Episode #139: Making courage a habit with Kate Swoboda

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Kate Swoboda is creator of YourCourageousLife.com, Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification at TeamCLCC.com and author of The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life. She helps individuals, teams, and companies see where old, fear-based habits have kept people stuck or started to limit what’s possible for an organization, and then start creating more courageous lives by getting into “the courage habit,” a four-part process for behavioral and organizational change.

Kate has appeared in MindBodyGreen, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Forbes, Lifetime Moms, The Intelligent Optimist, Business Insider, and more, and her website Your Courageous Life was named a top-50 blog for happiness by Greatist. She’s spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques.


Kate’s superpower is being able to put into words the things that are unsayable.

A quote that shook Kate and also influenced Kate’s choice to start a business and a successful business is one that was said to her at a conference before she had kids, “Let your kids be your why, not your excuse.”

Kate wants us to know that fear isn’t bad and you can’t ever get rid of it.  Oftentimes we try to deal with fear in three ways: (1) avoid or ignore, (2) please or placate it, (3) attack it.

When we start to feel fear we usually resort to a habit that we’ve learned to try to cope for a short-term reward, whatever reduces stress.  These habits are perfectionism, people pleasing, pessimism, and self-sabotage.

With the work that Kate does, she helps you to rework how you respond to events that happen.  Instead of a fear-based habit that gets you short term results, she helps her clients choose a courage-based habit that gets them long term rewards.  


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