My name is Katie. Thanks for checking out my space and learning more about me. As a mom of three who is living in Germany (originally from the USA), I know that time is a valuable resource, so thank you for taking yours to be here.
After 15 years as a licensed therapist working with individuals, couples and families, I realized I had a deeper calling to help high achievers (Do you like to be good at what you do? Then I consider you to be part of that tribe!) become more confident and empowered in creating balance in their lives. I do this in a unique way by helping them face the unhealthy motivators that are taking them on the fast train to burnout. But I had to go on a big journey to get here…
The end of 2018 everything stopped in my life. My mother died unexpectedly. It was a call I never expected to receive in my mid-30s. The next year I experienced two miscarriages as we tried for a third. By the end of it all, I lost my drive and momentum for everything I was doing in my life and hit burnout. Why? Not because of the losses, but because I kept pushing throughout all of it to keep achieving what I thought success looked like. My business had to stop even though I had been working so hard to grow it in the way I thought I was supposed to. Then 2020 hit…no need to explain what that was like.
Everything up to that point looked amazing on paper. Great kids, wonderful husband, building my career, living in Europe… But after losing so much and pushing myself so hard, my compass in life was spinning and I had no direction anymore. I looked at the path my life was on and realized I actually hadn’t been happy for a while. I wasn’t the mom I wanted to be, the direction of my business didn’t make sense to me anymore, and though I smiled every day I was beating myself up on the inside comparing where I was to everyone else.
It took hitting burnout to get me to stop and reevaluate it all.
I needed to get honest with myself finally and look at what was keeping me stuck from living the life and having the business I knew was meant for me. I started to clean house emotionally and mentally. I cleared out years of hidden grief that wasn’t just about death and loss. It was related to motherhood, my identity, unfulfilled dreams, and that recurring thought that I wasn’t where I should be by now. All of it was driving me to push myself in unhealthy ways, but I had not realized it till I finally faced it all.
I learned how to process my past in an effective way that didn’t feel like I was walking through mud. I looked at what beliefs were keeping me from moving forward that I no longer believed to be true. I re-imagined and reinvented my dreams and vision based on who I am and what excites me in life, not what the world had told me to want.
Once I started releasing everything that wasn’t supporting me, I realized I could see everything much clearer. I stopped apologizing for who I was and learned to step fully into an empowered version of myself. I stopped pushing because there was no longer a need to. And this is what I can do for you too. I help you connect your desires, your passions, and who you are at your core rediscovering you without all the day to day hustle and grind. The real you who loves to do well in life but isn’t interested in putting your health and happiness on the line for it.