I’m Kate Kordsmeier, writer, educator, creative entrepreneur.
I live in Atlanta with my husband, Matt, our kiddos, Jackson and Gemma, and our 3 fur babies, Scout, Boo, and Finch (yes, like the book!). I’m a Libra, an Enneagram 3w2 (that’s code for overachiever…I’m working on it), an INTJ, a Questioner, a Generator, an outgoing introvert, a bookworm, information addict, sushi fiend, animal lover, an OCD planner and an entrepreneur down to my bones.
For nearly a decade, I was a full-time, freelance journalist for over 125 magazines, newspapers and websites, including USA Today, EatingWell, Cooking Light, Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, Forbes, Esquire, Women’s Health, Clean Eating, Wine Enthusiast, SELF and Real Simple. I’m also the author of the cookbook Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach.
In October 2015, after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Leaky Gut Syndrome (IBS), and hypothyroidism, and subsequently healing my symptoms naturally, I created Root + Revel, a holistic wellness blog with a focus on true mind-body-soul health.
After turning the blog into a profitable, six-figure business, I started getting questions from people nearly daily about how I did it. So I started writing Income Reports to show people that, yes, you can actually make money blogging.
And so The Six-Figure Blog Academy was born. 6FBA is my digital course where I empower my students with actionable advice and inspirational content to help them make their dreams of being their own boss a reality. It’s the exact, step-by-step system I used to grow Root + Revel into a six-figure business in just three years. And I did it all without selling my soul (i.e. I stayed true to myself, put authenticity and integrity first, alongside my readers’ best interests, and provided the most value possible to my tribe!).
Success with Soul
Speaking of soulful business… I’ve been self-employed for over 10 years now, and while taking strategic action is important, mindset is perhaps the most integral part of a successful business. So I always strive to provide my readers, students and coaching clients with holistic business advice. If you’re a heart-centered entrepreneur, if you value relationships and mindfulness, spirituality and your health, then you’re in the right place.
In fact, my podcast, Success with Soul, launched in April 2020 so we can really dive deeper into these very topics. I work from a place of rest, not hustle. I value time with my family, taking care of the one body I’ve been given, and helping others, above any profits, fame, or fortune. And I’ve found that it’s these very principles that have allowed me to find true, sustainable success as an online entrepreneur.
Curious to learn more?
- I have free resources on the blog to help you achieve success with soul.
- You’ll find my favorite holistic business tools and resources here.
- We have a free, private Facebook group you can join to connect with other heart-centered entrepreneurs in our community. Come join us!
- You can enroll in the Six-Figure Blog Academy here (we only open our doors a few times a year, so be sure to sign up for the waitlist if we’re not open when you check).