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Meet Life Coach Kat Hehnke, co-creator, Magick Wisdom Weavers

Summer 2022: A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, Inkandescent Women magazine It’s always a pleasure to help promote the work being done by members of the Inkandescent® family who we had the privilege of getting to know. Case in point: Life Coach Kat Hehnke and Brenda Lee Nelson, creators of the 8-week online course Magick Wisdom Weavers.

Last summer: We featured Life Coach Brenda Lee Nelson on the cover of BeInkandescent Health & Wellness magazine. She shared her insights into the value of hiring a life coach, and in the sidebar, we highlighted her mentors, including internationally renowned life coach trainer Martha Beck and her newest book, The Way of Integrity, and Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroscientist who shares her latest research in Whole Brain Living.

Today: We spotlight Brenda and Kat, who are hosting an online 8-week workshop to bring together a circle of up to 10 women from across the country to create magick and to learn about and share magick-infused rituals.

Brenda and Kat explain: “In this workshop, you are invited to come as you are, leaving your cultural cloak at the door and showing up fully as your magickal essential self. Together we will play in the magick that is always around us.”

Scroll down for details about this amazing 8-week workshop. Click here to register!

About Life Coach Kat Hehnke

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” asks Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and naturalist Mary Oliver. As a coach, writer, mom, and mystic, I often think about this question. My answer to this question has been finding my way back to myself and spreading as much goodness as possible.

I was born into a family culture and religious tradition, and I simply didn’t make sense. By learning to follow my inner guidance and the whisper of Spirit through the treacherous terrain of “shoulds,” I have found my way home to a life where I make perfect sense. I believe my purpose is to help others do the same with as much joy, peace, courage, and authenticity as possible!

My path to coaching: My love of the human story began in my childhood as an avid reader and grew into earning a BA in English. I later earned an Elementary Education M.Ed and spent 12 years working as an educator and school administrator. As much as I loved my career, my heart longed to focus on helping others find their way home to their truest self. When I found coaching, I knew I’d found the right path forward! I completed the first of many coaching certifications in 2010 and eventually found my coaching home with Martha Beck Inc. I became a certified Wayfinder Master Coach in 2021 and earned my ICF ACC credential in 2022. Coaching truly changed my life, and I am honored to be able to share it with others.

About Life Coach Brenda Lee Nelson

My mission is to always, and in all ways, be a loving and graceful being who sees the light in others and inspires them to be fully in their magick. To encourage and assist others in defining their dreams and creating the life they are meant to live. My vision is to help create a world where every person walks in their truth & magick and where they feel free to live every moment without concern for the judgments or beliefs of others.

My promise: 

  • I will listen fully and attentively and without judgment.
  • I will provide you with empowering questions knowing that your true answers always come from within.
  • I will view every one of your desires as an opportunity, no matter how big or small the challenge.
  • I will always support your overall success and hold you accountable in a manner that feels right to you.
  • I will maintain full confidentiality and always adhere to high moral principles and professional standards.

My Training: I am a Professional Coach Certified by, The institute for professional excellence in coaching. I am also a Certified Martha Beck Wayfinder Master Coach. My forgiveness training was done directly under Mary Hayes Grieco, Director of The Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training. I earned my Grief Certification through the Grief to Gratitude Program (accredited by the International Coach Federation). I am a first and second-degree Reiki Practitioner, certified in Usui Holy Fire III Reiki Ryoho through the Minnesota Reiki Center for Healing and Training. I am also trained as a Crisis Counselor through the Crisis Text Line & a licensed Appreciative Living learning circle facilitator.

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About the Magick Wisdom Weavers Workshop

The details: The workshop begins on September 15 at 7 pm CT and runs every Thursday for 8 weeks. Our weekly opening circle to closing circle will be 60 minutes long. You are invited to stick around for an optional 30 minutes. You may choose to stay for the connection and sharing or to ask about any unanswered questions that may be lingering. Registration is limited as our intention is to create a small intimate group.

Here’s the agenda:

  • September 15: Opening Circle + Body Compass
  • September 22: Oracle Cards + Fall Equinox
  • September 29: Wisdom Walk Messages
  • October 6: Animal Wisdom
  • October 13: Nature Walk + Bookmark
  • October 20: Altars + Corn Husk Dolls
  • October 27: Samhain
  • November 3: Closing Circle

Early registration is requested as you will receive a package with a few magickal surprises to use on our journey together.

Click here to register!

Learn more: Watch a video about the workshop starring Brenda and Kat.