Kathryn works as a certified This Naked Mind alcohol coach and has been living alcohol free since July 1, 2019.
Kathryn works with men and women who want to change their mindset around alcohol, particularly those who identify as having a problematic binge drinking history that they are struggling to shake. Her unique binge drinking breakthrough coaching programs have been developed to specifically address and disrupt long term binge drinking behaviour.
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As a former binge drinker for over 30 years, Kathryn coaches from lived experience and believes vulnerability and sharing our own stories are the most powerful tools in healing and finding a more balanced relationship with alcohol.
After giving up alcohol in July 2019 and working through an experience of breast cancer in 2020 Kathryn decided she wanted a change of career and studied to become an alcohol coach, where she has now found her true passion.
Bob Proctor once quoted ‘To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is both a triumph and a blessing”. How important is it to you to have the belief within one’s self?
Self-belief is incredibly important when you push yourself into an area of vulnerability and change. It is about trusting your intuition, choosing who you surround yourself with and tapping into the collective consciousness of support and love that is always there for us.
Tell us what the word “Entrepreneur” means to you?
It means being courageous, innovative and taking a risk. Throwing your heart and soul into an idea without any guarantees of success.
What has been one of the biggest business ideas you have had and how did you have the trust and hope within yourself to implement it?
Launching my alcohol coaching business at the age of 49 in Australia was a huge step for me. The industry is not well known and I had to build my business slowly over time. I’ve continued to stay true to my niche and built up connection with my audience over the past 18 months. I had faith in my idea because I knew that I wanted support for my own drinking issue I couldn’t find it and so that a coach like me would appeal to a wide range of people.
Running your own business can be scary. Success requires moments of trust and hope to push through to the next level. Tell us one of the moments you have had to push through to take your business to the next level?
I’m in that moment now. I’ve just had to close off taking any further 1:1 clients whilst I review my strategy for the next 12 months so that I can grown my business and conserve my energy. I’m looking at a hybrid model of group couching a couple of times per week with less 1:1 clients so that I can focus on doing some more media and advocacy work in the breast cancer/alcohol space.
What is your favourite quote about inspiration?
Magic is found in everyday moments.
Don’t dismiss the power of the ordinary.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start their own business?
Seek support. You can’t be the expert in all areas so have conversations with other entrepreneurs and ask them what their greatest learnings and challenges have been