What the * eff * is a story coach and do i need one?
As a Professional Story Coach, I work with high-level professionals to bring their expertise and experience into the world through authentic and powerful storytelling.
Basically, I’m here to help you take that inspired, creative idea from conceptualization to ACTION.
Think of it this way: You have a beautiful, powerful vehicle (your knowledge, passion, and expertise) that has the ability to get you anywhere you want to go in your life. However, that vehicle does no good for you or the world if it just sits in the driveway unused. You must start the engine. I, your Story Coach, act as the ignition for you to get your (story) engine running.
I offer two types of coaching: Life Story Coaching + Creative Pursuit Coaching
When our work is complete, you will have three things:
1. Clarity of Self and Story - you'll understand what you stand for, what you want to say, and how you want to say it
2. Authenticity of Voice - you'll feel confident in bringing your unique voice to the world in the most powerful way
3. A Concrete Plan of Action - you'll have a straightforward and actionable plan for bringing your story forward
I will give you all the tools you need to bring your BIG, BOLD story to life. Then it's up to you to do the work to make it happen.
I can help you if...
You're a blogger, vlogger, or podcaster and are looking to form your ideas and expertise into a powerful and shareable content/story engine
You're an expert looking to write a non-fiction book or memoir that will beautifully and effectively bring your BIG ideas into the world
You're a public speaker and looking to design a series of talks that connects with your audience and brings your material to life on stage
You're an entrepreneur or business owner and are ready to build an incredible team to bring your business to the next level
You're starting/have started a business and want to define or re-define your brand voice and messaging
IMPORTANT: I can help you best if you have a concrete idea of how you want to get your story into the world. I can only provide you with clarity if you have clarity around what you want.
How THE Process works...
Session 1 | Core Story Deep Dive
* 2 hrs of in-person/video time together
Every single person I work with starts with a Core Story Deep Dive.
The Core Story Deep Dive is the original framework of Tell Your Damn Story and will help you get crystal-clear on the driving force behind your work and how to integrate it into everything you do. When you tell the right story, you attract the right people, business opportunities, and professional connections. Don't make another move before you get clear on what you're really working for.
Over the course of this session we will work together to carefully narrow down your Core Story as well the key stories (or 'pillars') that support it. These include:
Self - Self is what people experience when they meet you in person. Your Self completes the sentence 'I am'. Self is your style, your body language, and your communication. It's the physical body that you exist in and the thing that others are the most quick to assess and analyze. Your Self is a powerful storyteller because it is telling a story all day every day... you don't even have to say a word!
Power - Power is the unique force that makes you effective in your work and vocation. Your Power completes the sentence 'I give/I create/I make'. When working in harmony in your life, it is the skill you use in your work most often. It is the energy that allows you to create your best work.
Spirit - Spirit is your spiritual journey. It houses your worldview, your intuition, and your connection to everything around you. Your Spirit completes the sentence 'I believe'. Spirit can be religious but it certainly doesn't have to be. It is simply the relationship you have with your existence, your world, and your soul.
Once we get clear on your Self, Power, and Spirit, we will uncover your Core Story. This is a word or phrase that defines and encapsulates your true purpose. Your Core Story is your superpower and the thing that, when active in your life, leads you to your highest purpose, fulfillment, and success.
Session 2 | Casting Your Story Storm
*2 hours of in-person/video time together
In this session, we will get all of your knowledge, experience, and expertise out of your head and onto a whiteboard. Together, we'll dig for the gold that is your story and begin to identify compelling story patterns.
You'll walk away from this session with an outlined framework of your work and the comprehensive structure that your expertise/story falls into.
Chances are, you'll walk away from this session feeling ON FIRE about your work. You'll realize how much you really know and how much fun it will be to embark on your BIG GOAL. **Spoiler alert: It's awesome.**
Sessions 3 + 4 | Designing Your Story Engine
* Each session will be 2 hours of in-person/video time together
This is where we get into the nitty gritty and take SERIOUS ACTION. Depending on which package you have chosen, we will use these sessions to hone in on the details and create a super solid story action plan.
You'll walk away with a crystal clear understanding of your story arc as a whole and the exact actions to take to bring your dreams to fruition. This is essentially a blueprint for your entire project. You'll walk away from these sessions ready and equipped to take confident action. Sounds pretty good, right?
Sessions 5 + 6 | Story Check Ups
*Each session will be a 1 hour video/phone call
These sessions take place 2-3 weeks after your Story Engine from session 4 is complete and set in motion.
By this time, you will have started to bring the content of your Story Engine to life and this time serves to address any roadblocks and make any adjustments that are needed to your Story Engine.
At this time, you will also have the option of opting into ongoing Story Coaching with me. Many people find it helpful to continue coaching until the entire project is complete.
The investment: $5,500
What people are saying...
Kat has meticulously designed her one-on-one sessions so you free yourself from distractions and scattered ideas and refocus on your “Why”. After my two sessions with her I realized how many things changed, unintentionally, within my organization that were pulling us away from achieving our mission and telling our true story. Her genuinely curious, thorough and thoughtful questions helped me identify very quickly what needed to change and what the focus of our message and story should be - starting tomorrow! Within 48 hours, after some long brainstorming sessions, I had full clarity on how to tell 109’s story; a doable list of action items and a solid rebranding strategy. Most importantly, her sessions left me with the belief that we playing small does not serve the world. We are all meant to shine through our stories, not just some of us, all of us.
- Leticia Gozalez-Reyes | 109 World
After a year of feeling stuck, in under 2 hours with Kat, I was able to rediscover my “why”, brainstorm names for my organization and determine the purpose of my online presence. I definitely left with tools to tell my damn story with a lot more confidence.
- Lindsay Y. | Working Professional
Everyone knows a good story when they see or hear one. But figuring out your own story or that of your company is incredibly hard. That’s where Kat comes in. She will help you identify and clarify your story and brand. She will pinpoint your message before you even knew you had one. After working with Kat you will see your brand with fresh eyes and will gain a new perspective and that’s so impactful. Most importantly, she brings passion and innovation and deeply cares about your mission and success.
- Zarko Palankov | LeadIn
In a word, Kat is insightful. My brand story was drifting as my business evolved, and I needed help to get on course. Working with Kat was the right decision. Kat asked thought-provoking questions and listened deeply to pull out the nuggets of truth that my clients need to hear. Within a week, I had clarity on my story and a solid marketing strategy. If you have a chance to work with Kat - do it!
- Kimberly Kosmenko | Kosmenko & Co.
Kat delivers kind, calming clarity. She is the person to turn to when your own scattered ideas are slipping through your fingers. Her thorough and thoughtful investigation into Free Body Project is helping our team unravel the important threads of our story to re-weave something magnificent.
- Sydney Skov | The Free Body Project
What this isn't...
A one-size-fits-all approach to professional storytelling. Each session is custom-designed to meet your unique needs
A golden ticket. Our work together will give you the tools, clarity, and confidence to bring your work into the world in the most powerful way possible. From there, it's up to you to do the work of taking the action steps that we set in place and bringing your work to life.
A small commitment. We'll be working together for 10 hours in-person/over video over the course of 2 months. It's completely worth your time, but you have to be willing to show up fully.
more about the Story packages...
Content calendar design
Are you a blogger, vlogger, or social media maven? You have so many ideas for content and posts and it can be overwhelming to try to organize it into a powerful content engine. Let's work together to organize all of your good ideas and give your growing follower list something to be really excited to read/watch and share.
Memoir / Non-Fiction Book design
Let's work together to get your story out of your head and onto the page. We'll work together to design a compelling narrative arc for your memoir or non-fiction book. You'll walk away with a cohesive outline and the tools to fill it with your unique and badass story.
Documentary Film Story Design
Here, we'll work together to hone and condense multiple story lines into a compelling narrative suitable for film. You'll walk away with a complete storyboard as well as guiding questions for interviews.
Signature Talk Series design
Here, we'll get you stage ready but uncovering your 'signature talk series'. We'll comb through your personal stories and professional insights to find the most inspiring and wow-inducing narratives to educate and delight your audiences.
Team Development Design + Messaging Design*
This is for entrepreneurs and business owners who need help integrating Core Story into the greater scope of their business.
For team development design, I conduct Core Story Deep Dives with each member of your team to ensure that your company is running like a well-oiled machine and your team is fulfilled and connected with their individual roles and the Why of your business as a whole.
For the messaging design, I conduct Core Story Deep Dives with each lead member of your executive/marketing team and then bring the group together to build a powerful, aligned story engine for your business.
*The cost of this package will shift based on size of team and your company's unique needs