Leadership Coaching for

Community Leaders & Changemakers

Does any of this resonate?

Although other people usually see you as highly competent, you’ve taken on a new challenge and are doubting yourself.

Perhaps you recently took on a new role at work, launched a campaign for public office, started a new project, changed careers, or committed to working in a more sustainable or equitable way. Or maybe you’ve received feedback that you need to shift how you show up at work or in your community.

You know you need new skills to rise to the challenge—communication, decision-making, boundaries, focus, organization, time management, presence. But you often feel alone and bewildered about how to get there.

You want to develop these skills before you burn out or take a wrong turn. And you long for a thought partner to help you feel less alone as you face these big challenges.

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If you’re thinking, “That’s me,” here’s my take…

This new challenge you’re facing? It’s a calling.

Although most people think of callings as specific vocations or careers, callings are more than that. A calling is a longing to take on a new challenge in service of something greater than ourselves.

And although, on the surface, a calling is about an external goal—win a campaign, start a new enterprise, lead an organization, find the Holy Grail—below the surface, a calling is about becoming the person who can rise to the call.

To succeed in our callings, we must cultivate new skills.

Katherine was just what I was looking for without knowing what I was looking for. I appreciated her thoughtfulness, deep listening, and personalized approach. She helped me improve my communication skills, listen to my body, and gain focus and clarity in my decision-making so I could make decisions confidently and authentically.

Stephanie Slysz – Human Resources Manager at RepresentUs – Chair of Planning Board, Town of Hatfield

Over the last year, I worked with Katherine as my executive coach to accomplish my goals. Through our work, I learned a lot about myself, my strengths, and my weaknesses. What an eye-opener! We talked honestly and openly about my leadership skills and how to build my confidence and ability to trust myself.

Katherine is so skilled. She’s open, welcoming, and supportive. It’s not easy to talk about our weaknesses or recognize our strengths. Leaders can be very hard on themselves. I learned to relax and trust my ideas!

Sandy Sayers – Executive Director – United Way of Franklin County

As a recent college graduate, transitioning into the professional world was confusing and overwhelming. Online coaching with Katherine helped me learn how I work best, what questions I should ask my supervisors to get my work done efficiently, and gave me honest feedback about the way I present myself.

Soon after working with Katherine, I got a promotion. I now have much more interesting work, a lot more responsibility, and a supervisor who communicates clearly and thinks through things the same way I do.

I still use a lot of the tools and strategies I learned with Katherine to formulate my schedule and routines, and as a result, working from home has become SO MUCH EASIER. That cannot be emphasized enough. It was a real struggle before I worked with Katherine, but I actually enjoy it now.

Mariah Kurtz – Urban Planner

None of us is born with the skills we need to be effective leaders. But we can learn.

Let’s face it: The challenges you face are not easy. Many of the dynamics you struggle with are outside your control. There are no easy solutions.

What is within our control, however, is our response to our circumstances.

The aim of leadership coaching is to help you develop the skills you need to confidently respond to your same circumstances in a new way, a way that nourishes you and makes you proud. Click here to read about what I’ve found are the nine core inner skills needed for impact and joy.

Over ten-plus years of coaching, I’ve discovered a skill set that consistently helps my clients respond to their challenges in ways that make them proud.

I call this skill set radical discernment—making choices that honor our personal and collective needs.

When you consistently practice the skills of radical discernment over and over again—celebrating what’s good, pausing, turning toward yourself with warmth and kindness, acknowledging what you feel and need, shifting the stories you tell yourself, focusing  on what matters most, scheduling boundaries, asking for the support you need, and making skillful decisions—you increase your chances of achieving the outcomes you want.

Katherine Golub Life Coach & Career Coach

Over thousands of hours of coaching changemakers, I’ve found that these skills increase impact and joy. And no matter what happens, you develop a sense of self-trust in knowing that you’re doing your best and have an easier time letting go of what is outside your control.

I am committed to bringing these skills to as many changemakers as possible, and I’d love to help you develop them. To learn more about my story, professional background, and the methodologies I weave into my approach, click here.

When I started working with Katherine, I was always going above and beyond for people, but I still thought I wasn’t doing enough. I couldn’t prioritize, and I was completely overwhelmed. I also felt numb. I think I knew that if I paid attention to how I felt, I’d realize that what I was doing wasn’t working. But I didn’t think I had other options, so I avoided feeling anything.

With Katherine’s guidance, I reconnected with my body and learned how to identify what I need and what feels right. I became much better at not taking on everything myself and trusting other people to do things. Instead of being driven by guilt, I’m now guided by seeing where my gifts are most needed. I make choices that serve me and the world more, and I feel more confident about my decisions.

Katherine helped me realize that there would be opportunities if I stayed present. I was in this new mindset when I attended a training, realized that I loved it, and took the leap to set up a new program. Whereas before I might have felt tense or worried about an uphill battle, I moved through the process with a sense of ease. If I hadn’t had coaching as a source of support, I might have missed the path that opened up to me.

Abby,  Gender-Based Violence Systems Change Advocate

As the district manager of my region’s first recreational marijuana dispensary, I sought Katherine’s support because I knew I wasn’t yet where I needed to be to face the upcoming explosive growth of onboarding forty new employees in one month.

Working with Katherine, I learned how to trust myself, slow way down and pause (even in the midst of rapid change), and stop second-guessing myself. During the media whirlwind of opening day (six different news outlets!), I even had a few employees ask me how I remained so calm and in control. That made my day!!

By the end of our work together, I knew in my bones that I was up for the challenge. Since then, it’s been an incredible, fun journey! I still can’t express how valuable working with Katherine was for me! I am a different leader than I would have been, and, months later, I am excited to say that I am a person who pauses still.

Angie

I first came to Katherine after receiving hard-to-hear feedback on a 360 evaluation. I needed to learn how to slow down, listen more carefully to my supervisees and peers, incorporate others’ views and suggestions, and put people before the process, especially when facing deadlines and time pressure.

I wanted a skilled coach who could help me see the habits and assumptions that kept me from showing up as my best self, and I needed to build skills in intentional listening.

As a certified coach myself, I can honestly say that Katherine is a very skilled coach. She holds a wonderful balance of accountability and compassion, her depth of knowledge in various frameworks brings new awareness, and she identifies just the right tools to match client’s needs.

Jane, Assistant Vice President in Learning & Development at a Large Academic Medical Center

I invite you to imagine the possibility of leadership coaching with me. Here’s what it entails:

One: Coaching Sessions

We meet twice a month (sometimes more) over the course of six months. In the first month, we craft a detailed personal development plan with personally tailored skill-based outcomes, a next horizon vision, and an embodied commitment statement. In each of the following sessions, we celebrate successes, overcome obstacles, cultivate skills, and set right-sized action steps for the weeks between coaching.

Two: Weekly Check-Ins

Every week, you write a check-in about where you’re at with each action step. I read what you’ve written and respond with insights to help you move forward. Your reflection practice helps you integrate insights, build skills, and stay accountable.

Three: Unlimited Email

Many private coaching clients email daily to help them stay accountable. Others write to me to receive support when a challenge arises so they can proceed with clarity and confidence.

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Four: Courses & Curriculum

While we’re working together, you have unlimited access to my courses and workshops.

Cost

$600 to $900 per month ($1,000 to $1,500 for the first month). Payment plans are available.

I occasionally offer leadership coaching at a lower rate for low-income community organizers. To learn more, please fill out the form below and add a note that you’re inquiring about this option.

Would you prefer a group coaching program instead?

Click here to learn about my Changemakers’ Mentorship Program, my small-cohort-based program that starts in April.

One year ago, I took a new position leading a global social change initiative, and I found myself doubting my capacity.

I explored a number of women’s business leadership options, but Katherine’s approach resonated most. I wanted to create real change in the world, AND I wanted to feel fulfilled in that work. I wanted to inspire my team as well.

Before starting coaching, I had my doubts. I wasn’t looking for therapy. I remember telling Katherine that this work wasn’t about the personal me, it was about the professional me.

But with Katherine’s gentle support and respectful suggestions, over time, it became clear that my learning was not only making me a more confident leader but helping me grow as a person—a daughter, a mother, a friend.

I look forward to every session with Katherine, and I always come out feeling more clear, confident, and armed with new practical ideas to try. Most importantly, most days I’m really fulfilled in my work.

Beth Bradford, International Child Protection Consultant

I’m the only woman on an all-male executive team at a start-up company, and at first, I had a difficult time feeling like I had a place on the team. Before I met Katherine, I was caught in a cycle of analysis paralysis, and nothing was really changing. Now, I have a much better understanding of what I want, and I’ve been able to actually change my situation, rather than just thinking about fixing it.

Katherine helped me realize that for real change, I need to look within. I now listen to myself in a much deeper way instead of just hanging out in my head. Rather than looking to other people to feel good about myself, I’m tapping into what I know to be true about who I am and what I’m capable of. Instead of being passive, I now know how to take control and shape how I experience my life (work and otherwise).

I’ve taken so many classes on self-growth, and two main things set Katherine apart. First, she has a style that’s zero judgment. Many people in the “coaching” field have a certain vibe that makes it hard for me to feel like I can be my full self. Katherine, on the other hand, is completely accepting and real, and working with her has allowed me to get to a place that is super authentic.

Second, the tools and teachings she offers are much more practical and easy to apply than a lot of the other stuff out there. Many classes give you the background and theory, but then you don’t know what to do with it. She explains the research behind the practices she teaches, and then she tells you how to apply it to your own life. Her teachings actually get you results.

Tess, Start-Up VP

When I began my work as the director of a human services organization, it was fun, exciting, and challenging. As the program grew, the demands grew, and it felt like everything was always too much, too often, too many, or sometimes even, too few. I knew that something had to change, and I began to think the only solution was to leave.

Katherine helped me create space in my life, my calendar, my thinking, and my physical environment. My desk is no longer a cluttered, crazy-making thing, my calendar has blocked off time for lunch and massage, and I even rescheduled a weekly staff meeting to take a qi gong class. I have a sense of expandedness that I don’t feel compelled to fill up.

My life has a better flow now. I feel more grounded, more relaxed, and sometimes I can even let things just whirl. There’s an ease to most days, and I’m confident that I can continue to do this work as long as I choose to. And today, I choose this.

Sometimes, we need someone to give us permission to put ourselves back into the center of the equation in our own lives. Sometimes, we need a new pair of glasses, a new way of seeing ourselves and our work, someone to guide us in forming a new vision for ourselves. Katherine was this person for me, and I hope that she can be that person for you, too.

Linda Sarage, director of the RECOVER Project

Are you longing for greater efficacy, confidence, clarity, and joy?

If so, I invite you to set up a discovery session. First, fill out the form below.

Then, we’ll get on a free hour-long call to discuss your struggles, needs, and next steps. I’ll ask you questions, assess your needs, and let you know what support I’d advocate. Together, we’ll discern whether one of my programs is a good match.

Ready? Just fill out the form below. I’ll be in touch soon—usually in less than two business days.

I look forward to talking with you!

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