Meet Kate! Kate is not only an amazing speaker and writer, she's also an award winning Life Coach. She strives to help others overcome jealousy, comparison, and perfectionism. Kate's passion to help others reach an ideal level of confidence is empowering. Okay okay, let's learn a little more about Kate...
WHAT ARE YOU UP TO RIGHT NOW? TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
Right now, I’m growing a little human inside my belly! Which feels like the most exciting and beautiful blessing to be experiencing. But the most incredibly part is, my body is doing that all on it’s own! I don’t know how many times I’ll need to see (or experience) a baby in the womb to no longer find the gift of life the most incredible miracle of all.
Aside from the baby growing, I’m also a life coach and at the moment I’m currently holding full coaching books, and a group coaching program, as well as lots of other fun projects on the side. Oh and don’t forget the renovations! It’s a great idea to move out of your home and completely re-do the kitchen, living room and dining room when you’re 5 months pregnant right? I say that sarcasticly, but I love it! Renovating our home has been such a joy, I’m a creative person at heart, and bringing our ideas and vision to life is truly special! (Check out my instastories for updates)
I live with my husband on the Gold Coast in Australia, and we have two cute rescue dogs, Kobe and Daisy who bring so much joy to our lives, and in April 2018 we’ll be welcoming our first human child, a little boy.
WHAT ARE YOUR FOUR TRAITS AND WHY?
AMBITIOUS: For as long as I can remember I’ve wholeheartdly chased my goals, rarely taking no for an answer. If I set my mind to something, I will do all I can to achieve it.
COMPASSIONATE: I value and respect other people and their experinces in life. Personally I identify as an empath, meaning that I deeply feel what others are also feeling. It’s for this reason that I feel compassion comes so naturally to me, I find putting myself in someone elses shoes to be simple. One the other side of the coin, news and current affairs can deeply effect me, so I keep them at a minimum.
PASSIONATE: A true taurus, I like to say I’m passionate about passion! If you catch me on a topic that lights me up, you’ll feel it radiating, and you’ll find it hard to get me to stop! I believe in allowing the heart to guide the way, it’s from this space that I find my passion.
ENCOURAGING: A natural trait that I believe aids in making me a great coach, I truly believe that we can all be what we hope to, and achieve that which we dream of, with the right support. I love being able to support someone, and show them whats possible when they have a cheer squad in the background.
SO, YOU ARE A LIFE COACH? TELL US ABOUT HOW THAT BEGAN!
Back in 2012 I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis, and had emergency surgery to remove a rupturing cyst, just two weeks after my now husband and I got engaged. The fairytale I was living cam crashing down, and over the coming years as I came to terms with the severity of what I was experiencing, I had no choice but to grow. To go all in on personal growth, to show up for myself like never before, and learn to love my body in it’s entirety. Even those parts that are a little harder to love.
Through all of this I was running a successful business as a hair and makeup artist, but it came to a point where it was no longer fullfilling. The work I’d done on myself was calling me to show up in the world in a different way. I knew that there was something more I needed to do. And so, I shut up shop of my makeup business, which was a big descision to close the doors of a successful business, seven years in, and I got a part time job, while I figured out my next move. Remember what I was saying about being heart lead?
It was only a couple of weeks later that I was having a discussion with a friend, confused at how I could turn my natural desire and calling into a career. I had all the pieces to the puzzle, but they just didn’t seem to fit together. And just like that the answer landed in my lap. I signed up immedately and started studying just a month or two later. I love what I do so much, and when I finished I dove into my new business head first, and have been building, growing and expanding ever since.
I’m so glad that I made the choice in that moment, a few years ago to listen to my heart. I could have easily continued with my work in makeup, and on the most part I would have been happy, but I know for sure that I wouldn’t have been fullfilled. I’m blessed to live in a country where I will never starve, or be homeless. So I asked myself, if not now, when? Although it was a risk to leap, the risk of not seemed so much greater.
YOU PICKED PASSIONATE AS ONE OF YOUR TRAITS, WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I’m passionate about self care and developing a loving relationship with yourself, empowering women, nature, zen time, lovingly supporting others and living an abundant life. I’m passionate about honoring my relationship with my husband, and my nearest family and friends. I don’t do much without passion behind it, because really whats the point?
WHAT SPARKED YOUR DESIRE TO HELP PEOPLE OVERCOME PERFECTIONISM? Almost every single one of my clients was displaying perfectionism tendencies, or the key issues they would want to explore would all come back to perfectionism, and it was breaking my heart to see that as a society we are raising women to care so much about what other people think of them. If we were to empower women to be their true messy selves, and embrace that beauty in others at the same time, rather than criticizing it, this world would be a very different place. It’s in those messy bits, or ‘edges’ that we become unique. What a shame it would be to a live a life in the shadow or the mirror of someone else. I figure if I can support a handful of women each year to come back within, embrace who they are, and be brave enough to show it, I know that I’m showing up for my purpose. So in short, I was given sign after sign, the work called me!
WHAT’S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE THAT YOU LIVE BY, OR THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO OTHERS?
You already have it all within. I know it’s cliché, but how many times have you actually thought about the gravity of the statement. What would it mean if you believed it? How would your world change if you no longer needed to find something outside of yourself in order to be happy? There are way too many people telling us how we should or shouldn’t be living our lives, and the truth is, we’ve lost sight of who we truly are. The more we connect to ourselves, the less we lean on advice, rather asking within. The best place to start, is ALWAYS within.
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