As a modern renaissance woman, I've had a colorful and adventurous life, which has ranged from apprenticing as a diesel mechanic in the railways to working in the fields of social justice, journalism, the arts and creative entrepreneurship.
I've facilitated hundreds of creative arts workshops and classes across Canada, and internationally.
On the personal side, I've experienced both tragedy and wonder. Two decades ago, I witnessed the murder of my partner in an armed robbery.
I've often faced difficult financial circumstances and came dangerously close to bankruptcy. Out of these hard times, I developed resiliency and a greater understanding and compassion for others.
My life has been blessed in ways too many to recite here, the biggest being the miracle of giving birth to my first and only child right before I turned 46.
My training includes:
Coaching Coach’s Training and Certification, Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Certified Financial Alchemy Master Coach Certified Energy Coach Certified Tiny Habits Coach
The Arts B.A. in Drama, Bishop’s University, Quebec Apprenticeship in Mask Making, Bali, Indonesia Training in Visual Arts, Mask, Puppetry, Voice, Mime, Movement, Writing, and Storytelling
Healing Arts Expressive Arts Therapy Healing through Storytelling and Myth Holistic Health & Stress Management BodyTalk Access Access Consciousness
Grief, Death, and Dying Certificate in Bereavement Education, Adler School "Working with the Dying," Toronto Hospice Training Workshops with the Gitche M’Qua Centre for Healing and Dying
Katie performing in Cinderella mask she created.
Photo by Michelle Tocher.