Business Coach, Leadership Coach, Women's Coach
Website: Kathy Sparrow
Location: San Diego, CA. Works with clients globally.
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Kathy Sparrow is an international best-selling, award-winning author, leadership expert, message strategist and writing/publishing consultant, speaker, and university professor. She is driven by her passion to assist individuals in discovering their authentic presence, embrace change with a sense of adventure, and express themselves in all areas of life with confidence, awareness, and courage, using the tools of writing, fly fishing, and intentional conversation.
She is the co-author of the international best-selling book, Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results (Motivational Press February 2017). In her chapter “The Power of Your Story: Discovering Your Why, Dissolving Your Why Nots,” she discusses the momentum that occurs when a leader knows their “why.” We then have the personal power and confidence to do great things in the world and are able to influence those around us to be more engaged and productive at work. And when the “why nots” are addressed––we can remedy the imbalances created when we’re seeking the approval of those around us––which many of us do––and ultimately hide the true gifts we posses that we can share with the world.
Known as a “behind the scenes secret weapon” to leaders in many fields, Kathy’s chapter, “It’s All in the Cast—A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Leadership” appears in the best selling anthology The Innovators: Revolutionary Ideas from Today’s Consulting Leaders. Here, she explains how the mastery sport of fly fishing acts as a mirror for life and when engaged with awareness is an amazing self-development tool. She holds the distinction of once being one of the few female saltwater fly fishing guides in the nation.
A Master RIM® Facilitator, Kathy has the unique ability to see beyond her clients’ individual and group limitations and provide the guidance for them to develop the courage, connection, and compassion toward themselves and those around them to traverse the stormy waters of change so that they can smoothly sail through their personal and professional lives. Participants in her workshops and retreats become more confident in their abilities, clarify goals, communicate more effectively, and overcome barriers to experiencing their personal and professional success and happiness.
Kathy has trained extensively in the realm of narrative theory and leadership, with a focus on self-mastery. She studied with Jack Canfield in his Success Principles Train the Trainer program and serves on his assisting team. She is also a student of Brendon Burchard and his high performance habits.
Kathy passionately practices the art of discovery about her herself, her world, and all those who enter her world by dancing at her edge–embracing the areas of life where she is comfortable and expanding them with curiosity and courage to reach new horizons. Her personal mantra is “Show Up, Be Present, and Do What I’m Called to Do,” which she models in all areas of her life.
To reach Kathy directly, you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 619-200-2657.
Training & Professional Development:
Jack Canfield's 2011 Train the Trainer Program
Certified RIM facilitator
Taylor Protocols Core Values Index facilitator
ICF Core Coaching
International Coaching Federation
Transformative Language Arts Network
Women's Wisdom Network
Masters of Art in English; emphasis on literature and cultural studies
The Innovators: Revolutionary Ideas from Today’s Consulting Leaders. (Motivational Press, March 2017) My chapter, “It’s all in the Cast–A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Leadership” appears in this best selling anthology. Here I explain how fly fishing, a mastery sport, acts as a mirror for life and when engaged with awareness reflects our behavior off the water. It’s the basis for my “It’s All in the Cast: A Fly Fisher’s Guide for Leadership, Sales, and Optimal Performance,” leadership development program.
Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results. International Best Seller. (Motivational Press, February 2017) As transformational leadership calls for every leader to “know thyself,” my chapter: “The Power of Your Story, Discovering Your Why, Dissolving Your Why Nots” discusses the momentum that occurs when a leader knows their “why.” We then have the personal power and confidence to do great things in the world and are able to influence those around us to be more engaged and productive at work. And when the “why nots” are addressed––we can remedy the imbalances created when we’re seeking the approval of those around us––which many of us do––and ultimately hide the true gifts we posses that we can share with the world. Foreword by Jack Canfield.
The Whispered Teachings of Grandmother Trout, woman’s coming of age novel, set on the backdrop of a fly fishing lodge on the lower Laguna Madre (expected publication 2018).
Stories that Heal: Building Cross-Cultural Bridges Through Literature, Thesis, UTPA 2008. Research into the detrimental role the master narrative plays in building individual, cultural, and national identities, and affirming that healing and self-actualization can be attained through the creation of the counter-narrative.
On the Mother Lagoon: Fly Fishing and the Spiritual Journey, Wish Publishing, 2003. A psychospiritual exploration into the quiet sport of fly fishing. (Currently under revision. Re-release 2018.)