Start With Kristy

Kristy helping others to START!

Kristy Gayton entrepreneur, investor, mom of three boys, author, CEO of The Start Companies (STARTbrands), owner, and developer of many residential and commercial companies among other online entities. Taking creative visions, a financial plan, and implementing systems she has 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,, and , as well as speaking to private companies and universities such as Harvard. Kristy holds a financial and business 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 the struggle.

For fun she loves to be active, travel, be on the lake, have adventures in the Airstream, be around 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 Rescue Puppy Cash(that is now 65 pounds). You can check out more about Kristy on her personal blog Kristy Gayton. 

"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 see the world in systems and I love helping others to make tweaks to improve.  No doubt I am a hard worker, but any success honestly has been with the alignment of the right talent and energy at the right time as my true gift is being able to see opportunities, connections, and providing a solution that just works!  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 and that is my purpose and why I am here!  Thank you for being here and know I am grateful for you!" 


Work with Kristy 

Kristy offers one on one coaching in two areas. With one hour with Kristy could you make tweaks that could increase the bottom line, reduce stress, and give you more freedom?
"I know that I was meant to struggle to appreciate the good and to feel the depths of feeling stuck in so many areas. I was meant to find a way, not wall up and help others.  Known of this was not my plan, because in so many ways I have had to fight my own scenarios on what is "normal". My gift is my journey, seeing other energies and using my skillsets to help. That is why I am here" - Kristy 

1. Small Business Coaching - No topic can be untouched here in business. If you have a pain point Kristy can help you get the right resources to make the best decisions for profitability. With a keen ability to help setup organization and systems that improve the bottom line, marketing efforts that impact, and helping to know the financials and set projections that drive towards success. 
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2. Financial & Systems Coaching - Helping you to organize data, facts and eliminate being inn. Showing and guiding you that the resources you need to make your life a little easier, more fluid and more productive.
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Have Kristy Speak

Conference, private event, podcast? If you are looking for a girl that has zero energy, she is not your girl. If you are looking for a girl with savvy business practices, grit and passion that will light a fire on a room and leave them with actionable steps. Then let's talk. Drawing from personal and business experience she brings relatability and leaves a "room" inspired with a bunch of notes.   





Kristy brings an energy to everything she puts her heart into which is contagious and moves people to action. Her passion to help others win at business while bringing balance to their life is an inspiration.” -Todd Watson - CEO SHOWIT 

"Ithaca College’s Women in Business Network was fortunate enough to listen to Kristy speak at the annual Harvard Intercollegiate Business Convention. Her presentation was both awe-inspiring and motivational. Kirsty brings so much positive energy to anyone she speaks with and is always willing to help regardless of who they are. It is clear that she is super passionate about anything she puts her mind to; she had us all wanting to start organizing our time with StartPlanner! Every member we brought was raving about Kristy's IBC talk and StartPlanner." -Emily Stento- President, Women in Business Network

Kristy speaks truth into the lives of others while liberating them with tools that make them better. She is passionate about living an organized and intentional life and she is getting things done. I have had the privilege of hearing her speak to creatives and I have sat across the table from her, and listened to her dream. She is the real deal and I am proud of all that she is doing.” - Shaun Gordon - KISS Books CEO

See FULL MEDIA KIT HERE (see page two for common topics of expertise)


You can browse through personal blog posts here. If you are inquiring about speaking engagements and opportunities here is her full media kit. 

Past episode of Start With Kristy Podcast HERE.