Charis Santillie

FULFILLMENT & LIFE TRANSITION COACH

Owl Guide You® 
on Your Path to Purpose

Start Here → Life Transition Toolkit

Charis Santillie

FULFILLMENT & LIFE TRANSITION COACH

Start Here → Life Transition Toolkit

Owl Guide You® 
on Your Path to Purpose

⬇️ 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...

1:1 Private Coaching 🧭

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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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Check Out My Podcast 🎙️

Check Out My Podcast 🎙️

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Are you a high achiever who dreams of living with passion, clarity and purpose — fully equipped to navigate life’s seasons?

Give yourself permission to choose an abundant life.

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 for decades, 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.

Living your best life is possible. I know from personal experience and the work I’ve done with my amazing clientsthat despite what scenario life gives youthere is always a way to reserve personal space, balance, and fulfillment.

Join me so you can Charis Your Life!

Charis Santillie in between two oak trees wearing a manta ray pendant

I'll help you become the CEO (💡Chief Emotional Officer™) of Your Life

Are you feeling stuck during a life transition?

Want to finally push past the 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 💬

Rick Hale

"she kept pushing... and flipped the script on me"

➡️ Watch the video clip (on the right) of Rick sharing about his very first session with Charis on his Mojo Monday podcast.

"Success is usually defined by KPIs, yet holistic success is about significance. On my last day, it won't be about a spreadsheet but about the hearts I've touched and the stories that are to be retold. After every conversation with Charis, I feel better and acknowledge myself for things that don't show up on any spreadsheets, guiding me toward what really matters. Charis is skilled at interrogating reality, providing clarity around my goals during life changes. Her loving candidness is a gift. We’ve also worked out a few kinks with family along the way. Charis’ coaching focuses on perspective rather than performance, which is crucial for achievers. Her mantra to "flow for it" instead of "go for it" has been a game-changer."

Rick Hale, Author, Entrepreneur, and CEEO in Atlanta, GA

Rick Hale

"she kept pushing... and flipped the script on me"

"Success is usually defined by KPIs, yet holistic success is about significance. On my last day, it won't be about a spreadsheet but about the hearts I've touched and the stories that are to be retold. After every conversation with Charis, I feel better and acknowledge myself for things that don't show up on any spreadsheets, guiding me toward what really matters. Charis is skilled at interrogating reality, providing clarity around my goals during life changes. Her loving candidness is a gift. We’ve also worked out a few kinks with family along the way. Charis’ coaching focuses on perspective rather than performance, which is crucial for achievers. Her mantra to "flow for it" instead of "go for it" has been a game-changer."

Rick Hale, Author, Entrepreneur, and CEEO in Atlanta, GA

⬇️ Watch the video clip (below) of Rick sharing about his very first session with Charis on his Mojo Monday podcast.

Kevin Albritton

"she gave me the knowledge & techniques to live a fearless life in retirement"

"During a Zoom meeting on retirement for business owners, I shared my experience of transitioning to part-time work in preparation for retirement. Charis' enthusiastic response immediately made me want her as my personal coach. Charis was instrumental and so gentle in her technique of helping me be more introspective and understanding how fear drove so much of my life and decisions. More importantly, she gave me the knowledge and techniques to overcome that fear and live a fearless life in retirement. It’s a pleasure to talk with her, get her insights, and have her continue to challenge me."

Kevin W. Albritton, retired Wealth Manager in St. Louis, MO

"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

 Ready to navigate changes

 with grace and purpose?

Start Here → Life Transition Toolkit

 Ready to navigate changes

with grace and purpose?

Start Here → Life Transition Toolkit

Listen to some episodes 🎧

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Welcome to the Charis Your Life® Podcast!

Length: 4 minutes

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

Flow for It™
(my personal motto)

Length: 10 minutes

🎙️

Listen Here
Illustration of Charis Santillie overwhelmed at her desk

Become the CEO of Your Life... Chief Emotional Officer

Length: 21 minutes

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Listen Here

Read my latest blogs ✍🏻

Charis Chats with Ral West – Livin’ the Dream

Interrogating Reality — The Art of Perspective

Stop Judging Your Turns – Reframe and Reroute

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

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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