Do You Want to Learn to Manage Yourself So You Can Lead More Effectively?


Every moment is a chance to perform.
Learn to begin again. This time with a plan.


Leaders need and want to self-manage and perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment. I coach and train people to build performance plans that can be executed on the fly in any situation. This is continuous improvement, mindfulness and somatic awareness in an actionable, digestible format.

People work with me when they want to develop a reliable performance and feedback plan for…

  • resilience and growth mindset

  • fast-paced attention switching

  • speaking up

  • effective communication

  • pitching

  • difficult conversations

  • negotiations

  • important decisions

  • co-founder discussions

  • overwhelm and mental chatter

  • moving in a way that reduces physical pain



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The signature work of WalkingKata is performance coaching and leadership development. This is deep listening and training in compassionate leadership with your whole self — brain, mind, nervous system, intention and attention — so you can adeptly navigate the challenges you face and the many ways you’re called to demonstrate your capacity for change. From pitching to starting a difficult conversation, we develop plans for conscious, constructive performance that serve you, your team and your vision.

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The ability to fully execute a plan is core to success and this is coaching in a group setting. From effective communication to telling a compelling story to investors, there are body cues and performance plans you can develop to help you accomplish what you desire.



This is education and hands-on work that helps you developed an embodied presence. With more experience of yourself as a full human being your ability to listen to your innate wisdom and apply system thinking to your greater life will improve. Leadership is a contact sport — this is holistic support.


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
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