Over two decades ago,
the demands of Katie McDonald’s corporate career
occupied her every waking moment.
She was left feeling depleted and depressed,
suffering from spiraling mental and physical health crises
that threatened her life.

With no choice but to transform her body-mind relationship,
Katie left her corporate job behind
and finally started applying her knowledge of self-care,
alternative health, and plant-based nutrition.

Since then, Katie has been on a revitalizing journey of lifelong self-care.

Fully recovered from years of self-neglect,
Katie now helps fellow doers embrace self-care
so they can do more
and be more
while leading healthier, more intentional, and more nourished lives.

Katie leads with tough love to inspire, empower, and challenge audiences.
She dispels the destructive myth
that self-care is an obstacle to productivity,
and teaches that self-care is, in fact,
a tool to create a more powerful
and impactful legacy.

Please welcome to the stage: Katie McDonald.

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Over a decade ago, the demands of Katie McDonald’s corporate career occupied her every waking moment. She was left feeling depleted and depressed—suffering from spiraling mental and physical health crises that threatened her life.

Left with no choice but to transform her body-mind relationship, Katie abandoned her corporate job and finally started applying her knowledge of self-care, alternative health, and plant-based nutrition.

Since then, Katie has been on a revitalizing journey of lifelong self-care.

Fully recovered from years of self-neglect, Katie now helps fellow doers embrace self-care so they can do more and be more while leading healthier, more intentional, and more nourished lives.

Katie leads with tough love to inspire, empower, and challenge audiences. She dispels the destructive myth that self-care is an obstacle to productivity and teaches that self-care is, in fact, a tool to create a more powerful and impactful legacy.

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On paper, Katie McDonald had it all. She was an international sales rockstar who outhustled the competition and crushed her goals in the U.S., Europe, and Canada.

But Katie’s relentless drive for productivity came at the expense of everything that mattered: her relationships, her time, her health, her emotional wellbeing. The demands of her corporate career occupied her every waking moment.

Then, one day, she missed one meeting. One.

Her mental health was already so precarious, that’s all it took to push her over the edge.

Katie had no choice. Facing spiraling mental and physical health crises that threatened her life, the have-it-all-together image Katie had spent years building was quickly crumbling.

She had to take action for herself—immediately.

Katie left her corporate career behind…and life started to get better. Slowly but surely, she started making meaningful investments in herself and her own mental health.

As Katie replaced destructive habits with healthier ones, she began to heal. And after years of trying and failing to become a mother, she conceived her son Sage only once she was able to parent herself. By loosening her grip on perfectionism, she made wise and grounded choices that showed respect for her mind and body. That shift changed everything.

Katie started to think intentionally about every decision she made—and for the first time in her adult life, Katie started actively implementing everything she had ever learned about self-care, but never practiced.

Today, self-care is at the very center of everything Katie McDonald does.

Fully recovered from years of self-neglect, Katie now helps fellow doers embrace self-care so they can do more and be more while leading healthier, more intentional, and more nourished lives.

A keynote speaker and self-care strategist, Katie leads with tough love to inspire, empower, and challenge audiences. Katie dispels the destructive myth that self-care is an obstacle to productivity and teaches that self-care is, in fact, a tool to create a more powerful and impactful legacy.

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“Self-care isn’t selfish. It is your duty.”

You’ve heard the term “self-care.” You probably even know a little bit about it. You know you should prioritize it more. You know you should make healthy decisions, and that your mental and physical health are important.

But let’s be honest: when it comes to self-care, most of us are sleepwalking—that is, until a massive personal tragedy or crisis wakes us up and scares the hell out of us.

Katie McDonald believes it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you’re ready to stop sleepwalking (and you are), Katie’s speech “Self-care isn’t selfish. It is your duty.” will hit you like a sound-barrier-shattering alarm clock with a busted snooze button. You’ll learn how to liberate yourself from destructive, self-sacrificing habits by being deLIBERATE in your self-care. This speech will challenge you to take action in your own life—immediately—and it’ll give you the tools you need to do it.

Taking care of you is taking care of business. What if you stopped apologizing and started advocating for yourself? Aren’t you curious what life would be like when you are truly nourished by your habits and mindset? When you walk out of this speech, you’ll emerge refreshed, alive with purpose and a contagious passion to show up for yourself the way you show up for everyone else.

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katieism #51

do what so few are willing
to do to be successful.
take care of yourself.