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I'd like to invite you to read more about my story and understand my quest to help people like you reach their goals in life.
I'll tell you about my journey through management consulting, my struggle for balance once I became a parent, and how my search for purpose in life inspired me to start a national nonprofit organization, Nurture.
I'll tell you about my experience creating a center for entrepreneurship in Sun Valley, Idaho. Life is not always a linear path, but it certainly is fun!
My work in nutrition and wellness led to many exciting opportunities, including a wonderful lunch with former First Lady Michelle Obama.
How do you now inspire others to lead a purposeful, passionate life?
After working for a decade each in two very different worlds (first in the management consulting world for Fortune 100/500 companies and then in the nonprofit world), I decided to pursue writing. I in a span of a few years, I became a 10x award-winning and bestselling author of six books!
People kept asking me, "How did you do that!?", so I started developing online courses to teach others about how to tell their own inspirational stories. We all have a unique life story and can change the world for the better.
Importantly, we need to pursue our business projects and creative endeavors and continue to push forward in our evolution as we work constantly to keep things in balance. That's why I've integrated my work in wellness, nutrition, entrepreneurship, and publishing to help others get their big projects done while having FUN.
Fun is the common theme across my many projects, which include speaking, teaching, writing, and podcasting. I've been interviewed extensively on media and love delivering high-value tips to the audiences. I've even been featured in an upcoming PBS movie about wellness (stay tuned!).
What is Make Everything Fun all about?
Make Everything Fun is the home base for all of my courses, coaching, and podcasting across Make Publishing Fun, Make Entrepreneurship Fun, Make Wellness Fun, and Make Nutrition Fun (and I hope many other fun ideas to come in the future).
But really, make EVERYTHING fun!!??
Don't get me wrong, I am NOT talking about perfectionism. In fact, life would be much better if we could take "perfect" out of our vocabulary.
FUN is about making the most of the time we have on this planet, taking 100% responsibility for our lives, looking at mistakes as lessons, seeking out the positive, and employing a sense of humor to ease any struggle.
What are others aaying?
John Lee Dumas, host of Entrepreneur on Fire and creator of the Freedom Journal and Mastery Journal says, "It's been a blast getting to know Kathryn. I can't recommend her highly enough."
Tell me about a struggle you made fun
Sure, I'll tell you about how lost I felt when we were living in Chicago and trying to juggle work and family when our kids were quite young.
I was feeling like life was in the fast lane and that I could never keep up. Be a good mom? Make a living? Sustain great relationships? Stay healthy? Yikes.
We lived in a large but excellent school district; parents had high expectations of their kids, and kids were under constant pressure to get ahead. The competition started when the kids were toddlers, with parents signing their kids up for private golf coaches in the hopes that they would make the team in high school. Of course, all this was aimed at getting them into an Ivy League school and then on to Wall Street or some big law firm.
One day my husband and I went to a movie called “The Race to Nowhere,” which is about the relentless, high expectations of our children, which can lead to serious medical conditions. Fourth graders were interviewed and discussed their ulcers and countless hours of homework.
I broke into tears at the end when I learned that the film was dedicated to a young girl who had taken her life as a result of the constant pressures she felt.
Not long after watching that film, we decided to turn a struggle into fun by packing up our kids and pets and some of our belongings and move out West to shake things up a little. We ended up in Sun Valley, Idaho. Here I remind myself to integrate just a little FUN into EVERY day, no matter how much work, chores, to-dos or just life-crap I have to put up with! 🙂
And by the way, I had to learn how to SKI!
What about entrepreneurship in Sun Valley?
After learning to ski and recovering from the huge bruises on my butt, I threw myself head first into the entrepreneurial community in our small mountain town. Inspired by Brad Feld's story of how Boulder, CO built a thriving startup community, I helped to open a new center for entrepreneurship in Sun Valley called the Ketchum Innovation Center. It is cool to see that people can now leave the big cities to find their passions in balance with nature and lots of fresh air.
What if I don't live in a mountain town?
You don't need to move to a small or Western town to experience happiness or wellness. In fact, to quote the title of one of my favorite books by Jon Kabat-Zihn, Wherever You Go, There You Are, happiness and peace come from within.
I do believe that happiness and wellness can be developed and enhanced through a connection with Nature. Your Nature doesn't have to be the rugged mountains; it can be anywhere. You can look up at the sky and contemplate the majesty of our Earth. You can experience the miracle of life by growing some plants in a pot. It was actually in Chicago when our family really got into gardening. Below is a photo of our little self-created backyard "farm paradise" right in the middle of Chicago-land.
Who exactly do you work with?
One of the common threads throughout my work as a management consultant, nonprofit leader, nutrition educator, author, CEO, and coach is my unique ability to make behavior changes actually stick. Through my work with corporations, families, groups, and individuals, I learned the importance of making it fun. Whether one is implementing a corporate wellness plan or writing a book, the key is to keep it simple and break everything down into small steps. Baby steps add up to BIG change.