Here to hear your heart and help you hear it better, too.

Helping wholehearted entrepreneurs fulfill their joy-filled, rebellious callings with radical honesty, unapologetic self-expression, and the kind of connection that moves mountains.

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 Kate K. McCarthy

Hey there, sweet friend.

I’m Kate K. McCarthy, mentor, community builder, writer, and fresh-air enthusiast.

I’m a former non-profit-lifer turned creative entrepreneur who’s obsessed with helping creatives (like you!) build braver brands and businesses, navigate the mess and the magic of the entrepreneurial journey, find (or create!) their community of like-hearted humans, and really show up - for their businesses, for their people, and, most importantly, for themselves.

This space is dedicated to deep connection, soul-soaked courage, creative real-talk, and unapologetic self-expression. Welcome.


Let’s take this thing to the next level, friend. Here’s how:

 

Here’s the thing…


This entrepreneurial journey? The work of going after those joy-filled, rebellious callings, of wrestling with the perfectionism and the procrastination, of taking brave, aligned action in the face of self-doubt and uncertainty?


Well, it’s not for the faint of heart.  


And showing up as your most brave self, articulating your dream and stepping into actually doing the thing you’ve held in your heart for so long — it can feel incredibly vulnerable.
 

What if it doesn’t work? What if people judge me? What if it’s not enough? What if I’m not enough?

 

I’ve been there, friend. I’ve had those exact same doubts. And I’ve found that the best way to move through them is to come back to center, find your truth, work with a trusted soul to lay clear your path forward, and (hands shaking, knees wobbly) keep. showing. up. Take the next, right step - and then another. Do the brave thing. Then do the brave thing again.


That’s why I’ve created a free gift to help you hone in on that next big, brave thing (in a safe, supportive, and expertly-held container), get clear on your next right step, build that muscle o' bravery, and then move forward.

 
 

Brave Notions

Soul-drenched loved letters, heart-stirring reminders, stories of strength and celebration, special podcast episodes created just for you. Because courage doesn’t mean fearless and bravery takes intention, support, and a whole hell of a lot of gumption. That’s what I email, friends. Would you like to receive brave notions every so often?

 
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We launched a website, created a product,
and doubled our subscribers.

 
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We would be LOST without Kate. We found her at just the right time (thank you, universe!). With her help, we revamped our business entirely. Now, it feels authentic, genuine, and real to us - it actually feels GOOD.

While working with her, we launched a website, created a product, and doubled our subscribers! We’ve never been so confident and clear on our next steps. We’ve been able to communicate our story authentically and vulnerably, and we have Kate to thank.

If you are even remotely considering working with Kate, DO IT! You, and your future clients, will be so grateful you did.
— Shannon and Jessica Marshall, Owners at Your Velveteen Life
 
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