Dr. Kate Walker

Successful leaders always have an amazing story. They spend a lifetime chasing success, dodging critical errors, and creating great businesses. The problem? An intense life can leave you exhausted, emotionally spent, and a just little bit crazy. Amazing stories start us, but good habits and discipline sustain us. It’s time to achieve balance.

Dr. Kate McLellan Walker Ph.D. is an experienced clinician, entrepreneur, writer, researcher, educator, and speaker. Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she struggled with ADD and FOMO (fear of missing out) throughout her adolescence. As soon as she could she ran to the live music capital of the world and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She used that credential to teach public school orchestras and freelance as a bass player until 1998 when she decided to pursue her MA and Ph.D. in counseling from Sam Houston State University.

Her achievements and many diverse interests include doctoral advisory board member, university professor, president of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and licensing board liaison. An avid researcher (and still blessed with ADD), Dr. Kate harnesses her love of business, novelty, and creativity to speak, teach, and write about her experiences running her successful clinical practice AchieveBalance.org, training over thirty-seven cohorts in her ground-breaking leadership organization Kate Walker Training, and being the wife to a soldier, and mom to three amazing kids (did we mention in her spare time she still freelances as a professional bass player for singer-songwriters in the Houston area?).

Balancing business and family places Dr. Kate in a unique position to help other leaders achieve balance too. In her new book, My Next Steps: Create a Counseling Career You’ll Love, she synthesizes interview data garnered from five successful entrepreneurs in the counseling field. The result is a step-by-step guide and practical tools so readers can create the successful career they fell in love with, make a living, and keep their sanity.

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