Living proof of the way we help change lives.
What can a bnourished program do for you? There’s nothing like hearing it from people who’ve experienced life-changing transformations firsthand. You’ll no doubt see yourself in some of their stories. Which speak both about their own personal struggles and their success in achieving higher versions of themselves.
This year I launched my own firm, and hired Katie within the first month. I am a very organized and disciplined person, but knew I needed someone who would hold me accountable. More importantly, one of the reasons for starting my own firm was to have more control over my schedule and live more intentionally. Through Katie’s guidance, I have accomplished all that I set out to do. Katie helped me track my time to identify what my hiring needs were. She encouraged me to take the leap to hire someone so that I could have more time to spend on the things I am best at, and also have time to reach my other goals for spending time with my family and staying healthy. She helped me start to systematize my activities and plan ahead so I could be more focused on what I was working on, knowing the other list of “to do’s” were on the schedule to be done later. A friend of mine paid me the best compliment the other day. She said, “You seem so calm”. It has taken a lot of internal work to get there, but thanks to Katie’s guidance, I am feeling in control, calm, and working on the things that are most important to me daily, instead of just the urgent and unimportant.
When I started working with Katie, I was stuck in a mental loop of negative self-talk that perpetuated my disbelief in my ability to affect a positive change in my life. I had spent years going nowhere.
Through our conversations and "homework", Katie deftly accessed my chronic, debilitating patterns of behavior. In response, with a sound and compassionate delivery, she clearly articulated healthier approaches for me to use. Even as she held me accountable, she did so with kindness and understanding. Over the course of the 6 month program, I have made strides towards reaching my 3 primary objectives; a spiritual practice, a healthy life style and time management skills. Truthfully though, I am most pleased that the negative self-talk has STOPPED! So has the fear and disbelief that kept me stymied for so long. I am grateful to Katie for shepherding me from self-loathing to self-confidence! I now have what I need to move forward in my life and reach my goals. All the work was worth it.
Self-care is an absolute must for health and well-being. This was something I had ignored for years and years. No wonder I was run down.
I left my corporate job after 18 years in the workforce. I was too tired to exercise. Too tired to cook healthfully. I was simply too tired, period.
I’m accustomed to succeeding in most areas of my life. Yet I was so ashamed that I couldn’t successfully take care of myself. The constant punishing internal self-dialogue over it all was brutal.
I didn’t realize how brutal and unforgiving I was to myself. Katie asked me to look at my volume of work and responsibility. And helped create systems to address when I’m overwhelmed.
Have you experienced just how empowering “no” can be? If you keep these two little letters in your hip pocket, you are packing a powerhouse full of liberation. It doesn’t preclude me from navigating through a ridiculous amount of responsibility each day. But my plate is full of exactly what I ordered.
Katie helped me take small steps to make more “me” time, while maintaining a busy and unconventional work schedule. She gave me the space and confidence to figure things out for myself — then checked in and stepped in at different points to lend support.
I wasn’t being deliberate about planning, organizing and designing my time. Which led to a feeling of chaos, anger and frustration. This pattern was spilling over into my food. It’s not just the weight that I needed to change, but the way I approached life, food and my schedule.
It’s been a year since I finally stood up for myself and said: “I’m tired of being tired." I’d tried coffee, power naps, dieting, exercising and nothing seemed to work. That phone call to Katie started me on a journey that has positively transformed my life.
Now I have tools to manage anything life throws at me. Katie taught me to listen and trust what my body and mind are telling me.
Katie had an uncanny ability to point me in the direction of my own self. when I started to look outside.
Katie is one of those five people you will surely meet in heaven. And if you are ready for change, you’re ready for Katie.
I had given up on myself. Decided I was no longer worthy of happiness. I was utterly depressed and in need of self-nurturing. Katie helped to build my own personal toolkit. Which I’ll continue to use and add to for the rest of my life.
Katie has helped me remove myself from the darkness I was holed up in. Led me to realize I can leave the guilt behind, while I care for myself. And opened my eyes to the possibilities that remain ahead for me.
I know how to choose to be happy — and to attack life with all the vigor it deserves and requires.
I am still in awe of the incredible transformation I’ve experienced since meeting Katie. This formally broken-down, fatigued, shell-of-a-woman has blossomed under her nurturing, healing and holistic guidance.
Katie challenged me to not only be intentional about my food, but also about my life and where I would like it to go — even my spiritual life.
Mary Pat Denci
I wasn’t surprised by the fact that I wasn’t looking at food in the right way. But I was surprised how fast things began to change. I quickly moved from using “manu-fractured” food to real food.
Together we put together a plan to transform my diet. Katie took some of my fears into account around eating healthier — and approached my situation by gradually challenging me to try new things.
I now know how to nourish my body, mind and soul more than I ever did before. I’ve lost over 50 pounds, and I love eating more than ever. Because I now eat in a way that is an expression of self-love and an act of joy.
I found myself in my mid-40’s with a lot of extra weight, occasional arrhythmia, headaches, skin breakouts, stomach issues and no idea where to start digging myself out.
Ulcerative colitis was affecting every aspect of my life. I was becoming depressed, feeling scared, shameful, embarrassed — losing so many things that were important in my life.
I am off all steroids and only taking two medications for my ulcerative colitis. More importantly, I now have a much better understanding of my body and what it needs. Along with a much better view of what my future can and will hold — for me, my family, and my life.
My doctors were recommending a full removal of my colon. I already believed I could beat the odds and take control of my life. What blew me away was how much Katie believed in me. I felt she was like a partner who wanted my results just as much I did.
I was lost in many ways. Severely overweight. Unmotivated to improve my health and well-being. Disconnected from myself and my relationships. Katie has taught me how to take control of my life in all its facets.
One of the tools was a plain brown book of empty pages. Pages I needed to fill with that which heals me, moves me and elevates me to a better place.
I loved getting follow up emails just when I needed them most. Katie always knew when to use gentle discipline — and when to just step back.
It’s not a phase, it’s not a diet, it’s a journey. My journey. I’m forever grateful to Katie for the gift of life and health.
I had nothing left to lose. But was still fearful of altering my life to give up anything else that I loved, valued and made me “ME.” What I never imagined was how much I would gain.
When I have a day or two where it all goes to pot, I feel confident it is temporary —knowing I have the power to change it for the better. My toolbox is filled with daily self-care rituals that leave me feeling empowered.
I went from being someone who was chronically ill with no time or energy — to glowing from the inside-out. The healthy, mindful “road warrior” I had been dreaming of. Ready to bring my life to the next level. And this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Initially I was doing this to gain more information on nutrition, but I gained a wealth of knowledge in other areas that needed attention. Creating the balance I was craving to living a more fulfilled and happy life.
Happiness is always there for the taking, but sometimes we need help to learn how to reach out and grab it.
The presentation was vibrant, eye-opening, and informative. I left inspired to make self-care my number-one priority — realizing this is how I can best support others. For anyone who wants to reach higher levels of performance and joy by getting real about their health, I highly recommend Katie.
Todd Iarussi, Performance Coach