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I'm Katy Culver, founder, coach, and startup operator.

I help growth-minded professionals get clarity and pivot to work they love. Join my newsletter to build your career by design and navigate transitions with confidence. Expect big ideas, tactical strategies, and seriously good vibes. You in?

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Why you should go for it

This was a crazy week. I flew back to NYC, hosted my first live masterclass Career Clarity Launchpad, and then immediately flew to Europe for a friend's wedding. I'll be traveling until August, so I had a lot of packing to do. I had every reason NOT to do the masterclass this week. But I decided to go for it.To stop overthinkingTo stop doubting myselfTo take the messy actionTo show myself what's possibleTo let go and let God fill in the gapsI had no idea how many people would sign up when I...

2 days ago • 3 min read

My dream is to build a life I don’t need to escape from. One where I love Tuesdays as much as Saturdays. And I’m not willing to wait til I retire at 60 to do it. The hardest part about this? The standard work schedule is Monday through Friday. If you share a similar dream and (1) you need to work to make money, (2) your work doesn’t energize you, and (3) you don’t have autonomy over your schedule, it’s gonna be pretty difficult to make it happen. Weekdays are 70% of the week — so you'll...

10 days ago • 4 min read

Most people view their next career or life move as a step-change from the previous one. This thinking is flawed. It leaves no room for reinvention, locks you into a fixed path, and ignores that life is a canvas to be painted on. Your life is a masterpiece, not paint-by-numbers 🎨 I always believed you can do anything you set your mind to — in theory. But I didn’t fully believe it until I discovered Dr. Benjamin Hardy’s work. He’s a renowned organizational psychologist and author. A few months...

17 days ago • 5 min read

Too busy, overwhelmed with work and personal to-do’s, burned out… How could I possibly start a side hustle that would give me the freedom to quit my job? Ah, the vicious cycle rears it’s ugly head. The age old question emerges: How do you make time for a change when you’re already overloaded? I quickly learned an important lesson: I must create space if I want to change my life. Time is a non-renewable resource. The only option is to make better use of the 24 hours you’re gifted every day. In...

24 days ago • 6 min read

Last night, my phone screen lit up at 10:45 PM. My founder friend texted me. He's rapid hiring for CSMs since their startup is growing so fast. He wanted to hire through referrals first since there’s more trust baked in. I replied, “It sounds like you need a senior person to run the ship. I have the perfect person for you.” Within 30 minutes, they had a meeting scheduled. THIS is the power of an active network. You’ve heard, “Your network is your net worth.” But why is that? Humans make...

about 1 month ago • 5 min read

How to Make Life-Changing Progress On September 28, 2023, I joined a webinar that changed my life. I’d been side hustling for months, but I was fed up with my lack of tangible progress. Work fires and life priorities always seemed to get in the way. I spent all my extra time working IN the business vs. ON it. So this webinar was a beacon of hope… A founder said he built a $1M business in 2 hours per day from Starbucks. This guy is Pat Walls, founder of Starter Story, a media company helping...

about 1 month ago • 4 min read

Finding a new job in this market is no joke. What worked in the past isn’t enough anymore. You need a new strategy, especially if you’re making a career change. Whether you are actively job searching or starting soon, you’ll want to read this one all the way through. When I decided to stop climbing the career ladder in consulting and instead jump lily pads toward work that gave me energy, I had no framework to approach the transition. I wish someone had grabbed me, looked deep into my eyes,...

about 1 month ago • 7 min read

How do I know? MBA students told me, which ultimately led me to decide against going to business school. I wanted to get an MBA since I started studying engineering at the University of Michigan. It seemed like the next logical step to take once I began my career. I took the GMAT exam senior year and joined a consulting firm. Business school was reinforced as the best next move by everyone around me. I’d spent my life following the playbook on How To Be Successful, and it had gotten me this...

about 2 months ago • 4 min read

!! Warning: Reading may instigate massive personal growth and inspired action !! What happens when you mix together a group of ambitious women, unlimited food, and perfect beach weather? ✨PURE MAGIC ✨ This is what happened for me last week. Let’s back up… On April 1, I was introduced to Diana YK Chan — she’s a business coach & thought leader in the personal branding, public speaking, and career coaching space. I wasn’t looking for another coach… she won me over by the end of the week. On...

about 2 months ago • 10 min read

If you’re not driving your career, someone else is. Maybe you’re progressing in a career path you no longer enjoy… and it only gets harder to leave the more money you make. Maybe you’re the best team player who everyone raves about… but you’re left feeling taken advantage of on the regular. Maybe you’ve been coasting lately. Work is a drag but you’ll ignore it for now…. maybe it’ll get better. These situations may be fine for a little while. But at some point you realize… This car(eer) isn’t...

2 months ago • 2 min read
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