Kathy Washburn is a life coach who works with individuals navigating change. She is a cancer survivor and a warm connector. Kathy uses her unique mix of life experiences, education, positive psychology, post-traumatic growth, narrative healing, and neuroscience to invite clients to reconnect to their bodies, minds, and emotions. She describes herself as a conduit giving research legs as she incorporates into her coaching the latest evidence-based research to help guide clients towards living authentic, joy-filled lives.

At age 36 Kathy experienced advanced-stage cancer. Her current passion is to help fill the gap in patient needs during the transition from treatment to life after cancer and has founded Carved By Cancer – a support network for cancer survivors as they continue their healing journey into the emotional and physiological.

In this episode, Seth is joined by Kathy to discuss how positive psychology and life coaching can help people improve their emotional and physical well-being.

Topics discussed:

  • How positive psychology changed Kathy’s life
  • All about Kathy’s 10,000-mile trip
  • What is a life coach
  • Why can change be so difficult
  • Nine pillars to Post Traumatic Wholeness Model

Kathy’s health tip:

The 90-second rule – take 90 seconds to investigate an emotion that you are feeling.

Resources discussed in this episode:

Dr. Gabor Maté Books
Dr. Kate Hefferon – Post Traumatic Growth Research
Institute on Character – Strength Survey

More about Kathy Washburn and Carved By Cancer:

Kathy was formerly the Senior Vice President of Business Integration and Corporate Sustainability for Breckinridge Capital Advisors where she spent 20 of her 25 years in the investment industry. She graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Finance, has a Project Management Graduate Certificate from Boston University, as well as a Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology Coaching Certification from Wholebeing Institute where she is on the faculty. Kathy is a certified Narrative Coach and a graduate of the Integrative Development program from The Moment Institute as well as the Positive Neuroplasticity Professional Training with Dr. Rick Hanson.

To learn more about Kathy Washburn and Carved By Cancer, head over to www.kathywashburn.net and www.carvedbycancer.com

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About the Author: Dr. Seth Osgood is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner. Dr. Osgood received his post-graduate training in Functional Medicine through the IFM and from working with Dr. Amy Myers. He has helped people from around the world improve their health utilizing a Functional Medicine approach.

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