wife, friends, family, and work acquaintances. It really makes you be honest with yourself which is what you need to grow and progress... Charis has always made me feel 100% comfortable sharing what is on my mind and has helped me work through things I had no idea were even obstacles in my life! I highly recommend working with her if you are looking to achieve more freedom and to live more fearlessly."

Trevor W., Solar Energy Consultant in AZ

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"I feel in control of my life more than I ever have. I carry less guilt and fear and I'm more productive"

"Before working with Charis, I was feeling overwhelmed and stuck, without enjoying what I was doing or knowing how to change it. I knew I needed a change but was afraid to change anything... Charis helped me understand the root causes of why I was stuck where I was and shared useful and user-friendly tools to help me address my fears going forward. Charis is gifted at relating and educating in a way that is natural and empowering. The tools I learned feel commonsense but are not something I would have thought of on my own. To think I could have gone my whole life without the knowledge and insight gained from Charis! I feel in control of my life more than I ever have. I carry less guilt and fear and I’m more productive. How is that possible? Ask Charis!"

Christine, Attorney in CA

Megan V.

"I leave sessions feeling lighter and wanting more"

"Charis is a safe, caring, patient shepherd who provides a space for me to be messy and vulnerable. I leave sessions feeling lighter and wanting more."

Megan V. in CA

 Ready to go from

Busy to Balanced™?

Start Here — Watch my FREE Training

Busy to Balanced™

Start Here — Watch FREE Training

Listen to some episodes 🎧

Illustration of Charis Santillie recording a podcast with her dog on her lap

Welcome to the Charis Your Life Podcast!

Length: 4 minutes


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From Overwhelmed to Empowered

Length: 9 minutes


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Illustration of Charis Santillie upset, with a broken heart and with a hot air balloon laying on it's side the ground

28th Anniversary of the Hot Air Balloon Accident

Length: 22 minutes


Listen Here

Read my latest blogs ✍🏻

10 Fun Facts About Me

The Doorways to Choosing Your Own Adventure

Pulling the Weeds from Your Life

Owl Guide You®

Owls can navigate in the darkest of night…

I’ll be your guide and shine a light for you.

Owls can move their heads nearly full circle… 

I’ll help you see new perspectives.

Owls have terrific binocular vision… 

I’ll bring things into focus.

Owl Guide You®

Owls can navigate in the darkest of night…

I’ll be your guide and shine a light for you.

Owls can move their head nearly full circle… 

I’ll help you see new perspectives.

Owls have terrific binocular vision… 

I’ll bring things into focus.

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Behind the Scenes:
Personal Disclaimer

I cover the raw truth of life in my podcast, my programs, and my coaching sessions — yet my approach includes bringing some lighthearted whimsy to the journey whenever possible. (Truth be told, I lived plenty of years wound up way too tight.)

My job is to help you find more inner balance, peace of mind, and enjoy your life more.

Do you really think you'd be inspired by someone who reflected the stiff and serious aspects of life that you're trying to escape? I’m guessing not. So, I hope you enjoy connecting with me and find my approach refreshing as you learn supportive ways to Charis Your Life 😉

A saying on the wall of my studio says, "Life is Art – Paint Your Dreams". I bought it in 2013, just a few weeks after my Mom passed away. I loved the sentiment, yet I wasn't authentically living it then. Well, now I am, and it feels awesome, and I want that for you too.

(Be sure to check out the rest of my website and read these 'Behind the Scenes' notes at the bottom of the pages. And don't forget to sign up to receive my emails below. You can also follow me on social media @charisyourlife.)

Oh, and the adorable dog you see everywhere is our 4.8 pound Havapoo named Heidi.

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