Meet Your Guide

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Hi friend, I'm Katie Kurtz 

As a coach, connector + yoga teacher, I am here to guide you in connecting to your soul, finding your truth, and coming alive to the immense power you hold. I believe that the center of your soul is knowing who you are and what you want. Exploring and living from that space is soul connection.

I am fiercely dedicated to creating space for you to be YOU.  I believe that you belong, I belong {Right Now} Not later or someday, but right now. I believe we can embrace that reality through the power of eye contact and me too's.  Nothing lights me up more than witnessing women come alive to their power, being real + seeing the magic that's sparks when women support women.

I choose hugs over handshakes, I don't do weather talk, I sing loud + proud while driving and I most definitely laugh at my own jokes. I am always in this soul work and I aim to embrace my humanness each and every day. I am on a mission to inspire each woman on her own path to becoming the most badass authentic version of herself all while creating a soul centered community to uplift each other along the way.  I don't just believe in this mission, I live it out loud. 

Each of us has to walk our own journey, but we don’t have to do it alone. I hold space in a way that allows women to create goals that can transform their lives. My special blend of coaching and connection allows you to grow on your own, while simultaneously connecting with other women who get it. 

Soul Connect is redefining how women connect by creating space to show up, be real and leave feeling uplifted and inspired.

This isn’t just a business, it's a movement.


A few fun facts about me:

 
 
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo {see below}
  • Former perfectionist, current embracer of the messy, feeler of ALL the feels. 
  • Current fav ice cream flavor: Carmel Fudge Brownie
  • Fiercely human + swears #sorrynotsorry
  • Current favorite read: The Endless Practice by Mark Nepo
  • ENFJ - I don't dig labels but this one is spot on...except I def recharge my human battery alone by introverting.
  • Life mantra: be you, do you, for YOU
 
 
 

The full story...

For as long as I can remember, I have always known that my life’s purpose is to serve + to connect. But there was always one thing getting in my way….

A few years ago, I began to feel a shift.

It started off as a faint whisper and evolved into a deafening blare.  At the time, I didn’t really know what it was but I knew I had to start to follow where that very visceral feeling was being generated within me.  I thought it was my job, maybe I needed to move to a new city or state. Despite my lack of clarity, uncertainty and a hella amount of fear, I started to explore this unwavering sense that something in my life was meant to change-that I was meant for something more.

I began slowly.

I started listening to my body and practicing yoga to help me get out of my head and into my heart. I began connecting with like-minded people, I read ferociously, journaled daily, tried different meditations and classes and sought out inspiring coaches and teachers.  All of the things I thought I should do to get the answers I needed.

During this time, I started to feel myself expand as I began to honor this feeling of unsettledness within me rather than ignore it.  For once I was listening to myself and becoming more aware of my thoughts, feelings and desires. But I wasn’t there yet, there was still something missing.

Soon that faint whisper turned into a siren that could not be ignored. That siren was literally my phone ringing.  I picked up the phone and on the other end of that line, a very important person in my life told me something that became the catalyst for me to create a life altering shift.

He told me that no one can give me permission but myself.  That I cannot wait another minute. That I must give myself permission and continue to do so every day after.

A seemingly ordinary call turned extraordinary because that is the moment I looked my fear, doubt and own bullshit in the eye and gave myself permission to begin again.  After that conversation, something shifted within me. That is when I realized that the one thing getting in my way, was ME.

I didn't know where I was going or what I was doing but what I did know was that I could no longer play small.  I knew that if I waited a second longer, I would be waiting my whole life. And thank goddess I didn't wait because the moment I gave myself permission to begin was the moment I stepped into an adventure that has led me to this very moment.

When I look back at my life, I now realize how much power I gave my fear.  Growing up I had a really hard time making and keeping friends, especially with girls.  I was shy, unsure of myself, and I never felt like I fit in. I just wanted to feel like I belonged. I craved to be myself without conditions, to be accepted by others so that I could start accepting myself. When I think back to the years I was consumed with doubt + striving for perfect, I can remember that it was a lot of work and frankly, super f*cking exhausting. Yet I clung tightly to the struggle because I was too afraid to see what would happen if I let go.

Soul connection is the practice of getting clear on who we are and what we want and living in alignment.  It is engaging in experiences that call on us to cultivate courage in order to build resilience. It is about writing permission slips over and over again until we show up unapologetically. It is about showing up, being seen + loving yourself unconditionally.

Since then, the most beautiful + amazing series of events have occurred that catapulted me to where I am right now:  living life on my own terms, showing up authentically, being surrounded + uplifted by AMAZING humans, and harnessing my personal power to serve the world. I am a forever student of life and will always be a work in progress- always evolving, always embracing my humanness.

My gratitude is boundless for the people, moments, experiences and lessons I have learned. And especially for that unsettledness that was harbored within me, causing the rumble, calling me to shine. It all began with a permission slip to get real and start before I was ready.