You’re capable, educated, and ambitious
But you’ve been stuck in a rut for too long
You had big dreams and wonder what happened to them
On good days, you know that there’s something more out there for you
– something you could be building, creating, contributing – if only you could see a way forward
You don’t know what you really want
You’re unclear about the choices available to you
You’re not sure what your talents and strengths are and how to
make the best use of them to create something meaningful
You feel overwhelmed and exhausted.
Which of these applies to you?
You took a step back from your career to care for your family. Now your children are grown, they go to school and don’t need you as much as before. You have more time in your hands, but you’re unsure what you want to do with your life. You’ve been out of the job market for so long that your confidence has taken a hit. What are you good at? Who would hire you? What would you do? You don’t feel like people see you for who you truly are. Maybe you’ve forgotten yourself.
You feel unfulfilled and frustrated in your work. It no longer aligns with your values and goals in life. Perhaps it never did. You don’t feel like you’re doing something meaningful or valuable. Something is missing. But you’re stuck because you don’t know what that is or what you’d rather be doing.
You’re at a point in your life where you’re ready to start a new chapter. You’re no longer satisfied with just having “a job.” You want to have an impact and make a difference in the world. You have the time and you know you have the talent, but you’re unsure which direction to go. Or perhaps you have way too many directions in your mind and are not sure which one to choose or how to choose. You’ve tried different things – listening to podcasts, reading books, taking online courses – but they haven’t helped you take action.
No matter which scenario you relate to, It doesn’t have to be that way.
The longer you stay in this rut – the longer you’re not being seen for who you truly are, and the more you start believing it.
Life is too short to stay stuck. The world can be a better place because of you. You deserve a life that aligns with your passions, values, and gifts.
Staying stuck doesn’t help anyone. It doesn’t help you fulfill your potential or feel any less frustrated. It also doesn’t help all those who would benefit from you using your gifts and talents to bring positive change.
It’s your time now.
Your vision is in you. All you need is the right tools and support to bring it out into the light.
The Define Your Dream Program will help you do that!
By the end of this program you will
- Have a clear vision of what you want for yourself – the DREAM – as well as your short-, medium- and long-term goals to make it happen. [and a clear plan?]
- Understand how your vision connects to your core values and sense of purpose (your ‘why’).
- Know what options or choices are available to you to realize that vision.
- Assess how each option aligns (or doesn’t) with your skills and strengths, values and life goals.
- Energized and excited about pursuing your dreams, fulfilling your potential, and building the life you know you deserve.
- Grounded and calm, now that you’re clear about which direction(s) you want to pursue.
- Empowered as you make conscious choices – including some bold decisions! – to pursue your aspirations and realize your potential, free from guilt and hesitation.
How it works
Define Your Dream is a six-week coaching program. Here is how it works:
◦ As soon as you sign up, you will receive your Personal Assessment Guide and a link to schedule our six weekly 60-minute coaching calls together.
◦ During each one of those coaching calls, we will explore steps in a six-part process of defining your vision and laying out your choices.
◦ Ahead of each coaching session, you will have access to downloadable worksheets containing tools and exercises to clarify your values, life purpose, goals and other areas.
◦ Between sessions, you will have access to me by email and/or WhatsApp (I respond within 24 hours at the latest) for any questions or issues that arise.
◦ At the end of our sessions together, you will also receive recommendations of personal development resources in areas such as habit formation, goal-setting, managing mindset, or other areas useful to your personal journey.
◦ SPECIAL BONUS: You will receive access to my signature tool “Career Futures Reflection Guide” which will help you assess and visually compare your various options.
Are you ready to Define Your Dream?
Total investment for the Define Your Dream program:
Once you sign up and schedule our first coaching session together, you will receive email confirmation as well as your Break-Free Personal Assessment to fill out and reflect on ahead of our first session.
We will schedule our follow-up sessions at the end of that first session.
Are you on board?
What people say about working with me
“I started working with Katia during a period of professional and personal transition as a new expat. As an expat herself, Katia guided me and supported me along the process of reprioritizing my life as well as of setting and achieving my goals. I highly recommend Katia because she is a great coach and most importantly because she has a marvelous personality that makes you enjoy the whole process.”
Aliki, Project Manager
“I was looking for a professional coach to advise and coach me through the transition into my next career stage…Instead of mapping out a direct path, Katia helped me design a broader purpose and opened me up to new perspectives. The conversations with Katia were about identifying my strengths, identifying values and goals, reducing blind-spots, and becoming more self aware in the choices I make.”
Nele, University Professor
“Katia’s coaching has allowed me to more clearly see and articulate what I want for my life and career in the shorter and longer term, and she has empowered me with excellent tools to make difficult decisions and to manage stress. I noticeably feel calmer and more at peace after my sessions with Katia, and consequently, I feel happier with my actions and decisions.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How is this coaching program different from the online courses I’ve signed up for in the past?
Online courses are great for learning at your own pace, but they lack one element which is essential when you’re making big changes. That element is accountability. Accountability is one of the benefits of coaching and a key reason why it’s so effective…and it’s built into the Define Your Dream coaching program!
Through our weekly sessions, you will benefit from that accountability, whether it’s discussing your “homework” exercises; getting feedback on goals and plans; or reporting back on actions you committed to take between sessions. Accountability has been proven to increase focus, motivation, and confidence, all of which positively impact results.
How will the coaching sessions take place?
The coaching sessions will take place by Zoom video- or teleconference. As soon as you schedule the sessions, I will send you a link and password by email, which you will use for all six sessions.
I’ve never worked with a coach before. What will I experience in the sessions? What should I expect?
During our sessions together, I will guide you through a structured process to clarify your vision, lay out and assess your options, so that you can choose which direction you will follow to pursue your dreams and aspirations. We will be using many different practical tools and exercises in addition to coaching methodologies. While the process is structured, there is built-in room for flexibility to adapt to your specific needs and what comes up for you during or between sessions.
As a coach, I will not be giving you advice or telling you what’s best for you (after all, you are the expert in your own life), but you can expect me to ask you powerful questions (hint: they’re the ones you have to think a bit before you anwer), check assumptions and question beliefs.
While the weekly coaching sessions will be tailored to your individual needs, here’s an example of what they could look like:
Week 1: Your core values and purpose
Week 2: Your vision
Week 3: Your short-, medium- and long-term goals
Week 4: Your career options and how to choose
Week 5: Your habits
Week 6: Your plan
At the end of each session, we will jointly agree on your “homework” for next time, which can be an assessment, set of exercises or actions you commit to taking. We will start each session by reviewing the homework and what you learned from doing (or not doing!) it.
What if I don’t have time to do the exercises?
I know that life gets busy and often things fall by the wayside. I’m not going to lie to you: you will get out of this program what you put in. The more you engage and do the work, the better results you will see. But I promise you, the exercises will be both engaging and revealing and we will definitely have fun during our sessions!
Your time investment will be worth the outcome: feeling clear about what you really want for yourself and who you want to be, as well as different pathways for getting there. You will feel energized and motivated to go after your vision!
What if I need to cancel or reschedule a session?
Things can happen unexpectedly – to both of us – so it’s understandable that you may need to reschedule a session. Our time is valuable, so I ask that you give me at least 24 hours notice, when feasible, so that I can adjust my schedule. I will, of course, do the same.
Not sure if this is the right program for you?
You can schedule a free introductory call with me, during which I will answer your questions and guide you through a process for understanding your needs and whether this program will fulfill them.
Hi, I’m Katia. I’m a certified life coach, writer and global nomad.
I’m on a mission to support brilliant, ambitious, globally minded women like you break free from what’s keeping you stuck and pursue your dreams and aspirations boldly and unapologetically. I’m excited about supporting you to fulfill your potential without being weighed down by guilt.
I left a successful career as a researcher and military analyst to follow my passion, which was to help expats navigate transitions and build thriving lives abroad. I wrote a book—A Great Move: Surviving and Thriving in Your Expat Assignment—a guide for making successful international moves. Somewhere along the way I discovered coaching—and my true purpose in life.
I know what it’s like to feel trapped by your own choices, powerless and not in control of your own life. I’ve experienced the frustration of feeling like you’re wasting your potential. And I’ve found out the hard way that the only way to get out of this conundrum is to stop feeling like a victim and take responsibility for your own life. Starting over from scratch is not easy but it’s immensely rewarding. I’m here to accompany you on this journey.
Define Your Dream is an offer I’ve developed to inspire and guide you as you launch yourself on this transformative journey.