Praise for Katherine Golub and the Core Brilliance Academy…

Sarah McDowell - Artist
In a society that leads women to feel like they are never good enough, Katherine challenged me to take pride and find joy without constantly comparing myself to others.

She helped me to discover a greater sense of self-worth and awe for myself, which was a huge shift for me.

Robin McKeon - Physical Therapist
My work with Katherine began with a desire to further myself professionally, and yet over time, we touched on many aspects of life.   I feel clear and grounded about my next steps forward.  Katherine helped me learn to enjoy being in the driver’s seat while at the same allowing life to show me the way.  Through learning to relax, be quiet, and listen, I awakened to a purpose I could not have predicted, and I feel energized and committed to pursue this project in a way that I cannot remember feeling for a long time.  By going after my passion, I am modeling leadership and bravery to my children in a way that I can honestly say I am proud of.

At times, Katherine asked questions I might have been afraid to ask myself, yet always comforted me as I let go of judgment and came closer to my truth.  Because I am now happier, more fulfilled and tapped into what is most meaningful for me, I feel a much greater connection with my family and an ability to be present in the time we have together.

Katherine helped me to better organize, communicate, set goals, and develop authentic confidence.  I am now able to notice the subtleties that make all the difference in reaching my ideal effectiveness, creativity, availability, and satisfaction in my work.

Each session with Katherine gave me strength to know myself better and embrace the fact that I am the artist who creates my own path.  It now feels natural for me to let the next step on my path to bubble up and to act with creativity, interest, excitement, joy, and fulfillment. I didn’t have any idea that I would come so far when I began my work with Katherine, and I look forward to taking this new connection with my inner truth into other areas of my life and continuing to connect with what truly matters!

Shawn Wrisley - Business Consultant
I’m a father of two kids under six-years-old, and I was one year into my new business when I decided to work with Katherine. I’d put together a solid business plan and had the numbers down cold, but I hadn’t planned for the stress of being a one-person show. I had a lot to learn about time management.

Katherine taught me tools to deal with the stress of being a business owner, such as how to set priorities and set up systems to keep track of all of my tasks. Just as importantly, she helped me learn to accept the fact that I’m not in complete control of everything but to focus on what I can control.  After only a few short sessions, I was experiencing less stress and could focus more on finding new clients. Instead of trying to do everything at once, I now have a step-by-step process that feels manageable. Most importantly, I’ve learned that I can be successful in my business while also being true to myself and my clients.

The tools I learned allow me to better manage my time and focus on what’s most important. As an added benefit, reducing the stress at work has reduced the amount of stress I normally bring home. My family is experiencing the benefits, too.

Lena Morimoto – Labor & Delivery Nurse
As I work with Katherine, I feel more and more comfortable and accepting of myself. I have gotten so much better at taking care of myself, accepting my needs, limits, and boundaries, and taking the steps towards what is right for me in any moment. I judge myself less, and I worry less about what others think about me. And because I am clearer with myself, I am clearer with others.

Working with Katherine, I have improved my diet, lost weight, became stronger, increased my energy, committed to regular physical activity that I enjoy, and made important improvements in my home environment. My time management has improved, and I have a better understanding of how to balance my time at work, with other people, alone, and in nature. I am now more adept at structuring the rhythm of my life in a balanced way that gives me energy and enthusiasm.

Katherine is intuitive, insightful, and a gifted guide. She provides a safe space to gently develop self-trust, self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-love. She is always so open and present with whatever I may bring in that day, and I always feel better about myself and my life when I walk out of a session.

Julie A. Manning, Organization Coach
When I found Katherine, I had been in business for 2 years, but hadn’t developed a client base or made any money. I knew I wanted to work with the ADD/ADHD population, but I didn’t know how to get there. After one meeting with Katherine, she was able to cut through the haze and give me an idea of a direction. She recognized that there are a lot of health coaches out there, but that I had an affinity for helping people with organizing. And Simply Focused Coaching was born!

The biggest improvements I have experienced from working with Katherine are fine tuning my focus to discover who my tribe is, figuring out how to reach them, and getting my website up and running. The most helpful aspect of working with Katherine was that she actually listened to me and understood what I was trying to say. Some days I didn’t know what I was trying to say! She was infinitely patient and was very helpful when it came to taming the voice that wanted me to believe I couldn’t do this.

I would most definitely recommend Katherine to others! Without her assistance I would not now have an amazing website with a really cool free giveaway, and clients! Without Katherine, I would still be running around in circles trying to figure out where I wanted to go.

Thank you, Katherine!

Josiah Bouricius - Feng Shui Consultant
Since I started working with Katherine, I’ve experienced many amazing transformations. As a holistic professional with altruistic motivations, I struggled for years with the belief that I couldn’t do well while doing good. After working with Katherine, I now feel like earning a good income from my healing work is both perfectly okay and very possible. This transformation in my attitude around money is such a relief after years of financial struggles and related inner conflicts.

Katherine also helped me to focus and prioritize. Before working with Katherine, I was just throwing marketing efforts out there at random to see what worked and wasting time, money, and energy without any clear idea of what was actually going to help me connect with new clients.  Katherine knows what works and what doesn’t and has helped me to get clear on the kind of clients I want to work with, how to reach them, and thus how to focus my efforts.

With Katherine’s coaching, I’ve been able to do things I never thought I would. She has a way of pushing me beyond the edge of what I thought I could do in a way that feels natural and right. After two and a half months of working with her, I am several giant leaps closer to where I want to be and feel like I have a clear path with all the support I need to get there.

Saralee Hofrichter - Esthetician
Katherine helped open up a new world to me. She immediately recognized how I could leverage my offerings. With her heart-centered questions and business expertise, she helped me become clear about how to talk about the work that I do. Katherine offers her clients keys to unlock so many doors, loving guidance, and tons of information and resources. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking clarity in their business.

Heather Loomis - Public Health Nurse
Katherine helped me to discover what I really want for my life. There have been many positive changes along my journey, the most significant being in my diet and confidence.

I have learned to use my voice, and other people’s criticism doesn’t bother me like it used to. My stress has almost been eliminated, and as a result, I no longer eat because I’m stressed. In the occasional instance that I overeat now, I notice much more quickly and I don’t beat myself up. I joke that meeting with Katherine has become “my chocolate,” as my cravings for chocolate and other sweet foods have gone down drastically since I began my work with her. I have given up diet sodas, and now I drink water, eat whole foods, and exercise regularly. I even want to exercise, which was totally not the case when we began working together. And, most important, I actually enjoy eating healthy now!

Katherine also provided tremendous support in helping me to simplify my life and weed out my apartment. Simplifying my life has helped me to reconnect with my eight-year-old daughter. I am having so much more fun in my life, I spend more time with friends, and I have grown to love where I live. And now, there are even times when I allow myself to not do anything at all!

It has been a truly rewarding experience to work with Katherine. I recommend her to anyone who is looking to make changes in their lifestyle, parenting, or nutrition. 

Robin Wilson
Katherine is an honest, committed, and proactive teacher and mentor. Using creative and thought-provoking strategies such as story, art, and meditation, Katherine pushes her clients to listen to their own voice and encounter their deepest self-questions with openness and authenticity. Katherine prompted me to visualize my life as a journey, a labyrinth of tests and ordeals that would eventually lead me towards a greater understanding of myself.
I worked with Katherine as my mentor while preparing for the birth of my first child. When I went into labor, I found myself facing an unexpected fear: An hour after arriving at the birthing center, I was informed that I would need an emergency cesarean section. Instead of the empowering “natural” birth I’d imagined, I suddenly felt crushed, powerless and afraid. As I approached the operating room, I recalled my work with Katherine and decided to embrace the experience as part of my journey into motherhood.

Before working with Katherine, I might have let myself feel like a victim or a failure, but with her guidance, I was empowered not only to face my fear, but to grow from it. Katherine helped me to realize that there are many paths through life and motherhood and that one path is not better or more profound than another. Instead of letting my fears rule, I was able to find strength, confidence, and beauty in my experience. To me, embracing and loving who I am in this way is truly radical self-care.

When I began the six-month program with Katherine, I had no idea of the broad spectrum we would cover. Our work together has touched on every facet imaginable- emotional, professional, nutritional, spiritual. Katherine helped me to connect deeply to myself while in the midst of a major life transition. I have gone from feeling anxious in the pit of my stomach to feeling inner peace, strength, comfort, and confidence to take on my world.
With Katherine’s help, I learned to eat in a way that has eliminated the afternoon fatigue and menopause-related mood swings that used to plague me, and my cholesterol levels have dropped. Even better, if I fall off the wagon now, I immediately notice, and I have habits that I count on to get me back on track. Getting my son to eat dinner used to be so stressful, and it is now one of our favorite times together as a family. Katherine also helped me to access the courage to leave a job I have been in for over 25 years that held me back on many levels.

Katherine is incredibly smart and has an innate sense of knowing where to go in each session. She pulls out of me what I need to focus on without thinking there’s anything wrong with me and helps me to connect the dots with self-compassion. Katherine has become the voice of affirmation and support on my shoulder as I go through my days. She does not tell me what to do, and she does not try to fix me. Instead, she teaches me how to listen to myself.

I wholeheartedly recommend Katherine to anyone who wants to organize their life, up their game, and is ready to embark on a journey of connecting to who they truly are!