Hi, I’m Kate Bagoy.

10 years ago I quit my soul-crushing job to start freelancing – and failed spectacularly. Now I travel the world & help creative business owners take off faster than a toupee at a fan factory. This is the story of how turned my life flip upside down – from burnout to location-indie business coach.


Are you dying to escape your corporate job and start your own business?

I know underneath that killer smile and fashionable outfit, you’re really scared sh*tless of leaving your salary behind, and not having a plan feels like suicide to a control freak like you.

I know because I’ve been where you are, and I’m still standing, stronger than ever.

At 23, I landed my dream job with a Fortune 500 company. I worked hard, advanced quickly and I made more and more money.

I had all the outward appearances of success, but inside, my soul was dying.

I hated getting up for work in the mornings, I dreaded every meeting, I started spending half my day looking forward to happy hour, usually while eating some sort of microwave meal at my desk.

I resented my boss, my coworkers and exhaustion of the burnout made even the best parts of my job – the stuff I liked to do – feel more painful than a root canal.

Eventually, I realized I had to make a change and quit without a plan, later starting my first business.

My journey wasn’t an easy one – my first freelance job netted me about $0.50 an hour – but I’ve never looked back from that decision to quit.

It was me or the job, and I chose me.

You can too.

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You deserve to live a life you love.

If I’d stayed in that job, I’d probably have a nice, fat 401K right now and still be praying that someday things would get better while slogging through TPS reports and crying myself to sleep at night.

Instead, I gave up what wasn’t working for me – the job, the drinking, the stress-related health problems – and embarked on re-designing my life.

I spent 10 years helping entrepreneurs build businesses in one form or another – as a designer, marketer, advisor, coach – helping start and grow more than 60 companies, but I could never get my OWN business off the ground.

I tried 3 times to start my own business – but always seemed to end up in a great-on-paper job I hated

Finally, with the help of a coach, I managed to reach $120k, replacing my salary doing what I love, and I’ve not worked for anyone else I again.

I loved what I did and my financial freedom allowed me to begin traveling as a digital nomad, running my business online while living in 22 different countries.

But I wanted more.

After training with Mastin Kipp and Tony Robbins, I realized I could offer so much more than design – and thus the beginning of my coaching practice and Six Figure Freelancers was born.

Now I apply a decade of experience building businesses, and 10,000 hours or so of personal development, to helping clients like you create YOUR dream life and businesses as an online business coach & brand strategist.

Is it time you let go of that soul-crushing job to chase your dreams?

I’d love to help – it’s kind of my thing.

From Burnout to Business Owner

If you’re good at what you do, but have no idea how to market or sell what you do, and you’re ready to transform your career into a lucrative business you can run from the beach, I’ve got great news.

I can help you create a customized business plan, marketing plan and roadmap for starting your business, building your brand, replacing your salary, hitting 6-figures and reaching your goals faster.

Even if you’ve never run a business before, even if you have no idea where to start… even if you’ve been trying for years and just haven’t been able to give up those golden handcuffs.

I’m basically a nerd and a high-school dropout with an MBA, a zest for life, a penchant for travel, an unbelievably stubborn streak and a passion for helping you create the life YOU love.

If I can create my dream life & business, you absolutely can too.

I’ll help you avoid all the mistakes I made, so you can get results faster.

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Here’s What You Might Be Saying in A Few Months…

“I want to say a special thank you for all you did for me in the last 6 months. It has been truly life changing. I went from shy, scared and unfocused to productive, confident and hitting my first $5k month. My clarity skyrocketed and my business and my life has changed forever. Thank you for being an amazing coach, pushing me through all my mindset blocks and getting me to explore the potential you knew I always had. I really appreciate it.”

Belema R.

Digital Strategist

“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. She helps keep me motivated and on task when I have doubts about my ability to keep moving forward. I would not be where I am today with my business without Kate’s guidance.

Christina T.

Brand Strategist

Kate is a wonderful coach and a wonderful person. She knows how to inspire action and is great at encouraging you to pursue those dreams you keep shelving.

Richelle D.

Illustrator / Video Editor

“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. She made me feel empowered, which was the most important first step for me to get started. I would recommend Kate to any and everyone. “

Zoe W.

Freelance Journalist

Kate is absolutely amazing at what she does! Her coaching feels like talking to a friend you’ve known for years. She’s helped me identify the “why” in starting my business, which has given me the confidence in securing/knowing my ideal client.

Vanessa Loney

Event Planner, Blue Ribbon Events

I had such a wonderful experience working with Kate to jumpstart my health coaching practice. She helped me fully understand the value of my skills and background, encouraged me to form business connections I might not have otherwise pursued, and pushed me to step outside my comfort zone while building my business. She provided the perfect cocktail of motivation and empowerment to get me going! Hire her!

Kara M.

Health Coach

It didn’t take Kate long to push me forward & build momentum. I wish I’d met her years ago.

Maxime DeBlue

Interaction Designer

Kate is exactly the kick in the pants I needed to stop dreaming and start doing. She gets to the bottom of things and has great ideas, each time we speak I leave more confident and excited, would definitely recommend!

Tara W.

Architectural Designer

I’ve been working with Kate for several months now and she has totally changed my life! I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted (I had several ideas but no idea where to begin) but I knew that I was capable of more than my previous career. With Kate’s expertise, guidance, and support I am proud to say I will be launching my own business soon. She worked with me to pull out my natural strengths and broke everything down to small goals that led to where I needed to be. If you are willing to invest in yourself and work hard you can have your dream job/life KATE WILL GET YOU THERE! Stop waiting for another year to go by- make the change NOW!”

Jesse C.

Writer, Speaker, Storyteller

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About Kate Bagoy, MBA

Listed as one of Thrive Global’s “Limit Breaking” Female Founders, Kate Bagoy is an award-winning designer, stategist and business coach.

After quitting a corporate dream job in 2008, Kate moved to Silicon Valley to manage design and marketing for a mobile startup – the valley wasn’t a fit, but she caught the startup bug & has been working with entrepreneurs ever since!

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 including Washington State University’s MAP program and Georgia Tech’s ATDC Bootcamp and has led projects for several Fortune 500 companies, including Nike, Ricoh, HP, Apple, BP and Microsoft. Kate holds a BFA in Graphic Design and an MBA in Marketing and International Business.

Obsessed with travel since a flight to Oregon at six, Kate left the US in January 2017 to travel full-time & runs her business entirely online – and helps other creatives do the same at sixfigurefreelancers.com, the go to online coaching program for freelancers.

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

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Where You've Seen Me

Obsessed with travel since a flight to Oregon at age 6, I left the US in January 2017 to travel full-time as a digital nomad & run my business entirely online - helping other entrepreneurs grow profitable #workanywhere businesses. Want me on your podcast or blog? Contact me here.

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