Building a Business is Hard

I'll Help You Do It Right The First Time

Building a Business is Hard

I'll help you do it right the first time

Hi, I’m Kate Bagoy…

Product nerd and startup junkie.


Since 2008, I’ve helped entrepreneurs build companies as a designer, marketer, product manager, strategist & advisor. Having worked with more than 50 startups & dozens of small businesses, two things stand out as key factors in entrepreneurial success: mindset & strategy.

Lasting businesses are helmed by tenacious founders who learned to master their mindset, set clear goals & ruthlessly prioritize the 20% activities that generate 80% of results.

My super power is helping you get clear & focused on your 20%.


Business Coaching for


I’m not your typical business coach. I’m a little left of center, a touch woo-woo and don’t believe in doing things just to do things.

There are a million and one ways to build a business. My specialty is helping you find the ways that work best for you, so you can have a thriving business and still love your life.

Equal parts strategy & accountability, with a sprinkle of mindset and a whole lot of cheerleading, my coaching programs are designed for epic people doing epic things.

Things like founding a startup, quitting your job to start a business, taking your business online so you can travel, writing your first novel or changing the world.

I support 5 epic people at a time as a personal coach & my #1 goal is helping you achieve yours.

Business Consulting for Startups

Since 2008, I’ve helped entrepreneurs build companies as a designer, marketer, product manager, strategist & advisor. I consult with entrepreneurs, small businesses & early-stage startups on how to grow businesses with effective design, marketing & business strategy.

My Areas of Expertise Include:

Consulting for Startups

* Business Strategy
* Marketing Strategy
* UX Strategy
* Startup Strategy
* Brand Strategy
* Design Strategy

Coaching for Entrepreneurs

Business Coaching
* Life Coaching
* Mindset Coaching
* Accountability Coaching
* Coaching for Freelancers


Kate is a phenomenal coach and cheerleader.

She is constantly encouraging me to dream bigger about my business, which I launched a year earlier than expected in huge part due to her encouragement. I would not be where I am today with my business without Kate’s guidance.”

Christina Thelin, Los Angeles

It didn't take Kate long to figure out how to push me forward and build momentum.

“It’s like she knew me forever. She has very good insights and quickly grasped my struggle. I wish I’d met her years ago.”

Maxime DeBlue, Montreal, Canada

Kate is absolutely amazing at what she does!

She has a natural ability to help you identify your fears of diving into entrepreneurship and how to get past that. I’ve since quit my full-time job to focus on my business. I can’t thank Kate enough for giving me the confidence to pursue my dreams of working for myself.

Vanessa Loney, Philadelphia

Press & Bio

Listed as one of Thrive Global’s “Limit Breaking” Female Founders, Kate Bagoy is a lifestyle entrepreneur, digital nomad, location independent business coach and the founder of

Formerly a UX designer, Kate has worked with more than 50 startups as a designer, marketer, product manager, strategist, analyst and advisor. She is a graduate of the Portland Seed Fund, served as a mentor at multiple accelerators and educational programs and has led projects for several Fortune 500 companies, including Nike, HP, Apple and Microsoft. Kate holds a BFA in Design and an MBA in Marketing.

Obsessed with travel since a flight to Oregon at age six, Kate left the US in January 2017 to travel full-time with Remote Year and now runs her business entirely online – often poolside from tropical locales. You can follow her journey on Instagram.

Her personal mission is to inspire and empower people to lead lives by design, not default.

How can I help you grow? Let’s talk about it over coffee.

Unlike many ‘coaches,’ I don’t offer free strategy sessions, breakthrough sessions or clarity calls. Let’s be honest, if you’re meeting with a coach for an hour, you’re getting a strong sales pitch & I’d rather not waste either of our time. If you’d like help growing your startup or small business, making a major life change or need help with design, let’s just talk about it over a (virtual) cup of coffee.

Contact Me

I’m designer, consultant and life & business coach from Portland, Oregon, but I travel full-time as a digital nomad and work with clients around the world – I have clients in London, LA, Bali, Vietnam and Melbourne. I’m open to speaking engagements, partnerships and collaborations worldwide.

Last Seen In

Las Vegas, Nevada

Next Up

Portland, Oregon
Austin, Texas

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