...But no matter how hard you work, it feels like you're spinning your wheels.
You know you want to do more, reach more youth, have an even deeper transformational journey for them, but it feels like you are coming up short. And the burnout you are experiencing is REAL…
Hi, I’m Kat!
Whether you are a program facilitator, work in community-based programming, or run a business teaching your passion to kids, I help you create a clear, strategic plan to deliver programs that have a massive impact, while guiding you through all of the emotions that can come up along the way.
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I bet when you started this journey of creating programming for young people you imagined sunshine and roses and rainbows and puppies…ok, maybe not all of that…. But you did get into this work to make a difference. Not just to cash a paycheque.
You feel like you are MEANT for this work.
But, for some reason, you aren’t quite hitting the mark.
Tell me if any of this sounds familiar:
The young people aren’t engaged (in fact, they don’t even seem like they want to be there…)
Your programs aren’t having the impact you KNOW they could.
You are unsupported in the work that you do because your organization is just too overwhelmed to provide you with the resources and training you so desperately need.
You may even be a manager or business owner who is too overwhelmed to provide support.
You are bogged down by ‘to-dos’ when you just want to work with the kids!
You feel minimized and misunderstood by your family and peers because they don’t really understand the impact of the work you do (they basically think of it as glorified childcare…).
But I understand.
I was you.
I worked in the field of kids’ and youth programming
for 18 years total and have seen it ALL.
My passion and drive for this work really started waaaaaay back in High School when my art teacher took a chance on me. He knew I had more in me (even when I didn’t) and his belief in me changed the trajectory of my life.
From this teacher applying to arts school FOR me, to me attending OCAD, to working in kids’ programming as a facilitator and burning out, to going to teachers’ college (because that’s what I thought I needed to do to get serious about this work), to teaching in schools, to LEAVING teaching so I could have a bigger impact, to returning to community-based programming as the Program Director, and now creating my entire business around supporting people in this sector so they don’t have to go through what I went through.
It has been a JOURNEY.
But through that journey, I have done so many amazing things to be able to support you.
I was the Program Director of a multi-site organization.
I trained and mentored dozens of people who have gone on to build successful careers working with young people.
I designed over 250 programs (many of which are award-winning).
I spent 7 years overseeing the success of hundreds of programs that focused on building self-esteem and community pride.
I started my own product business to help build self-esteem and confidence in young people. My products are used as a creative resource in many children’s programs. Click here to learn more about that at My Life Creative.
I am still regularly on phone calls with former colleagues helping them troubleshoot the programs they are running.
I know what it is to feel called to do this work.
I know what it is to feel like you are put here for a reason.
And I know what it is to get burned out from caring too much and not getting the support you need.
That’s why I am here.
I want to take you from burnt out to driven.
From overwhelmed to filled with joy.
From contemplating leaving the work you were called to do to creating transformational programs with young people.
I would love to help you.
Getting started is easy.
1. Book a call
Let's see if we’re a good fit and discuss your needs. Check out my packages here.
2. Receive your plan
I’ll recommend a customized plan based on your unique needs and desires.
3. Take action!
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