About Kathryn

My goal is to help as many people as possible to live a happier and more meaningful life! When we work together,
I take your well-being personally and am 100% in your corner.

I’m a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) who focuses on using positive psychology insights and techniques. I meet with clients all over the world by phone or online through Skype.

Business Background

I spent more than 25 years as a highly successful communication consultant working with many fortune 500 clients, helping them create strategies to more effectively communicate with employees about benefits, compensation, organizational changes, and more. My have included The Coca-Cola Company, Delhaize America, Kimberly-Clark, LabCorp, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, The Home Depot, SPX and Ingersoll Rand.

I have won many national and regional awards for my work. You can view some samples here. I still work with a few select clients each year, but focus primarily on my coaching practice.

Education and Certifications

I graduated from N.C. State University with a B.S. English Education. I completed one year of my Master’s in English (and taught Freshman English for two semesters at N.C. State) before leaving to earn living. Then I got into the business world and never looked back.

My coaching education includes:

  • A Certificate in Positive Psychology (CIPP) taught by Tal-Ben Shahar, PhD, former Harvard professor and author of Happier, Choosing the Life You Want, Even Happier and other bestsellers.
  • Conversations that Inspire: Coaching Learning, Leadership and Change (Case Western University/Coursera)
  • Positive Psychology & Coaching (Caroline Miller Coaching LLC)
  • Certified Co-Active Professional Coach (CCPC), trained at prestigious Coaches Training Institute.
  • Graduate of Coaches Training Institute Co-Active Leadership Program, an interactive, international year-long leadership program that teaches tenets of powerful leadership.
  • Certified Strategic Intervention Coach from Robbins-Madanes Training (RMT), taught by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes, PhD)
  • Completed integrative health coaching program from Wellcoaches®.


"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen ... others make it happen.

Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action."

– Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister


Contact us today. Call 336-849-4045 or email Kathryn@StepstoHappy.com.

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