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Kristel  Bauer

Kristel Bauer

Wellness Entrepreneur & Podcast Host


Kristel Bauer PA-C founded Live Greatly to inspire others to awaken to their ultimate potential. Kristel is a female entrepreneur in wellness, keynote speaker, and podcast host sharing a unique and inspiring message with the world. After years of practicing traditional medicine, a loved one’s stage 4 cancer diagnosis awakened a burning desire in Kristel to explore and examine what wellness truly means.  As an Integrative Medicine Fellow, Physician Assistant, and Reiki Master, she founded Live Greatly to share her findings on how best to achieve optimal health in mind, body, & spirit and attain success. Read More >

Kristel is a believer that Mindset is Everything, and she strives to push past the boundaries of fear to live life fully from a place of love and joy. With Kristel’s history working in Integrative Psychiatry and Functional Medicine, she has a unique perspective on optimizing physical and mental health and building resilience.  Kristel inspires and uplifts others with her message as a Keynote Speaker. Kristel inspires her audience by sharing her personal story of overcoming adversity including low self-esteem, bulimia, an emotionally abusive relationship, and more. She provides the insights and tools that helped her overcome her struggles and awaken to self-love and confidence with her talk "The 3 words that will change your life." 

Kristel showcases her knowledge and expertise through her Podcast series “Live Greatly”.  Kristel is experienced in leading webinars and courses on stress management and optimizing performance for large organizations. Kristel’s writing has been featured in Thrive Global and Sivana East and she is also working on writing her first book.

Kristel is an Integrative Medicine Fellow in the Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Fellowship and has successfully helped many people overcome challenges to achieve their goals. She has been a Physician Assistant since 2006 and has a long term passion for helping others achieve their ultimate potential. With her history as a Reiki Master, she has a strong interest in spirituality and how it affects your overall well-being.

Kristel is passionate about teaching and is a University lecturer, and also an Adjunct PBL Facilitator for Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Physician Assistant Program.

Kristel’s personal interests include running, spin, yoga, meditation, spending time in nature, travel, and spending time with her family, friends, and 2 dogs. Kristel is located outside Chicago, IL but is available for speaking events, corporate wellness events, and consulting all over the world. Read Less ^

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3 Words that Will Change Your Life

Kristel shares how she was able to overcome the struggles from her past including bulimia, low self-esteem, getting teased in childhood, an emotionally abusive relationship and more. Discover the 3 words that significantly changed her life and gain the tools to rewrite your story.

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Discover the value in pushing outside of your comfort zone to optimize growth and success. Learn how Kristel was able to overcome her fear of public speaking and move in the direction of her dreams.

Overcome Your Fear of Failure & Anything is Possible

When Kristel stopped letting her fear of being judged and her fear of failure hold her back, her whole life changed for the better. Shift your perspective and discover how to unlock your ultimate potential.

Stress Management for Overachievers

Kristel has experienced burnout, and she has treated and helped many people going through burnout in her career. Discover approachable techniques to manage stress, optimize health, well-being, and performance, while successfully achieving your goals.

Keys to Success & Optimal Well-Being

Too many people are sacrificing their health and well-being trying to attain success. Discover how to attain true fulfillment when you shift your focus from sacrifice to self-love and self-care.

Eating to Optimize Your Mood & Health

One of the first things Kristel would address with patients while practicing in Integrative Psychiatry was nutrition! What you eat has a profound impact on your mental health and overall well-being. Learn how to optimize your diet, support a healthy gut, and a healthy mood.