Certified Life Coach
Hello! I’m Katie, a 30-year-old girl from a small town in England.
My goal is to inspire, motivate, and empower women, like you, to lead a life that you love. Free from fear, expectations, and judgment. To be happy in your own skin and live the way you truly want.
I suffered from depression for 20 years. Growing up I was extremely shy, I had little confidence and developed a complex about my body at a very young age. I started puberty early, having boobs before I was even 10 and started my period 4 days after my tenth birthday! I felt like a freak!
Throughout my teenage years, I was constantly bouncing from one diet to the next. I wanted to be skinny and I wanted my boobs to shrink. I put huge amounts of pressure on myself to look a certain way, and also to do well at school and get a good career. Although I was terribly shy, I was top of all my classes and it became a self-fulling prophecy to be a high-flyer.
Aiming for a highly successful career meant pursuing things I didn’t enjoy. I excelled at maths and science and so that’s the direction I pushed myself and I suppressed my creative artsy side because I didn’t see it as a sensible path.
Most of the choices I ever made growing up were to impress or please others but none of them were sustainable because I was just so unhappy. I went to university 3 times! I dropped out twice and stuck it out once, gaining a Bachelors’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
For a year as part of my university course, I worked as an engineer. It was then I realised I couldn’t bear to spend my whole life working in an industry I just wasn’t passionate about. So instead of using my degree, I became a manager at the bar I’d worked during my studies. But as much fun hospitality work was part-time, I hated it as a career.
Throughout my life this far I’d mastered hiding my depression, I felt guilty for how I felt because on the outside my life seemed good and normal and what everyone sought to be, but on the inside, I didn’t want any of it.
I couldn’t pretend anymore and I cracked.
I was now in my late twenties, in a job that made me miserable, I had had a string of unsuccessful, unhealthy relationships, everyone my age seemed to have their lives together, buying houses, having kids, high flying careers. My life looked nothing like I had expected it would at my age and it spiraled into misery. I partied and drank almost every day, I suffered terrible panic attacks, hardly slept, got zero fulfillment out of my work and I no longer wanted to carry on with life! I felt like a complete failure.
I quit my job, sold my belongings, and moved to Australia to travel, however, I soon realised that travel wasn’t going to solve my problems. I was just running away from them.
Travel wasn’t the fix I so desperately wanted, yet during that trip, my life changed in profound ways. I had barely any money, barely any belongings (the things I had once thought bought happiness), but I felt free and I felt for the first time what true happiness feels like. It was during this time that I figured out a life recipe that cured my depression and anxiety.
That recipe was filled with changes to all aspects of my life, it was a real holistic approach. I always thought the picture of happiness was a nice house, a good job, kids, and a husband. That was the norm and that’s what we are conditioned into thinking we need to have! But the more I’d been pushing for that the more unhappy I felt and the more I’d subconsciously been running from it my whole life.
I decided it was time to break all the rules. I wasn’t going to aspire to this perfect picture of what life should be anymore because it wasn’t working for me one bit. My biggest fear was to look back on my life realising I hadn’t lived at all. So I learned how to enjoy every moment and started living the life I want.
Here you’ll find my tips, experiences, and resources which helped me to overcome my anxiety, depression, and self-hate. My goal is to inspire, motivate, and empower you to take back your own life and figure out what works for you.
I believe that true happiness comes from balancing all aspects of your life, mind, body, and soul!
My passions are health, fitness, travel, beauty, fashion, cooking and spirituality, and balancing all these aspects in a sustainable way. I believe you can live an abundant, successful, happy, healthy life no matter the situation you are in.
So do you want a change? Happiness? The life you’ve always dreamed of? To set your own rules, values, and have your own unique mission! Then join my community.
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Katie Volant is a certified life coach who helps women find self-love through holistic wellness and lifestyle techniques.
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