Katie Kurtz is a consultant, internationally certified coach, speaker, and the co-creator of Her Turn, Co. Katie is the creator of The Gatherings℠ , a signature monthly event that redefines how womxn connect to themselves and each other. Katie has an extensive career serving in the non-profit, healthcare and government sectors where she has led innovative projects to address some of the most complex community challenges. Through her leadership experience as a licensed social worker and her own lived experience with sobriety, Katie created the Connection-Centric Communications Model ™- a socially conscious design to promote empathy, connection and representation in the recovery, mental health, trauma and wellness fields. Katie's authentic spirit and gift as a connector allows her to create a unique space for people to be themselves, get clear on their vision and courageously amplify their impact. You can also find Katie sharing her realness as the co-host of The Human Hour Podcast available on iTunes and Sound Cloud. Katie resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her boyfriend and 14 year old pup, Sherman.
Education + Background
Licensed Independent Social Worker-Supervision Designation, State of Ohio
Master’s Degree in Social Work and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University
Internationally Certified Life Coach with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy
Registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher from Awake to My Soul, Yoga Alliance Member
Additional trainings in: LEAN Six Sigma, emotional intelligence, trauma informed care, advocacy and activism, crisis intervention and response
Extensive work history in the nonprofit, healthcare and government sectors focusing on program development, community outreach and education, podcast production, policy, grant management, local and national political campaigns, training and education.
Awards & Recognitions
2017 Community Partner Collaboration Award from Cuyahoga County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board for founding Project SOAR and the Heroin to Hope event- the City of Lakewood’s response to the opioid crisis.
Finalist for the 2017-2018 Beautiful You CEO Shine Award
2015 Beck Center for the Arts Volunteer Award
2015 Helping Hands Award, Lakewood Area Collaborative
As seen in..
WISH CLEVELAND- Gatherings: Where Everyone Belongs, Just As They Are
LE BROQUE QUEENS-EPISODE 9: Self Care with Katie Kurtz
A LINDERELLA STORY: Featuring Katie Kurtz of Soul Connect
THE PURPOSEFUL PIVOT PROJECT: Katie Kurtz
LO DOWN LIVING PODCAST: EP 58: Community Over Competition with Katie Kurtz of Soul Connect
THE MUSE ROOM PODCAST: EP 9: Katie Kurtz, Founder of Soul Connect, Certified Life Coach + Yoga Teacher
THE KELLY TRACH SHOW: EP 67- Being Your True Self, Honoring the Fear & Reclaiming What's Real
LET'S BE NAKED PODCAST: S1, EP3: KATIE KURTZ
ORGANIC SPA MAGAZINE: SUNDAY SOUL YOGA PLAYLIST
HARNESS MAGAZINE: 5 Ways to Evolve not Resolve in 2018
LOCAL GIRL GANG CLE: Featured Business-Soul Connect
HEAL WITH KELLY TRACH PODCAST: Making Friends as an Adult + Cultivating Your Soul Tribe with Katie Kurtz
INSPIRED COACH MAGAZINE: Hustling with Heart: How to Stay Energized in Your Coaching Practice Amongst Other Commitments
THE FEMININE SHIFT: Soul Connect Feature
ROCK YOUR BLISS: Bliss Crafter Feature: Katie Kurtz