Business Coaching & Consulting for New Entrepreneurs

I help corporate burnouts start and grow creative companies.

Do any of these sound like you?

You’re trying to start or grow your business, but you’re all over the map and can’t seem to stay focused

You’ve tried freelancing or consulting before but had to go back to a day job

You’re spending all your time bidding on Upwork and are totally over it

You have a million-dollar idea but no idea how to get it out into the world

You know you want to run your own business but keep procrastinating or getting overwhelmed

Ever just want someone you trust to tell you what to do next?

 

These are just a few things I can help you with

  • Starting a freelance business & knowing what to focus on
  • Creating a freelance business plan
  • Creating a marketing or content plan
  • Getting more freelance clients
  • Starting an email marketing program
  • Building a website that gets you clients
  • Using social media to get freelance clients
  • Creating your first Facebook Ad Campaign
  • Creating, selling and launching a digital product
  • Streamlining your business so you can work anywhere
  • Setting clear goals and staying accountable
Or, just figuring out what to do next to get closer to loving your life or business again. Schedule a time to talk.

Starting a business is hard! If it wasn't, everyone would do it!

Don’t listen to Facebook ads that say it’s easy.

Self-employment and entrepreneurship can be incredibly fun, addictive and exceptionally rewarding.

It can also destroy your life, break your spirit & wipe you out financially without a solid plan.

Sure, you could do it alone.

You could also spend all your savings on an MBA, buy a bunch bunch of online courses you’ll never finish, read all the free content on the internet, go to tons of seminars and find yourself so overloaded you have no idea what to do next. (Like I did…)

But, wouldn’t it better to…

…have a step-by-step plan for starting 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?

Learn how to start your profitable creative freelance or consulting business the right way

My Coaching + Consulting Programs

Business Consulting

Find out exactly what to do next to launch or grow your workanywhere business in this business strategy intensive.

Business Coaching

Get the business acumen & support you need to build a profitable freelance business, so you can quit “Upworking” & start thriving in your workanywhere life.

Lifestyle Coaching

Learn how to transform your expertise into a location-indie business you love, so you can quit your soul-sucking job.

Killer Design for Startups

From branding + websites that convert to modern web + mobile apps – I transform ideas into beautiful, user-focused designs.

Web Design & UX Audits

Have a website or portfolio that’s not getting results? Need a trained eye to provide actionable insight? Get feedback from a pro.

Success Coaching

Accountability coaching for entrepreneurs who need to move beyond overwhelm + procrastination to prosperity.

My Business Philosophy

Solve real problems for real customers

Fall in love with your clients, not your products or services

Focus on long-term goals & vision over short-term tactics or bandwagon trends

Spend 80% of your time on tasks that grow your business so you can work less

Focus on knowing and serving your customers better than anyone else

Adopt a testing mindset so you move quickly rather than overthinking

Streamline and automate everything possible to unlock time

Do the right tasks at the right time for the biggest impact

I'll help you quit the cubicle (for good) & #workanywhere – whether you want to build an empire or just work in your pj's.

Why work with me?

Choosing a business coach is a personal decision and you should only work with a coach that you feel you can trust to guide you through building your vision and meeting you goals.

I work with you on a personal level to help through the difficulties of starting your company, facing your fears along the entrepreneurial journey – and provide you the support and mindset you need to help grow a successful, sustainable, six or seven-figure business!

I’ve spent the last 10 years working with entrepreneurs and startups in a variety of capacities – as a designer, product manager, mentor, advisor, marketer and business strategist. My passion is helping you start your company on the right foot, avoiding all the pain of mistakes I’ve watched others make, and the ones I made the three times I failed at owning a business.

Don’t think you have what it takes to start a business? Fearful you don’t have enough experience, the right MBA, the right credentials, or are you comparing yourself to the “competition” and imagining a life full of stress and tiny paychecks?

I felt the same way – and even failed the first couple of times I attempted to earn a full-time living as an entrepreneur! And, more importantly, I’ve not met a new business owner that’s ever been 100% confident from day one.

But, if you have the right mindset – and the right strategy – everything else is figure-out-able.

Take the first steps and start now. I’m living proof of what’s possible, and there is no better time than NOW! We get one life – live it to the fullest!

XOXO,

Oh, you’re new here? Maybe you’d like to read more about me.

You are a total bad-ass.

Stop doubting yourself and settling for a life half-lived. Yes, you really DO have what it takes to…

Start a business
Quit your job
Hire the right team
Tell your story
Run your own company
Write that book
Share your truth
Travel the world
Wake up happy
Be creative again
Learn to love yourself
Earn what you’re truly worth
Get exactly what you want

I’d love to be your guide

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.

I cannot thank you enough for all the awesome advice and perspective you provided today.

Lydia B.

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.

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.

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.

This woman has a gift to share, I’ve been lucky enough to receive

Vanessa L.

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

Creative Freelancers & Solopreneurs:
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.

Corporate Quitters:
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.

Wantreprenuers:
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.

Lifestyle Entrepreneurs:
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.

Lifestylers:
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.

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.

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 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.

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