Hi! I'm Katie.
I was passionate about psychology from a very young age. As a competitive athlete, I learned quickly that at some point what separates the greats is not usually related to physical superiority, but rather mental and emotional agility. I was introduced to books about sports psychology, peak performance, mindfulness, and organizational development. I was fascinated about the ways in which our thoughts directly impacted our life experiences.
My curiosity and excitement about personal and professional development continued through college, as I played softball at UC Berkeley. Throughout my time at Berkeley, I read everything I could get my hands on and I started to deepen my own personal development practices including journaling, meditating, visualizing, positive self-talk, habit tracking, and integrating countless cognitive-behavioral techniques. I loved this stuff.
I began noticing that everyone was feeling stressed out, experiencing some level of pressure to perform, and anxiety had a constant presence amongst student-athletes.
It wasn’t until I graduated and accepted my first job as part of Target’s executive development program that I quickly realized the stress, pressure, and anxiety that existed in college was even more prominent in the workforce. This realization led me to deepen my studies, and eventually guided my career in human resources. I spent almost a decade working in the corporate landscape specializing in executive development, talent management, succession planning, recruiting, training, and creating engagement strategies. During this time, I started to get clear on the type of work that I wanted to undertake (Sidenote: It helped that one of my favorite shows, Billions, came out and one of the main characters, Wendy Rhoades, literally had my dream career).
I went back to school and earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology and soon after started my own venture in private practice and consulting. I have worked with fortune 500 companies, start ups, small businesses, sports teams, and school districts. In my private practice, I work with high performing individuals looking to level-up both in their personal and professional lives.