I am a branding and web designer that likes to break the mold and think outside the box. I love working with women entrepreneurs in any industry that’s tired of boring and the status quo. I believe in empowering you to be your authentic self in business, online, and in your personal life.
Kat’s story. . .
It's about to get real in here.
I once worked for a small family-owned winery business as an Office Manager/Tasting Room Manager. I fell in love with the job and business, to the point I dropped out of grad school (working on an Art Therapy degree) and took on the job at this small business full-time. I gave it EVERYTHING.
14-hour days. Spent my free-time on-site socializing. On call 7 days a week (on the rare times I wasn't working). Rarely said no to whatever was asked. I was a manager, marketer, website designer, graphic designer, janitor, production, shipping, human resources, business manager, customer service, trainer...you name it, I did it.
I was being groomed to take over the business end of things and promised a lifetime career and place. I had it all.
Or thought I did.
The drama with co-workers, the back-stabbing, the constant demand and push from my bosses with little reward for difficult, time-consuming, labor-intensive, stressful work (a common theme in previous jobs, too). The promise of a future curdled.
I was broken.
I couldn't take it anymore. My health couldn't take it anymore. My relationships couldn't take it anymore.
So I resigned.
With no plan, no future, no income, no self-esteem, no confidence, and no hope.
I hit rock bottom.
Have you ever hit rock bottom before? It sucks. Big-time.
Months went by where I felt like I was trying to climb out of a sandpit. I'd feel like I wriggled free a little bit, only to be sucked back in by the grief, depression, and damaged confidence.
After much soul-searching and self-care, I figured something out.
I've always wanted to be an entrepreneur but never wanted to take the anxiety-inducing step. You know...that big leap of faith into the unknown? Eeek!
But what better time to take that gigantic jump when you've got no plan anyways?!
I have an art degree (thanks, mom, for reminding me I haven't been using it). I love design. I love tech. I love helping women entrepreneurs find their authentic voice to spur growth to the next level (I did this several times for previous jobs.)
I redesigned and rebuilt websites for small businesses in the past as a side gig for a long time. As a result, they always saw a significant increase in website traffic and online sales, with a big decrease in customer complaints about the website.
Bingo! I found my niche and my new career.
But honestly? I found so much more.
I found HOPE. PEACE. SELF-CONFIDENCE. WORTH.
You found all that in a career, you ask? Nope. I found that in choosing to live my life the way I'm meant to, with purpose, and on my own terms.
And it's so worth it!
If you can relate to taking a big leap of faith, then you are in the right place.
Helping Women Entrepreneurs
Helping women entrepreneurs comes from a deep place inside my heart. I know what it’s like to struggle with the societal expectations that comes with being a woman and the pain that can cause.
That we need to be “warm and fuzzy” at work. (Um, some of us are just badass bitches who Get Shit Done. Deal with it.)
That we were “made” to be in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant. (Call me a breeder again. I dare you.)
That we’re complicated. (Newsflash - EVERYONE is complicated. Not just women.)
Every woman wants kids. (Not all…and some can’t. It’s OUR choice, regardless.)
Women were meant to be seen and not heard. (Speak up, women! You do matter and have important things to say! Your thoughts and opinions count!)
That all we want to do is talk about our feelings all the time. (Nope. Sometimes we just want to smoke a stogie and sip a whiskey. Or zone out to a TV show and fall asleep. But yeah, sometimes I want to talk about feelings so we can have a real relationship based on trust and love. Why is that wrong?)
That we can’t do what men do - talk finances, work the numbers, invest in stocks, fix a car, run a multi-billion dollar business, be a combat fighter. . .take your pick. (We can be all that AND MORE. Boo-yah!)
To all that (and more), I say “I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!” Too much? Maybe, but you get the point.
I want to help and encourage you to find your authentic voice, live in your purpose, and take your business to the next level.
I WANT TO BREAK THE STATUS QUO AND
SHATTER THE GLASS CEILING.
AND DO IT TOGETHER.
ARE YOU WITH ME?
All the work I do is inspired because EVERY WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR DESERVES TO HAVE THEIR VOICE BE HEARD AND STAND OUT ONLINE.
Let’s create something badass together.
I’m really glad you’re here.