Executive Life Coaching

Cultivate Radical Self-Trust in Your Life & Work


My Approach

I focus my coaching practice on six main areas that are rooted in my philosophy of radical self-trust:

  • Seeking self-knowledge, which leads to alignment of values with actions
  • Living your core values with intention, which leads to clarity of direction and peace with decision making
  • Nurturing your superpowers, which leads to increased self-confidence and self-acceptance
  • Playfully experimenting, which leads to energized focus
  • Practicing loving kindness with yourself and others, which leads to magnetism
  • Settling into your life’s purpose, which leads to meaningful productivity

During our coaching sessions, we will work together to design a consistent and personalized set of practices that will build your confidence and enhance your life across a range of areas.

Writing Productivity & Strategy

I work with academic writers on building reasonable schedules to get writing projects completed and out the door. These engagements often focus on accountability structures so that writing stays consistent.

Leadership Development

I work with academic administrators on implementing best practices for managing teams, handling conflict, and staying rooted in professional values. These engagements often focus on increasing confidence.

Building Self-Trust & Confidence

I work with clients from a range of backgrounds on cultivating radical self-trust in life and work, but specifically in areas where clients feel challenged such as public speaking or imposter syndrome.

Career Path Discernment

I work with faculty and administrators on deciding next steps for their career direction and advancement. These engagements often focus on clarifying professional values and life’s purpose.

Are you ready to create change in your life & work?

Radical self-trust is the best way I know to create fundamental change in your productivity, sense of direction, and the alignment of your actions with your values.

I’m here to be a supportive partner to help you get unstuck and to live your core values with intention.

In other words, as your coach, I’m committed to helping you design your best life.

Imagine feeling completely sure about the next steps you need to take to accomplish your goals.

Imagine feeling confidence in who you are and the “why” of your work each day.

Imagine trusting yourself enough that you can settle into your life’s purpose and share your superpowers with the world.

Now, let’s make what you imagine a reality.

How do I know if coaching is right for me?

Coaching offers many benefits, but it’s important to know if you are in a place where you are ready for coaching and making change in your life.

Here are four key signs that you might be ready to engage in and benefit from coaching:

You feel stuck.

If you’ve been feeling stuck, coaching can be the kick-start you need to get moving forward with tasks or decisions that you have been struggling with.

You are at a crossroads or big decision point.

Making big life decisions can be challenging. Coaching offers you the space to explore different options to make informed choices as you move forward.

You are ready to make life changes.

If you are ready to make some changes in your life, but know that you will need accountability along the way, coaching is a perfect fit for you.

You need a thinking or accountability partner.

Coaching is an amazing resource if you are looking for a partner who is solely focused on your needs and creating the best designed life for you.

Client Testimonials

Working with Katie has been transformative. Her coaching helped me to define a story and direction for my work. The experience has left me with a sharper focus and renewed energy for the next phase of my career. I would not have been able to get there without her insight, guidance, and motivation. Katie’s energy brings joy to the process, too, making each session a creative adventure.

Michael Greer

Author and educator, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Katie gets me to say out loud the things that are swirling around in my head about my writing process and career goals. Her ability to listen and then circle back to get me to dig deeper into key areas of my work has guided both the meta and micro of my writing story. I see the bigger picture/journey more clearly. Plus, I am better at navigating the daily details of my writing to align with my dynamic work schedule and professional priorities.
Carol Hurney

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Colby College

Katie has an uncanny ability to zero in on aspects of life and work that affect learning and growth. She builds reflection, goal-setting, accountability, and honesty into every encounter, and she thinks deeply about the challenges at hand. Through her patience and thoughtful approach to each coaching conversation, Katie helped me get unstuck. I now approach my work and professional growth with a sense of grounding and deep authenticity that I did not know was possible.

Laurie Grupp

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Providence College

Working with Katie has provided me with fresh new insight about the ways I want to structure my professional life, and the reasons for why I am doing what I do. Katie’s skillful coaching has helped me move past anxiousness and uncertainty to putting my ideas into practice, and has helped me build confidence and courage in the process. She makes being a successful academic feel manageable and best of all, exciting!

Susan Marine

Associate Professor, Merrimack College

Schedule Your 30-Minute Exploration Session

Can you tell me a little more about coaching?

Coaching is often a new experience for many of my clients.

Schedule a 30-minute exploratory session to learn more about how coaching might be a fit for you.

In the meantime, here are some more details about the coaching experience or you can download an informational PDF about my coaching services.

What is the goal of life coaching?

Coaching is designed to offer you the clarity, confidence, and plan you need to take your next big step or to design the little actions that will make all the difference.

What are the outcomes of life coaching?

Our coaching relationship will focus on goal-oriented and meaningful productivity, creating realistic plans for meeting your objectives, and helping you to align your actions with your personal and professional values.

What is a coaching session like?

Because coaching is client-led, each session looks a little different.

We’ll start each 60-minute session by setting an agenda for what to focus on and we’ll outline some objectives together to accomplish by the end of the session.

Then, we’ll dive into coaching through a series of powerful questions.

Each session ends with a check-in about the session objectives, some action items, and an accountability plan for achieving next steps.

What are your group coaching offerings?

Currently, I offer virtual writing groups four times throughout the year.

I also offer a 7 Weeks to Radical Self-Trust group coaching program four times per year.

Where can I learn more about life coaching?

I recommend checking out the International Coach Federation.

You can also listen to this podcast episode to learn more about coaching.

Ready to Get Started?

Schedule a 30-Minute Exploration Session

In this session, you’ll share a little about your goals and what you’re hoping to accomplish through coaching. You’ll also get a chance to ask any questions you might have about the coaching process.


Choose a Coaching Plan

If coaching seems like a good fit for you, next you’ll decide which coaching plan is best for accomplishing your goals. You can choose between a 1-session, 6-session or 12-session package.


Reach Your Goals

Once you choose your plan, we schedule our first session, I send along a coaching contract and invoice, and then we dig right in!
I also provide a Google Drive folder and coaching plan document to help guide our work together.

1-session Coaching Package

This one-time session works well for brainstorming or visioning about an upcoming project, ongoing manuscript, life decision, job interview, business idea, or other important life or professional event.


More Details

In this package, clients receive:


  • One 60-minute video session via Zoom
  • A $50 discount on future 6-session packages if additional coaching is desired
  • A $100 discount on the 12-session package if additional coaching is desired

6-session Coaching Package

This coaching package is perfect for clients who are interested in doing a deeper dive into a specific area of their life or work such as their professional values, superpowers, or an element of self-distrust that’s challenging for them.


More Details

In this package, clients receive:

  • Six 60-minute video sessions via Zoom
  • Email support in between sessions
  • A $100 discount on future 6-session packages if additional coaching is desired
  • A $200 discount on the 12-session package if additional coaching is desired

12-session Coaching Package

This coaching package is ideal for clients who are looking for extended accountability for an important project or assignment that needs to be moved forward consistently and incrementally.


More Details

In this package, clients receive:

  • Twelve 60-minute video sessions via Zoom
  • Email support in between sessions
  • A $100 discount on future 6-session packages if additional coaching is desired
  • A $200 discount on the 12-session package if additional coaching is desired

Schedule Your 30-Minute Exploration Session

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