Katarina is a professional coach like none you’ve met before.
Entrepreneur, gifted facilitator & charismatic public speaker, Katarina’s “why” comes down to this: to help high-impact leaders be the best versions of themselves by learning how to effectively lead themselves first.
After having earned an Executive MBA from Sherbrooke University and having built a career in the corporate world which saw her working with top leaders from Fortune 500 companies across the world, Katarina lived through what so many high-performance individuals experience: burnout symptoms that landed her in a hospital bed. She was forced to re-evaluate her relationship with work, what performance-driven leadership really meant, and how she would move forward in a healthy way.
The transformation she underwent laid the foundation for the biggest shift of her life: she stopped chasing chaos in her own life – and realized she could help others do the same. Trading her corporate career for entrepreneurship, Katarina founded Axellite Leadership, a leadership development firm dedicated to unleashing the full potential of individuals, teams and organizations – without sacrificing health, balance & happiness.
Since that pivotal moment, Katarina co-founded the “Lead Yourself UP” leadership development program has helped thousands of leaders achieve personal mastery from the inside out so they can thrive in complexity, lead agile and inclusive teams & feel fulfilled in their lives and careers.
Passionately outspoken on topics including overwork culture, mental health, self-awareness and resilience, Katarina comes armed with an incredible amount of concrete tools that contribute to optimizing the mental, emotional and physical health of leaders and professionals across the globe.
When she’s not coaching leaders, you can find Katarina prioritizing her own sustainable performance, spending time outdoors among the mountains where she lives, skiing, hiking & cycling with her husband JF and their two dogs, Leo & Nala.
Her big goal? A new standard of leadership which – without sacrificing performance – prioritizes mental health for the good of organizations, teams & leaders everywhere.