Do You Want to Lead More Effectively? Start with You.


Develop resilient mindsets and workflows.


People train with me when they want the presence of mind to perform at a high level in any situation. I help people develop a conscious, constructive “plan” for…

  • speaking up

  • effective communication

  • pitching

  • resilience and growth mindset

  • supportive self-talk and personal mental models

  • fast-paced attention switching

  • difficult conversations

  • important decisions

  • co-founder discussions

  • redirecting overwhelm and mental chatter

  • reducing physical pain


Katie is an acute listener - even in a casual environment. Her work with founders is substantive and effective in surfacing their unspoken or unconsciousness assumptions and then helping them design experiments to test, measure and iterate next steps that will advance their work. Her commitment to business is rooted in activating people and their potential with kindness, compassion and with just enough candor.
— Dave Parker, 5X founder, entrepreneur and professional board member for Tech growth companies
Katie is a great executive coach, always asking insightful questions that get to the core of what it means to be a good founder while being an authentic, whole person along the way. What are the barriers keeping you from achieving your goals? Are you moving away from something, rather than moving toward the important thing? She’s excellent at reframing problems to get to what’s relevant and meaningful, and has a knack for keeping you honest with yourself and playing to your strengths.
— Ed McKenzie, Co-Founder and CTO, Drift (Fast Company Most Innovative Company 2018)
[Katie] was one of the highlights of our program. The tools she provided to our teams were invaluable and delivered clear, immediate value.
— Holly Knowlman Founder and Editor, Stupid Magazine & Project Lead, LEANARTS
WalkingKata with Katie to talk about my business, my hopes and dreams and future plans has been such a blessing. I know I can trust her, she listens and her coaching is spot on. She takes from her own experience of being an entrepreneur, her knowledge of the corporate world and her passion for my overall health and wellbeing. I am grateful!
— Senator Mona Das, WA State
WalkingKata with Katie Chase has been instrumental in the expansion of Founders LIVE, specifically the attention to strategic thinking and problem solving towards my personal and professional goals. The outdoor/movement aspect is especially effective, providing comfortable space for the two of us to openly discuss topics that would be more difficult in seated environments. I’d recommend her to anyone looking for just the right nudge.
— Nick Hughes, Founder, Founders Live
In just a short group training session with Katie, I learned some great tips for preparing to go on stage. She taught us techniques for finding our internal center and bringing that calm focus with us to our presentations.
— Liz Pearce, Co-Founder and CEO, Fresh Chalk and former CEO, LiquidPlanner
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The signature work of WalkingKata is coaching leaders to build mindsets and performance plans that work in collaboration with human interpersonal neurobiology — brain, mind, nervous system, intention and attention - so they can accomplish their goals.



Working with leaders on business models, early product testing, assumptions, positioning, value propositions, operations design and more.

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There are body cues and skills you can develop to help you execute on your plans as a leader so you’re believable and tell a compelling story. This could be training mindset with improv and self-awareness, strengths-based teamwork, pitching, starting a difficult conversation, effective communication, presence, and bespoke workshops.



Communication in the body is a two way street — body to brain and vice versa. The human organism is the ultimate system. Having a sense of safety and feeling you can count on yourself is critical. The condition of your whole person is reflected in everything you do. This is hands-on bodywork that treats the whole person.