Katie Kurtz

Meet Katie Kurtz! Katie Kurtz, founder of Soul Connect, is a soul coach + curator of intentional connection. Through coaching, Tribe gatherings, heart centered collaborations + online community, Soul Connect's mission is to create space for women to reconnect with their true, authentic self {their soul} and start living life on their own terms. As a coach, Katie works with women who realize there is something inside of them calling to come alive. Women who are craving clarity + courage in order to step onto a path of feeling unapologetic about how they show up in the world. Though coaching + connection, Katie is devoted to holding space for YOU to connect to your soul, to your power, to each other and to the world.  Katie is an Internationally Certified Life Coach with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy and resides in Cleveland, Ohio but shares her light worldwide.

What rocks your bliss?

Eye contact. Laughing until tears roll down my face.  A hand to a shoulder sharing a “me too”. Holding space for others. Cultivating community. Embodying my values. Being a student of life. Savoring small joys.  When it comes to rocking my bliss, all roads always lead back to connection for me-connection to self, to others and to the world.

Describe your perfect day.

Waking before the sun to watch its rays rise and dance across Lake Erie.  Moving my body and breath to awaken my heart space.  Feeling my feet meet the Earth on a dirt trail with trees canopying above while inhaling deep, life affirming breaths. Getting lost in a book and a big cup of tea. Hitting the perfect flow of creativity and allowing words to pour from my soul onto paper.  Exchanging daydreams, belly laughs and two arm hugs with soul sisters. Relaxing and sharing a nourishing meal (and ice cream) with my whole family, preferably on a porch. The perfect playlist and a kitchen floor to dance all over.  Crisp white sheets, a summer breeze, a dark star lit night and a heart full of gratitude.

When do you feel most creative and alive?

I come alive when I am living in alignment with my true, authentic self-my soul. I am a forever student so I am always learning and evolving in what it means to own my light and live in my truth. Doing this soul work allows me to access its fuel more frequently. Soul Connect is an extension of my soul’s work. It has allowed me the opportunity to answer the innate calling I have had for so long within me to serve and connect.  Whether it be with my clients, during Tribe gatherings, speaking at event or connecting online, Soul Connect has given me the space to come alive to my creative flow and life’s purpose.

Share a huge goal you are rocking.

I just launched my coaching + connection business, Soul Connect in January.  It is exhilarating to be able to devote my energy into building a beautiful framework for this community to rise.  I have so many ideas flowing but right now I am focusing on building local roots through heart centered collaborations as well as launching group coaching opportunities and establishing an online community to connect with soul sisters worldwide. So much possibility!

If you could get on a plane right now, where are you going?

I would opt for a car and drive down south to pick up two of my dearest soul sisters and road trip it across the country, making pit stops to explore all the national parks, hit up SoCal and trek up through the PNW until we can’t go any further.  I love a good road trip and being able to share that space and experience with two people I adore, laughing, singing loudly and having real talk about life-that is pure gold.

How do you handle setbacks?

By embracing my humanness.  I think it is pretty comforting to know that there are 7 billion or so of us who all experience a setback (or several). That whole concept of, “it’s not just me” is like a hug from the Universe.  I am a classic Virgo and a recovering perfectionist so this has and always will be my practice but by flexing my self love muscle daily it has become so much easier to embrace.  I have found that the messy is where the message lies and that it is often where the most beautiful and light-filled experiences are found. And how lucky are we as humans to always have the opportunity to learn and evolve? I think that is just the coolest.

How do you come home to yourself?

By practicing the pause.  I recharge by going within and creating space for myself to recalibrate and meet myself where I am. This often involves a form of movement to help me get out of my head and into my heart. As an introvert, I am sure that I carve out some quality alone and quiet time to reenergize. I also extract gratitude whenever possible. I believe that gratitude is a sacred practice and that it will always lead us home.

What are 3 ways you rock the self LOVE?

1) Feel ALL the feels. I allow myself to feel however I am feeling, without judgment. 

2) Permission Slips.  This tiny but powerful act act allows me to feel, create, do, or be however or whatever I need in that moment.

3) Connect with my Tribe.  Sharing and rocking vulnerability with soul sisters always has this way of deepening my own sense of self love because I am surrounded by so many inspiring, fierce loving hearts. 

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