In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with KL Wells, business and executive coach, podcast host and founder of VoicesInCourage. The discussion focuses on KL’s history navigating early challenges and how these experiences inform her outlook and approach today. In building a resilient foundation in her early years, KL recognized what brought her joy and fulfillment. From there she developed a focus on service and caring for others, learning in the process what living an inspired life means to her. Other themes which emerge throughout this powerful conversation include thriving in the midst of chaos, the power of a morning routine, the importance of authentic human connection in work and life, the ways in which self-compassion is at the core of resilient parenting and finally the importance of asking for help.
KL Wells is the daughter, wife, mother and sister of an addict, it’s part of her own DNA. Her mission for helping families and parents of addicted loved ones has inspired her to launch VoicesInCourage, which is an emerging community that provides instrumental resources for individuals who need to heal, connect and grow during some of the most challenging times in their lives. Her desire to elevate those courageous voices will be a big part of her professional evolution in the coming years.
In addition, for 30+ years, KL has built an executive coaching and consulting business that has collaborated with hundreds of non-profit organizations and companies by effectively leading initiatives with CEOs, senior executives, board directors, trustees and philanthropists that have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars to ignite organizational and community-wide change.
Today she spends hundreds of hours annually, facilitating powerful productive conversations, that help her clients grow as powerful leaders creating successful companies.
KL is a community leader, influential speaker and family advocate who now resides in Eugene, OR. She was raised both in the Washington, D.C. area and on a 20,000-acre Montana cattle ranch just north of Yellowstone National Park. As the daughter of an Episcopalian minister, she grew up surrounded by three generations of successful entrepreneurs, and cowboys.
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