Oh the inevitable "Why Me" page! In a nutshell, I'm a bestselling author, speaker, widow mom and coach who helps people achieve their personal and professional goals despite the stresses we face every day. You want to be happier at work, have less stress, start a business, write a book? I'm your power-source to help you discover your right path to success using my Life Mapping, Platform Mapping and Business Analysis processes. You want the official bio? Check me out below:
Kristen Brown is a bestselling and award-winning author, online TV host, speaker, coach and the founder of Happy Hour Effect LLC and WidowMommy.com. She has over 10K fans and followers on her online sites and gets over 50K page views per month. She has her Master's Certificate in Integral Theory which is all about exploring and understanding issues and growth from multiple perspectives. She is a Certified Coach and is also a 20-year corporate America veteran. Her debut memoir, The Best Worst Thing, is about her journey to a new life after the unexpected death of her husband of a heart attack at the age of 30 when their daughter was just an infant. It hit the Amazon bestseller list the same day it was released and hit #1 on the Amazon Movers & Shakers list. Her second book, The Happy Hour Effect: 12 Secrets to Minimize Stress and Maximize Life, was released by Goodman Beck publishing in November 2012 and also hit the bestseller list. A portion of all proceeds goes to heart health research.
Kristen won the Bronze Award in Ali Brown's 2013 "Entrepreneur to Watch" contest. She also won a SWIBA award for Author of the Year, a Royal Dragonfly Book Award for The Best Worst Thing and has been nominated for two American Business Awards and two International Women in Business Awards.
Her story and companies have been featured on television, radio, print and online including HLN's Making It in America, Live with Kelly and Michael, CNN.com, Inc. magazine, Psychology Today and the front cover of March, a national business magazine. She contributes articles to numerous blogs including The Huffington Post, Dr. Oz's Sharecare site, is a regular speaker and hosts her own video training series on her blog at KristenBrown.TV. She is also the co-creator of several live events including Beyond the Book, The Marketing Mindset and Celebrate YOU Day, an event focused on balancing the mind, body and spirit. Click here to see celebrity fans.
She enjoys meditation, movies, writing, cooking, travel and is a huge reader on all things spiritual, scientific and self-improvement focused. Kristen has traveled the world for both business and pleasure and enjoys learning about new cultures. She is a member of Women of Words, The Loft Literary Center, Film Independent and a volunteer for the American Heart Association and Animal Humane Society.
She lives with her 6-year-old daughter in Minneapolis, MN and will do just about anything for bacon.
Happy Hour Effect LLC is an award-nominated company founded by Kristen Brown, The Queen of Stress Relief. After she suffered immense stress both personally (when she was widowed at the age of 31 with an infant) and professionally (getting a challenging new boss just weeks after her husband's death followed by the downfall of the economy), she made it her mission to help others get through their own challenges in life. She created an award-nominated health supplement for stress that was carried at GNC stores and then expanded her research, education and expertise to create a holistic approach to living a harmonized life, reaching goals and growing your business.
Why did she call it the "Happy Hour Effect?" Well - who doesn't love happy hour, right? Now you can live that feeling of relaxation and happiness all day long (minus the hangover)!
Happy Hour Effect helps to minimize stress, maximize life and grow your business through: