We need rest.

We need rest.

Imagine a river that’s run dry. It’s the middle of a severe drought, and nothing is moving. Next, imagine a stagnant, polluted river full of rotting debris. The stench invades your nostrils, and there’s a feeling of sluggishness in the air. Finally, imagine a...

8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part Four

8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part Four

This article is a continuation from 8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part One, Two, and Three . 7. Evolution programmed our brains to focus on the negative. Let’s imagine that you’re living thousands of years ago. You and your family are hanging...

8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part Three

8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part Three

This article is a continuation from 8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part One  and Two . 5. You may be waiting for the other shoe to drop. Sometimes, when my career coaching and leadership coaching  clients achieve big goals—like getting a job...

8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part Two

8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part Two

This article is a continuation from 8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part One . 3. Other people may have ignored or rejected you when you attempted to share your joy. In Your Resonant Self, Sarah Peyton writes that when we attempt to share...

8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part One

8 Reasons Why You Might Struggle to Take in the Good: Part One

If you’re like most of my career coaching and leadership coaching  clients, you probably hold yourself back from feeling fully alive. Because your joy matters, and because it can feel so reassuring to understand why we struggle, in this series of articles, I’ll share...

What Intuition Feels Like

What Intuition Feels Like

I invite you to recall a moment when you felt full of energy and like everything was working effortlessly. Remember how you felt in your body. What did your lower body feel? Your upper body? Your face, neck, and head? Where do you feel the energy of this memory? Do...

Let’s Imagine

Let’s Imagine

I invite you to imagine the world you long for— A world where we all acknowledge collective traumas, offer authentic apologies, make real repair, and stop harming each other. Where we remember our interdependence with all of life, relearn cooperation, and restore...

What is Radical Discernment?

What is Radical Discernment?

Since I started coaching, the number one word that my clients have used to describe what they want from our work together is clarity. I never intended to become a career coach, and at first, I resisted. Instead, I wanted to teach changemakers how to prevent burnout....

The Three Skill Sets of Radical Discernment

The Three Skill Sets of Radical Discernment

The process I teach—Radical Discernment—comprises three core skill sets: 1) Hearing the Call, 2) Crossing through the Gates, and 3) Gathering Allies. In this article, I’ll share with you a brief overview of each of the skill sets. One: Hearing the Call Although most...

Five Myths About Inner Work

Five Myths About Inner Work

There are five myths I often hear from other coaches and healing practitioners that are important to debunk if we’re to create the personal and collective change we need. Here they are and what I believe is more true: One: Inner work is all we need to change the...

We Become What We Practice

We Become What We Practice

Have you ever gotten really excited while reading a book yet not experienced the transformation you hoped for? While insights from a book can be thrilling, to turn theory into habit, you must practice, over and over and over again. Perhaps the single most important...

4 Reasons Why Taking in the Good is so Important: Part Two

4 Reasons Why Taking in the Good is so Important: Part Two

This is the second article in a two part series. To read the first click here: 4 Reasons Why Taking in the Good is so Important: Part One. 3. The more you pay attention to what’s good, the more you notice what’s good. When my career coaching client, Matt, first came...

4 Reasons Why Taking in the Good is so Important: Part One

4 Reasons Why Taking in the Good is so Important: Part One

Few practices are more transformative than focusing on what brings you joy. In this series of articles, I’ll share four reasons why taking in the good is so important. We’ll cover the first two reasons here. 1. Our joy matters. I believe that one small reason we’re at...

The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Have you ever dealt with a challenge but still felt stressed out even though the matter was resolved? Today, I’ll share the reason this happens and what you can do about it. To understand how stress works in your body, let’s imagine you’re on the savanna, and a tiger...

Why We Must Stop Dissing Our Anger & Start Listening to Ourselves

The other night at a local city council meeting, I heard several councilors scold each other, members of the public, and even themselves for getting “angry.” I wanted to tell them this: We must distinguish between angry emotions and harmful actions. Here’s why: Anger...

Everything is an experiment.

Everything is an experiment.

When new clients come to me, they often feel stuck. They’re unhappy in the work they do now, and they long to get clear and confident about what’s next. Part of what holds them back is that they’re clinging to certainty. They want to figure out the best step forward,...

What do you think about the word “should?”

What do you think about the word “should?”

For many years, like most coaches and teachers in the personal development sphere, I’ve rejected the word should. A story that says you should do something that doesn’t align with what is true for you can brew shame, guilt, savior complexes, burnout, and all sorts of...

Your body’s role in cultivating self-trust

Your body’s role in cultivating self-trust

Do you want to cultivate greater self-trust? If so, I invite you to experiment: Inhale through your nose for a count of four, hold for a count of seven, and exhale for a count of eight. Do this a few times, and notice how you feel. The 4-7-8 breath—popularized by Dr....

Needs are why we do something

Needs are why we do something

My clients usually come to me because they’ve been working hard to take care of everyone else’s needs while neglecting their own. In order to learn how to meet their needs, I’ve found that it’s incredibly helpful to get clear about what needs are in the first place....

Why Trying to Find Your Value is Dangerous & What to Do Instead

Why Trying to Find Your Value is Dangerous & What to Do Instead

The other day, two new clients—a therapist and a consultant— both told me the same thing (in separate conversations): I need to know my value. I interrupted them and pushed back. I told them that I believe that trying to “find your value” is harmful. Here’s why:...

Top Money Advice Books That You Should Read in Your Lifetime

Top Money Advice Books That You Should Read in Your Lifetime

I was recently quoted in an article entitled Top Money Advice Books That You Should Read in Your Lifetime. I told the reporter that I often recommend Vicki Robin’s book, Your Money or Your Life. Here’s the quote from the article: Katherine Golub, MBA, PCC, is a career...

The Courage to Live at 80%: Taking One Imperfect Step Forward

The Courage to Live at 80%: Taking One Imperfect Step Forward

“Perfect is the enemy of good enough.” A few years ago, two different teachers in two different areas of my life told me, “Katherine, you know you can do things 80%, right?” I learned to turn down the volume of my inner Achiever, but going for “good enough” is still a...

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