I’m Kate Swoboda (also known as Kate Courageous).


Ready to have a (courageous) conversation?

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Your courageous life won’t happen, by accident. It will happen, because you choose.

We're not going to talk about overly-optimistic self-help cheerleading.

Let’s talk about the psychology of courage (it’s an actual thing) and the neuropsychology of habit-formation (also an actual thing) mixed in with pragmatic tools backed by behavioral science research. This is the work of stepping into your life from a place of courage and leadership.


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Let’s talk real. Let’s talk pragmatic, actionable ways to create behavior change that are rooted in clinical research. Let’s talk about courage beyond the fluffy aspirational messages (and let’s definitely stop saying that anyone can be “fearless.” You can fear…less. But “fearless”? Not a thing, and I’m happy to explain why).

I’ve talked about creating courageous habits and living with more courage as it applies to relationships, parenting, money, business, leadership, and more. I’m an experienced podcast guest, and my work has appeared in more than 100+ podcasts and publications.

I don’t own a bullhorn, and I’m not interested in selling something to your audience. I’m interested in a delightful conversation with podcasters, interviewers, or writers working on a story, in which I can offer helpful ideas for behavior change that provide helpful, intriguing content for you and your listeners/readers.

About Kate

Four-Sentence Bio: Kate Swoboda is creator of YourCourageousLife.com, Director of the ICF-accredited Courageous Living Coach Certification at TeamCLCC.com and author of The Courage Habit which was endorsed by several New York Times best-selling authors and named a “Top Book on Habits” by BookRiot. She helps individuals and organizations see where old, fear-based habits have kept people stuck or limited what’s possible, and then start creating more courageous lives by getting into “the courage habit,” a four-part process for behavioral and organizational change.

Kate has appeared in MindBodyGreen, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Forbes, Lifetime Moms, The Intelligent Optimist, Business Insider, and more, and her website Your Courageous Life was named a top-50 blog for happiness by Greatist. She’s spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques.

Platform: 50,000+ followers across all platforms (newsletter and text subscribers, podcast subscribers, social media followers, etc).

Media sheet: Click here to access, or reach out to our PR coordinator at connect -at- yourcourageouslife -dot- com for additional assets. Scroll down for additional media photos.


What do people truly want?
To feel free. To make a difference. To have more fun. To be a connected parent. To resolve past hurts. To change the world. To let the truth of who they are on the inside, be how they actually live, on the outside.


Getting in Touch

Reach out to my PR Coordinator, Zlatina, with information on your event/podcast/the media piece you’re working on.

connect -at- yourcourageouslife -dot- com .

Working on a story?

Let’s talk: How do we practice courage during COVID? How can we apply habit-formation to developing emotional resilience? What are some actionable steps people can take if they’re stuck in their fear? How can we get more courageous about using our voices for social change? I’m happy to be a story source if you’re working on a piece related to courage, habit-formation, behavior change. Email our PR Coordinator with what you need, including deadlines.


I’ve spoken at conferences, brown bag lunches, on panels, and lead breakout sessions. Reach out to us with information on dates/times/location and more, and I can get you a speaker kit. I do a set number of pro bono speaking for non-profit organizations each year. You can also see my speaking page, here.


I’m an experienced podcast guest, have a great mic/tech set up, and look forward to jamming, together. I’d love to share the final podcast with my audience–be sure to get a link and the final assets to us about a week before publication and we’ll get it into our team’s editorial calendar.

Leadership Development Consulting + Organizational Support

Leaders aren’t born; they’re made. Courage isn’t something you’re born with; it’s a practice you embody. I offer consulting support to managers and leaders in organizations to improve organizational culture, navigate conflict, cultivate greater accountability and efficiency, and more. My program, Leadership With Courage, is designed to bring coaching skills for managers and leaders in organizations.


Telesummits/virtual summits are all the rage, and I love to show up for them and help provide great content for your people! You should know, however, that I don’t do preview calls, disclose my list sizes, or participate in obligatory marketing/promotion. I’m always happy to promote the podcasts/events/summits I participate in–but not with requirement around how the promotion looks, what is said, what channels, or how often. If you’re inviting me to participate in a summit, make it about the content + value that I bring.

Media Photos

Photo credit: In Her Image Photography

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a courageous life happens, because you make a choice. Here’s where we begin.