I'm Katie, it's nice to meet you!

I can hold space for you in your most tender moments; assuring that you feel seen, heard, understood, and cared for. On the other hand, I can (and will) kick your ass when I need to. Sometimes, you are going to need a soft place to land when digging into some of the more raw topics of your life. At other times, you will need someone who can point out where you are bullshitting yourself, being a hypocrite, or just need a good swift reminder of who you are. I'll be your confidant, but I will also be your accountability partner so you can stay on course to your goals.

Here's what you need to know about me as your coach:

What brings me here:

The quote above sums up my drive to be a coach better than my words ever could. When I look at the world today, I see so many lost souls with no one to turn to. So many people living on autopilot, miserable, not knowing how to make a change. People thinking that this is all there is to life and that settling for what they have and how they're currently living is the only option. I want to shake these people, screaming “THIS IS NOT ALL THERE IS!! IF YOU WANT CHANGE, YOU CAN CREATE CHANGE!! LET ME SHOW YOU!! But alas, that would only earn me looks of terror and confusion.

So instead, I took a different approach. I decided that I would use my passion for service to support as many people as I could in this time that I have on Earth. So, I chose to enroll in one of the best life-coach training programs I could find, lead by Jay Shetty. In his program I went through rigorous amounts of study and practice. I learned all of Jay's inner wisdoms on life and how to be an amazing coach that leads the way he does. With all the knowledge I have gained from his program and my own life experiences, I am confident in helping my clients create the change that they seek in their lives. Now, I get to spend my life doing what I love, helping people thrive in a life that they love, instead of surviving one that they hate. My mission is to show people that life is truly what you make it. Everything can change one thought, one choice, and one action at a time; you just have to be willing to put in the work. I am dedicated to being with my clients every step of the way as they learn to navigate being the author of their life, instead of just a background character.

I believe that every human being is born with a unique path that we are destined to walk in this life, and that our souls will not rest until we have explored this journey. These are the yearnings that live inside us, in the deepest recesses of our minds. They are our callings, directions in life that each of us feels drawn to; almost magnetically. They are the dreams that live in our hearts and in our minds, the ones that we can't help but long for.

My philosophy on life; Where spirituality and realism collide:

Now, if the above excerpt was a little too "woo-woo" for you, have no fear. I am many things, a realist being one of them. I suppose you could consider me a dichotomy of a human in that way. I love to dive deep into topics of spirituality, the soul, and the meaning of life. At the same time, I can be fiercely practical and grounded in reality. Which is where this topic of life takes us next.

While I do believe in the soul and each of us having our own journey to fulfill, I suppose in "woo-woo" terms it would be called destiny; I also believe that sometimes we have to be the maker of our own destiny. I love the saying "dreams don't work unless you do." I mean it's the truth. We can talk all we want about destiny and the soul, but unless you put in the work, nothing in your life is going to change. Your hopes and dreams aren't going to suddenly show up on your doorstep one day with no effort from you. No, you have to take action in order to make things happen for you. Sometimes you have to help destiny out a little by doing the work.

I approach helping my clients by focusing on the link between our hearts and our minds. I believe that the connection between these two parts of our being is where all the answers to our questions lie. I am not interested in quick fixes, I want to cultivate real healing, real solutions, and long term growth.

I believe that in order to get to the real solution, we must first understand the real problem. This involves examining the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that we experience and coming to understand the reasoning and meaning behind them. With this new awareness of ourselves, we can begin to take the lessons we have learned and apply them to our lives in order to take action towards change.

My Approach to Coaching:

As a coach, I want nothing more than to live in a world where more people feel fulfilled and abundant. The essence of what I do rests in the belief that each of us has unique and powerful potential to achieve even our wildest dreams; if only we would let ourselves believe that they are within our grasp. My deepest desire is to inspire and empower my clients to see that the only thing that stands in the way of reaching their goals, is themselves!

Heart, soul, and mindset too:

Along with helping my clients explore and understand their thoughts and emotions, I also teach the importance of monitoring our mindset in our everyday lives. I guide my clients to observe what their default mindset is, and to shift their inner dialogue from negativity and lack to positivity and possibility. With this mindset shift, my clients transform their beliefs about themselves and the world around them. They walk away with confidence and a deep trust in themselves that they can achieve whatever they set their mind to.

Have you ever woken up and realized that you don’t recognize the person in the mirror anymore? Or that the life you’re living feels foreign and disconnected from you? Well, that’s what happened to me. I was doing all the things I was being told to do in order to “succeed” in life. Go to school, get the job, buy the house, find the partner, then BOOM you're done. Congratulations, you’ve unlocked the key to happiness. Right? Wrong. I had done it all. Got the degrees, followed the passions I thought were my own, landed jobs I had always dreamed of. Only to find that although I was good at what I was doing and was genuinely interested in it, I still felt unfulfilled. My days were spent inside my head, looking at my life from a bird’s eye view and seeing no purpose or meaning to anything I was doing. Literally thinking to myself “I cannot spend the rest of my life this way.” I was miserable, living like a zombie. Daydreaming about what else life had to offer but not knowing how to figure it out or where to even begin. I felt stuck and hopeless.

I started asking myself whose life I was really living. Did I even want any of this; or was I just trying to please everyone around me? I realized that I had chosen the path most traveled because it’s what everyone else did. I chose the quickest route to what I thought success was at the time, because that’s what was going to get me accepted and loved. Once I had succeeded, I’d know I was worth something. Then my tiny, people-pleasing heart could rest assured that I had finally done something right and that I was “fitting in”. Yeah, newsflash: nobody gave a shit what I was doing or what I had accomplished; and I felt the same as I always did. Striving and reaching for more, most of the time not even knowing what that more was. But I was determined to figure it out.

I kept diving deeper into myself, asking myself harder and harder questions. What I came to realize was that I couldn’t find happiness because I was designing my life around someone else’s definitions of success and fulfillment; not my own. I was trying to be the good kid that followed all the social norms and pressures put on me by society. But in the process, I sacrificed my own individuality. I didn’t know who I was, only who I thought I was supposed to be.

So, I decided to make a change. I wanted to live a life that was authentically my own and to know who I truly was. I started working on myself more, exploring my thoughts, feelings, desires, and behaviors; trying to make sense of them all. I learned to define what success and happiness looked like to me and I figured out what made my life feel worth living. Then it came time to start making the big changes so my life would reflect my true wants and needs. I had to start doing the things that scared me, the things that made the people closest to me look at me like I had three heads and ask, “Are you sure?” I was sure, and the decision to blindly trust my intuition and inner knowledge of myself was the best decision I have ever made in my life. For the first time, I feel like I am living a life designed by me, myself, and I. I feel powerful instead of powerless, and I know that I can make changes anytime I want.

If you’re reading my story and realizing that you are having your own “Oh shit, I cannot live the rest of my life this way” moment, then congratulations, admitting it is the first step. You now have the choice to decide if you are going to keep being the victim of your life, or if you are going to step into the role of the author and take control of the rest of your story. Choose wisely, you only get one.

My Story:

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