After a lifetime of faking perfection and clawing her way up the corporate ladder, Katy decided to drop the curtain and get real with her friends, her family, and most importantly, herself. A self-professed, recovering workaholic and obsessive perfectionist, she is intimately familiar with the multi-faceted dynamics that business owners bravely navigate each and every day.
Going on 20 years of experience in high stakes sales, business development and marketing, Katy was recognized as a 2016 Inside Business Women in Business honoree. An avid writer, Katy was the original writer behind the mommy blog, Chaos & Kiddos, and has contributed to a variety of respected media outlets, including Scott’s Local Business Corner: The Drive, The Huffington Post, The International Bloggers Association, She Knows: Experts Among Us, FamilyShare.com, The Female Entrepreneur Association, Inside Business, Curatti, UK Linkology, This Woman Can and more. She speaks regularly to small business groups, entrepreneurial circles, workshops for professional women and working moms, high school classes, faith-based women’s gatherings, virtual seminars, and public events.
As Proximo’s COO, she is the behind-the-scenes operations architect that keeps our team running like a well-oiled machine. Whether she’s rocking Trello, Weebly, Monday.com, Wild Apricot or practically anything we happen to randomly toss in her general direction, she’s always up to the challenge and loves putting her ducks in a row for the benefit of our team and clients.
Our clients adore her spirit-filled expertise as a business strategist, growth expert, purpose profiler, leadership educator and community cultivator. When representing Proximo out and about, you’re most likely to see her hosting intimate, customized leadership retreats for female teams, helping drive entrepreneurs to next level success with laser-focused precision and accountability, and encouraging our clients to confidently embrace the power, possibility and impact their unique stories unleash on our world. She loves people. She loves purpose. She loves Proximo. Above all, she loves Jesus and believes faith-filled business owners can walk it out in their work.
Follow her online at #seasonofkaty, where she is learning that the laundry is better off almost always, almost done and life is more and more about purpose and family, and less and less about success and public opinion. An expert in all things Super Mario Bros. and old school Nintendo, she loves hanging at home with her husband of almost five years, 10-year old twin sons, 20-year old daughter, and giant wannabe-chihuahua 150lb. dog/chicken named Gambit, and also practices yoga and leads women’s Bible study at her church. She sends her love to one very large bearded dragon, Cricket, who now lives at the neighbor’s house, condolences to the handful of once mostly alive fish who are now definitely dead, and continues to grieve one barely deserves to be mentioned, annoyingly lacking in personal space, black cat, Leo, and his twin brother and most amazing cat ever, Marcus, who are both now buried in the back yard, which may or may not be legal in Virginia.
P.S. Emily, our Senior Creative Specialist, is Katy’s real life sister and professional right hand. We love watching them rock it out together!