Reimagine your relationship with work and life.

Join me as we explore the art of inspired living.

Greater Ease

Greater Impact

More Joy and Meaning

Reimagine your relationship with work and life.

Join me as we explore the art of inspired living.

Greater Ease

Greater Impact

More Joy and Meaning

When life feels hard, you need to slow down with Cathy Jacob, Leadership Expert and Author

Is life dishing out more slog than inspiration these days?

Do you feel rushed, overwhelmed and chronically behind? Are you constantly cycling between stress, guilt and exhaustion? Do you have the sense that stuff keeps getting in the way of you achieving your potential?

I write for people like you - people hungry to grow, who care about their impact and who want less slog and more inspiration in their lives. I write for busy people who want to make a difference but can’t seem to get out of their own way. I write for people who feel their work life and family life are at war and they are the collateral damage.

When living in the real world is tougher than you thought, I offer inspiration, tools and resources to challenge your thinking and inspire change.

Are you ready to let go of slog and be inspired?

STEP #1

Listen to Sound Insight

Sound Insight is a podcast about making the most of what poet Mary Oliver calls “your one wild and precious life”. For inspiration in an earpod, join me as I explore the issues, questions and insights at the heart of living an inspired life.

Subscribe to Sound Insight.

Get Inspired.

STEP #2

Learn while you Sip

The Slow Sip: Life is better, savored.

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Slow Sip, where less is more, slow is fast, failure is funny, and relief is just one slow sip away. Twice a month, you'll receive an email with the best of what I've learned from 20 years of coaching busy people who want to work and live at their own pace. (It’s not about artisan coffee or quality red wine, although I do love sipping both!) bracketed part is optional if there is room and you think it adds flavor, excuse the pun.

Get Inspired.

I'm Cathy Jacob, your guide on this quest

I’m Cathy Jacob, writer, coach and work-in-progress.

For me, living an inspired life is about pursuing what you love and loving your life while you do it. It’s creating a healthy, mutually supportive relationship between work, family and leisure. It’s taking life in slow sips and savoring as much as possible. Exploring how to do that is what I do here.

I am a writer, coach and co-founder of Fire Inside Leadership. After two decades of coaching leaders on how to inspire while navigating the challenges of demanding careers and lives, I’ve created this site to share the best of what I’ve learned from my courageous clients and leaders in the fields of psychology, leadership, philosophy and neuroscience on what it takes to live an inspired life.

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