Hi! I’m Kate Eckman, Your Confident Spirit, helping you tap into your own confident spirit!
Through my own work in front of the camera, I learned what it truly means to be confident. (Psst, it’s not what you think.) The truth is, you already have what it takes. You were born with it. You just need to remember what that feels like.
This is a space for you to experience joy while learning, growing and healing old wounds. I’m always here to greet you like an old friend, and give you no-nonsense advice with a dose of humor. I’ve learned that when we take our lives seriously, we take ourselves a lot less seriously.
This is a judgement-free zone where compassion and self-confidence rule. Speaking of rules, we create our own here—and in our lives.
We are our own standard of beauty. We are redefining what it means to be truly connected—to ourselves, to each other, to our purpose and ultimately—to our world.
My work is filled with honest, authentic, uplifting, soulful lessons and some humor. I don't pretend to have all the answers. I believe we are all in this together, and continue to learn and grow from one another. The mistakes I make along the way are beautiful gifts containing valuable lessons to make me a better and stronger coach and woman.
I believe in warm hugs, the power of prayer and meditation and fresh starts. I believe in honoring my body with positive self talk, trusting I am on the right path and releasing all that no longer serves me. I believe in inhaling clarity, and exhaling self-limiting beliefs. I believe I am worth everything my heart desires, and giving myself just that. I believe I am strong enough to overcome anything that comes my way. I believe in asking for help. I believe in laughing so loud everyone in the room looks over to see what is so funny. I believe in creating the space for people to be their most authentic, vulnerable selves. I believe in smiling for no reason at all. I believe the best is yet to come, and saying ‘thank you’ for all of life’s tough lessons. I believe I can do anything I choose is important enough. I believe in me, and I believe in you. We were born to be spectacular. Let’s do this!
Kate Eckman has spent much of her life in front of the camera.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was voted, “Most likely to have her own TV talk show,” by her high school classmates. Friends and family describe Kate as fun-loving, hilarious, determined, hard-working and compassionate—someone with an infectious enthusiasm who loves life.
Kate attended Penn State University on a swimming scholarship. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications, and headed straight to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an entertainment reporter.
It didn’t take long before Kate was interviewing hundreds of prominent news makers like Angelina Jolie and President Barack Obama.
After four years of red carpet reporting in Hollywood, Kate went to graduate school and received her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
She spent five years working as a TV news anchor and reporter, primarily for NBC News affiliates. She covered the courts in Chicago, was a White House correspondent in Washington, D.C., and specialized in reporting on wildlife and the environment in South Florida.
Grateful for her reporting experience, but ready for a new challenge and adventure, Kate moved to New York City and reinvented herself as a model.
She has worked for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Target, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Sears, Playtex, Marina Rinaldi, Tommy Hilfiger, Eileen Fisher, Jones New York, Coldwater Creek, CJ Banks, J. Jill, Belk, Bonton, David’s Bridal, Boscov’s, Destination Maternity, Miraclesuit, Faviana, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Rue La La, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Lady Grace Intimates, Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day Magazine and Redbook Magazine among others.
Kate is thrilled there is a place for her curvy body type in the fashion world now, and hopes to inspire young girls and women to be fit and healthy and love, accept and honor their bodies. She also teaches the importance of focusing on one’s inner beauty and uniqueness.
Kate is a proud graduate of Columbia University’s Coaching Certification Program, and works as an executive leadership and confidence coach.
She is also the global ambassador and TV presenter for Marula Beauty, a luxury skincare line. Kate also works as an on-air beauty host on QVC, and has appeared in national TV commercials. She is a certified Reiki master, energy healer and student of Transcendental Meditation.
I'm committed to being Your Confident Spirit, and helping you tap into your own confident spirit to transform your life. My coaching philosophy is about guiding you to access your spirit of confidence--from the boardroom to the bedroom to the dressing room--anywhere you need a confidence boost. For me, that looks like more peace, joy, love, freedom, and abundance, and the ability to bring that to others as well.