I work with every client to develop an individualized plan that accounts for your personal interests, goals, and lived experiences. Unlike most productivity coaching, which hails one stereotype of “success,” we will resee success within the context of what is realistic and essential to you.

I have two coaching offerings, Single Session Slowductivity Coaching and Success & Accountability Coaching. Keep scrolling for descriptions, pricing, to sign up, and don’t forget to peep my clients’ testimonials at the bottom of this page!

Single Session Slowductivity Coaching is a more financially accessible option for people who are interested in delving into a particular question or idea in an inclusive one-hour coaching session, without the pre- and post-session bells and whistles. In other words, we have a brilliant session and then you implement your new plans on your own after the session.

SSS Coaching Price

My Spring 2020 SSS Coaching rate is $123 for one session. 

Please note: I will be raising my S&A and Single Session Slowductivity Coaching prices in Summer 2020, but any sessions booked before the price increase will be honored at the previous cost.

How to book a SSS Coaching session

You can schedule and purchase a Single Session Slowductivity Coaching session via the Acuity calendar below. Please email me at thetendingyear@gmail.com with any questions! 

I was first drawn to create this offering because it’s what I myself have craved for years as a multi-passionate creative and scholar, and the feedback I’ve received from clients shows me that I’m not the only one who thrives more with outside accountability. Having a personalized plan that accounts for your real life will enable you to improve the quality of your output as well as establish new habits and perspectives around productivity in general. I will guide you through the life of your intentions, from the beginning inkling of “How the hell do I do this?” to the finishing touches.

Success & Accountability Coaching includes:

  • A one-hour, one-on-one private coaching session with me on Zoom, Skype, or phone. 
  • A list of guiding questions I will ask you to fill out before our first session so we can dive right in.
  • Detailed, descriptive, and confidential notes. I’ll construct these and share them with you so you have explicit to-dos and next steps that you can use as a guide after our session. We will determine together your goals and deadlines, so we can track your progress.
  • Follow-ups from me via email after or between sessions where I check in on your progress on the goals we determined together during our session.
  • You’ll have access to email me with questions between our coaching sessions.

S&A Coaching Price

My price for Success and Accountability Coaching reflects the time and labor I put into each session—before, during and after we meet. My Spring 2020 S&A Coaching rates are:

One session is $175, payable before the session

BEST VALUE: A two-session package is $300 (saving you $50), payable before the first session

Please note: I will be raising my S&A and Single Session Slowductivity Coaching prices in Summer 2020, but any sessions booked before the price increase will be honored at the previous cost.

How to book a S&A Coaching session

I only have capacity to take on four to five Success & Accountability Coaching clients each month, so if you’d like to book a session with me (or if you’d like to purchase a session for a friend as a gift!), the first step is emailing me at thetendingyear@gmail.com to tell me you’re interested! From there, we’ll determine a time and method for the session, and I’ll ask you to answer some pre-session questions so we can make the best out of our first session.

One of the first things that drew me to Kate’s work was her fresh perspective on productivity. In a sea of people encouraging you to “work, work, work” without respect to your physical and emotional well-being, Kate’s focus on mindfulness and slow living was just what I needed. I reached out to Kate for coaching after admitting to myself that my current faculty position was no longer what I wanted in a career. I was looking for a coach who could help me explore next steps, specifically towards entrepreneurship. I wanted someone who understood the ins and outs of academia, as well as small business ownership. And most importantly, I wanted a coach who prioritized healthy relationships with work. The care, time, and attention that Kate gives to each of her clients has been the icing on the cake. Anytime we meet (and whenever I get a check-in email), I always feel like Kate is my biggest supporter and is genuinely excited about my wins. During each session Kate has encouraged forward momentum on my goals in the most gentle way possible, working together to create a plan that takes into account my unique needs. I leave each session confident about next steps and energized about moving forward in a sustainable way. If you’re looking for an insightful, non-judgmental, and caring coach to support you while you follow your dreams, Kate is the only person you need!


I scheduled my first session with Kate when I started seriously thinking about making my passions my full-time work but I was feeling worried about how I could do that, especially as a chronically-ill person. That choice has shown itself to have been the sweetest gift to myself. I love working with a “productivity” coach who understands how much we need slowness and who supports that I can’t generally work more than 20 hours a week. Kate has a real knack for pulling out the wisdom I already have within myself. Rather than focusing on prebaked tips or tricks (though she does have some brilliant ideas to offer), she has helped me identify what will work for me through helping me tune in to what I already know about myself. Because of this, I leave every session with Kate feeling full of confidence in myself and feeling like my goals are within reach. It feels so wonderful to work with someone who I know can understand and witness the complexity of my experience as a queer, chronically-ill person, striving to find sustainable self-employment. I know I will recommend her over and over again to anyone in my community looking for external support in achieving their dreams without sacrificing their health and well-being.

-Elli P. of Sweet Dirt Ceramics

When I first started working with Kate, I was struggling to transition from working on my PhD full time to a part time PhD and full time work that coincided with a chronic illness flare up. My PhD progress had stalled, I found myself exhausted, unable to focus, struggling to maintain daily habits, and weighed down with negative self talk. When I reached out to Kate my main goal was to develop more productive writing habits. However, what she has given me is so much more than that. In addition to helping me develop more sustainable and consistent work practices, she has helped me learn to rest intentionally and with less guilt, making it so much easier to manage fatigue and brain fog. She has developed different strategies for me to try out new habits that serve me and has supported me and held space for me to turn around negative self talk that was making me feel frozen. No matter where I’m at when we have our coaching sessions, Kate holds space for me to be a human in such a kind, thoughtful, and compassionate way. She tailors strategies and suggestions to who I am and how I’m feeling at the time, gently shifting plans and strategies when that changes. Coaching with Kate is an incredibly safe, supportive and encouraging space. I started working with Kate to make progress on my dissertation, but she has ended up changing my life in so many positive ways. I am so grateful to have connected with her and I could not recommend her more.


When I started seeing Kate for coaching sessions, I knew I was ready to make some changes in my life, but I couldn’t figure out where or how to focus my efforts. I arrived to this process seeking support around adjusting my daily routines, and quickly realized the change I was craving included some much more big picture questions about career and life goals. Kate rolled with it gracefully! She can talk bed time habits, grad school applications, and core values with equally creative expertise. However I show up to session—whatever’s on my mind—Kate holds space for me to work things through. She asks insightful questions and has really helped me learn how to prioritize. I come away feeling clear, capable, and ready to take the next (big or small) step. She helps me remember the larger vision and supports the process of trying out different ways of managing my dreams, responsibilities, well-being, and time. I am so grateful to have connected with Kate when I did!


Kate Litterer is a conscientious, talented and considerate coach who works diligently and meticulously to ensure that her clients meet their desired goals. Her unique approach to productivity is valuable, and no two plans are alike! She carefully crafts plans that meets clients like myself where they are and get them where they want to be. As a graduate student, I found her focus on mental health to be extremely comforting and gratifying. I am grateful to Kate for the strategies and tools she showed me to make the best productivity plans that work for my style and workload. I believe she would be an extraordinary asset to any professional seeking to get organized and stay on task without the fear of burnout or shame.