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Katie Tassone

Core Desired Feelings lit-up, expansive, creative, aligned

Specialty Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Yoga

About Me

Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to not be be in the midst of chasing yet another goal you’ve set for yourself?

To feel at peace, content, fulfilled, grateful and, dare I actually say it, happy… right now instead of some day in the future?

To feel like you’ve got everything under control, even when things are all topsy turvy and inside out?

Girl, if you’ve been daydreaming about this stuff, thinking it’s not just possible, we gotta talk. Because I’ve been there.

Hi there, beautiful! I’m Katie, a recovering procrastinator, over-achiever, goal-getter and formerly burnt out stress head. Not too long ago, I was like you chasing, chasing, chasing… trying everything I could get my hands on to feel happy. I thought my light was at the other end of my next big achievement, but found time and time again that I was left with the same disappointing feeling of emptiness and a void that I would inevitably try to fill again. Being an all or nothing kind of gal, I found myself binging… a lot. Sometimes with alcohol, sometimes with food, sometimes with netflix, sometimes with personal development. Either way, it was always an external factor I was seeking out. The truth is, I didn’t feel like I was enough. I was convinced that there was a piece missing, something I just hadn’t quite understood yet and if only I could have that great big aha moment… you know, then everything would be different. Sound familiar?

What I have discovered is that, in fact, I do have everything I need at my disposal to be happy, to feel like I am worthy, to be flawed but still feel complete. That all I needed was a system to follow, to develop a few skills, the love and support of a community (for when the old habits creep in) and the tenacity to keep doing the do each day. Understanding that “we are what we repeatedly do, [that] excellence then not an act but a habit” changed everything for me. (Thanks to my homeboy, Aristotle for that piece of wisdom!) That’s why I created the Balanced Living Babes community. To bring us all together, to uplift, support and push each other to the heights of happiness we’ve all been craving for far too long. It’s our time!

What if all the chasing, chasing, chasing could stop for you? Imagine yourself feeling content right now, with everything you have. Choosing to move forward not out of a need to feel happy but out of a desire to take things to the next level. For fun. For joy. For you.

Contact Info

Email: katie@katietassone.com

Website: https:katietassone.com

Q & A

Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?

Lit-up, Expansive, Creative, Aligned + Connected.

Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?

I began working my way through The Desire Map initially on my own while traveling, and then completed the workbook at home with my husband. I loved the time freedom and flexibility, and then sharing it with my husband and uncovering our Core Desired Feelings together was a blast!

Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.

By nature, I am a notorious overachiever and massive goal setter. And I also tend to suffer from what my coach nicknames, "goal hangovers". Like, huge ones. To prevent that feeling of loss, my natural tendency was to set myself a new goal to chase.

With my health, it was things like transformative fitness competition - to running a marathon - to bikini fitness competition - to 365 days of yoga challenge. You get my drift.

Knowing my CDFs allowed me to know that what I was really chasing. The feeling. Of alignment (within myself and the world) as well as feeling lit-up. You see, starting something new was giving me that sense of impending excitement, but when it got hard, I would stop and never really understand why. I just thought I was a quitter.

Nowadays, I chase the feelings. I'm all about feeling aligned, so yoga is perfect on so many levels, but having fun and being lit-up is high on my list of priorities too. So that means experimenting with community-style workout programs, group fitness classes, dancing using YouTube to have fun. And if I do set myself a big goal (because there's nothing wrong with that) I am aware of my CDFs to guide me throughout the process, and prevent that innate desire to quit.

Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?

I see it all the time. Chasing, chasing, chasing. And in the meantime, sacrifice, stress and....urgh, so much waiting. Life is so short and is meant to be lived with passion and purpose. But most importantly, with happiness. I love helping beautiful souls to realise that they not only deserve to feel the way they want to, but that it's possible to create those feelings and let them guide you in every single moment, of every single day. So although you might still be hustling towards a big, beautiful goal, while you're doing it, you're damn well going to feel alive.

Testimonials

I feel as though I have reconnected with my beautiful self, the one that I have stuffed down for far too long and I am ready to take my life to the next level, without being consumed by what others think or say about me. My core desired feelings are to feel connected, loved, being of contribution and service. I am my best when I am giving, growing,

Meghan W, Canada

Offerings

Events

7 Dec 2018
Buddina, QLD, Australia

Desire Map Planner Workshop (Buddina)

Led By: Katie Tassone
Learn how to craft the 2019 of your dreams with The Desire Map Planner — a radically different way of planning.
Based on the best-selling book by Danielle LaPorte, it's perfect for parents, teachers, artists, yogis, leaders...anyone called to make a difference on this planet (like you!)

The Desire Map Planner is more than just a scheduler. Part calendar, part gratitude journal, part soulful introspection—it's is a whole system designed to help you FEEL GOOD while getting stuff DONE.

Root in your desire… then schedule your meetings.
Get grounded in how you want to feel… then design your month.
Tune into your heart… then take on the day.

Join Desire Map Facilitator and Zenko Yoga Teacher, Katie Tassone through this exploration of The Desire Map planning process and learn how to create the 2019 you truly desire using The Desire Map Planner.

And don't worry - no planner required! With your entry, you'll receive a free printable planner (emailed to you prior to the workshop), worksheets on the day, plus you'll have the option to purchase your own hardcover planner (while stocks last).

Buddina Studio
Friday 7th December 6-8pm
Investment: $30 in advance, $35 on the day.
Register
30 Nov 2018
Noosa, QLD, Australia

Desire Map Planner Workshop (Noosa)

Led By: Katie Tassone
Learn how to craft the 2019 of your dreams with The Desire Map Planner — a radically different way of planning. Based on the best-selling book by Danielle LaPorte, it's perfect for parents, teachers, artists, yogis, leaders...anyone called to make a difference on this planet (like you!)

The Desire Map Planner is more than just a scheduler. Part calendar, part gratitude journal, part soulful introspection—it's is a whole system designed to help you FEEL GOOD while getting stuff DONE.

Root in your desire… then schedule your meetings.
Get grounded in how you want to feel… then design your month.
Tune into your heart… then take on the day.

Join Desire Map Facilitator and Zenko Yoga Teacher, Katie Tassone through this exploration of The Desire Map planning process and learn how to create the 2019 you truly desire using The Desire Map Planner.

And don't worry - no planner required! With your entry, you'll receive a free printable planner (emailed to you prior to the workshop), worksheets on the day, plus you'll have the option to purchase your own hardcover planner (while stocks last).

Noosa Studio
Friday 30th November 6-8pm
Investment: $30 in advance, $35 on the day.
Register
11 Oct 2018
VIRTUAL EVENT

Soulful Planning for Practical People: Online Desire Map Workshop Series

Led By: Katie Tassone
6 week virtual Desire Map workshop, featuring 90 min live video calls, an exclusive private Facebook group and Digital Desire Map Workbook. First call on October 11 (October 12 for Aussies). Early bird pricing available until Friday, October 5. Click to learn more. 
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23 Jun 2018
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Level 1 Desire Map Workshop

Led By: Katie Tassone
It's time to flip the way you've been goal-setting on its head! Join me for this full day workshop in Nanaimo, BC and discover how to turn your feelings into your super-power, develop an entirely new relationship to goal setting, spend a day with other positive, like-minded and high-vibe women, and have some fun! 
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13 Apr 2018
Noosa, QLD, Australia

Growth + Contribution: A Desire Map Workshop

Led By: Katie Tassone
Growth + Contribution
How do you want to feel?

...on your next birthday?
...on New Year's Eve?
...at your next school reunion?
...when you reflect on your personal impact?

In this 3hr Desire Map Workshop, we'll be exploring all aspects of your growth + contribution to determine just how you want to feel - right now and in the future.

We'll examine what's currently working in this area of your life, and also what's not. We'll identify your core desired feelings around growth + contribution and create clear goals for you to work towards.Goals with Soul.

You'll soon discover there are no rules, no expectations and definitely no "shoulds". With the Desire Map, become free to feel exactly the way you want to feel and open up new possibilities for you in your life.

Inspired?
Compassion?
Authentic?
Radiant?
Passionate?

Your personal growth. Your desires. Your choice.

Growth + Contribution
Noosa Studio
Friday 13 April
6-9pm

Investment
$35 early bird / $40 on the day

Optional extras for purchase
Desire Map book $25
Desire Map workshop $15

About your host - Katie Tassone

Katie was a borderline obsessive goal-setter, an overachiever, and a people pleaser. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on personal development, business coaching and courses, she discovered the Desire Map, and it changed everything.

Now Katie is the champion of the #unhustle movement, empowering women (and men) everywhere to stop, drop and enjoy life TODAY?not when they have the ?right? body, ?right? bank account, ?right? partner or ?right? time. Because life is now and needs to be celebrated while we grow. Katie became a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator in July 2015 and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia with her husband, Ben and 2 furbabies, Bassey and Rosie, and is also undertaking her yoga teacher training with Zenko Yoga in 2018!
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4 Apr 2018
Noosa, QLD, Australia

Relationships + Community: A Desire Map Workshop

Led By: Katie Tassone
Relationships + Community

Whether you're in a relationship, single or surrounded by friends, how do you want to feel?

...when you throw a party?
...when you go on a date?
...when you have a night in?
...when you think of your loved ones?

In this 3hr Desire Map Workshop, we'll be exploring all aspects of your relationships + community to determine just how you want to feel - right now and in the future.

We'll examine what's currently working in this area of your life, and also what's not. We'll identify your core desired feelings around relationships + community and create sumptuous goals for you to work towards.Goals with Soul.

You'll soon discover there are no rules, no expectations and definitely no "shoulds". With the Desire Map, become free to feel exactly the way you want to feel and open up new possibilities for you in your life.

Sexy?
Loved?
Light-hearted?
Important?
Blissful?

Your relationships. Your desires. Your choice.

Relationships + Community
Noosa Studio
Friday 6 April
6-9pm

Investment
$35 early bird / $40 on the day

Optional extras for purchase
Desire Map book $25
Desire Map workshop $15

About your host - Katie Tassone

Katie was a borderline obsessive goal-setter, an overachiever, and a people pleaser. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on personal development, business coaching and courses, she discovered the Desire Map, and it changed everything.

Now Katie is the champion of the #unhustle movement, empowering women (and men) everywhere to stop, drop and enjoy life TODAY?not when they have the ?right? body, ?right? bank account, ?right? partner or ?right? time. Because life is now and needs to be celebrated while we grow. Katie became a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator in July 2015 and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia with her husband, Ben and 2 furbabies, Bassey and Rosie, and is also undertaking her yoga teacher training with Zenko Yoga in 2018!
Register
23 Mar 2018
Noosa, QLD, Australia

Career + Purpose: A Desire Map Workshop

Led By: Katie Tassone
Career + Purpose
 
Whether you're currently working or not, how do you want to feel?
... on Sunday night?
... on Monday morning?
... when you answer the question, "what do you do?"
... when you look at your bank account?

In this 3hr Desire Map Workshop, we'll be exploring all aspects of your career + purpose to determine just how you want to feel - right now and in the future.

We'll examine what's currently working in this area of your life, and also what's not. We'll identify your core desired feelings around career + purpose and create powerful goals for you to work towards.Goals with Soul.

You'll soon discover there are no rules, no expectations and definitely no "shoulds". With the Desire Map, become free to feel exactly the way you want to feel and open up new possibilities for you in your life.

Brave?
Powerful?
Organised?
Engaged?
Seen?

Your career. Your desires. Your choice.

Career + Purpose
Noosa Studio
Friday 23 March
6-9pm

Investment

$35 early bird / $40 on the day

Optional extras for purchase

Desire Map book $25
Desire Map workshop $15

About your host - Katie Tassone

Katie was a borderline obsessive goal-setter, an overachiever, and a people pleaser. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on personal development, business coaching and courses, she discovered the Desire Map, and it changed everything.

Now Katie is the champion of the #unhustle movement, empowering women (and men) everywhere to stop, drop and enjoy life TODAY?not when they have the ?right? body, ?right? bank account, ?right? partner or ?right? time. Because life is now and needs to be celebrated while we grow. Katie became a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator in July 2015 and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia with her husband, Ben and 2 furbabies, Bassey and Rosie, and is also undertaking her yoga teacher training with Zenko Yoga in 2018!

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16 Mar 2018
Noosa, QLD, Australia

Body + Wellness: A Desire Map Workshop

Led By: Katie Tassone
Body + Wellness
 
Regardless of what shape you're currently in, how do you want to feel?...when you wake up?
...when you look in the mirror?
...when you're at the beach?
...when you play with your kids?

In this 3hr Desire Map Workshop, we'll be exploring all aspects of body + wellness to determine just how you want to feel - right now and in the future.

We'll examine what's currently working in this area of your life, and also what is not. We'll identify your core desired feelings around body + wellness, and create delicious goals for you to work towards.Goals with Soul.

You'll soon discover there are no rules, no expectations and definitely no "shoulds". With the Desire Map become free to feel exactly the way you want to feel and open up new possibilities for you in your life.

Lit up?
Invigorated?
Sensual?
Strong?
Limber?

Your body. Your desires. Your choice.

Body + Wellness

Noosa Studio
Friday 16 March
6-9pm

Investment

$35 early bird / $40 on the day

Optional extras for purchase

Desire Map book $25
Desire Map workshop $15


About your host - Katie Tassone

Katie was a borderline obsessive goal-setter, an overachiever, and a people pleaser. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on personal development, business coaching and courses, she discovered the Desire Map, and it changed everything.


Now Katie is the champion of the #unhustle movement, empowering women (and men) everywhere to stop, drop and enjoy life TODAY?not when they have the ?right? body, ?right? bank account, ?right? partner or ?right? time. Because life is now and needs to be celebrated while we grow. Katie became a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator in July 2015 and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia with her husband, Ben and 2 furbabies, Bassey and Rosie, and is also undertaking her yoga teacher training with Zenko Yoga in 2018!
Register
2 Mar 2018
Noosa, QLD, Australia

FREE Introduction to The Desire Map

Led By: Katie Tassone
Zenko Yoga presents 'Get your soul on the agenda' - An introduction to Danielle LaPorte's The Desire Map. 

We have the procedures of achievement upside down. Typically we come up with our to-do lists, our bucket lists, and our strategic plans - all the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. All of those aspirations are being driven by an innate desire to feel a certain way.

So what if we get clear on how we actually want to feel within ourselves, and then we design our to-do lists, set our goals, and write out our bucket lists?
? How do you want to feel when you look at your schedule for the week?
? When you get dressed in the morning?
? When you walk through the door of your studio or your office?
? When you pick up the phone?
? When you cash the check, accept the award, finish your masterpiece, make the sale, or fall in love?

How do you want to feel?

Feeling good along the way to your goals doesn?t mean you don?t work your ass off to get what you want. It means you joyously work your ass off.

In this series of workshops, inspired by the best seller The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte, we?re going through a soul-heart-body experience that helps you feel good. Every day. Because knowing how you want to feel is one of the most important forms of clarity you can have. During each of the 4 x 3hr Friday evening workshops, we'll explore 1 of 4 major life areas - Body + Wellness, Career + Purpose, Relationships + Community, and Growth + Contribution - so you can drill down and decide exactly how you want to feel in each specific area. Choose to attend just 1 workshop or come for all 4 - the choice is yours.

For more details on exactly what we?ll cover at the workshop, dates and sign-up fees, come along to this FREE information night.

Noosa Studio
Friday 2 March
6-8pm
Free Event

About your host - Katie Tassone
Katie was a borderline obsessive goal-setter, an overachiever, and a people pleaser. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on personal development, business coaching and courses, she discovered the Desire Map, and it changed everything.

Now Katie is the champion of the #unhustle movement, empowering women (and men) everywhere to stop, drop and enjoy life TODAY?not when they have the ?right? body, ?right? bank account, ?right? partner or ?right? time. Because life is now and needs to be celebrated while we grow. Katie became a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator in July 2015 and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Australia with her husband, Ben and 2 furbabies, Bassey and Rosie, and is also undertaking her yoga teacher training with Zenko Yoga in 2018!
Register
24 Aug 2015
VIRTUAL EVENT

Level 1 Virtual Workshop: North America

Led By: Katie Tassone
A 4 week online exploration of what it truly feels like to be happy, using Danielle LaPorte's" The Desire Map" as our gorgeous guide. Open-hearted men and women are all welcome to participate in this journey together, which will be facilitated with a private Facebook group, 4 x group video calls each Monday evening, recordings via email and juicy conversation and community throughout the event. Get ready to go deeper. * Note this workshop has been designed with the Northern Hemisphere in mind, and as such all calls will be on Pacific Daylight Savings Time. If you are from the Southern Hemisphere or would prefer a different time, please view my Virtual Level 1 Workshop: Australia for more details.
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24 Aug 2015
VIRTUAL EVENT

Level 1 Virtual Workshop: Australia

Led By: Katie Tassone
A 4 week online exploration of what it truly feels like to be happy, using Danielle LaPorte's" The Desire Map" as our gorgeous guide. Open-hearted men and women are all welcome to participate in this journey together, which will be facilitated with a private Facebook group, 4 x group video calls each Monday evening, recordings via email and juicy conversation and community throughout the event. Get ready to go deeper. * Note this workshop has been designed with the Southern Hemisphere in mind, and as such all calls will be on Australian Eastern Standard Time. If you are from the Northern Hemisphere or would prefer a different time, please view my Virtual Level 1 Workshop: North America for more details.
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