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Meet Kathy

KLS Consulting, LLC
Health & Wellness Coach/Speaker/Retreat Leader and Integrative Nursing Consultant

I believe each of us are responsible for and in charge of our own healing journeys and wellbeing.  How we utilize our innate power to stay in balance as we journey is up to us. I am a believer in the idea that we are what we think, eat, and do (an integrative approach).  To me, coaching is a natural extension of seeking health, wellness, and well-being, a process with which I have much experience through my career in nursing. The health & wellness model and the cairn construct make personal sense to me.  My own life journey has not always been done in balance and it has led me to seek and emulate the cairn model while helping others to do the same. One of the ways that I experience a real personal sense of wellbeing is being in nature and with animals, especially horses.

I have been blessed with many callings (military nursing, teaching clinical nursing, being a graduate student in Integrative Nursing and Health & Wellness Coaching; and being a wife, mother, and friend).  I come from a long lineage of cowboys and military members so perhaps that colors my positive mindset about life...the “can do” spirit. My purpose has been and continues to be about serving others and empowering others to experience an improved quality of life, health, and wellbeing.

Coaching individually (and in groups) allows me the privilege of sharing in the growth experience and “ah ha!” moments of others.  I advocate the top-down approach when looking at what life brings and exploring everything with curiosity. These attitudes let us see life through a much broader lens and they can often lead to new and different options when selecting a path forward in life situations.  Ultimately, these approaches can result in a sense of balance and wellbeing.

I love being with people and watching them grow and immerse themselves in curiosity about how they live their lives and then move towards what they would like to do differently.  Let’s explore that process together!



  • Certificate of Integrative Therapies & Healing Practices

    • University of Minnesota, Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Integrative Health & Healing

    • University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality & Healing

  • Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in pastoral counseling

    • United States International University

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    • University of Southwestern Louisiana


Licenses & Certifications

  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach

  • Registered Nurse

  • Reiki Healing and Advanced Reiki Healing

  • Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra



952-999-4049 (Offices at Southdale Physicians)

612-791-0697 (Business Cell)


Kathy offers a complementary 60 minute Discovery session to talk with her. During this time you'll experience a flavor of coaching and you'll get to decide if coaching is right for you. To sign up, click on the link below and you'll be able to schedule an appointment that works for you!