Hi! I’m Kate Kordsmeier. I’m a writer, educator, creative entrepreneur. I live in Atlanta with my husband, Matt, our two kiddos, Jackson and Gemma, and our 3 fur babies, Scout, Boo, and Finch (yes, like the book!).
I left my flourishing freelance writing career (my byline has appeared in over 125 magazines) to start a holistic wellness blog, Root + Revel, which became a multi-six-figure business!
I now teach other heart-centered online entrepreneurs how to monetize their blog or online business with sustainable tactics – no burning out, no selling your soul – through my two courses The Six-Figure Blog Academy and 21 Days to Impact.
I am also the host of the Success with Soul podcast, and the group coaching program, the Success with Soul Incubator.
EPISODE 149: Performance and Leadership Coach at the Leadership Research Institute
Episode 149 features Dennis Volpe, Executive Performance and Leadership Coach with the Leadership Research Institute. Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Master of Science in Leadership Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Columbia University certified Executive Coach.
Dennis Volpe currently serves as an Executive Performance and Leadership Coach with the Leadership Research Institute. Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Master of Science in Leadership Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Columbia University certified Executive Coach.
Dennis’ understanding of leadership comes from his over twenty years of leadership and operational experience as a career Naval Officer to include teaching leadership at the United States Naval Academy, serving in numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility to include Command at Sea, and from a variety of academic and intellectual pursuits.
Dennis has experienced personal and professional success, professional setbacks, and knows what it takes to live a resilient life. He challenges and empowers leaders to embrace their reality, define what they want, and equips them with the insight, perspective, and accountability necessary to be successful in new and challenging environments.
Dennis is very involved in his community as a mentor/coach supporting military to civilian transition programs as well as participatory, hands-on leadership programs for emerging leaders.
Dennis enjoys the outdoors, is a passionate college Rugby and Lacrosse fan, and is an avid triathlete. Dennis and his wife, Amanda, live outside Manchester, New Hampshire with their dog, Nimitz.
Cody Byrns is an award-winning speaker and a #1 best-selling author. His life underwent a major shift in 2013 after a horrific traffic accident left his body burned and scarred. After years of countless surgeries, and innumerable physical and emotional hurdles, Cody has since founded his own non-profit Burn Foundation and is on a mission to spread his story of inspiration, hope, and recovery to everyone he meets. Cody has been featured on many TV and radio shows around the world, and his message has encouraged thousands.
Chuck Downs is the founder of Downs Consulting, creator of the course Epic Life Secrets, and a Peak Performance Coach for successful entrepreneurs and top financial advisors.
For the first 25 years of his career, Chuck worked in financial services as a Certified Financial Planner™. Twelve years into that career he opened an office in downtown Miami for a Fortune 150 company. Three years later his firm was Top 5 for new advisor production and retention out of over 300 offices nationally.
Although he liked financial planning, he loves helping people find their purpose and fulfill their potential. In 2017 he retired from financial services to live his dream of helping people create an Epic Life.
Over the past 30 years, Chuck’s invested over 25,000 hours studying from many of the best personal development teachers on the planet. He’s learned from leading researchers in neuroscience, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, yogis, monks, and even indigenous shamans.
These insights have given him the experiences required to guide people to results they never thought could be achieved.
But his life hasn’t always been successful. Along his journey, he’s had failures, setbacks, breakups, and breakdowns. He knows what it’s like to feel the stress of seemingly insurmountable challenges then to realize the only way out is up to you.
Chuck feels blessed and honored to share his blueprint for helping people avoid the big mistake of playing life too small.
Episode 146 features Dana Malstaff, CEO & Founder of Boss Mom, and we discuss various topics around starting a business and raising kids at the same time, advice to stay focused on priorities, testing the market, and much more.
Dana Malstaff, the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. She launched the Boss Mom brand with her first book Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro in 2015 that started an international movement. The Boss Moms Facebook community has organically grown to over 50,000 members and there are now Boss Mom local meetups in over 80 cities. Dana believes that we need to show our children that doing what we love can be financially viable.
Episode 105 Features Mick Carbo, Founder & Head Coach of Carbo Coaching. Mick has a very unique story from starting to grow his first business when he was just out of high school, getting married and having kids in his late teens, and selling marijuana in his mid-20s and ultimately getting arrested. I really enjoyed this vulnerable conversation with Mick and I hope you do too.
As an entrepreneur, leadership coach, trainer, and speaker, Mick Carbo’s experience spans a wide range of industries. In addition to working with his Carbo Coaching clients, Mick also a “coaches’ coach,” co-leading an ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited leadership development and training program for other coaches. Mick holds the designation of Professional Certiﬁed Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
He teaches Employee Performance Development through the Small Business Development Center and the University of Maryland. Also committed to community service, Mick has done pro bono work with retiring military personnel through the Transition Assistance Program at Ft. Meade and volunteers in leadership positions for community organizations.
Mick’s over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner gives him an owner’s perspective, enabling him to help founders, owners, and other business leaders effectively grow and lead their teams to new levels of fulﬁllment and success. Through Mick’s coaching, leaders learn how to maximize performance and create unprecedented results.
Tony Banta is a systems engineer, innovation consultant, and host of the Client Whisperer Show. Beginning his career as a self-taught software developer, Tony quickly realizing that the best code could never solve broader leadership issues within organizations. Today Tony works with other client-businesses to maximize client results, increase client retention, and streamline the client fulfillment experience.
Episode 68 features Business & Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Author Farnoosh Brock. Farnoosh shares her journey of moving to the United States, working up the corporate ladder, and venturing out on her own to start her Business & Leadership coaching business.
Farnoosh Brock went from electrical engineer and rising leader at a Fortune 100 to a business coach, speaker, and consultant. She has helped many entrepreneurs and businesses to use her mindset and framework of genuine serving to build deep trust, create meaningful relationships and scalable profits. In addition to her latest book, The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business, she is the creator of Crack the Code to Get Promoted, a leadership and career advancement course for corporate professionals as well as the author of three health books and a wellness program.