Money Memoir – Kate Swoboda

written by Bari Tessler February 8, 2019
Kate Swoboda

Something magical happens when we dare to get real and speak the truth about money. In this intimate conversation series, Money Memoirs, I chat with people from all walks of life about their money journeys: the good, the tough, the soulful, and the nitty-gritty. We share this beloved series every year to celebrate the opening of The Art of Money, which you can read all about here. Curl up with a cuppa as we pull back the curtain … and get ready to get inspired.


Kate’s one tough cookie, and her content is absolutely dynamite. In a busybusy online world, I always read her newsletters. I love how she inspires others to be courageous and live an inner revolution. And, she just birthed which is an incredible resource. Simply Great stuff!

I’m so grateful to Kate for this intimate Money Memoir. She doesn’t hold any punches here, and gets SO real about growing up poor and the challenges and silver linings that left her with. She talks about her fire to fight and gets really tender about a recent money healing ritual she concocted. Kate also shares the new money story that she is creating and living into.

About Kate 

Kate Courageous is a life coach, writer and speaker who teaches people how the practice of courage is revolutionary. Since 2009, thousands of people have visited to learn more about working with fear and practicing courage–with the core message being that when you’re trying to eradicate fear or pretend that it doesn’t exist, you’re working against yourself. Her approach is a sexy-soulful combination of intuitive spirituality with brass-tacks, pragmatic wisdom. She defines courage as feeling afraid, diving in anyway, and transforming.

Kate is the author of the Courageous Living Program and The Coaching Blueprint. She’s lead retreats in Italy and California and rocked out leading a breakout session at the World Domination Summit held annually in Portland. She’s currently at work on her first book proposal, training for endurance events, and (as always) improving her Italian.

Write: [email protected]

And here’s Kate as a young girl, which she said she would show us during the video interview above:



Ready to go deeper?


The conscious money movement is growing.  And you’re invited.  If this tender, empowered truth-telling about money has spoken to you, you might love our year-long money school, The Art of Money.  Registration for The Art of Money 2014 is now open.  Click here to learn a bit more about this incredible community journey.[/box]

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