About


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Courageous Living is a business organized around one shining principle: a world that practices courage is a better place to live.

We offer life coaching, life coaching training, and digital, downloadable e-books and courses that teach people how to practice courageous living in their lives and businesses. You can hire us for one-on-one coaching or consulting, sign up for our life coaching training program, or join in with any of our programs throughout the year (our schedule is seasonal and rotates during the year).

Our heroes are: Maya Angelou, Pema Chodron, Oprah, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, Rich and Yvonne Dutra-St.John, Matthew Marzel, Iyanla VanZant, Dr. Brene Brown, Scott Harrison and…you. Everyone on this list is an ordinary, everyday person who has made a conscious choice to do extraordinary, courageous things with his or her life.

We believe: the people who trigger you the most are your greatest teachers, that money can be a doorway to spirituality, your inner critic is your best friend in need of some serious love, compassion is more than just a tagline, meditation is medication, and it’s your life’s purpose to be live full-on, fully-alive.

Also? That no matter how challenging, frustrating, depressing, or flat-out fucked life has become, there’s a way to turn it around.

On Practicing Courage: Practicing courage starts at the individual level, and transfers outward to the collective. “Working on yourself” isn’t selfish; it’s the only place to start when you want to change the world for the better.

When people practice courage consistently, they learn how to totally trust themselves. Everything grows out of that courageousness: we make better decisions, stay present and connected to our truth, love better, eat better, sleep better, give better, live better.

 

OUR OFFERINGS

Want to infuse your life with courage and prioritize what matters, most? The Courageous Living Program is for you.

Are you a life coach (or a therapist, counselor, acupuncturist, or someone else in a healing and heart-filled client-centered business)? The Coaching Blueprint is for you.

Want to become a life coach? Head to the Courageous Living Coach certification.

 

JOBS

Posted: 12/20/2016: We are currently hiring for a part-time PR Manager to work on a contractor, hourly basis.

We are *not* looking for someone who has a full-fledged PR consulting business. We are looking for an independent contractor who can manage our existing PR assets to secure placements (e.g., interviewed as a podcast guest, be cited with a quote in an article, or place a guest post based on existing written content).

For this role, we’ll provide basic pitch letters and hooks (our “PR assets”), and the PR Manager would be modifying those PR assets in applicable ways, depending on either our directives (e.g., “Find someone who works at ___ outlet, and craft a pitch for the section they head up”) or HARO/Google alerts that come in related to our brand. With HARO/Google alerts, we pre-set the types of terms we want to get alerts on, and the PR Manager would be able to discern which alerts are applicable to the brand and work on a pitch. The approved pitch would be sent out to one of our contacts, and then the PR Manager would track the status of all pitches.

PR Manager:

  • While we will be giving you some basic pitches, we’re looking for someone who can at times write their own–so, someone who knows how to craft pitches that don’t get overly wordy and that speak to what a media outlet is desiring for their audience. You don’t try to “sell” with pitches–you’re trying to demonstrate that what you’re pitching is of benefit to the audience.
  • There’s no question that you’d double-check the basics like spelling before sending any pitches out–which means that you’re incredibly detail-oriented.
  • You’re organized and can easily stay on top of which pitches have been sent out, their status, when it’s time to follow up, when it’s time to move on, and managing a spreadsheet that is shared among our team so that we can all check status of pitches at any given time is no problemo.
  • You’ll review HARO alerts with discernment around which alerts are applicable to the brand, using our guidelines, and respond quickly and promptly to what does apply.
  • You know how to find and nurture connections with writers and editors–relationships are everything.
  • You understand PR basics (e.g., you know that when you look at a masthead, the person to send a pitch to is not the Editor at Large; you can figure out the different sections of a publication; you know how to see if the outlet has already recently had a source/story on something we’re trying to get placed, etc.)

The person who is right for the job would be interested in connecting not just professionally, but also personally–our company culture is decidedly heart-based and woo-woo. We’re going to be just as interested in knowing what’s real and resonant in your world at our group meetings, as we are in knowing the status on pitches.

If this sounds like you, please send an email to support@yourcourageouslife.com that functions as your cover letter. Describe your past experience with this work, hourly compensation requirements, the types of pitches that you have successfully placed, anything from the skill-set description above that you know you can rock, and what lights you up about this type of work.

 

GETTING INVOLVED

Does this mission excite you? Wonderful. You’re our Ambassadors of Courage, and here’s how you can get involved in sharing the principles of courage within your own community:

 

GIVING BACK

A percentage of this company’s annual profit is donated to Charity Water. Try watching a few videos about their work and try *not* crying.

 

ABOUT KATE

kate-swoboda-at-computer Kate Swoboda (also known around the interwebs as Kate Courageous), is CEO of Courageous Living, LLC, and Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification. To learn more about Kate, head here: yourcourageouslife.com/media.