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A Career Change at 40: Success Story with Kathy Batista

Meet Kathy Batista


Kathy Batista is the go-to coach for midlife women. She believes midlife isn’t just based on age – it’s a phase of life and can be your best one yet! By tapping into your values and strengths, you can take aligned action to create purpose and joy, leading to that, often missing, sense of fulfillment. Now is your time!


Having navigated midlife changes and shifts, Kathy offers guidance and compassion to women asking themselves, “Is this it?” or “What’s next?”. She enjoys sharing the tools of her growth with her clients and peers. With certifications in Life Designer Coaching, Thought Coaching, Quantum Time Technique, and Mindfulness Instruction, Kathy coaches women to discover their midlife magic through conscious healing and self-discovery. 


A Career Change at 40

Most of us are not raised in a society that values or gets excited about midlife. What started as a time in Kathy’s mid 30’s where she felt disconnected, unhappy, and lost ended up being one of the biggest gifts and wake-up calls. Maybe you can relate? Kathy, a mom of 4 boys, felt like she was walking on one of those walking ramps at the airport that wouldn’t stop. She felt a lack of joy and excitement; worse off, she felt incredible shame and guilt for feeling this way when nothing was “wrong.” Kathy was using and abusing alcohol, food, and shopping, all the while trying to fill a void that can’t be filled with stuff. She realized she was lonely and despondent and found herself asking a big question that woke her up. Once becoming aware of her negative beliefs and stories, she realized that these could be the best years of her life. That midlife could be magical and a blessing, especially if ushered in an empowering and energizing way.  


The Big Question That Can Lead to Your Breakthrough

The question that Kathy sat with was, ‘Is this it?’ It’s a question I think most of us at some point ponder and stay up at night wondering about. It’s often the precursor to a wake-up call that, if treated with care, compassion, and sacred attention, can lead to a transformative pivot. This is what happened for Kathy. She realized in working with coaches and healers that there was nothing wrong, she had misplaced her soul in life, and it was time to reclaim it. Have you felt like you’ve misplaced your soul? Or perhaps, it feels like your greater soul purpose feels far away, murky and unclear? If so, my friend, read on and be sure to listen to this entire interview.


How Life Coaching Changed Kathy’s Life

Kathy realized that she wanted to connect more deeply to her soul’s purpose, passion, and meaning, and in wanting to explore this further, she found a coach who helped her to finally see her soul. I love what Kathy said about coaching: “It’s someone who holds a flashlight for you so you can see into your soul.” Kathy started to get curious about how her deeper wisdom could help guide her both in her own life and in helping other women find meaning. She realized that becoming a certified life coach would be a gift for herself and to all those she’s here to serve. Realizing the power of coaching, both in being coached and becoming one, helped Kathy to let go of the excess alcohol, food, and shopping. She found what she had been looking for all along; her own inner wisdom — which is what we call your ‘You-est You’.   


Why You Must Trust Your Intuition

Trusting your intuition can take massive courage, patience, and practice. Kathy talked about how her intuition has now become her best friend. Kathy joined the Life Designer Coach Academy certification program because of the sacred coach structure that focused on intuition and trusting your heart intelligence. What she’s realized is that she can trust herself fully and that when you trust yourself at the deepest left, you are in flow with the Universe and open to being led in ways that are beyond your wildest imagination. Kathy leads with her intuition and has helped many to access and have faith in their inner guidance.  


My favorite takeaways:

  •  Make your inner wisdom your bestie! Befriend your intuition and listen carefully to her.
  •  Nothing is missing; you have just misplaced your connection to your soul and higher self. She is always with you whenever you are ready.
  • Coaching is holding a flashlight up for someone else so they can see their soul and truest self. 


To learn more about Kathy and her work, go to and follow Kathy on Instagram and Facebook @coachkathybatista.   





Looking To Help Others Know Who They Are and Design Their Best Life?


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