I've always been slightly rebellious.

DOING SOMETHING BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING IT

HAS NEVER WORKED FOR ME.

It took me a long, long time to fully realize that I wasn't much of a follower.  

 

I mean in grade school I was a bit of a loner,

and in college I refused to do what everyone else was doing.  

Not that I thought what everyone else was doing was wrong or bad-

I just wasn't interested in signing up for a game that I wasn't keen on playing.

Even now in business, if "everyone else is doing it" I know I will rebel.  

In the past, I have literally self sabotaged any attempts at doing

what everyone else is doing.  

When I try to be like everyone else or follow a cookie cutter strategy...

I fall.  

 

Strategy works, but what I discovered was that before

any strategy could be effective in my business,

it had to feel unique to me and soul aligned.

And, with that said, for a long time I also played small,

wouldn't express my opinion and was fairly bland in my message. 

What I've realized over the years is that the more aligned I am with my soul,

the easier it is for me to lead.

The easier it is for me to run a business with heart...

to not fall into traps of "being like everyone else." 

And it's easier to lead others,

both clients and people who work for me,

with grace and love.

It's also easier to speak my truth, loudly and clearly.

soul aligned 

I wasn't always soul aligned.

Nope.  In fact, it took a lot of figuring out in order to become soul aligned.  

I had to get my health, my relationships, my self care and my relationship

with money figured out first.  I had to come out of the spiritual closet.  

I had to say goodbye to a few behaviors that were keeping me tired and stuck.

A soul 

aligned

leader

What's the difference between soul aligned and

disconnected leadership?

find out below

SOUL ALIGNED LEADER

Takes care of her body,

mind and soul prior to anything else.

Focuses on deep self care.

Operates from a place of groundedness.

Allows for abundance, flow and ease in her life.

Doesn't let perfectionism thwart her.

Makes decisions from intuition and not ego.

Doesn't play small.

Is kind, generous but also owns and upholds

her boundaries.

Speaks her truth.

DISCONNECTED LEADER

Puts herself last.

Doesn't uphold her own boundaries around

time and energy.

Stays stuck in perfectionism.

Gets trapped into pleasing everyone else.

Can react from a socially aggressive place.

Operates in scarcity.

Makes business decisions based on fear.

Has difficulty accepting thoughtful feedback.

Allows her leadership role to run her life.

About Katherine

Professionally Speaking

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Curiosity and a desire to understand the depths of the world have guided me from photography to art therapy to working with teens and their families in crisis to leadership and coaching.  For over 15 years I have worked with people who were ready to change their lives (even if they didn't know it at the time!).

For the better part of decade I worked with teenagers and their families on a crisis stabilization unit at a prominent hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.  I learned a whole lot about leadership, life, love, mental illness, suicide, suicide prevention, communication and connection.  The work was fast paced and often multi-layered.  Leadership was a must in this work, and I learned quickly how to navigate the waters of systems (both family and community) and psychic pain.

My family and I made a trans-American move from Anchorage, AK to Franklin, TN in 2016 and with some soul searching I knew that I was meant to work differently than I first intended.  It would take a while to figure out that the calling I had was to support women in their holistic endeavors to be leaders.  As a coach, I've dabbled with relationships mainly- mothers and daughters and women in romantic relationships.  In fact, in 2018 I started The Happy Love Project, a podcast and platform that talked about all of the things that effect connected, modern relationships.

 

It wasn't until the grand shut down of 2020 due to COVID 19 that I realized I was missing something integral in the work that I do.   Soul Aligned Leadership.

I will always talk about relationships and love.  I will always talk about abundance on all levels.  I will always talk about connecting deeply in with your soul and power.

The time is now.  You'll hear me say that frequently. But, really, the time for female leadership is now. And it's time to let go of any archaic role models who implied that to be a female leader you had to be cold, callous and mean. 

My educational background includes:

• BFA in Studio Art & Photography with Honors from TCU in Fort Worth, Texas

•MA in Mental Health Counseling & Expressive Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA

I was a Licensed Professional Counselor in Anchorage, Alaska and continue to hold my Art Therapy Credentials.

And Personally

My Life in Pictures

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH ME:

MORE WORDS OF AFFIRMATION:

HOW DID YOU FEEL AT THE END OF YOUR

COACHING SERIES WITH KATHERINE?

"I feel more self confident.  My inner critic work was invaluable."  ​~ A.B.

"I've created more space for myself.  

I don't react so quickly, and I feel lighter.  

I have a path." ~ J.W. 

"I have significant more clarity, energy and focus." ~ K. A. 

"I have more confidence to go after what lights me up!" ~ A.P.

 

WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE

YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?:

"Awakening.  Motivating.  Eye Opening." ~  J.W.

"Life changing.  Inspiring.  Grounding." ~ A.B.

"Fun.  Clarifying.  Energizing." ~ K.A. 

"Fun.  Motivating.  Validating." ~ A.P. 

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The artist in me comes out on Instagram.  It's really one of favorite places to be.  Come hang out with me (and give me a shout in my DMs so I know you are there!) xoxo

@katherinephifer

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