Hi, I’m Kate !

coach | writer | scholar | consultant

I am a productivity researcher and coach who specializes in intentionality, habit formation, mindfulness, and slow living. My clients range from PhD students to tenure track professors to self-employed creatives. You can book a session with me here.

I hold an MFA degree in poetry, an MA degree in Rhetoric and Composition, and I plan to complete my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Massachusetts in 2020.

I run the blog The Tending Year, which aims to make self development and productivity accessible and applicable via free blog content. I also send out a monthly newsletter, The Tending Letter.

You can read more about my publications here.

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I am currently finishing my PhD dissertation on the writer and musician Lisa Ben. Using queer and feminist methods, I analyze the ways that Ben rhetorically reeducated her readers and audiences about lesbianism via science fiction, Vice Versa (the first lesbian magazine in the U.S.), and song parodies during the mid-20th Century. I was recently one of nine applicants awarded a 2018 LGBTQ Research Fellowship, funded by the ONE Archives Foundation, Inc.


The Tending Year

I am the creator and author of The Tending Year, an educational blog project that aims to make self development and productivity resources accessible and applicable. To see a sample of my work, please read one of my popular blog posts or subscribe to my newsletter. To read about The Tending Year in Inside HigherEd’s GradHacker, visit this link.

Coaching & Consulting

I offer coaching one-on-one coaching sessions. You can read testimonials from my coaching clients here.

In addition to coaching, I am a trained copyeditor and work as a professional writing consultant. My past and current clients include: the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.