picture of owner of Functional Designs by Kristina

Hi, I’m Kristina

Like many of you, I struggled with finding a balance between putting myself first and taking care of others. In addition to working long hours, I was also trying to be a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a sibling, and so much more. In addition to struggling with my body image after gaining weight, I had difficulty accepting myself as I am, caring for myself and being compassionate towards myself.

In October 2021, my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Initially, I thought I could handle it all, just one more thing to add to my already hectic life….spoiler alert I could not! In November 2021, I left my job and spent the time re-discovering my passions and building self-compassion.

“Be yourself, but always your better self.”


Do you find yourself struggling to feel confident when going out? Feeling like people are judging you? Fearing that you’re the only one who struggles with these issues? I’ve been where you are and I want to help!


  • Develop a positive mindset
  • Discover your passion
  • Learn skills to reduce overwhelm and prevent burn out
  • Gain an unwavering belief in yourself
  • Connect with other powerful women
  • Gain back your power