Education, Certificates, Training:
Gonzaga University, BA History, 2004
Gonzaga University School of Law, JD, 2008
Community Mediation Services, Dispute Resolution Training 40 Hour Program, 2013
Community Mediation Services, Certified Mediator Certificate, 2016
Two Rivers Institute, Collaborative Law Training, 2016
Health Coach Institute, Certified Health Coach Certificate, 2018
Health Coach Institute, Certified Life Coach Certificate, 2018
Health Coach Institute, Certified Masterful Life Coach Certificate, 2019
Welcome! I'm Katie and I'm a Transformational Life Coach. I work with people who are contemplating divorce or separation, going through the divorce process, or are post-divorce.
I earned my Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University (go Zags!), where I also completed my undergrad, and practiced law for 10 years before turning to coaching. I handled divorce cases, child custody, child support, relocation, and restraining orders, to name a few areas of my practice.
In my time as a family law attorney, I witnessed first hand the emotional devastation that divorce can cause. The court process addresses the legal part of ending a marriage, it does nothing to address the emotional and practical implications of ending a marriage.
I wanted to help my clients in a better way. I knew there was more that could be done to help clients transition to their new chapter in life. They had more control than they realized in creating the life they wanted. I wanted to create the support that could help clients gain the confidence and direction they needed to be empowered in knowing where they wanted their life to go.
This would make the divorce process easier, they would be better clients for their attorneys, and they would know what they wanted to prioritize during this time.
I became a Certified Transformational Life Coach through the Health Coach Institute. I completed an intensive 6 month certification program that included coursework, clinical skills work, and 25 hours of coaching practice clients. I am currently pursuing a Mastery Certification, which will be completed by the end of 2019.
In 2018 I stopped practicing as a family law attorney, and now offer coaching programs that provide support, accountability, and a system for clients to experience true transformation. I work with clients in person, and virtually.
But that’s just one thing about me. I am also a mother, a wife, a sister, a traditional foods enthusiast, and an early adopter of all things organic. In fact, my friends called me "Amish" in college. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where I now call the Portland/Vancouver area my home. I love to cook, travel, and listen to podcasts while taking long walks around our town. I especially love to spend time with my son, my husband, and our golden retriever.