What clients say about working with Kathy...


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career transformations, more money, work-life balance...

Marny Zimmer, attorney & mom of 3

Kathy is an invaluable business and life coach, working with her has been one of the best professional decisions I have made in my career. Kathy’s coaching helped me learn tools to 1) increase my professional confidence and 2) clarify and align my work values so that I was able to identify and obtain my dream job. Most importantly, Kathy provided me with the result I wanted: Her coaching taught me HOW to negotiate and obtain my dream job, allowing me to work in a capacity that fully aligns with my values. I highly recommend Kathy!

Stephanie B., writer & mom of 3

Kathy brings light, joy and valuable insights to her work as a life coach. Kathy has been enormously helpful to me as a mentor and has helped guide me in the right direction towards my professional and life goals. She is truly inspiring to work with!

Marie H., real estate broker & mom of 3

Kathy’s group is a well-run, introspective journey for each individual participant. She does a fantastic job through her leadership, insight, understanding, guidance and approach to personal and professional goal setting and achievement. Through Kathy’s work I made significant changes to my work and personal life that improved my productivity, happiness and personal sense of being centered and balanced. Even if you are not seeking a concrete end-result, you will be better for the experience with Kathy’s sessions.

Nancy Luna, founder and head thinker of Luna Insight

When I was at a crossroads personally and professionally, Kathy helped my find my way to a happier more focused way of living. She helped me figure out what was important to me, slay a few dragons, and take action as I built a consulting business and brought more love into my life. She has had a huge impact on my life. The smile on my face right now wouldn’t be there if she hadn’t been coaching me!

Meagan A., photographer & mom of 2

I worked with Kathy in group and individual coaching. I could never have imagined the journey my life was about to embark on. I attribute this incredible journey of growth to Kathy, as she has continuously been a mentor and confidante. Kathy helped me achieve my once “impossible” goal of having my own photography studio. She provided me with wise, actionable guidance. I highly recommend her! There is nothing I can’t say to her. She is incredibly patient, a keen listener never makes one feel judged, provides actionable insight and, most importantly, she genuinely cares. I feel lucky to have met her and would recommend her (and have) to anyone seeking support or growth.

Lucy J, Senior HR business partner & mom of 2

Kathy's coaching has been life-changing! Kathy teaches specific tools that have been enormously helpful in guiding me to have more clarity and joy in my career, and in other parts of my life, including relationships. I have tried many other things before, but nothing has helped more than the tools she has taught me, including the importance of mindset. I highly recommend her!

Marny F., M.D. 

I'm a 50 year old busy mom, wife and executive physician leader at work - and I'm better at all three since starting coaching with Kathy McCabe. I've unwound problematic mindsets, knocked out bad habits and my career is advancing in exciting ways. I am much more present, relaxed and on my way to better work-life balance that's been missing for far too long.

Before starting in one of her groups, I wasn't entirely sure group-work was for me. The experience, however, was very relatable. The group was composed of successful, dynamic women  worked on challenges ranging from workplace politics to personal finance, to home and relationships. Still Kathy's depth of coaching experience and background as a highly motivated, successful attorney kept us laser-focused on practical solutions.

Working with Kathy was a game-changer. I'm really grateful for the opportunity and recommend her highly!

Audrey T., manager and mom of 2

Since working with Kathy,I've had so many mind shifts, my self esteem has grown exponentially. My confidence in myself has grown and those around me have seen it. My anxiety is greatly diminished. I feel just so much happier and for the first time I'm really taking positive steps towards weight loss and improving my general health. And I can honestly say that working with Kathy has changed my life and greatly, greatly improved my life.

I was originally hesitant to work with Kathy because I felt I was not successful enough. I compared myself to others and I believed that the other women in the group would be more successful than I am.

It turns out that this hesitation was exactly what I needed to work on and exactly what working with Kathy has given me. This very hesitation of feeling that I was “less than” or “not as deserving” was holding me back in so many areas of life. Kathy helped me bust out of my limited thinking and allowed me to see myself through the lens of all that I have to offer.

Since working with Kathy, I have a new job that is my dream job in my field.  Kathy has also helped me realize that what I do for work does not have to define me. I have additional skills and talents to offer and I am worthy of being paid for them. Working with Kathy has given me a new level of confidence to pursue things that seemed out of reach before.

i love the group dynamic of working with Kathy. When Kathy is coaching another member of the group, we all benefit. Kathy creates a fun, positive vibe while working on hard things. If you have any hesitation about the time or investment involved, you should know that investing in yourself with Kathy will bring out the best in you!  

I recommend Kathy’s  programs to anyone who feels stuck in life or anyone who wants to access what else is available to them. I knew there was more for me and by working with Kathy I was able to access it.  Through tools and techniques, I have learned how to release what was holding me back and step towards my best self now. I know I have and will have more steps to take and with Kathy’s coaching I am looking forward to continuing to step into my Best Self.  

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More Joy

Mary K., attorney

Working with Kathy and learning the tools she teaches has helped me become much happier and in control of my life. Kathy helped me clarify my goals and determine what I really want and do not want in my life. Through work with Kathy, I gained the confidence and conviction to leave my comfortable job in order to pursue a career that will align better with my life goals and values. I highly recommend her.

Ann H., elder care advisor

I cannot say enough about Kathy McCabe. Kathy helped me to realize my true passion, and gave me the confidence I needed to start my own business. I am now doing something I love to do for the first time in my life. Kathy also worked with me on personal issues that were weighing on me. Those are now resolved, and I have tools to help me with future issues. I feel much calmer, positive and happier than I can remember feeling, and I thank Kathy. Much better (and way more fun) than therapy. I recommend Kathy to absolutely everyone.

Revi,  yoga studio owner

I can’t thank Kathy enough for the past 3 months of joyful journey. Working with Kathy has expanded my self love, my self worth, self care and I have experienced huge benefits. Life always gives us challenges, but with the tools Kathy teaches her students, combined with her wisdom, knowledge and most of all, authenticity, she helps each person reach a deeper level of personal growth. I know my calling more than ever now! I am following my dreams, no matter what!

Lorie Yager-Madden, web developer & mom of 2

Working with Kathy has gotten me "unstuck" in ways I never thought were possible before! I've tried therapy but just wasn't seeing the results I wanted. Over the past year, I have steadily lost weight, I've dropped the internal "stories" I was believing about why I couldn't make a permanent change in my life, I have worked to be a more successful business owner and learned how to create better boundaries in my work and personal life.  Kathy helped me triple my income on a project.  It takes daily work and practice and Kathy has taught me the tools I need to be happier, have more daily joy and overall life satisfaction than ever before.

Cara G., attorney

I was delightfully surprised by how much Kathy’s coaching helped me feel more joyful, centered and present. With Kathy’s help, I learned practical and easy to implement tools to help me shift my thinking and find more balance in every part of my life. I am so glad I said “yes” to myself and chose to work with Kathy! My experience with Kathy was so positive, both personally and professionally. Working with Kathy, I was able to identify my career goals and take concrete steps to achieve them. At the same time, I learned how to be more present, centered and compassionate with myself. Thanks to Kathy, I am back in a career I love and successfully balancing it with family and "me" time. I still find myself using the valuable tools she taught me. I highly recommend Kathy!

Elizabeth Whittle, realtor & mom of 3

Kathy will help you achieve your goals, unlock your dreams and make those dreams a reality! Kathy has helped me get out of "overwhelm" and I now live with more joy and ease in all parts of my life. I was stuck in my career goals and I am now on an exciting and clear career path. My relationships are improved, my goal setting is clear, my "to do" list is getting done, and overall, I am much happier because of the tools I learned from Kathy. Not only has Kathy greatly helped me, I have seen her help many women in the same way. I highly recommend her!

Megan Van Buiten, account executive

Kathy has been an amazing mentor and coach to me and other awesome ladies over the past few months. I was able to not only receive one on one coaching from Kathy, but she also led us through a guided book on finding Joy. Through knowing Kathy and participating in her programs and coaching I have been able to integrate daily practices into my life that have allowed me to find more balance, joy, and be able to listen to my inner and higher self. Kathy worked with me on taking risks, be more open to the possibilities around me and has been a major part in both a physical, spiritual, and mental transformation that has taken place in my life. Kathy has a way of coaching and working with me to really allow my mind and spirit to be more connected and united. Kathy has definitely guided me to find more joy in nearly all areas of my life. I would highly recommend both Kathy’s group sessions and one on one sessions no matter where you are in life. Kathy can always find ways for any person to learn and grow. Kathy, thank you for everything! I look forward to working with you more.

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Healthy Mind and  Body

Nicole F, wellness consultant

If you want true transformation, hire Kathy!... She "breaks down" how to create and sustain the healthiest habits and a positive mindset in a practical and fun way ... You won't be sorry! 

Deborah McKoy, professor and author

Kathy is a phenomenal personal and executive coach!! Her workshops are amazing and inspiring. Kathy's coaching around my leadership projects this past year, especially during COVID, took my work at the University to a whole new level. She walked me through new steps and offered great organizing tools. Kathy McCabe brings years of professional wisdom to all she does and helps to create a path forward -- even during the craziest of times.

Lynn Gerdes, attorney and partner  

Kathy is an amazing coach! Her work has truly been transformative in my life! She is very knowledgeable in so many areas including mindset, nutrition, and finding your calm and joy under any circumstances. I highly recommend her for coaching and her group sessions!

Cathy Patyk, VP human resources

Kathy is a phenomenal coach! Kathy has taught me great tools to shift my mindset and tools to significantly increase my wellness, calmness and joy! I have also learned powerful strategies that have helped me navigate challenging workplace issues. Kathy also has a gift of cultivating amazing groups of women. In her "Best Self Now" mastermind, I have learned the "best practices" for cultivating the healthiest mindset, body & brain habits while being surrounded by a strong and supportive group of women who provide incredible community and accountability. I highly recommend Kathy's coaching and her groups!

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Jill Rea, compensation consultant

I highly recommend Kathy McCabe’s Best Self Now course. As a result of the course, I began to finally allow myself “permission” to prioritize my self-care without guilt. The mindset exercises Kathy teaches are invaluable and have helped me to work on my mindset and areas that I have been “stuck” for a long time.

Michelle S., actuary

Kathy’s coaching and the tools I learned helped me access my own abilities to control my outlook on work, family and my relationships. The BEST part of being in the group helped me realize that I am not alone…there are amazing working moms who are committed to making positive changes in their lives and within themselves. Getting to know them and witnessing their transformations as they built more inner confidence to achieve their goals was truly rewarding! Importantly, their transformations helped me take small steps and use the tools to prioritize myself and create better relationships at work and at home. I highly recommend Kathy!

Lisa Breen, attorney

Since working with Kathy,I've had so many mind shifts, my self esteem has grown exponentially. My confidence in myself has grown and those around me have seen it. My anxiety is greatly diminished. I feel just so much happier and for the first time I'm really taking positive steps towards weight loss and improving my general health. And I can honestly say that working with Kathy has changed my life and greatly, greatly improved my life.

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overcame obstacles, better relationships & better parenting

Elise C., supervising attorney

I am so grateful that I had the chance to participate in Kathy’s group and individual coaching sessions. Kathy is an open, compassionate and non-judgmental coach. In her fun and meaningful sessions, I learned new practices and an approach to decision-making that I’ve continued to use long after the sessions ended. In a nutshell, what I took away from Kathy’s coaching influences the way that I approach each and every day — I could hardly ask for more than that!

Lara Cleary, attorney and partner at Hansen and Cleary 

I have worked with Kathy McCabe both in groups and individual coaching. I can say, without exaggeration, that Kathy’s combination of empathy, experience, and insight have greatly improved both my career and my personal relationships. Kathy has helped me to focus and prioritize. As a result of her coaching, I have gained the ability to look at challenges in different ways and to find meaningful solutions. In addition, I believe that Kathy’s own professional expertise gives her career coaching a distinct advantage. I cannot thank Kathy enough for everything she has added to my life.

Sonja Elmquist, writer, consultant 

Kathy brings a true rare and valuable combination of serious business experience, a giant loving heart and a real commitment to guiding people to their best. Her talent shows in the results she has helped me create in my life — navigating a new family, a startup and a pandemic — and in the others whom I have built relationships with through her coaching. I am happy to recommend her to any woman who could use some extra guidance from somebody who gets all of it.

  Lisa D’Angelo, executive director & mom of 4

Working with Kathy gave me important tools and inspired me in so many ways! I learned to let go of limiting beliefs that don't serve me. I have learned to respond differently instead of automatically reacting. I am still trying to put myself first (and getting better at that). Kathy's teaching was invaluable. I saw many women in her groups achieve similar results. I highly recommend her!

Sharon P., stay at home mom

Kathy McCabe has a magical gift of bringing people together into a group that can work together and learn from each other, building a feeling of safety. She does this with her energy, curiosity, great story-telling and her gift for healing. One of the unusual things she brings to the table is a history of a successful career in the law. This adds a precision to her thought, and a briskness — just the right amount — to her group classes. She offers examples from her business and her home life to help explain and illustrate. She is a very compassionate listener. She helps you get out of a thinking rut. She is very encouraging and teaches by example. I highly recommend her classes and coaching sessions. She has helped me to live more fully. Thank you Kathy!

Anna P., economist 

There’s a poem by Mary Oliver with these memorable words: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Kathy helps you answer this question. Through logic and intuition, individual and group exercises, you uncover insights that move you closer to what you really want from your “one wild and precious life”. Along the way, you are energized and inspired by Kathy and the groups she assembles.

Andrea R., product manager and mom of 2

 Kathy is such a gift! I am always lighter after our sessions...she has helped me in so many areas of my life: empowering me at work, calmer parenting and clarity in helping me live my best life.


The coaching Kathy provided has made a significant difference in my life. When several tragic events impacted me in rapid succession, Kathy's wise and supportive coaching equipped me to navigate the situations with peace and even joy. I am very grateful I had the opportunity to benefit from Kathy's skill and gifts.


Mary Katherine K, communications executive & coach

I highly recommend Kathy! I've incorporated many new and positive habits resulting from her coaching." - 

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Teryn Cleary

I went on Kathy’s Nov Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica and I cannot recommend it enough. The villa was 5 stars as was the staff. And the itinerary was perfect; the right amount of yoga, healthful activities, and coaching. Kathy did an amazing job coaching the group. She had interesting activities planned and great group chats. Thanks, Kathy!

Nicole Farha, wellness consultant

Kathy is an expert in getting people, including myself, unstuck. Kathy helped me become much more productive with my time and the goals that mattered most to me.  Through her exercises and the group, there was accountability and wonderful support with a great community of women. Kathy creates a safe space for all. I highly recommend working with Kathy individually, her groups, and her retreats, as I have done them all. You won't be sorry!

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