Doing Less and Speaking Out with Kate Northrup

Kate Northrup has had an amazing journey to finding her voice and redefining her identity and worth. The lessons she’s learned beautifully intersect with many of the discomforts and epiphanies many of us are having in this period of anxiety and quarantine. In particular – during this moment of collective freeze – I think you will relate to her challenges and triumphs unlinking worthiness from productivity. Beyond reminding us of the importance of reckoning with the feelings in our bodies during this time, she Kate has much to share about conflict, authenticity, shame, and silence that I think you will be mulling over long after our conversation has ended. I know I am.

We speak about:

  • how Patriarchy Stress Disorder kept her from fully showing up in her zone of genius, and her journey to realizing that it wasn’t something that was wrong with her

  • how we can shift the culture to allow for us to shine in our authenticity and lead

  • what mind-body tools she used to overcome her conflict aversion – and survive backlash – to be able to speak up in her community and on social media about a controversial issue close to her heart

  • the importance of processing in the body and why simply talking or thinking about it won’t increase our capacity to communicate openly and honestly, and thrive

  • the connection between shame and silence, and why it’s so insidious in our culture

  • how she built an identity around an obsession with time management and productivity, and how it was stopped in its tracks by the exhaustion of the first year of motherhood

  • how she continues to work on not defining her worthiness by being extra capable, and how the current Covid-19 quarantine is adding a layer to that challenge

  • her realization that she made more money in her first year of motherhood when she couldn’t work as much, and how she condensed those lessons into her do less method

  • how this time of quarantine is mimicking her experience of her first year of parenthood

  • how this moment is activating ancestral trauma in so many ways, and some tools for establishing safety in your body (and even thriving – yes, thriving – right now)

  • the tangible, positive outcomes she’s experienced after speaking out when trauma was telling her to stay quiet


As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and mother, Kate Northrup has built a multimedia digital empire with her husband, Mike Watts, that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. They are committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Kate has a membership of over 1,000 entrepreneurs called Origin® Collective that’s about infusing more feminine energy into your business and reclaiming your time, and she has also helped over 5,000 students heal their relationship with money with her signature Money Love Course. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages, and her second book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms, is now available wherever books are sold.

Connect with Kate:

Visit her website.

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Get Kate’s book in the new edition—released this week! “Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Ambitious Women” and join her book club!

Get Kate’s Gift:

Kate is sharing her simple and specific weekly planning ritual. Use this to plan your week intentionally so you make time for things that matter and don’t waste your time and energy on the things that don’t serve you. Get it here.


Dr. Valerie Rein has discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) and created the only science-backed system for helping women achieve their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment by healing the generational trauma of oppression. She holds an EdM in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her bestselling book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” and her cutting-edge programs have helped thousands of women shift from survival to thriving and master the game of “How good can it get?” in their work and personal lives. Dr. Valerie is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and companies committed to setting new standards of excellence in their industry in diversity, equity, and inclusion, employee satisfaction, their physical and mental health, and creativity and innovation.

Would you like to have Dr. Valerie speak to your audience? She can share with them:

  • Why despite having checked so many the boxes of accomplishment, high-achieving women are still dissatisfied, and why it’s not our fault.

  • What secretly drains 90% of your energy and productivity and how to reclaim them.

  • The missing piece to the upper limit problem and a solution that ends your big leap struggle.

  • Why fighting against your inner critic, self-doubt, and anxiety backfires and how to turn your inner adversaries into your strongest allies.

  • The biggest untapped resource of a woman’s personal power, why it is locked up, and how to set it free. PS It is also an instant antidote to stress and burnout.

And so much more…

Dr. Valerie’s book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” is here! And the first chapter is free to download. Buy it or sample it here.

Join the conversation in Dr. Valerie’s FB group.

Learn about The Thriving Solution — any button on this page will take you to schedule a conversation about working with Dr. Valerie on healing PSD — in this program or in another way that’s a match for you or your organization.

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