Hi! I’m Kirstan, Marketing Expert, Brand Builder, Strategic Counselor, Storyteller, Type-A Perfectionist, Serial Optimist, Expert List Maker, Mom, and Hustler.
I am the CEO of KJ Marketing & Communications. For over 25 years I served as the executive marketing leader for various leading, national organizations.
Over the years I have cultivated a robust arsenal of proven resources, tools, and best practices and I’m passionate about sharing that expertise with each of my clients.
If you’re looking for someone to get down in the trenches, you’ve found your lady. She’s hard working, flexible, and funny. Best of all, she’s the kind of leader that makes those around her better. She is guaranteed to help your team reach a new level. Don’t miss your opportunity to work with her!
Throughout my career, I was known and respected for creating strong teams, developing engaging customer experiences, and strategically planning for future growth.
Although I was making a significant impact in my career, I felt held back, never feeling like I could go all in. And that sense of being handcuffed started to impact my mojo and passion. I knew something had to change, so in 2019 I took a chance on myself and left the corporate world with the goal of sharing my experience and passion in new and more personalized ways and haven’t looked back since!
Transitioning from corporate executive to business owner has allowed me to partner with leaders and business owners in breaking through the noise, creating a position of authority, and engaging authentically with their ideal clients. As a serial optimist, my work and my passion are supporting clients in creating their stories of success.
I started KJ Marketing & Communications, a full service, boutique marketing agency focused on providing strategic and creative services to larger organizations. We offer the full spectrum, from creating a purposeful brand to engaging ideal clients through strategic marketing and communications to creative development and storytelling that brings it all to life.
In doing this work, it wasn't long before I realized that there was a gap in access to strategic branding and marketing frameworks for small businesses. So, I expanded my business and founded The Market Mind to bridge that gap, providing access to the same resources and strategies used by larger organizations in the corporate world.
The passion and creativity that Kirstan brings to the job at hand makes her truly inspiring to work with. I am grateful to her for being a champion and a great mentor.
But what I am most proud of is that I am a single mom to an amazing daughter who keeps me on my toes at all times! I have an incredibly loving and supportive boyfriend. I am blessed with an amazing family and lifelong friends. I’m a dog mama who spoils him rotten! And when I’m not in the grind, my favorite place to be is sitting by the water with good company and a cocktail in hand!
Without a doubt, being a mom to my beautiful daughter.
Real Housewives (don't judge!)
A lakeside house with a pontoon docked out front!
I have a lot of great people that I admire and enjoy learning from, but if I had to pick one it would be my mom! One of the smartest, hardest working, toughest and most loving people I know.
I love cooking and trying new recipes.