personal transformation
for collective change

Welcome! I’m Katherine Golub (she/her).

Since 2013, I’ve worked with social justice advocates, progressive elected officials, nonprofit executives, social entrepreneurs, and politicized healers to help them heal and prevent burnout, find clarity and confidence about their next steps, and make the impact they long to make.

I am a mother, partner, activist, and city councilor, and my core values are Love, solidarity, community, learning, and adventure.

Click here to read more about my background and training.

Katherine Golub Center for Callings and Courage

My offerings could be a good fit for you if you…

   Are committed to social justice: You might be a community organizer, nonprofit leader, social entrepreneur, progressive policymaker, politicized healer, educator, caregiver, artist, activist, or someone dedicated to doing your part to turn our collective tables toward justice and joy.

   Grapple with burnout. The excessively long hours, interpersonal tensions, never-ending struggles to prioritize, and the weight of constantly confronting systems of oppression take a toll. You frequently feel overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you have to do and yet doubt that you’re doing enough. (This is Emily and Amelia Nagoski’s definition of burnout from their groundbreaking book Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle).

   Are facing a new calling or challenge. You may have been considering changing jobs, recently promoted, taken on a new campaign, or recently decided that you need to transform your relationship with time or with your colleagues. To rise to the challenges you face, you need new skills and support.

   Long for greater clarity, confidence, connection, balance, communication skills, time management skills, and joy. You long to learn to honor your needs and feel deeply fulfilled without sacrificing your commitments to the collective.

If this is you, I invite you to consider joining one of my upcoming courses or coaching programs.

As a welcome gift for folks who recently joined my love letter, I invite you to take $75 off the course of your choice. To do so, enter the code: welcome

Upcoming Offerings

Executive Coaching
For Social Change Leaders

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Career Clarity Coaching
for Burned Out Changemakers

Career Clarity Coaching

Client Testimonials

When we’re pushing through the big leadership moments—and feeling our most vulnerable—leaders need thought partners who can help us both keep our eyes on the prize and see the habits that are holding us back in a compassionate and easy-to-act-on way.

I am grateful to Katherine for her skillful thought partnership and ability to help me work through the challenging, sometimes painful, and essential processes of organizational change and transition.

Eliza Byard – Former Executive Director, GLSEN

I’m walking away from my work with Katherine with a new vision that I’m excited to bring to the world. My perspective has shifted, and I now have more strategies to live the life I want.

I am better at listening to my intuition, planning my weeks, and focusing on what works. I so appreciate Katherine’s ability to listen and hold space, and I’m grateful for where I came to in my work with her!

Melissa Giraud – Co-Founder / Director, Embrace Race

Katherine is incredibly versatile, intuitive, and thoughtful. She brings a wonderful array of modalities to help explore the complexities of one’s desires (our many selves!) and the challenges (the gates!).

I appreciated her willingness to be such a compassionate companion and witness and to follow where my inner wisdom wanted to take the conversation.

As a result of our work together, I claimed a larger sense of what it means to live my life regeneratively, not just simply finding a new regenerative job or vocation. Such gratitude.

Curtis Ogden – Interaction Institute for Social Change

This work helped me reconnect with my passion, navigate difficult conversations, and get clear about what I truly needed from a job.

What helped especially was learning to focus on (and experience!) the good in my life. Now, rather than letting my challenges suck up my energy and make me feel stuck, I slow down, connect with myself, and create an action plan that feels good. And I now get to experience all of the deliciousness in the moments when I’m present!

Kursten Holabird – Executive Director, SEIU Education and Support Fund

I came away from our discussions looking with clear eyes at areas that had previously felt confusing or challenging and having an awareness and appreciation of the areas where things were going well. Within six months of coaching with Katherine, I started a new position that I am excited to tackle.

I feel clear-eyed about the community I am accountable to and how this new role will teach me lessons I want to learn in the next phase of my career. I also found the communication strategies that I learned with Katherine practically revolutionary. They challenged my attorney self to rethink how to work with, problem-solve, and relate to others.

Abbey Marr – Associate Counsel & Director, Prevention & Programming, NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Working with Katherine transformed how I communicate. She helped me recognize my limiting stories and unhelpful ways of communicating and handling stress. As a result, I now have a much easier time getting out of the weeds and staying centered around my priorities.

I can now help others articulate their needs and choose a response that supports my long-term vision. When other people’s emotions run hot, I take a step back, remember what is important, and listen for the other person’s underlying needs.

I no longer get hijacked by other people’s agendas or judgments, and I no longer ignore my needs in order to please others. As a result, I am now able to satisfy my duties as chairperson while maintaining healthy boundaries for myself.

Adrienne Nunez – School Committee Chairperson

If you have any questions about my offerings, please do not hesitate to reach out. Please email me at katherine@callingsandcourage.com, and I will be in touch within the week.

In the meantime, I wish you courage, justice, and joy.

In love and solidarity,

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