WHY I DO WHAT I DO
Hi! I'm Katharine Lavenhagen. I believe that everyone deserves a career and life that is meaningful and fulfilling and enables them to live into their greatest potential.
As a Success Coach, I help people clarify who they are and what's important to them so they can create their own version of success.
I'm trained and certified on the Co-Active Model of coaching through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). In addition to using the Co-Active Model and tools, my coaching is influenced by my own personal work as well as my experience with meditation and yoga.
WHERE I STARTED FROM
After graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance, receiving a master's degree in accounting, getting my CPA license, and having a successful 7-year career in public accounting as an audit manager, I found myself unfulfilled and unhappy in my career. After a lot of self-examination and soul searching, I realized that the parts of my job I loved, and really excelled in, were coaching and mentoring people. It was from this place that I transitioned my career to coaching. This transition was born out of a desire to better utilize my unique strengths, life experiences, and skill set in order to help people create more meaning and fulfillment in their lives and careers.
WHAT I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT
I'm passionate about supporting people in discovering their own aliveness. I help my clients access their own wholeness, resourcefulness, and creativity, so that they can make work and life "mean more" and build lives they are proud to live.
When I'm not supporting my clients, I love being outside. You can find me going on fun adventures with my husband, Dave, and our Doberman Pinscher, Veda. I am an avid non-fiction reader and enjoy reading anything related to personal growth, leadership development, psychology, management, success, motivation, and interpersonal relations. I also enjoy indoor rock climbing, running, hiking, yoga, and meditation.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT KATHARINE
As a fifty-something who considers herself pretty successful in accomplishing career and financial goals, I didn’t think I needed coaching. But I knew I wanted to figure out what I wanted to do in my “second act” and thought I’d give it a go. It’s been transforming. Think of Katharine Lavenhagen as an insightful guide to your own innerscape. She’ll ask questions you’d never ask yourself, shine a light on your personal blind spots and help you find what makes you thrive in your own life. Highly recommended.
With Katharine Lavenhagen’s support, I’ve learned to trust myself and identify and let go of self-limiting patterns. It has truly been a gift working with Katharine to explore the core of myself and what lights my inner flame. Katharine’s passion, insight, and pure genuineness are unmistakable.