Stop feeling stuck, at the mercy of your to-do list and the overwhelm,

by reclaiming who you truly are.


The Sovereign Experience is an intensive mastermind experience where we re-wire the old,
go-go-go hustle-hustle-hustle
habits that have kept you stuck, for far too long.

If you’ve been feeling like you can’t get momentum,
like there’s always too much to do and not enough time,
like you don’t have the people who “get” you in your life,
like you need to make BIG changes and it’s too overwhelming…

then The Sovereign Experience is for you.

Over the course of our program, you and the other women in our cohort will be getting for-fucking-serious clear about
the fear-based habits that have kept you stuck, what your Most Courageous Self truly wants, and the new ways of being that will finally help you see the change you desire.

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We’re getting to the heart of the matter.
We’re getting to the bottom of the overwhelm.
We’re going to be real about where you lost your way, and what it’s going to take to come back home to yourself, again.

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I’ve got a crazy-big and entirely doable vision for every participant in The Sovereign Experience:


you’ll emerge living in a way where you feel sovereign over your life.


tired of being so…tired?


You’re ready for The Sovereign Experience
when you’re tired of keeping-on, keeping-on.
You’re tired of juggling: time, money, work, giving back, kids, marriage, spiritual practices, health, relationships, family. 

The Sovereign Experience is for the woman standing at a fork in the road of her life, seeing that the old patterns and ways of being aren’t working, and the exhaustion of trying to be better/be more/be enough has to stop. Now.

It’s for the person tired of feeling time-starved, joy-starved, uncertain about how to relate to her body, unsure of how to rehabilitate relationships that have gone stagnant, overwhelmed at how to be a positive force for change in the world.

This is for the person who’s ready to have deep-level support so that a stronger, more resilient, more joyful and connected way of being emerges. 


what we’re doing (together)

In The Sovereign Experience…


  • we are creating alliances–you’ll be working both one-on-one with a coach as well as within a supportive community to inspire, create momentum, and do this work, together.
  • we are slowing down–not pushing-pushing-pushing or hustling, so that you can create lasting, not temporary, shifts.
  • we are getting clear–clear on our (true) priorities and feeling okay about letting go of the rest (and, finally getting some rest–some true breathing space in our lives!).
  • we are recognizing the habits that undermine our progress and learning how to create new, brain-based habits that make change easier.
  • we are untethering from feeling controlled by the clock, or by our finances, or by other people’s expectations, or by our own perfectionism.
  • we are creating regular, small wins + connection + joy + boundaries that uplift.

how we’re doing it

The Sovereign Experience uniquely uses what we know about the science of breaking old habits and creating new habits, to create lasting change. 


You’ll be working on what you want to shift in three ways: within a community of like-minded, heart-centered women + with small breakout groups + with one-on-one coaching sessions with Kate and other master coaches.

We’re connecting community support with individual support, putting together the best of what you can get from a community experience (friends! people who get it!) with receiving regular one-on-one coaching (deep-dive time, just for you). Some of your work will be done in a community of other women, and you’ll also be receiving one-on-one coaching sessions that align with your unique program goals.


You’ll also be creating consistency from week to week–essential for any life change–and you’ll be going beyond “life hacks” so that you can start defining your truest way of being in the world.  Who are you, really? And how do you want to live? And how do you stand in your sovereignty to claim that for yourself?


As you strengthen this connection to who you are beyond the to-do lists, old patterns, and stuck spaces, you build a foundation for living in a way that’s softer at the same time that it is bolder and that is rooted in this truth: you’ve got this.

hey, I’m kate.

In case we haven’t met:
my name is Kate Swoboda.

I’m the author of the book The Courage Habit (New Harbinger Publications) and I’ve been a life coach since 2006. I’ve lead numerous online programs and courses, including an in-depth life coach training certification. My work has appeared in Forbes, USA Today, Business Insider, MindBodyGreen, the PsychCentral podcast, and more, and I’ve facilitated at conferences such as the World Domination Summit.

I know what it’s like to stand at the precipice of true change, to deeply desire a profound shift, and to feel frustrated when it just isn’t happening despite our best efforts. 

In The Sovereign Experience, participants will be getting in-depth support for finally moving through the things that have left them feeling blocked for far, far too long. What’s on the other side of that will be profound, but what’s more profound will be the journey along the way and how we show up for one another and step into more courage, again and again.

The Courage Habit, now available via booksellers everywhere.


We’ll hold all of our group calls (accessible via either dial-in or internet) in a virtual classroom. Some calls will be smaller breakout sessions and others will be with our entire group. All group calls are held 1-3pm Pacific (4-6pm Eastern). One-on-one sessions with Kate and the other master coaches are scheduled individually.

January 22, 29

February 2 (a Saturday), then Feb 5, 19, 26

March 5, 19, 26

April 9, 23, 30

May 7, 21

June 4, 11th (final call)

* All calls will be recorded, and access to recordings will be made available if you need to miss a call. A full calendar with the content to be covered on each call will be given to participants in January.

The Next Step

If you’re interested in participating, we start this process with an application. Click the link to apply for The Sovereign Experience. After you submit your application, we will confirm receipt of it and reach out to you with next steps.

** We cap registration at 20 participants. Registration closes when the program fills, so earlier registration is advised.

When you put in the work and engage with the Sovereign Experience, you will be forever changed.

Who are the facilitators?

I’m Kate Swoboda, author of The Courage Habit and creator of I’m also the Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification. Every week of The Sovereign Experience, you’ll be working with me either in our private community portal or on our group calls. We’ll also be jamming on two different master sessions, private one-on-one coaching sessions that are just for you.

In addition, I bring some incredibly talented members of our team to the table: master coaches and facilitators Lara Heacock, Valerie Tookes, and Liz Applegate, who have worked with me for several other group coaching experiences. As part of moving out of a “guru model,” we want you to have exposure to different ideas and approaches as you step into more sovereignty in your life. We’ll be working with you individually, and we’ll also be consulting with one another as a team, to talk about how to create The Sovereign Experienced as a personalized and intensive program that brings you profound life changes.

Is Kate actually teaching the content?

Yes, absolutely! I love teaching and facilitating, and I don’t enroll people in programs only to farm out the work to someone else. We’ll be in touch with one another throughout each week during the weeks when we have program calls. And, of course, you’ll have a few one-on-one coaching sessions with me. While we will occasionally have guest facilitators, prepare yourself to be interacting on a regular basis and becoming part of an intimate and connected community! We emphasize real-time learning and connection.

What will the lessons cover?
We will start out with getting (truly) clear on what you (truly) want and why you (truly) want it. Rather than just setting a few goals, we’ll be looking at the “why” behind those desired shifts.

Because time, resistance, and money are very real challenges for anyone looking to change something in her life, we’re going to start untethering from those stuck spaces. However, we’re going to do it by looking at the unique habits that you’ve developed over a lifetime–the ones that you go into automatically–and start our shifts by relating to those habits, differently.

We will also look at your relationship to health, setting priorities, and have a special module on “when things fall apart” (we’re not going to assume that this work only works when things are going well; we’re going to get into how to apply this work and keep your momentum even when things are difficult).

When are calls held?
All calls are held 1:00-3:00pm Pacific (4:00-6:00pm Eastern)

January 22, 29

February 2 (a Saturday), then Feb 5, 12, 19, 26

March 5, 12, 19, 26

April 9, 16, 23, 30

May 7, 14, 21

June 4, 11th (final call)

* All calls will be recorded, and access to recordings will be made available if you need to miss a call. A full calendar with the content to be covered on each call will be given to participants in January.

What call system will we use?
We’ll use UberConference for all calls. Uber Conference is a pared-down, less complicated version of conference call services such as Zoom. There’s no software to install, free international numbers are available, and you can choose between calling in on a phone line or via a computer.

For those who have never used a virtual classroom such as this before, the leader of our calls will be able to mute lines so that we aren’t all talking over one another, and you’ll be able to signal to us (“raising your hand”) when you want to share something or ask a question.

Do I have to be on Facebook, to participate?

No. We’re getting away from all of that noise and putting everyone in a private community portal for communication. Because we cap our group at 20 people to create a smaller, more intimate community, we can sloooooow down.

We ask that you spend approximately 10-15 minutes a day sharing about your process or responding to what others have shared about theirs. There’s no pressure to respond to absolutely every post that comes through. Think ease in communication, not overwhelm–great starting spaces for rehabbing your relationship to social media.

What's the call format?

We vary the format of program calls from week to week. We know that people learn best when there’s creativity and variety to the learning format. We’ll also mix up the size of the calls–some calls will be with the entire group, and some will be smaller breakout sessions with your peers. In mixing up the learning in this way, you bond with your cohort so that you can create connections that last long beyond our program.

What books and materials will we use?

You’ll need access to a reliable phone line and internet connection in order to participate on group calls, one-on-one coaching, and to access materials. We suggest wired, not wireless, headsets in order to ensure that you have the best call quality.

Books: Ah, the challenge of trying to narrow down all the amazing books in the world to just those few that we’ll use for The Sovereign Experience! We are still finalizing book choices, but at this time top contenders include “The Body is Not An Apology” by Sonya Renee Taylor, a few different titles by author Cheri Huber, “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown, and more. To encourage true sovereignty (and not dogma) we don’t follow any one particular book as having “the answer.” Rather, we encourage you to take what you like and what is most helpful for you, from each book that we study.

What's the cost and refund policy?

The Sovereign Experience is $3,895 USD. You can pay in full, or use our installment plan: register your deposit ($1,000) and then pay $361.88/month for eight months. We charge no interest or other fees, for using the installment plan.

This price includes the entire program and materials, as well as the one-on-one coaching sessions. There are no additional costs, excepting the usual costs for either cell phone or internet in order to access calls and materials.

Refunds: The tuition paid for your program is used to cover program expenses, including employment of our support team. A portion of tuition is also donated to several organizations that are creating different forms of choice and sovereignty in other people’s lives: Charity: Water, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union. To ensure that we don’t offer a position to someone that we are then unable to pay them for (which causes a trickle effect of financial instability in their lives), and to ensure that we can be consistent in giving to the organizations that offer support for multitudes of other people, we don’t offer refunds for any portion of The Sovereign Experience. 

How many people will participate?
To create a personal experience, we cap registration at a maximum of twenty people.
What's the time commitment?
Other than our weekly call, we suggest 1-2 hours set aside for personal inquiry work that is related to each week’s lesson content. Don’t worry; you can’t really “fall behind” with this curriculum. If anything, the lessons from The Sovereign Experience will be those lessons that you depend on and return to time and again throughout your life (and yes, you can keep all of the lessons when the course is finished).

We’ll also ask that you spend 10-15 minutes daily either sharing about your process in our private communication portal, or responding to others who have shared. 10-15 minutes is all. We want this process to be one that you create with ease in mind.

At what time will the coaching sessions be offered?
There will be different time slots of availability during the day, evenings, and even on weekends. You’ll find the time that is the best match for your schedule.
How do I register?
The first step is applying. We want to make sure that everyone who joins us is in a good place to be part of our program. Use this application link to apply:

* You can also scroll back up the page and look for the bright pink “APPLY FOR SOVEREIGN” link, to reach the application.


If you have any questions about The Sovereign Experience, fill out the form below and we’ll be happy to get back to you with answers.