Create a thriving freelance, consulting or online business without selling your soul or losing yourself.
…escape your golden handcuffs and never-ending meetings
…own a business that allows you work when & where you want
…create sustainable, long-term income with positive impact
…have confidence in your business, ideas and talents
…feel fulfilled and supported by your tools and team
…create balance buy working smarter not harder
…thrive in an unconventional, unpredictable life
Business Strategy + Coaching Packages
Part consulting, part coaching, we work together to develop a vision and map for your business, then meet weekly to set SMART goals, get focused, strategize and brainstorm solutions to problems, plan action items & set your mindset to grow a 6 or 7-figure business faster than you could ever do alone. All sessions are self-scheduled and 100% online, so we can work together anywhere!
For artists, writers, consultants and creatives – build a six-figure business that allows you to work from home, or from anywhere, without worry.
- 1 45-minute foundational session
- 1 90-minute strategy session
- 12 weeks email support
- 12 30-minute coaching calls
- Customized planning docs
- Lean Canvas business map
- Pricing kit or sales funnel map
- Implementation checklist
For future startup founders + new CEO’s ready to turn their million dollar idea into a real, rapidly-growing, world-class business.
- 1 45-minute foundational session
- 2 90-minute strategy sessions
- 24 weeks email support
- 24 30-minute coaching calls
- Customized planning docs
- Business Map
- Business 1 Pager
- Brand board or UX Audit
- Branded go-to-market plan template with preliminary strategy
Accountability and success coaching for quitters, creatives & business owners who need to move beyond overwhelm + procrastination to prosperity.
Killer Design for Startups
From branding + websites that convert to comprehensive web + mobile apps – I transform ideas into beautiful, user-focused designs.
My Business Philosophy
Solve real problems for real customers
Fall in love with your clients, not your products
Focus on long-term goals and vision over short-term tactics and bandwagon trends
Do the right tasks at the right time for the biggest impact
Spend 80% of your time on tasks that grow your business so you can stop wasting your most precious resource (time)
Stay focused on serving your customers (internal & external) rather than reacting to competition and market trends
Move rapidly and adopt a testing mindset rather than overthinking and getting stuck in paralysis by analysis
Streamline and automate everything possible
Think in systems, not deliverables – your business is more than just what you sell.
Kate Bagoy is a traveling business strategist, coach + consultant for creative boss babes ready to make big impact without losing themselves or their soul.
She started her career working for Fortune 500 companies but quit to start her own company after becoming burnt out. Kate’s first attempt at freelancing failed, leading her to get an MBA and move to Silicon Valley to manage product design and marketing for a mobile startup. The valley wasn’t a fit, but Kate caught the startup bug and has been working with entrepreneurs ever since.
Now focused on guiding leaders through the transition from traditional career to location-independent entrepreneurship, Kate applies the same strategies she’s used in 15 years of successful business and mentorship to propel you into fulfilling, profitable business ownership – wether you’re ready to build a seven-figure startup or just want to run a home-based business.
Kate knows you don’t need an MBA to start a business, but you do need the right tools, the right strategy and a mindset for success.
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.Zoe W.
Kate’s work is extremely professional, highly creative and probably most important, her approach to strategy is very insightful. She truly understands what a business want’s to portray and what the customer really needs.David K.
Kate is a naturally talented business coach who knows the right questions to ask to put her clients on a focused and productive path to success.Carin S.
Don’t listen to lying Facebook ads – building a business is hard
Self-employment and entrepreneurship can be incredibly fun, addictive and exceptionally rewarding. It can also destroy your life, break your spirit and wipe you out financially if you don’t have a solid plan.
Sure, you could do it alone.
You could also spend your savings on an MBA, buy a bunch bunch of online courses you’ll never finish, read all the free content on the internet and find yourself so overloaded you have no idea what to do next.
Wouldn’t it better to…
…have a step-by-step plan for creating a thriving business?
…always have a second opinion from a trusted advisor?
…be supported by someone who’s been in your shoes?
…know with certainty you’re focusing on what’s really important?
…feel comfortable taking risks and launching before you’re ready?
…trust your vision for an ideal life and business is actively being created?
Frequently Asked Questions
What industries do you have experience in?
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?
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?
- 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 it's like being a Digital Nomad? 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 hope I just meet a nice man who I can live happily ever after with, in one place.
Remote Year was a great experience until it wasn’t; it’s a grand social experiment, The Real World with fewer cameras, and a startup with some growing pains. I met people that changed my life and I experienced things that changed me. It was the hardest six-months of my life, and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who is growth-driven, travel obsessed and not ready to solo nomad. I also can’t recommend quitting enough if it doesn’t work for you.