About Business Coach Katie Mattson Craig
Daily Momentum founder Katie Mattson Craig is a veteran graphic designer, coach and adventurist. She runs both Daily Momentum and Designed for Momentum. She’s worked with individuals, entrepreneurs, corporations, small business owners, career shifters, and more since 2006.
She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from James Madison University in 2003. She went back to school with Coach University and graduated in 2006. In 2009 she was awarded an ACC certification from the International Coach Federation. Katie served for three years on the board of the Charlotte Area International Coach Federation Chapter. Katie has also furthered her education through numerous continuing education programs throughout the years to keep herself up to date with the ever-changing aspects of coaching, technology, marketing, and self-care.
She launched The Collective in March 2021 in response to a call to serve more entrepreneurs while balancing her personal life and growing family at home. It has been a joy to serve entrepreneurs in the early stages of their businesses.
Katie finds her personal Momentum in nature. Once upon a time, she was an avid rock climber and she carries those skills and lessons with her every day. Nowadays she spends her time exploring through hiking, zip-lining, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
Katie lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, daughter, dog, and two cats. She loves to read and cook. She appreciates a warm cup of coffee in the morning and a nice glass of wine some evenings. Katie will do anything to find a creative and adventurous edge in every aspect of life.
Fun Facts With Katie
On Finding the Right Track
One of my favorite moments with clients is when they catch themselves getting excited about a new idea. I always get goosebumps when a new idea starts to grow roots, build in excitement and take shape.
On Making Work Fun
Coaching should be fun – yes, it can be serious, but let’s not take ourselves too seriously! I once substituted the word “marketing” with “peanut butter” in every coaching session with a client because the term “marketing” gave her anxiety.
I always recharge outdoors. Hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, zip-lining (yes, that’s me in this background photo!), climbing or escaping to the mountains feeds my soul and my creativity.
I am constantly thinking up new ideas. I use a project management systems, but I also have little notes on my phone and on my computer to save for later. I love to think outside of the box and come up with fresh ideas and ways to motivate my clients.
On Creating Sanity
Tippy (my dog) is my sidekick. She has been with the business since it’s inception. She’s a soul level kind of furry friend. She’s 14 and is the best kind of office mascot.
Random Facts You Didn't Need to Know ... But Now You Do
I hum underwater when I hold my breath. I can walk with my toes curled under like a monkey. I always line up the seam of my coffee cup with the coffee sleeve and, (duh!) those must go directly across from where I drink.