On a professional level, Kat is a co-author of Winning the Change Game. And because of her years of experience in the field of organizational and personal change she was chosen earlier this year as the Exceptional Wisdom scholar on the subject of change.
On a personal level, Kat experienced a traumatic series of changes that are chronicled in her just released book, Choosing to Be, Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master. This heartwarming story shares Kat's experience in literally saving herself from a severe unknown illness (at the time), which would later be discovered to be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She attributes her being saved to lessons she learned from her two beloved cats, Catzenbear and Poohbear.
Kat believes those who prosper in these tough times will be those that understand that "Being" is as, or more, important than "Doing." Kat believes that one of the most signifigant problems with tough times is that we can easily slip into a state of fearful reacting and frantic doing. As Kat likes to remind her coaching clients:
What happens when you have the misfortune to step into quicksand? The more you struggle, the faster you sink.
Those who prosper in these tough times will make time to get themselves centered about the things that are really, really important in one's life. Their actions will then spring from their knowing of what is really important.
What is interesting is that Kat, like Cheryl Richardson, believes that everything starts with taking care of oneself. In good times, or in tough times.
Have you significantly stepped up your efforts at taking care of yourself?
Coming tomorrow: The exceptional wisdom of Wayne Dyer. You can read the entire series of Lessons from the Masters by starting here.