"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. " ~Leo Buscaglia
My name is Kate McCosham, and I was born and raised in the small town of Greenland, NH. I attended St. Patrick's Elementary School in Portsmouth, NH and St. Thomas High School in Dover, NH. By the time I was 32, I had married into an abusive relationship, divorced, moved to Canada, met my soulmate, had 2 beautiful daughters (our eldest presented with autism), owned a bookstore and received a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Children. Those that know me, know that my passion has always been about children. Whether the child was gifted or had special needs, I would advocate tirelessly on their behalf. Through my efforts my daughter, Jessica, was the first child to receive a full time aide to assist with her inclusion in her community school. This was in the 1980's, it was unprecedented and paved the way for those who came after. For 15 years, under the mentor-ship of Ken Hranchuk, PhD, I became versed in behavior management. This knowledge has been beneficial not only to Jessica but to many children and their families that I have been blessed to know over the past 35 years. I have spent over 25 years in the child care field and during this time assisted families and their children who had special needs navigate through the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) process, as well as sitting in on many meetings as a family advocate. I am currently providing snippets in a Blog called Mashed Banana that focuses on our family life and the influence Jessica played on who we were all to become. These experiences are what I draw upon when assisting families during Childhood Coachingsessions.
A new venture. In 1996, my husband, Koosh, and I moved to NH to open a Bed & Breakfast that had been closed for a year. It was exciting and complimented both our personalities as we loved sharing stories with our guests and hosting many get-togethers. Jessica was to have a tougher time adjusting to so many people coming and going so we decided to sell and I went back to child care.
The start of soul searching. In 2007, as I began a new position in employment, I met Nicole. I confided in Nicole that I had become restless and didn't know why. Nicole, who has remained a dear friend, saw a person who needed to be in touch with her spirituality. Nicole and I would discuss and reflect about life on lunchtime walks which became our favorite activity. It was Nicole who was to see my gift of intuition and introduced me to Tarot Reading. I loved it from the beginning!
The Desert. When Koosh suffered a serious injury at work in 2013, our daughter, Melissa, who had moved to Arizona, convinced us to come out to the sunshine and make a new start. Nicole shared with me that when she visited Arizona, the Arizona desert held the kind of mystic power that can only be compared to the Spiritual. During my travels through the state of Arizona, I discovered what this meant. A person can't look upon the beauty of the mountains and canyons without thinking of a higher power.
Coaching. In 2016, my path led me to enroll at Southwest Institute for Healing Arts (SWIHA). Now I could see how all the experience and knowledge of my past was to bond with my new skills of life coaching. While attending SWIHA, my awareness of the blessings of my life became more acute and my purpose more clear. It is for this reason that I focus on the family and child side as well as the individual life purpose during my Coaching sessions.
Life in Pictures. You may be asking "Where does photography come in?" Taking pictures has always been close to my heart. Capturing that special look between two souls, the beauty of nature, the antics of children and so much more! I am now using this skill, at the request of a client, during my coaching sessions. Imagine taking a walk in a park capturing moments and using the experience as a metaphor to life. A Photographreally does say a thousand words.
And so it is. When I am not in session, I enjoy family time, whether in AZ with my daughter, Melissa and her family or in NH visiting my Jessica and my 101 years young dad, just to name a few. I count my blessings every single day.
Sessions are by appointment.
Accommodations can be made if you have a peaceful setting you would like to meet at.
Many of my clients reside in other states and countries so I also provide sessions through video calls and over the phone.