I’ve been told that my greatest gift, my “special sauce,” is my enthusiasm. Life has taught me to embrace that gift, and my mission is to use it to empower others in likewise embracing their most authentic selves to actualize their full potential.
"Kate's energy and enthusiasm are infectious. When our training group needed a jolt of positivity, we turned to Kate. She delivered. She has a presence about her that lights up a room."
"One of [Kate’s] greatest gifts is her ability to make you feel like the most important person in the world."
I come from a long line of high-achievers — a family that values training, education, achievement, and top performance.
As a competitive swimmer for 17 years, I internalized a strong work ethic and the value of focused discipline. Working as a professional model, I was challenged to develop new tools for strengthening my self-confidence and sense of self-worth. And as a broadcast journalist and international TV personality, I experienced what it took to perform at the highest level at all times and to be an exceptional team player.
Along the way, I (an extrovert) discovered the value of turning inward. I studied mindfulness practices and became a passionate advocate of their benefits for both brain and body health. (You’ll find my meditations and courses on top-rated app Insight Timer and offered as a companion to my first book, The Full Spirit Workout.)
I’ve received certifications from Yale University’s Science of Well-Being program, to help myself and my clients build more productive habits, and from Stanford University’s Love as a Force for Social Justice program to help me more deeply understand the human heart.
When I turned my attention to coaching, I sought out the best available programs. I earned coaching certifications through the International Coaching Federation and graduated at the highest level from Columbia University's executive and organizational 3CP coaching program. In addition to my advanced coaching certifications, I’m a licensed NBI® consultant, trained in helping clients assess their thinking preferences to leverage insights for creativity, innovation, and communication strategies in all areas of life.
Today, as a coach, public speaker, and author, I draw from my multifaceted background to help others develop a strong inner core, giving them the resilience to handle life’s obstacles and upheavals, and the courage to create the fun and fulfilling life that is their birthright.
My professional life began at Penn State University, where I studied communications and was an Academic All-American swimmer. Soon, my curiosity and love of storytelling drove me to earn a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
While working for nearly a decade as a TV news anchor and reporter, I interviewed hundreds of prominent newsmakers, including President Barack Obama and Angelina Jolie. As a writer, I've contributed articles to Woman’s Day Magazine, Redbook Magazine, Forbes, mindbodygreen, the Huffington Post and elephant journal, to name a few. I also launched a blog where I share inspirational stories about self-confidence, empowered communication, resilience, and healthy body image.
From TV presenter it was a short hop into modeling and soon I was working as a television personality and brand ambassador. But my energy and drive wouldn’t let me stay only in front of the camera, and I began moving into entrepreneurship and business, as well. I’ve helped multiple global beauty brands shape their vision and strategy, and I recently led the team behind the launch of QVC’s first and only proprietary beauty brand, which made more than four million dollars in sales on its first day.
All of these experiences have made me who I am today and inform my strategy for helping students and clients find their path to success, within and without.
I believe in warm hugs and the power of prayer, meditation, and fresh starts.
I believe in honoring our bodies with positive self-talk, trusting we're on the right path and releasing all that no longer serves us.
I believe in inhaling clarity and exhaling self-limiting beliefs.
I believe we're worth everything our heart desires and giving ourselves just that.
I believe we're strong enough to weather any storm, and believe in asking for support.
I believe in laughing so loud everyone in the room looks over to see what’s so funny.
I believe in creating the space for people to be their most authentic, vulnerable selves.
I believe in smiling for no reason at all.
I believe the best is yet to come and in saying "thank you" for all of life’s tough lessons.
I believe we can do anything we choose is important enough.
I believe in me, and I believe in you. We were born to be spectacular. Let’s do this!
My favorite part of life is connecting deeply with others. As a speaker, I use powerful personal stories and research-backed strategies to help teams and organizations shift perspective, learn new tools, and accelerate achievement.
As a coach, I work with teams in groups, as well as one-on-one with business leaders, professional athletes, accomplished entrepreneurs, and high performers in any field to help them succeed in and out of the boardroom or on and off the field.