About Me

Kate portraitI am the Applied Mindfulness Expert who teaches organizations, companies and individuals how being present improves relationships, creates connections, and enhances experiences.

It has always been my goal and my passion to be a nurturing presence and a force for helping people be better, and I’ve been doing it, living it, and teaching it since 1992.

Both my joy and my ability to be effective, come from the same place: being unique, spontaneous, and looking at things from a different perspective. When I look at problems, situations, or people, my strength is in finding new possibilities and solutions to match the uniqueness of each one.I draw from my wide experience to bring insight, information, and skills to organizations and individuals for improved clarity and greater functionality.

Possessed with a passion for making the world a better place, and blessed with an innate ability to share knowledge and information with clarity and insight, I am on a mission to mentor others toward becoming more effective leaders and positive forces for healing in the world.

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What I Do

I have had a dream for decades about bringing change to the culture of the workplace. It’s a place where we spend half our waking lives, and it’s often uncomfortable, unproductive, and embodies some of the worst of human interaction. And it doesn’t have to.

I see frustration, distraction, fear, and communication problems everywhere, and I know from experience that some simple steps toward creating a more mindful lifestyle have a miraculous ability to resolve those issues for individuals and the people they have contact with.

I am driven to teach and to develop innovative ways to share knowledge with others. I take great very seriously the responsibility of being the one who is providing not only knowledge, but an opportunity for personal transformation.

I have developed a collection of insights and skills that can help others to be more effective and more present in their work, and to create an environment that is supportive and productive for leaders and managers, as well as the people they work with.

The great value I have found in integrating mindfulness and meditation into my life and my professional practice resulted in the development of training that teaches real-life, practical techniques for helping others to also experience them and their application to daily living.

My goal is to assist anyone who struggles with worry, anxiety, overwhelm, fear and pain and those who work with them, by providing them with skills to be more centered, calm and resilient and modeling that behavior for those around them.

Where I Come From

I come from a broad range of experiences in areas that include healthcare, the arts, finance, service, and retail. I have held positions in sales, creative, support, and management. For 20 years I ran my own business and I was the creator of my own product line.

Originally from Western New York, I moved to Minnesota to attend the U of M’s MFA program in Theater Design.

I earned a Diploma in Herbal Studies from the Australasian College of Herbal Studies, and then complimented this with becoming an Advanced Practitioner in a neuromuscular re-education known as Ortho-Bionomy®, where I was described as “born knowing how to do this work”. I then opened my own healthcare practice which I ran for over 20 years.

My desire to help others by teaching them how to cultivate a healing presence, accompanied by my natural passion and aptitude for teaching, led me to become a Registered Instructor with Society of Ortho-Bionomy International. Understanding the principles of this work not only provided a set of useful skills, but can also instigated a powerful, personal transformation.

My fascination with becoming more present and more myself changed me in deep and important ways, and my commitment to cultivating a peaceful, mindful, and healing state as an important part of my work gave me the experience and insight to develop ways of showing others how to do the same for themselves. The result was my book, “The Mindfulness Habit: Six Weeks to Developing the Habit of Being Present.”

It was the awareness of the power of this state that has led me to develop ways to assist others in the helping professions to learn the skills to be a greater, more effective practitioner, as well as a healthier practitioner. The natural extension of this was to share the power of being present with everyone, no matter where they are. The changes that can result from this extend far beyond the individual who is understanding what it means to work and to live with a mindful lifestyle.

What I Believe

The gift of the all the work that I have done has been learning that it is profound to be in relationship that’s foundation is about being present and without judgment or expectation.

I understand that the greatest gift that as someone who provides information and support, I give to others it is to be completely present. I understand also that the resulting compassionate presence is a most powerful force for growth and change that extends far beyond our immediate experience.

My Pledge to my clients is:

To be your guide and your facilitator.
I bring my expertise to you as a someone who knows the paths, the shortcuts, and the places of danger and beauty so that you can see them and experience them yourself.

To engage in profound conversation.
My work is a conversation, and the best conversationalists know how to listen more than they talk. Deep inside you, your mind/body knows what it wants and how to ask for it. I know that sometimes I just need to say very little or just be still and enable you to recognize, process, and inform yourself.

To trust your deepest, best self, and to help you to learn to as well.
I know that we carry a treasure trove of knowledge and wisdom, and that by tapping into that, I can help you to help yourself become more connected with your yourself and others, and more comfortable in the world.

To work without judgment, expectation or the need to be the expert.
I know that having expectations of how your process will unfold, or intentions about what the outcome will be, does not bring the kind of results that are deep and lasting. When we enter into our process together, it is most important to be open to the unexpected, as that is where the truth is made visible.

To remain in awe.
The day I stop being in a state of awe and wonder about how cool this is, how effective, miraculous, and how beautiful, is the day that I stop doing it.