When we meet IRL, chances are that I'll have a smile this wide plastered on my face. Eyes all crinkly, cheeks aching from laughing so hard.
At my essence, this is who I am.
A goofball. A weirdo. A human dedicated to cultivating deep joy, so deep that it bubbles out of me and into the world.
And... I am not afraid of the heavy stuff. (We can be both, you know.)
Throughout my life and career, through non-profits and relationships and entrepreneurship, I've walked alongside others as they wade through some of the toughest stuff you can face, whether it was a family struggling with homelessness and addiction, a friend trying to breathe again after a break-up, a teenager wondering whether their mother really loved them, a client facing their deepest fears and making a brand new, oh-so-brave thing, or a sister-friend coming out to her family after decades in the closet.
I'm not afraid of our depths, you see.
But it's only because I so deeply believe in our heights.
I believe that facing, feeling, and sitting in our fear and stories and strengths, knowing ourselves deeply, is the only way that we can get to true joy. The kind of joy that surpasses all of our conceptions of happiness and flows no matter life's circumstances. The kind of joy that can have you crying one minute and laughing so hard your sides ache the next. The kind of joy that inspires connection, creativity, authenticity, and earth-shattering bravery.
In case we haven't had a chance to meet, hello!
I'm Kate (and that handsome fellow with the 1,000-watt smile is my husband, Patrick), and I help wholehearted entrepreneurs and 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.
I'm a partner, sister, friend, mentor, coach, and wholehearted believer in your work in the world.
When I launched katekmccarthy.com back in 2015, I had no idea where this would lead. All I knew is that I was deeply in love with helping my beloved humans get their desperately needed work into the world, and in a way that only they could.
What started as an editing business all those years ago has since become a wholehearted home for creative real-talk, soul-soaked business transformation, and a space to hold your heart while you shift and expand and take brave step by brave step in the direction of your dreams.
From our podcast to Your Big, Meaningful Work(book) to my powerful (and deeply personalized) 1:1 mentorships, it all comes down to one thing: helping you fulfill your most joy-filled, rebellious callings. With radical honesty, unapologetic self-expression, and a hell of a lot of heart.
This space has been a coming home for me, a return to self and soul. My hope is that it can be the same for you.
Your path isn’t the same as my path.
It’s not the same as the Instagram influencer with the perfect feed or the course creator whose marketing emails make you wonder if this time, this thing will be the one that works.
We are all oh-so-beautifully (and sometimes frustratingly!) designed to blaze our own trail. To use what is deeply unique within us - from who we are to what we stand for to how we work to that spark that glows within - all to create our brand and flavor of meaningful, purposefully, deeply impactful change.
You, my friend, are beautifully, wholly unique - with a set of gifts and skills, personal experiences and callings all your own.
And it’s only when these bits o’ uniqueness are freed up - when they are out there, meeting and interacting with the world around you, with the humans you’re meant to serve and in a way that feels truly and utterly you - that your beautiful, brave, meaningful work will make the impact that only you are designed to make.
It says it all in my Instagram bio, but here’s the deal…
You have brave, meaningful work to do. Let’s get to it, friend.
When you’re ready, friend, I’m here holding space to catalyze and celebrate your big, brave moves with you.
Cheering you on always,
She got me out of my own head.
Professionally speaking, I am...
The owner and founder of Kate K. McCarthy, LLC
Host of A Braver Brand ™
Featured contributor to Positively Positive and elephant journal
Featured writer at Wholehearted Woman Magazine
Featured Ambassador of Wordsmithing and Storytelling at Quiet Voice, Big Impact
Featured guest mentor in Heart-Centered Momentum mastermind
Co-founder of The Irresistible Woman workshop series
Board Certified Health Coach, AADP, 2014 and founder and body love coach at Wellness by Kate
Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, 2006
Professional business and brand mentor, curriculum developer, writer and speaker