November 16, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at WeWork Mass Ave
part of a series on Restart
About the speaker
Katie Boyd is a world-renowned fitness, nutrition, spiritual, and lifestyle coach with over two decades of experience. She starred in her own TV show, “Wicked Fit” (televised on E!, Style and Bravo); was a guest on the Dr. Oz Show; and has been featured in O Magazine, Life & Style Magazine, US Weekly, Boston Magazine, Boston Herald and The Boston Globe. She recently launched her weekly Podcast, “Ambitchious” in which she redefines the word "Bitch” from the derogatory to the empowered acronym, Being In Total Control of Herself. [*]
Katie has owned her own business since she was 18, holds degrees in Nutrition and Exercise Science but believes that her best (and most authentic) education was (and still is) trial by fire. Failure and loss have been her greatest teachers in business and personal life. She lost her over 30,000-word manuscript earlier this year and had to rewrite the entire thing from scraps and memory. Her book, “Ambitchious,” will be released in early 2019.
Katie is the QUEEN of RESTARTING - having spent the majority of her life energy reinventing herself (and her clients) through the art of death and rebirth.
Her friends adoringly define her as strong-willed, stubborn, and someone who “tells it like it is.” She drops knowledge with humor and unconditional love and specializes in self-care, spirituality, and wellness. Her motto is, "I can give you the best meal plan and training regimen but if you are not training your spiritual muscles, nothing will ever bring you the feeling of true success or happiness.”
Katie uses Five Desired Feelings to make all of her life and business decisions - Freedom, Vitality, Progression, Wealth, and Focus. She is strictly Keto but when she does stray off of her meal plan, she does it deliberately with wine from the Chateau Neuf-du-Pape region of France, where she spent 3 fabulous weeks this past summer. In the last few years, she has given away, sold or donated over 70% or her possessions and is a true "essentialist.”
Katie is a self-proclaimed "funny girl” with a potty mouth, but it’s all in the name of entertainment and shock value—she believes the occasional F-bomb can break people out of their mundane patterns.
Most days you can find Katie at her wellness center hosting sound healings using the Crystal tone bowls as well as putting her classical vocal training to good use by singing Kirtan chants during these empowering live events. She currently resides in Windham, New Hampshire with her husband Matt, a two-time world champion fighter. Their 21-year-old daughter, Karina, is a senior at Boston University’s Questrom Business School, and she has an adorable pink-faced Boston Terrier, named Pearl.
WeWork Mass Ave is Cambridge office space with some serious inspiration. Is there any address more influential than right between Harvard and MIT? In lieu of a corporate skyscraper, this coworking space has made its home in a classic three-story brick building, steps away from Central Square Station. It doesn’t matter if you’re in finance or tech, need a single desk or a whole floor, you’ll enjoy the convenience of this walkable neighborhood.
Blick Art Materials is one of the largest and oldest providers of art supplies in the United States. Its products cater to the full spectrum of artists — from the youngest child ready to scribble with his or her first crayon to well-known, gallery-represented professionals. The company’s extensive selection, competitive prices, and superior customer service make Blick the choice for professional and amateur artists, art educators, architects, designers, students, hobbyists, or anyone requiring quality art materials for work or pleasure. Visit www.dickblick.com for more information.
Boston Organics delivers fresh, certified organic produce & groceries to your home or office. Support organic farms & food and skip the grocery store for good.
Charlestown Audio & Visual is a boutique audio visual and media provider. We mix creative enthusiasm with technical excellence, producing empowering events and captivating media. Founded in Charlestown, MA, we are now located in Boston, New York City, and Washington, DC. We service events and produce media for our clients across the world.
The Danger Booth is the next step in the photo booth movement. Designed by professional photographers with fun, simplicity, and the environment in mind, The Danger Booth offers a solution to boring table shots, unreliable disposable cameras, and missed moments with friends. We’d love to get dangerous with you!
Essem Art Studio & Co-Create Space is a collaborative work space for creatives—designers, illustrators, digital artists, bloggers, photographers, videographers, hand-letterers, freelance marketers— awesome people who generally make/do cool things. We are cultivating a community of kind, respectful, social, and neighborly creatives who want to make the world around them better and more beautiful.
Printi specializes in providing online printing services, with products including small format items, large format items, packaging, fabric prints, and much more.
Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid-1980’s. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. Today Red Bull is available in 171 countries and over 68 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.
TCG (The Creative Group), specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of organizations on a project, temporary-to-hire and full-time basis. TCG Milwaukee launched in November 2016. The TCG Milwaukee team (Ann Kopetsky and Sharris Wilson) has prior experience working within the creative industry, which helps them better understand their clients’ needs and their freelancers’ unique talents.
The Bacon Truck is a popular bacon-themed food truck spawned a brick-and-mortar eatery with sizzling sandwiches & more
tonneson + co, is an entrepreneurial certified public accounting and consulting firm providing custom accounting, tax, auditing and business advisory services that address the local, domestic, and international needs of our clients. Our firm culture is client-focused. Our people are exceptionally talented. Our passion is unmatched.
We are a small team of donut slingers, spreading our love for handmade food to everyone we meet. Our team makes each gourmet donut from scratch, by hand, every day. We hope you love our donuts just as much as we love making them for you!
Our mission is to restore our health, strength and vitality by providing history’s healthiest whole food nutrients to the modern world.
The Caffè Nero philosophy is really very simple: Premium Italian coffee. A warm and welcoming atmosphere. Good food and great personal service. We place great emphasis on finding and buying the highest quality beans for our Nero blend. This award-winning blend is the foundation of our high-quality range of espresso-based coffee.
November’s theme is RESTART
I need to disconnect. There’s too much noise in my head. I am burning out. I need space to rethink everything. I need a hard reset.
Exhaustion is like dehydration—when you feel it, you’ve gone too far.
So we finally cave in and heed the words of people who’ve found their centers again: take a trip into nature, go for walks, unplug completely.
The challenge with restarting is that we often save it for the end rather than creating pockets throughout our weeks where we prioritize reflection and solitude.
Restarting is essential. It’s a way to digest experiences, reflect and cultivate self-awareness, and remind ourselves that life is to be enjoyed. It’s refreshing and feeds greater intention and momentum into our creative endeavors.
If you find yourself feeling like you’re on a treadmill with an invisible hand increasing the velocity, remind yourself: only you have the power to get off and recalibrate.
Our global exploration of Restart was chosen by our Cologne chapter and illustrated by Marie Maerz. Thank you to Adobe for empowering the global creative community this month.