Kristy Gayton entrepreneur, investor, mom of three boys, author, CEO of The Start Companies (STARTbrands), owner and developer of many residential and commercial projects among other online entities. Taking creative visions, a financial plan and implementing systems she has a created solutions that work. Helping others to create a plan, get organized, and start or restart!
Kristy has been a sought-after keynote speaker and voice due to her relatable story, no excuses tone, valuable advice, and upbeat personality that she interjects in all aspects of her brands. She is an expert on productivity, organization and finances who has been featured in business publications such as Forbes, Entreprenuer.com, and Inc.com , as well as speaking to private companies and universities such as Harvard. Kristy holds a financial degree from Kennesaw State University, but she attests it is her vast business and life experience that is giving her her “degree’’ where growth was fortified from struggle.
For fun she loves to be active, travel, adventures in the Airstream, good energy, feeling safe, and she is a sucker for good coffee, design, and loves being around water! She resides in North Georgia with her 3 boys and Pit Puppy Cash.
"My purpose is to help others. The Start Companies is the heartbeat of my why and my true passion is connecting and helping others. I am a visionary at heart and no doubt a hard worker, but any success honestly has been with the alignment of the right talent and energy at the right time. God has always been crafting a plan and a vision and working in and through me even when the silence has stolen my voice. I know I am being used as a vessel for others to breath hope and it is my goal to help you. That you for being here and know I am grateful for you!"
driven by passion
Some said that I will fail. Some said I wouldn't make it on my on. Some say women don't belong in business. Someone said that when I divorced with three children I would spend a life alone. I even have had moments of starting to believe the own lies within my head...
My prayer is I stand up and into my truth to remain a vessel of hope for others. I have walked through some of the deepest trenches of water filled with struggle, pain, and heartache. I have struggled financially, with my health, with my heart and even let myself go to places of doubt and question. It was in that place of weakness that I found surrender, my faith and complete clarity on my mission and trust me I also am not done growing yet.
I truly believe that I was designed the way that I am for a reason and everything that has happened in my life has its purpose. Here is the thing...it is your life and you only get ONE. You really don't know how long YOU have on this earth. I am here to tell you, teach you, show you that change is not easy but crucial for growth and inner peace and it should be rooted in your hearts desire. I am here to tell you that you can and help give you resources and knowledge to make it happen.
If you are looking for perfect or the girl that had the easy path, then I am not your girl. I have rooted my life in authenticity and plan to share with you my skillsets which are planning, productivity, systems, business, organization and financial management.
Travel and beach
I love exploring. Being emerged into different cultures. The food, the weather, the people. Learning new ways and gaining new perspective. My mind goes a mile a minute and while traveling I just be! Our world is a beautiful place and I want to see, do, and make a biggest impact as possible on others.
Random coffee shops
I am gluten and dairy free and kinda a health nut, but that doesn't mean home girl don't like to eat and enjoy a drink and conversations with others! I just like cooking and eating the right yummy foods.
Strip it all away and I am kinda a nerd. I am a girl that studied finance and gets comfort in running projections and her safe place is excel. I love reading business books and constantly absorbing and learning. Love speaking tot other entrepreneurs and learning! I love learning and challenging myself and helping others along the way.
Thankful for mine. My closet friends go back to age 12. They know me well and make me better. We never do life alone. Family and friends all help to shape and refine us to who we are.