Here’s what previous clients have to say about working with Katarina and her coaching programmes.
“If you struggle at work, or are in a personal transitional phase, Katarina’s coaching sessions will support you tremendously! Katarina is very empathetic, a good listener, fully present in every session and very well prepared. I loved the sessions we did together and I truly learned so much about myself. Thank you Katarina for guiding me through a difficult time and helping me along a rocky road.”
“I approached Katarina for coaching when I was reaching burnout and facing choice paralysis about how to proceed with my career. With her support I was finally able to take decisive action to move forward, eliminate limiting beliefs and responsibilities that were holding me back, and confidently raise my prices in line with my value. Her coaching had a profound impact on my personal development and I’ve been on a very positive trajectory ever since.”
Owner, Comfort Studio
“Working with Katarina helped me to improve more aspects of my life than I thought were possible or even necessary! I reached out to Katarina because I had been experiencing some challenging situations at work and at home, which had been going on for years. Katarina helped me get to the very essence of my challenges, improve my communication skills, and identify exactly what I really wanted from my career and life. She helped me to take action, and to identify and revise thought patterns that were holding me back.
I feel an overarching sense of joy and excitement about all that I have achieved, and what lies ahead. My mental energy is much more positive, and things that have drained me for years have seemingly melted away.”
Director at an international NGO
“Before starting the sessions with Katarina, I felt like I had lost my authentic voice. In a simple, direct, and laser-focused manner, Katarina gave me her full attention. With extraordinary accuracy, she dug out issue after issue, unravelling them one by one. She helped me take action to distance myself from my unfulfilling job and to use my time to work on my Ph.D. research resolutely, without guilt or remorse. I learned that walking away has nothing to do with weakness or giving up but is about realizing my self-worth and value.
After working with Katarina, I started to find my voice again. I re-centered myself and learned to recognize and honor my unique strengths and talents. Midway through our consultations, she accompanied me through a transformational life-juncture. When I finally got pregnant after several IVF cycles, she celebrated with me, guiding me through yet another phase of deep change. I am deeply grateful for this experience!”
“I’m so happy I found Katarina! We worked together for quite some time and went through different phases of my life together, many of which, were not easy for me to handle. Katarina has a special gift for helping you to see the essence of things and cut through the forest of thoughts. She helped me to become clear and focused in many ways, and more importantly, she helped me to become more gentle with myself and perceive a potential crisis from a different point of view. She reached my heart!”
“Working with Katarina was one of the best things I’ve ever given to myself in my life! Before we started working together my life was a bit chaotic. I was missing structure and a plan for my future. I wanted to live my life more consciously and make better decisions. In regard to my work, I had a lot of ideas, but not enough courage to make them happen. After working with Katarina, I have gained peace, clarity, confidence, and the feeling that I’m on the right track to standing up for myself and my needs. I’ve learned to take myself and my desires seriously. I have also come closer to myself, I feel free, and above all, I now love myself.”
“Before working with Katarina I was grappling with my mindset and emotions, which was affecting my work, relationships and life in general. I wanted to dive into the inner work with some guidance, and learn how to better process my thoughts/emotions so that I could experience more in my work and life.
After working with Katarina I feel less resistance with myself. I feel more confident communicating how I feel and more trusting of my gut when it comes to making decisions. I’ve gained tools that help me avoid getting stuck and allow me to keep moving in the future. It made such a big difference having the space to share my challenges openly and having the guidance from Katarina on how to move forward.
If you sense there is something in work or life that you are putting off or resisting, there is immense power waiting for you after working through it with Katarina. Thank you for giving me more space in my life, and helping me get into alignment. It was such a heartwarming experience working with you!”
“I was facing a lot of performance issues around being a boss. I felt like there were distinct things going on personally and emotionally that were blocking me from being fully present, as well as stepping into the next chapters of my life. Katarina listened to what I needed and led me through exercises for growth. I now have tangible tools that I can bring to my work, especially in my role as a boss and leader. Also, I felt very safe in a female space with her, I really love the very ‘female empowerment’ emphasis of her work. Her poise and professionalism, coupled with her empathic and sensitive characteristics, make for a very special experience as her client. It really resonated with my dynamic American understanding and felt like having a female ally at my side. Thank you!”
Restaurant owner / Founder
“Katarina’s coaching sessions are a perfect mix of inspiration, motivation, deep talk and professionalism with some hints of spirituality. She supports you with a loving heart. I especially loved the practical exercises in which I was sometimes utterly surprised by aspects of myself I had not known about before. Above that she gives you many tips on books, seminars and online workshops that also might help you with your purpose. Thank you very much!”
“Katarina coached me for several months. Together with her I managed to achieve really big personal goals. What I appreciate so much about Katarina is her pleasant manner! I would like more people to have the privilege to work with her and to build the life they want. Thank you Katarina!”
Founder, CEO at Perspective.co
“Before working with Katarina, I felt kind of lost. It was hard for me to make decisions and I was lacking clarity about what I wanted to do professionally. Katarina made me feel really heard. She gave me feedback at just the right moments, which helped me to put my thoughts in order and to understand myself better. Her reflections were crucial for me to see things I couldn’t see or understand before. After working with her, I have learned to appreciate my growth and to navigate complicated times. Also, I now have tools and strategies I can call on when I need to access my inner strength. I am grateful for having found Katarina, she has helped me in ways I could never have imagined.”
“Before taking the initiative to meet Katarina and commit to coaching, it had taken me a long time to acknowledge and accept that I couldn’t solve everything on my own. Initially I felt defensive, unsure and triggered by the challenge, but following the death of three important people in my life, I was feeling overwhelmed by sadness, grief and the ensuing conflicts, which meant my work and personal life was affected. I decided it was time to get some help.
Katarina was the welcome bridge towards a way to take control of a number of incomplete strands in my life that had resulted in making me feel stuck, exhausted and unable to cope well. As we started working together Katarina quickly showed me I could trust and rely on her and that she could handle me with her steady, calming and resourceful communication skills. I also realised early on in the process that I had to take responsibility for a lot of the coaching journey myself, both during the sessions and in completing the exercises, which proved to be stimulating and even fun.
The experience felt like an all-embracing organic unravelling, promoting awareness of the big and small blockages in your life while finding that tools are at hand to tackle them. It was amazing how soon enough, as the knots started to loosen, a sense of lightness and relief replaced the heaviness I carried. With a lot of care, yet firmly, Katarina offers guidance and strategies to confront what must be faced and let go of what is no longer relevant in order to embrace what feels right. In a safe and emotionally supportive way she warmly delivers the coaching package promise: clean-up excess baggage, lift up, breathe again and get ready for the next chapter in your future.”
“I quit my job because I was burned out. The months following I was feeling trapped in a negative mindset, a kind of “professional depression” where I became anxious just thinking about going back to any type of job or routine. I felt really hopeless about the next steps in my career. I was lost between different paths, not knowing where to start or what to focus my thoughts and energy on. I was looking for a way to get myself out of this loop and a coach seemed like the best choice. A friend of mine was already working with you and shared very positive feedback on her results, so it convinced me to get in touch.
I now understand a bit more about how we function as humans and especially how I function. I know that I have many tools (that work) to use whenever I feel stuck in my life. I understand that I have the power to shift and change the beliefs and stories that I make up in my own mind. I learned that I can reach the goals I am setting up for myself, and that sometimes simply showing up can be enough.
I always felt that Katarina was dedicated to helping me. Her neutrality while still being engaged made all the difference. And even with the sessions being online, I always felt a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. I feel confident about the future and about the fact that if I ever encounter a hardship, I will be able to get past it thanks to what I have learned so far. I have reached all the goals we set up together and I have a clear mission and vision for the next year.”
“I feel like my whole life has changed and it’s only the beginning! I am super happy about how things are going, I now have an open heart and am brave in all sorts of relationships. This has brought so much joy and beautiful moments into my life! Prior to starting the coaching I felt stuck and unhappy in my life. I was scared I’d be bored and unfulfilled forever. To everyone thinking about coaching: Definitely do it! It is a beautiful journey that can change your life radically.
Katarina, I’m forever grateful to you for your kindness, for your true, sincere interest in me, desire to help, and also your trust in me. You helped me see that I am enough the way I am, I am amazing right now, in this moment. This was such a revelation and has given me lots of strength and also inner peace. I now feel worthiness, joy and gratitude on a daily basis.”
“When I started the coaching, I had difficulties with external aggression, I didn’t feel creative with my children, I had a tense relationship with my husband and felt overworked. Through the sessions I got more creative, patient and better organized. I also benefited from the regular check-ins on my goals. Katarina really helped me to let go of a lot of things in my life which now make me feel more free, relaxed and centered. To anyone who is considering to start coaching with Katarina: Do it! Without hesitation!”
“I started working with Katarina at a time in my life when I needed to take a step back. I felt a little lost, scattered in my priorities, unsure of my strengths, of what made me unique. In a very gentle and always intelligent way, she helped me to understand the links between certain aspects of my life, and guided me in getting to know myself better. Our coaching has allowed me to put together the pieces of the puzzle, to gain clarity on my priorities and the direction I want my life to take. The coaching has been very useful, and it was a pleasure to work with someone who is competent and deeply kind.”
Founder & COO at Faircado
“I had just resigned from work, with a second baby on the way, and was intent on moving abroad to be closer to my family. All of this combined with the ongoing pandemic made me feel insecure about some of the decisions I made and how to continue being fulfilled as a career-oriented mother.
Through working with Katarina I received many helpful tools for different life situations, gained perspective on how I view myself, and in the end felt more positive and self-confident than when I started. Having the right person as a life coach made the biggest difference, someone who understood what I was going through and adapted to my needs accordingly.
Katarina’s positivity, empathy and non-judgemental approach were aspects that I really appreciated as I sometimes shared very personal details. I would not have found the wealth of tools and gained an outside, neutral and expert perspective had I not worked with you. My life feels more in control even with all the uncertain variables and challenges before and ahead of me.”
“Working with Katarina was incredibly helpful! I think deep down we have all the answers within us but sometimes we just need the right person to help us tap into our potential and help us let go of our fears so we can take that first step.
As a result of the coaching, I have resigned from my corporate job, started a study program and I’m looking to pursue a different career path. Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, Katarina’s ability to integrate her psychotherapy background into our coaching was absolutely critical in helping me recognize behavioural patterns that needed to be changed. Thank you for asking all the right questions and helping me reframe certain aspects of my life so that I can become a more centred, grounded person and listen to the voice inside of me.”
Couple’s therapist in training
“I was seeking clarity about my career and my next steps. Through the sessions I have become much more aware of my mindset and limiting beliefs and have found ways to change those for the better. I loved that you challenged me to take action—I needed that nudge! I feel more confident now to make decisions that feel right for me. The coaching process was very productive and eye-opening, and it was a great investment.”
“Katarina came recommended by multiple people and deciding to work with her was the best gift I could have given to myself—I gained clarity, confidence and my life has changed significantly! Before I started to work with Katarina, I was a mess, no longer knowing myself or listening to my needs. I was in the process of leaving my partner of 13 years and dissatisfied with my career. Katarina gave me a lot of new insights into why I was thinking and feeling as I was. I really enjoyed her coaching exercises, which gave me an extra push to change some of the destructive thoughts I was having.
After the coaching sessions I became clearer in my communication and I learned to listen to myself again. I moved out of a toxic relationship, my son started in a new, great school and I started a new job, where I feel much happier and valued! Katarina is the best cheerleader you could possibly hope for! But she’s not only that—she guides and supports in a warm and loving way, all the while keeping you accountable to yourself. Thank you, Katarina! Don’t hesitate to do it. The only thing stopping you is yourself!”
Specialist, global mobility
“Working with Katarina has been one of the best experiences in my professional life! Coming from a very difficult work situation I was looking for guidance to handle the stress and discomfort I experienced, which also affected my personal life. Throughout the sessions we reviewed my reactions to different situations and Katarina helped me to be more at ease and let go. I finally quit my job and all my toxic relationships. Katarina’s calm ‘no nonsense’ style of guiding was the highlight of every week. Progress all the way! Do it, open up and enjoy. It’s amazing!”
Head of Brand Studio / Creative Director Esprit
It was truly refreshing seeing and noticing the small differences it made over the weeks, and I am definitely much better prepared for facing my own challenges in life with these tools. Katarina creates a safe space without judgement and I looked forward to each session with her. She leads a problem solving dialogue, acknowledging you and the progress you make step by step. It has been a very motivating process and a great investment in myself.”
“When I look back at my first sessions with Katarina, I cannot believe how much has changed since then. During the many months I worked with her, she helped me navigate back through different areas of my life and guided me through the process of finding my own power, all within the safe, welcoming space she has such a talent for creating. After each session I left feeling more confidence and clarity.”
“Before I started coaching sessions with Katarina, I felt tired, overwhelmed by many things in my life, and disconnected from myself and my values. Katarina listened to me and guided me step by step towards reconnecting with myself. She was empathetic and kind, but also held me accountable throughout the process. Katarina was always very clear in her communications and flexible in her approach, able to adjust her methods according to how I responded to them. She gave me great tools which I can use both in my personal and professional life. Most importantly, I was able to reconnect with myself, my values, and focus my attention and energy on what’s truly important to me.”
“A wonderful person and insightful coach, Katarina asks the right questions to help you embark on, or continue your journey of self-discovery. During our sessions she shed light on things that I had realised about myself, but with her help I was able to understand better. Most importantly, she was able to help me rethink certain situations, see them through another lens and find ways to improve them. Together we found hands-on ways to reach my monthly goals. After every session with Katarina, I felt energised and happy.”
Ideas curator / Speaker coach
“Working with Katarina has made a huge impact on my professional life! I have always been more passive and reactive at work, waiting for someone’s permission to do something or waiting for someone to give me direction. Katarina helped me to be more proactive, to take charge and lead. Now I am much better at driving my own agenda and telling people what I want them to do and what I expect from them. I am super happy about my work with Katarina and I cannot recommend her highly enough. It is an investment into your better, happier and brighter future. Just do it!”
EU RWE Lead
“Coaching with Katarina was so valuable, and everyone should try this! I wanted to take control of my life and I knew I needed guidance for this. My life was rather hectic, anxious and overwhelming, I was rather lost on my own. The sessions helped me highlight key areas I needed to work on. I have started to voice my concerns about what’s bothering me and am much better at setting healthy boundaries. The session themes are engrained within me and I see myself applying these learnings in different areas of my life—with friends, family and in a professional setting. Am I my absolute best self just yet? No—but I’ve taken a massive leap in the journey of becoming exactly who I want to be!”
“I had 12 sessions with Katarina and it was a really helpful experience. I enjoyed her positive and supportive style. I always felt heard and understood. I left every session with new insight. The best thing was that she never made me feel like there was anything wrong with me but rather suggested perspectives on things in a really respectful and encouraging way. I would recommend her to anyone, especially if you are a bit wary of coaches/therapists and want to be sure this is someone you can trust to help you feel better.”
“The coaching changed my life! Before working with Katarina, my life was full of unmet expectations, leading to frustration and insecurity. I wanted to lower the negativity I was sensing from external influences. Now I feel like a changed person—calm and confident and thankful. I transformed unspoken expectations into communications, which changed my personal relationships tremendously. Now my personal life is stable and loving, and my business is exciting and promising. This is the best investment in ME I have ever made.
I chose to work with Katarina because her story resonated with me—her international and academic background, curvy life path and cross-border experience. She has a very structured, transparent approach, and I felt oriented from the first session. Thank you for helping me with all these changes, I got more than I could have wished for. It’s unbelievable what I took out of it. The relationship with you was a perfect match.”
CEO & Founder
“I really recommend life coaching with Katarina! Before starting the programme, I felt off balance and stuck in various areas of my life. I was also defensive when I communicated and I had realized there were many frustrations in my life, which I wasn’t able to deal with by myself. I chose to work with Katarina because I liked the fact that she’s also a psychotherapist. That gave me some reassurance considering that life coaching as such is not a regulated profession.
Where am I now? The coaching helped me move forward. Right now I’m much softer towards family and friends, not as triggered as I used to be. I’m much more responsive than reactive and have more patience. I got clarity on my patterns of communication and relationship dynamics and how to better identify and address them. Through this journey with Katarina I feel more contentment and satisfaction within myself.
I also enjoyed how we opened and closed sessions with tuning in and sharing takeaways. Your questions and active listening helped me to create more self-awareness and define a clearer vision for myself.
Our coaching sessions have helped me grow, make decisions and let go of things that I do not need anymore in my life. Just as we go to the doctor when we’re physically not well, I think life coaching can support us to change our perspectives, improve our communication and relationships with ourselves and others.”
Yoga teacher & content creator
“I felt trapped in a very demanding, negative situation concerning both private and career prospects. I felt immobile and incapable of moving forward, which made me unsatisfied and unhappy as I naturally strive for change and growth. I was stuck, with little energy left to find a way out, unhappy in my career and partnership and feeling disoriented, lacking goals and guidance.
Now? Above all I feel free, I get more joy out of less work and I can work more effortlessly. I learned that being an explorer can be an asset. I am no longer fighting with my partner and I feel more heard. I had doubts about wanting to become a mother, and now I feel we will be a pretty cool family. I learned that what makes me different is an asset. I was impressed by how quickly I changed in my life. The effectiveness of the coaching really resonated with me. I loved the very attentive and tailormade sessions.
To someone considering doing this, I would say: Just start. We all take our broken limbs and toothaches to the doctors, why should we not get a professional to mend our minds? Katarina is not only such a professional, but she is truly passionate about what she does and how she does it. I had no doubt that she could adapt to my needs at any time, and she saw long before I did what was needed and how it was best applied. To me, a perfect match and thoroughly enriching encounter. “
“When I started working with Katarina, I felt stressed and exhausted, and was having trouble sleeping through the night. I was in a very bad place. I was a hamster in a wheel at work; there was too much going on and I was uncertain how I was going to move forward. Choosing to do coaching, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to put in the energy to make changes, since my energy level and motivation were very low.
Coaching with Katarina helped me be still for a moment and take a look at what was going on, instead of constantly rushing and pushing issues to the side. Knowing that there was a next session coming up helped me to put in the time to reflect and actually deal with the things that are going on in my life.
Before I started the coaching I didn’t have clarity about my boundaries. I only said NO in extreme situations. Now, I listen to myself more and set rules around my working hours, which gives me more quality time with friends.
I used to feel undervalued— like I wasn’t good enough. Now, I understand my value much better, and I’m a lot more self-assured. I see things more objectively and can detach from the critical voices in my head. I’m in a much better place now. I still have moments when I feel the same as before, but not every single day! I’m more rested and have detached from my work identity. Coaching is an investment in yourself!”
Chief of staff & managing director