"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. " ~Leo Buscaglia
Kate was born and raised in the small town of Greenland, NH. By the time she was 32, she had married an abusive partner, divorced, and moved to Canada where she was fortunate to meet and marry her soulmate, have two beautiful daughters (the eldest was to provide Kate with countless hours of special education when she was diagnosed with autism). Kate has owned a bookstore, partnered with her husband in owning a Bed and Breakfast in New England and received a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Kate learned from an early age that her passion was and always will be the welfare of children. Kate was to discover that she possessed an intuitive gift when it came to understanding the silent communication of young children and the nonverbal language of the vulnerable adult with special needs. Kate's calm and warm approach plus her 'knowing' was to benefit many families who received services in the agencies she was employed with. Kate was to find herself invited to sit on school committees regarding special education and join boards involved with quality child care. Kate has volunteered her time to support other parents in advocating for their children as well as assisting families in navigating through the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) process. Kate is currently providing snippets in a Blog called Mashed Banana that focuses on her family life and the influence her daughter, Jessica, played on each family member.
In recent years, Kate has graduated from the award-winning Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA). Through SWIHA, Kate has specialized in being a Life Coach and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Kate incorporates these skills during her coaching sessions to shed light into the dark corners where answers hide. Kate applies her skills with gentle guidance in order for you to discover your strengths and purpose.
And so it is. When not in session, Kate enjoys family time, whether in AZ with her daughter, Melissa and her family or in NH visiting Jessica and Kate's 105 years young dad. Kate counts her blessings every single day.