Katy Trost is an Executive Coach certified through the Institute For Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC), ACC accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a contributor to Forbes Magazine. She works with leaders of small and mid-sized companies as they navigate the challenges of accelerated growth. They partner with her to optimize business performance, develop their teams, and become more effective leaders. Her extensive knowledge and understanding of psychology combined with a passion for business and leadership enable her to facilitate others in transforming their perspective, performance, and peace of mind.
Born and raised in Germany, Katy spent four years traveling the world before moving to New York City, starting her first business at the age of 21. While abroad, she spent multiple months in Buddhist monasteries studying the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Vipassana, learning how to implement them to improve performance and balance in life and business. Through her research on how the brain manifests stress in the body, she was able to heal herself from years of chronic pain.
Katy’s work has been featured on Forbes, Success Magazine, Thrive Global, Addicted2Success, Best Self Magazine, The Best You Magazine, Thought Catalog, and other media outlets. She partners with organizations like WeWork, Soho House, and Quinnipiac University to lead training on the topics of leadership, business, and high-performance psychology. Katy is involved with one of the world’s largest executive organizations, Vistage International and part of multiple coaching firms that she supports in serving their clients; JAS Leadership, Hercules Coaching, and SEVEN Coaching.