League of Extraordinary Introverts Podcast #16 – Mindfulness Over Mind Fullness With Kate James
Kate James is a business coach, author, and meditation teacher as well as a self-confessed introvert. She’s built a career over 15 years as more of a ‘low-key kind of coach’ who helps her clients ‘get motivated but not in a high-fiving ‘ra-ra’ kind of way’. What she has come to realise is that – by playing to her strengths as a quiet, grounded, and intuitive person – she has attracted the right people to her and is able to truly serve them.
Mindfulness is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, and Kate’s practical explanation of how to bring it into your life and her soft spoken wisdom just resonated so deeply with me. I was so grateful when she agreed to be on the podcast to chat about mindfulness, especially in the midst of a looming deadline for her third book.
In this episode, we chat about:
- What mindfulness actually is and Kate’s own approach to mindfulness;
- How to be mindful instead of mind full (especially if you are an internal processor and prone to overthinking);
- How to be seen in your business in amongst all the noise as a more introverted person;
- Why really understanding and accepting yourself and your strengths can really serve you and your clients;
- The importance of giving yourself permission for down time and re-energising.
LISTEN TO THE EP HERE:
ALSO RELATED TO THIS EP:
- You’re Not Too Introverted To Speak In Public, You’re Too Afraid
- Are You Ignoring Your Introverted Nature?
- Why Introverts Make Great Coaches
- Kate’s books
Kate James is a career and business coach and meditation teacher. Utilising tools from Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Kate’s programs are assist clients to identify their unique strengths, develop self-belief and discover their own version of a purposeful life. Kate’s interest in mindfulness is underpinned by Buddhist philosophy, but her approach is mainstream.
In her workshops and retreats in Melbourne, Byron Bay, Bali, and the Yarra Valley, participants are introduced to different styles of meditation as well as the principles of mindfulness and how they can be integrated into every day life.
Kate is a sought after media expert who has been quoted in The Age, body+soul, BRW, Marie Claire, Mindfood magazine, and Mind Body Green, and she has appeared on a range of radio and television programs across Australia.
She is the author of Believe in Yourself & Do What You Love, Be Mindful & Simplify Your Life and The Mindful Journal and creator of the Life Purpose Programs.
Learn more about Kate and her work here: