FIND your fulfilling, happy
and impactful career 

1:1 Career Coaching | Find your fulfilling, happy and impactful career

Most of us have far greater potential than we realise, and unique superpowers waiting to be unleashed.

Career coaching works with you to unlock your full personal and professional potential, so you can uncover new paths to fulfilment, happiness and impact.

It’s not just about landing a good job or leaving an unfulfilling one. It’s about courageously choosing a career that aligns with your values and the life you want to live.

But like most great adventures, the journey isn’t always easy. In fact, that’s why most people choose to settle for careers that seem realistic, possible or comfortable.

Career coaching helps you clarify what’s really important to you, and move beyond any limitations and fears, so you can discover new possibilities, and get into action.

By choosing to invest in yourself, you’re making a commitment to breaking through barriers and unleashing your superpowers, so you can create the fulfilling, impactful career that you – and the planet – deserve.

Are you ready to step into the next stage of your career journey?

About Kristi Foster

Kristi Foster is the Head of Engagement at Conservation Careers and has a Master´s in Conservation Biology. From 2011 to 2019, her conservation work led to Africa, UK, Australia and Latin America in everything from field work and environmental education to project management and communications. 

She has worked for Fauna & Flora International, the World Agroforestry Centre (Kenya) and Ecotourism Australia.

Kristi is a transformational coach who supports conservationists to create careers from a place of integrity, power and possibility. 

She brings a sense of adventure to coaching, and has coached over 100 conservationists in their careers, and consulted in communications, career planning,  job applications, interviews and more. 

She is a graduate of The Coaches’ Training Program through Accomplishment Coaching (July 2023).

In her free time Kristi enjoys expanding her own horizons through immersive travel and ecotourism; hiking and other outdoor adventures, and training and teaching dance.


“Career coaching with Kristi was an invaluable experience! Our sessions together helped me gain confidence in my job search for a career in marketing within ocean conservation, clarity with actionable steps forward toward my dream project/legacy, and offered in-depth feedback and insight on my job application process. She created a safe space for me to open up about doubts and vulnerabilities giving me the tools to reach within myself and uncover my true life’s purpose and meaning. HIRE HER. She’ll offer you a new lens to look through when you’re thinking about the next steps in your career!” – Christine Lacayo, May 2023, USA.


“Coaching with Kristi has been fundamental in my switch to creating a career where I make a positive impact on wildlife.
Before coaching I had a strong desire to make a difference but no clear idea of what it would be or how to get there. I also knew I wanted to be audacious with my goals but I was holding myself back with doubts whether I have what it takes to move into a new sector.  
The coaching sessions are multifaceted. There’s practical inquiry that helps me get clear on what I want and where I can bring value. With that comes concrete steps that Kristi holds me accountable to.  There’s also an inner process of self discovery that has brought confidence and courage.  
Kristi is the best coach! She’s a great listener, which leads to asking the right questions which leads to powerful insight. Her encouragement and positivity builds my self belief. And her commitment to my success is off the chart!  
I would not have moved this far, this fast without coaching.” – Tara Phillips, May 2023, The Netherlands.
“As I recently graduated from my master’s, naturally I realized I was entering a new stage in my life. I was left feeling kind of worried and confused as to what to do next. That’s when I reached out to Conservation Careers. I was feeling so lost I felt like career coaching would be a good way to find my real passion and find my way towards my dream job in conservation.
“I had the pleasure of working 1 on 1 with my phenomenal coach Kristi and I cannot speak highly enough of my experience. From start to finish, the coaching journey was both transformative and empowering. At the beginning of our sessions, my coach took the time to really understand my goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. Throughout the coaching process, she provided me with invaluable feedback, insights, and tools that helped me to gain clarity, focus, and confidence.
“She always created a safe space for me to explore my thoughts and feelings, and her guidance and support helped me to overcome many of the challenges that I was facing. It also challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone and to try new things, which ultimately helped me to achieve my goals. This summer I will join the team of Operation Wallacea in Honduras and I can’t be more excited. 
“Her expertise, compassion, and dedication to helping me succeed were truly remarkable, and I feel incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them. Overall, I would highly recommend this coaching experience to anyone looking to make positive changes in their personal and professional lives!” – Maria Fernanda, Honduran ecologist and MSc. Conservation and Wildlife Management, March 2023.

“Undertaking career coaching with Kristi Foster from Conservation Career has truly been a transformative journey for me. From the outset, Kristi established an open and honest communication channel, providing invaluable feedback that was instrumental in my growth. What set Kristi apart was her ability to develop a genuine working partnership tailored to my unique style of communication. She took the time to understand my strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations, crafting personalised strategies that resonated with me on a deep level.
Throughout our sessions, Kristi’s unwavering support and guidance not only inspired me but also challenged me to push beyond my comfort zone. Her constructive feedback and insightful advice propelled me to overcome obstacles and embrace new opportunities in my conservation career. Kristi’s approach was not just about imparting knowledge; it was about fostering a mindset shift. She encouraged me to see my future in conservation from a different perspective, empowering me with the skills and confidence to navigate the complexities of this field.
What truly impressed me about Kristi was her genuine passion for her work and her unwavering commitment to her clients’ success. She invested wholeheartedly in my journey, providing not only professional guidance but also empathetic support every step of the way. Thanks to Kristi’s expertise and dedication, I now feel more equipped and inspired than ever to pursue my career aspirations in conservation. I am deeply grateful for the invaluable impact she has had on my professional growth and trajectory.” – Leah O’ Callaghan, April 2024.

Have a question?

Get in touch with Kristi at kristi@conservation-careers.com