Hi, I’m Kate and I guess you could call me a quitter, just like you.
I quit my first dream job without a plan in 2008. Then again in 2011 and 2016. Twice.
I quit drinking in 2012.
I quit watching the news in 2014.
I quit giving a f*ck about what other people thought of me in 2016.
I quit living a “traditional” life in 2017.
I just quit Remote Year.
The point is… I’ve been where you are, and I’m still standing, stronger than ever.
I know underneath that killer smile and fashionable outfit, you’re really scared sh*tless and not having a plan feels like suicide to a control freak like you.
Relax, I’ve got you.
If you don’t have a vision and plan for starting your new life or business (or growing the one you have) within 2 sessions, my services are free*
*I’ve yet to have to make good on that promise, but here is the fine print: if you purchase a coaching package from me and are unsatisfied with your progress by our second session, I will refund 100% of any money paid. No questions asked, no hard feelings, no hassle.
Other things you’d probably like to know
- I’ve invested more than $20k this year in training and read a book per week on average
- I’m a high-school dropout with a BFA and an MBA, and I taught myself to code
- I’ve done just about any job you can imagine, including driving a 2-ton truck for the USPS
- I’ve run my last two businesses entirely online, so I can work from anywhere
- I’ve traveled to 13 countries so far this year
- I’ve worked with companies and clients in nearly every industry and type of business
In a one hour meeting with Kate, I went from feeling like I had NO idea how to start my business to having a fully laid out plan, and more importantly, full confidence in myself that I could do it. She helped me set real, attainable goals and come up with ways to achieve them far sooner than I could have hoped.Zoe W.
I mostly just need someone to hold me accountable for the things I don’t feel comfortable doing, but so far you’ve really helped me reframe these tasks in a positive way!Kara M.
I love the homework assignments – it really does keep me on track and talking through the concerns and how to break them down into bite-size pieces is fantastic.Christina T.
This woman has a gift to share, I’ve been lucky enough to receiveVanessa L.
I cannot thank you enough for all the awesome advice and perspective you provided today.Lydia B.
Frequently Asked Questions
What industries do you have experience in?
I spent the bulk of my career in tech, working for both Fortune 500’s and 3-people startups. I’ve worked with companies and people in just about every industry including retail, edtech, wellness, apparel, travel & tourism, online & app-based gaming, coaching, fishing, healthcare, restaurants, software, hardware, real estate, marketing, career counseling, health & beauty and construction.
I’ve helped start companies ranging from multi-million dollar healthcare services to online retail stores and single person freelance businesses. As a creative I often work with novelists, copywriters, photographers, designers, artists, event planners, engineers and consultants who want to level-up their businesses. If you are a writer or an artist, you are in business even if you don’t know it – and I want to show you that you don’t have to choose between creativity and financial freedom.
What type of people do you work with?
If you’re passionate, driven, know you want to leave the traditional 9-to-5 lifestyle and are willing to invest the time, energy and money to really create the life you want, I’d love to work with you.
My Programs Are Best for:
WOW! You’re one of those unicorns that loves your job and you know you’re making a massive impact. You also know you have some habits that aren’t serving you well either in your life or your work. You’re looking for guidance on creating more joy and beauty in your life, feeling more free, more focused and generally chilling the f*ck out instead of always stressing out.
You’re not entirely sure what you want to do, but you know it’s not what you’ve been doing and you’ve quit your really lucrative job to follow your heart. You have faith that you’ll figure out the next step and you’re putting on a great “look good” for everyone else, but inside you’re scared to death that you’re going to die homeless and alone, half-eaten by wild dogs. You need clarity around what you really want in life, and where your talents lie. You want to short-cut the messy middle part of finding yourself and just levitate up the damn mountain.
You’re ready to escape your day job and leap into freelancing, consulting or entrepreneurship. You know you never want to work for someone else again and and you have some ideas for your business but you’re questioning your talents, struggling to prioritize your side-hustle or are having panic attacks at the idea of giving up a known paycheck. You need reassurance you’re on the right track, proven strategies for getting started and the clarity and confidence to move forward.
Artists and Writers
You’re building a business around your creativity and you need to know how to build a brand, how to sell your art or pitch your ideas and how to deal with rejection. You’re overwhelmed by all the different social media strategies and don’t know how to price your work or make an income while you write your novel. You need to know your clients in and out, how to find them and what will get them want to purchase only from you.
Sidehustlers (bloggers, coaches, idea people):
You’re a writer looking to monetize your blog without selling out to “the man,” a vlogger with a 100,000 followers but $0 income or a creative person ready to share your knowledge with the world. You’re not ready to give up your day job but you know you’ve got a #milliondollaridea in your pocket. You need honest feedback, monetization strategies, business acumen and clear directives for how to turn your hobby or passion into a profitable side-hustle and future empire.
You’re a creative freelancer or consultant earning great income but you’ve got at least one client from hell and you feel like you work more now than you did before you quit your day job. You want more clients so you can increase your revenue, but you’re not sure how you’ll ever support them with the time you have. Your gmail is overflowing to the point that you have a complete meltdown every time you look at it, and the most meaningful conversation you had this week was with your cat. You need systems, better clients, and strategies for 10x’ing your business while halving your time.
Congratulations! You’ve grown your business to a sizeable income and you’ve got systems in place that allow you the freedom to live a relaxed lifestyle. But you worry that if you take time off to travel through Nepal, or Facebook changes their algorithm again, or you get the flu in Vietnam (it happens, trust me) everything will slip away and you’ll be back to the struggle. You’re ready to shift from business operator to business owner. You want to create passive income, but the idea of starting an affiliate marketing or dropship business sounds like a special sort of hell. You need guidance on scaling your business and creating resources & partnerships, real-world advice on running your business from the road and a trusted advisor to brainstorm with.
I'm not sure if I want to be an entrepreneur or not. Can you help me?
Possibly, but my time is limited and I’m very selective of who I work with. If you identify with any of the below statements, we will not be a good match but you’re still welcome to checkout my free programs.
- You cannot or will not prioritize yourself and your business. If you don’t take yourself seriously, why should I?
- You take everything personally or are otherwise unwilling to grow. If you’d prefer to stay stuck, I hear Netflix just released a new show.
- You pride yourself on being a “starving artist” or brag about how many hours you work. When you decide to stop wearing your low wage as a badge of honor, we’ll talk.
- You’re just in it for the money. Go read the 4-Hour Workweek and sell vitamins, it worked for Tim Ferris; I work best with people who value personal fulfillment over sales fulfillment.
- You are uptight or easily offended. I drop the F-Bomb regularly, consider humor to be the best way through a challenge and sometime talk without a filter.
- You want a therapist or a caretaker. I’m not your momma and don’t want to be. My job is to push you out of your comfort zone and support you, not to hold you while you weep.
What's Remote Year like?
Somedays it’s the most amazing and mind-blowing adventure evar and I have to pinch myself to know I’m actually alive and awake. Other days it’s hard to get out of bed, my body aches, I don’t want to grow anymore and I’m raising my eyebrows at the gossip and “trumors” I’m hearing. It’s a grand social experiment, The Real World with fewer cameras, and Remote Year is a startup with some growing pains. I’ve met people that have changed my life and I’ve experienced things that have changed me. It’s been the hardest six-months of my life so far, and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who is growth driven and travel obsessed.
Create Their Dream Lives
Kate Bagoy is an award winning UX designer, business consultant, digital-nomad and lifestyle strategist known for her unique problem-solving abilities and sense of humor. Now focused on helping creative entrepreneurs and aspiring travelers, Kate applies the same strategies she’s used in 15 years of successful business to propel people forward into their dream lives.