The 30% Happier…Real Joy Group

  • Do you feel at times that you are just “Going Through the Motions”?
  • Do you feel that you have a “good” life, but wondering why you aren’t happier?
  • Do you feel BLAH or STUCK in any area of your life?
  • Are you a busy mom who is overwhelmed, over-scheduled and feel that maybe you have lost the Real YOU because you are pulled in so many directions?

If you answer YES to any of the above….I have THE PROGRAM FOR YOU!!!

Are You Interested In These Results??

  • Learning easy & fun tools to increase your Real Joy NOW on a daily basis!
  • Increasing your productivity for things that matter to YOU;
  • Being supported in an amazing community of other like minded women;
  • Gaining more confidence in yourself and trusting your intuition;
  • Improving even your most difficult relationships by learning and practicing easy tools

Why Do This With Me?

I am a Certified Life Coach, through Martha Beck, a.k.a., “Oprah’s Life Coach.” I LOVE helping people create what they would LOVE in their life…while getting happier right NOW while doing it! I am a Work in Progress Mom, and I have over 20 years of professional experience in the workforce, (as an attorney who has worked in leadership positions in a few organizations and as a small business real estate entrepreneur). In addition to my professional coaching training, I have participated in many courses in transformational growth work. I bring this knowledge and experience to all the work we do together as a group. Through the tools and training I teach, I have transformed my own professional and personal life and have helped my clients transform their lives.

Happy Clients Have Said:

Kathy helped me to realize my true passion, and gave me the confidence I needed to start my own business. I am now doing something I love to do for the first time in my life.
– Anne H., Elder Care Consultant

Through Kathy’s work, I made significant changes to my work and personal life that improved my productivity, happiness and personal sense of being centered and balanced.
– Marie H.

Kathy’s combination of empathy, experience, and insight have greatly improved both my career and my personal relationships.
– Lara Cleary, Attorney and Partner

Kathy has been enormously helpful to me as a mentor and has helped guide me in the right direction towards my professional and life goals.
– Stephanie, Writer

Kathy’s coaching influences the way that I approach each and every day —  I could hardly ask for more than that!
– Elise C., Attorney

Kathy helped me achieve my once “impossible” goal of having my own photography studio. She provided me with wise, actionable guidance. I highly recommend her!
– Meagan, Photographer

My Story:

I have been where you have…I was overworked, overwhelmed and stuck. I loved being a mom but I really wasn’t doing it in a joyful way. Coaching has been transformative in my life! I LOVE teaching the tools I use to help others.

Dates, Details & Topics:

We will meet for 5 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 2:30 pm in Wilmette IL

Dates: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27 and 12/4. Sign-up soon and get a free coaching session!

Weekly Topics:

  • Practicing Radical Self-Care: You will learn tools beyond eating well, exercise and bubble baths.
  • Connecting to the Real YOU: Creating & Implementing a daily practice for yourself.
  • Decluttering Your Space…and Mind: Learn easy and fun tools to eliminate things that drag your energy and thoughts that do not serve you.
  • Surrounding Yourself with A-Team Players: Exercises to help determine who in your life really, truly supports you and how to surround yourself with more A-Team players.
  • Giving Yourself Treats!! Daily & weekly, just for YOU.
  • Putting it all Together and Creating an Individualized Plan For YOU!

What We Will Do When We Meet
We will do fun, interactive exercises to help YOU uncover your own path to Real Joy Now. I will be doing individual and group coaching during the workshops. The coaching tools focus on the present and future things in your life. No reading required, but “fun work” when we are not meeting. I love to combine science, spirituality and fun in all of the work I do.

Similar private coaching programs can range in cost from $1,000 to $5,000. (And most of those programs are not “in person.”) For a limited time, I am offering this program for $550….(2 installment payments allowed, if needed)


If you would like to learn more… me here to schedule a free mini session to see if this program is for YOU!!  Yes!


What Are You Shoving Down?

Real joy happens when we feel all of our emotions, and learn to let them flow, like a stream, in a healthy way to guide our lives.

As Karla McLaren says, emotions are “energy in motion.” Emotions send us important messages, and tell us what is and isn’t working in our lives.

Anger is often about the need to create boundaries. Sadness is often telling you what isn’t working and needs to be let go of. Fear, as opposed to anxiety, provides you with protection and should be listened to.  If fear instructs you to suddenly swerve your car to avoid an accident, it is good you got the message! Being “happy” at that moment helps a collision.

What Emotions Are You Shoving Down?
We can all relate to ignoring an uncomfortable emotion such as anger, when we “over” eat, drink, clean, organize, plan, tv watch or social media.  I have been guilty of all …. well, ok, maybe not the cleaning.

When we shove our emotions down, we do a disservice to our mind, body and loved ones.

If you ignore your anger, it doesn’t go away.  It will just pop up in a different situation, like yelling at the kids, or it gets stuck in your body and may show up as an illness.

Healthy Ways to Deal with Your Emotional Messengers
Screaming at a co-worker for taking credit for your effort on a project may feel good in the moment, but probably won’t advance your career. Figuring out a healthy way to honor your anger will  make you feel better, and then lead you to what boundary needs to be set or next step.

Here are a few things that have worked for me and my clients:

  • Stop and Feel What You are Feeling: Sometimes it is as simple as allowing yourself to “stop” and actually feel the emotion.  Some neuroscience support a “90 second rule,” for allowing an emotion to pass. As Jill Bolte Taylor states, when a person has a reaction to something in their environment, there’s a 90 second chemical process that happens in the body. After that, any remaining emotional response is that person choosing to stay in that emotional loop.
  • Do an Activity to Help the Emotion Flow:  Sometimes you may need to “do” something to get the emotion to flow:  What you “do” should feel right for you.  For example, with anger, maybe writing, running or punching pillows.  For sadness,  try a good cry or listening to sad music.
  • Seek Extra Help When You Need It: Sometimes you need a mental health professional to guide you. Never be ashamed of getting extra help, you are worth it!

Being Authentic Will Always Guide You
Let go of pretending to be happy in a situation when your not.  When you allow yourself to feel, honor and listen to all of your emotions, solutions appear. The more you will be guided by YOU to having authentic joy in your life.

Today, go for Real Joy