Love Notes from Clients
I LOVE serving my clients with this work!
It is a such blessing and an honor to support them and journey with them on their individual path to wholeness.
Each woman’s path is different, and yet the same—she is coming home to her authentic self.
Kind Words from Katy’s Spiritual & Life Coaching
The time I spent with Katy was invaluable. I ended up doing more inner and outer work with her support than I knew I needed and it has been life-changing and life-supporting in so many wonderful ways.
Katy is one part health coach, one part cooking teacher, one part spiritual teacher, and one part warm and friendly mentor. She embodies a truly unique combination of gifts and talents. I began the new year with an intention to cook more, and I thought I just needed more time to cook and a few new recipes. It turned out I had a lot more unraveling to do with my relationship to food and cooking. Simply being given a few recipes wasn’t going to cut it. I had to do the work, and Katy was the perfect mentor to walk that path with me!
During my time with Katy I have taken away a clear focus on cooking as part of my spiritual practice, and it has made me both more committed and more light-hearted about it. Katy is also a really experienced Enneagram teacher, and that work as given me a whole new container within which to view and understand myself. It was a really fun and meaningful way to look at my patterns and move out of the ones that weren’t serving me anymore.
When I first started working with Katy, I was in dire need of a personal support system. I wanted to start a new company. I wanted to lose weight. I wanted to find and engage with my passion. I seemed to have everything I needed—all the resources were in place—but I wasn’t acting on what I wanted, and I felt like I was running out of time.
I reached out to Katy because over the years of interacting with her at The Enneagram Institute, I had always respected her wisdom, integrity, caring, experience with the Enneagram, and personal touch. I knew how to get things done, and I had many systems in place, but something was stopping me. I was doing fine, but I wasn’t growing, and I wasn’t moving on my dreams.
In the six months working with Katy, I learned how to listen to my body wisdom with compassion and confidence. I learned to accept, nourish, and work with all of myself, understanding and unraveling the fears and criticism that were stopping me and bringing loving awareness to all my feelings. I learned how to practice true self-care, to allow pleasure, and manage various food cravings.
Now, I’m happy to say that I have laid the foundation for a company I had wanted to launch. I achieved my weight loss goal by better understanding not only the reasons I was eating, but also the real effects of the food. And I am ready to live this second half of my life, feeling more alive, sexier in my skin, and more full of passion than I have in a long time!
Katy’s intelligence, support, lessons and experience were instrumental in helping me achieve my goals. I recommend Katy to anyone looking for a strategic partner in creating a better life. She will explode what’s possible for you if you choose to join her on this path.
~ Sheila, Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley
I now have energy for my life and my kids. I am taking in less caffeine, have less depression and anxiety, and I have more innate desire for healthful foods that my body wants. I’ve also experienced a shift in thinking about the ritual around food and how to nourish myself, including an attitude of curiosity about my behaviors and kindness towards myself.
Katy was able to help me work toward my goals by providing everything from recipes, to guidance, follow-ups, meditations, and ways to bring awareness to behaviors that may be sabotaging my goals.
Katy can get right to the heart of the matter with compassion and kindness. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to look inside, get to know yourself, and listen to your own wisdom.
~ Shannon, Senior Software Developer, Minnesota
Katy was a one stop shop for my dietary and relationship dilemmas. Her knowledge of various foods and also the Enneagram spoke directly to my needs. With Katy’s gentle guidance, I was able to eliminate sugar from my diet and explore my social blind spots. My life has changed exponentially with Katy’s mentorship. Thank you.
~ Kathy, Health Care Worker, Minnesota
Since working with Katy, I am more present, forgiving, and compassionate toward myself when it comes to eating. I am listening to inner wisdom regarding what and how much I will eat. I am getting better at negotiating with different parts of myself and coming into balance without doing an “all or none” thing. I feel like I am on the right path to listening to my body by reestablishing that connection between my mind and body.
~ Michelle, Minnesota
When I started working with Katy, I was overall feeling overwhelmed, depressed and I was often becoming physically sick from stress and overextending myself. I needed to learn how to manage myself and my life differently. Honestly, it was either try this program or try anxiety medication.
Katy was able to help me to see my behavior patterns and the ways in which I was holding myself back. She asked me thoughtful questions along the way and introduced new concepts and strategies I could test. She was so encouraging. Not shy about sharing praise or acknowledging if I was finding something challenging. And I appreciated how she’d send me a quick email to check on me if she hadn’t heard from me in a while or how she’d send fun things in the mail!
Now I’m so grateful to be in a remarkably better place 6 months later and not even thinking about medication. I have tools to better support my body and mind. That’s given me the foundation to take care of myself better, communicate with others better, and effect the changes and outcomes I desire in a greater way.
~ Johannah, Human Resources Director, New Jersey
Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching with Katy has changed my life. I have been in and out of therapy for much of my adult life and have been prescribed an assortment of medications to treat my unhappiness. Katy creates a safe, loving and non-judgmental place and I can fully express my feelings and thoughts. We have been working together for just 6 months and I am no longer taking medications and am full of hope. Thank you, Katy.
~ Karen, Maryland
Thanks, Katy! Lots of resources out there, and you are one of the best! I was so happy to be with you, and felt so accepted and heard! Hearing your words validated a LOT! I have to tell you how often I think of you with so much gratitude!! I have been working so much with the things we have talked about and drawing from teachings from the Enneagram and a lot from Eckhart Tolle’s work and I feel like things have opened up so much for me.
~ Sara, Health Care Worker, Minnesota
I would describe Katy as a woman of passion, a sage, a mentor, a guide, a coach…One who listens with her head and her heart—with a deep wellspring of knowledge, wisdom, and intuition. Thank you, thank you, Katy, for listening and for your insight and support. Soul food! Thank you from the “back” of my heart for all your spiritual direction!!
~ Tamerin, Coach, Minnesota
Katy provided a safe, non-judgmental space in which I could address my personal challenges and experiment with her insightful recommendations. Working with Katy was an invaluable experience.
~ Jennifer, Lawyer, Pennsylvania
Katy was able to help me work toward my goals by living what she teaches, being consistent and encouraging, recognizing when I wasn’t honoring my own goals and gentling me back on my path in positive ways.
I now operate as a whole being. I am not ignoring my physical body as if it has less importance than my mind and spirit. I am proud of the “I AM” that I AM. I am feeding and exercising my body with reverence and recognizing what the food and movement do to make me feel whole. I am deflecting the negativity of my own or others’ voices and operating from my strong center of being.
If you want to become WHOLE in your life approach, if you have stepped off your path and want to get on a true and supportive journey once more, if you long for a teacher to show you a better way to make choices toward your end goals, you’ll love working with Katy!
~ Bonney, Minnesota
Katy does a phenomenal job at listening and adapting to whatever is going on with my body in the moment. During one Mindful Body session I felt the need to do something a little different and instead of stopping me, she encouraged me to play with the movement. It felt very supportive.
~ Sarah, Myofascial Massage Therapist, Minnesota
Katy is great at supporting modifications and in making people feel comfortable with where their body is on any specific day, at any specific time.
~ Kristen, Project Manager, U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services, Minnesota
Katy’s Mindful Body Session helped me to deepen my understanding of the mind body connection. It helped me see how I physically manifest my emotional life, how everything inward finds a way to express itself within the body. I learned some great techniques that helped me let go of unwanted tension and stress, and reconnect to my true self.
~ Larissa, Artist and Teacher, Minnesota
At first “hello” Katy’s contagious, open-hearted warmth, joyful and curious spirit, and focused intention made me always feel held, happy, and bravely ready for important work!!!
My goal for this work was to open to greater aspects of my being that may have been undiscovered, like a spelunker of my own soul.
Katy has a presence that allows. She respects and honors each unfolding and let’s you lead with your own intuition which is a great gift! Katy followed each insight and opening I had and mirrored back to me a loving presence that honored and respected each unfolding as sacred, significant, and special. She offered non-judgmental permission to be exactly where I was, no less, no more, lovingly and joyfully supporting me to stay open to each new unfolding.
The process was raw, potent, plump, beautifully subtle–and at times groundbreaking at the same time…and fun!! I loved playing and exploring like a child, and Katy played with me and held me with unconditional acceptance.
I felt a stronger ability to set boundaries in my own life, to stand in my truth and express “No” when necessary. I also realized how grounding gave me a compassionate place to begin, feel settled in myself, and contain more expansive openings.
It was all juicy, creative, sweet and wondrous!! I felt different minute-to-minute in my experience of myself doing this work!
Katy’s background in holistic mind/body work combined with her loving, enveloping heart, and musical knowledge created confidence in me to let myself go and see where the road could lead. I have done many styles of meditation, prayer, somatic work, and more, but this Full Voice Work was a special little stream of light carving its way through my energy body and consciousness, releasing old patterns and forming new one–all while having fun!! It was a profound and very quick and effective process for me.
~ Rebecca Zaban-Boylan, Health & Lifestyle Coach, Spiritual Healer, and End of Life Caregiver, Minnesota
Thank you very much for giving me the experience of Full Voice! I’d had been thinking of taking singing lessons for a long time but it never felt right.
I wanted to get more comfortable with singing as I never really enjoyed it because of a lack of training and my alto voice that never got the good lines to sing. I am also interested in alternative healing and energy medicine and have become more aware of the symbolic importance of voice as well. So when Katy told me about Full Voice, it seemed just perfect!
Through the Five Elements Approach, I was able to take my voice much higher and lower than I thought possible and also learned different ways of making sounds. I can’t really recall any singing at first; it was just vocalizing, but it was great fun. After a few sessions, I was using the Elements to sing, and heard sounds I didn’t think were possible from my voice! I soon got to apply that in ‘real life’ at a participatory Christmas concert. It was striking how many more sounds I could make and how much more confidence I had!
Katy is approachable and open, and makes learning fun. She is very knowledgeable about singing and voice and has lots of great ideas. She also really listens and made connectionsr between life experiences and how I use my voice, that I found really helpful
. ~ Cheryl Kempton, Holistic Health Coach, Minnesota