Go for REAL Joy!

Do YOU...

...want more out of your life, job & relationships?

...wait for your joy, instead of create it?

...sometimes pretend you are happy?

...like your job but want more money, responsibility and/or appreciation?

My Story

My name is Kathy McCabe and I am a Martha Beck-certified life coach who helps clients find more joy, empowerment and purpose in their daily lives. I am a “recovering” lawyer and people-pleaser, a “Work-in-Progress” mom — and an imperfect evolving human. I’m also a small-business entrepreneur. I am thrilled to combine my love of coaching with more than 20 years of professional business experience. The tools I use have helped me positively transform my life and my clients’ lives. Let's work together to help YOU find your Real Joy!



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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver
American poet

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

– Howard Thurman
Author and civil rights activist

“Real Joy starts by being the REAL You in all aspects of your life.  Drop the 'shoulds' in your head and feel what sparks Joy in YOUR life!”

– Kathy McCabe
Recovering Lawyer, Former People Pleaser, Work In Progress Mom and Human


Real Joy Blog

The Myth of Motherhood

The Myth of Motherhood

The media often portrays motherhood as easy-to-do, rewarding, and effortless: a clean house, perfectly happy children, a delicious dinner waiting on the table at 6pm sharp…. 😀

Do You Fully Take Up Space In Your Life?

Do You Fully Take Up Space In Your Life?

So many amazing women shy away from taking up "space," and don't always fully use their voices because they want to please, be liked, or they are afraid of being wrong.

How To See Yourself Better

How To See Yourself Better

As we did some coaching, it became clear that Audrey wasn’t valuing Audrey when she agreed to change her weekend plans to finish work for Paul.

Audrey decided to own the thought, “I value me.”

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