About Kate Arms, JD, CPCC

headshot2Coaching is more than just a business to me. 

It is the primary vehicle for me to do my life’s work: helping people thrive as the fullest version of themselves and creating systems that support the people working within them.

15 years ago, I walked away from a prestigious and lucrative legal career because it was sucking the life out of me. I had once before climbed out of the black hole of depression despite the medical profession dragging me down and I didn’t want to have to do it again. So I began a journey to discover how to support myself financially in ways that allowed me to thrive.

I studied at a Unitarian Universalist school for ministers, continued my life-long work in theatres as an actor and director, and trained as an InterPlay leader. I started teaching body-mind-spirit integration through play and the performing arts, and taught others how to score highly on the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and the California Bar Exam.

Eventually, however, parenting led me to my true vocation.

The universe threw a curve ball at me when it came to my kids. My two planned children turned into four when I conceived triplets. But, the challenge of raising triplets plus one and dealing with autism and other special needs transformed me into the person I had always wanted to be. In helping my children become the very best manifestations of exactly who they are, I had to become a better version of myself. And now I help my clients become the best possible versions of themselves.

When people come to work with me, they are struggling: they are overwhelmed, stagnating, or burning out at work; or feeling lost, or frustrated by the important relationships in their life. They want more: more fun, more fire, more challenge, more intimacy, and more aliveness.

Working with me, they learn how to live fully. They feel vibrantly alive as they take action towards their most meaningful goals. They create the business opportunities they dreamed of and the intimate relationships they craved.

My approach to coaching integrates traditional coaching tools, such as self-reflection, discernment, goal setting, and accountability, with physical movement to help people tap into their own body-knowledge as a source of guidance and creative inspiration. The ethic of play, strengths-based growth models, mind-body integration, and respect for the wisdom each of my clients hold about their own lives and practices are the foundations of my coaching practice.

I have helped clients with personal growth, business and personal relationships, family and parenting, self-care, entrepreneurial development, motivation, time management, increased creativity, and stress management. I am particularly skilled at working with men who know they need to develop emotional intelligence but aren’t sure where to start, women who have been told they are too intense, men and women who suffer from mild to moderate anxiety and depression, folks who suffer from Imposter Syndrome, and people with more interests than time to pursue them.

Many of my clients run passion-based businesses or are artists. Many have fears around speaking publicly about their work, especially in fast-paced, networking situations. I offer improv and theatre-based training in public speaking especially for my clients who need more confidence in that arena.

After working with many clients on interpersonal issues that arose in the context of their struggles to assert their own creative spirits in various contexts, I have developed a model for healthy relationships that can be applied in any situation: Side by Side Living.

My book Unblock: Writing Prompts for Works in Progress is available from Signal Fire Press.

I have been coaching people in one form or another for over three decades. My coach training is from The Coaches Training Institute and the Creativity Coaching Association, and I am a certified InterPlay Leader.

When I am not working, I am usually hanging out with my 4 children and our pets, acting or directing with local community theatres, or at the ice rink playing Ringette or managing a team.

I would love to help you create the life you dream of. Book a free 60-minute Powerful Conversation, and I guarantee you will get valuable insights and a next step to take toward fulfilling your dreams.