Katherine (Katie) Augustine
Founder and President, MagicMaker Enterprises, LLC
KATIE AUGUSTINE believes that all beings and eco-systems deserve to be treated with respect. She is an attorney and reverend from Cleveland, Ohio and has studied success principles, personal development, spirituality, transpersonal processes, and environmental studies for 30 years. Katie established MagicMaker Enterprises, LLC in 2012 to offer coaching, speaking engagements, and ministry to support clients to live their greatness regardless of conditions or circumstances. In 2018, MagicMaker Enterprises transitioned it's purpose to align with advocacy and publications for the Earth and animals; ministry of wedding & funeral services, sacred ceremonies, breathwork & energy sessions; and by creating connections supporting movements aligned with the evolution of social consciousness.
Katie began studying Eastern religions and spiritual philosophies in 1989, and became a Reiki Practictioner (Level III) in 1994. Her spiritual path included attending a Unity Church, studying mulitple religions and philosohpies, including A Course in Miracles, the Seth books, chanting, drum circles, and "trance dance." In 2006, she co-founded Sacred Arts and Healing Center, LLC (SAHCs) in 2006 with Roger Sams in Lakewood, Ohio. The primary modality at SAHCs was Transformational Movement, and SAHCs was an instrumental facility for personal growth, Reiki, and healing in the Cleveland area during its two years of operation. It was during this time that she met two of her mentors, Jyoti (aka Jeneanne Prevatt, PH.D. - see below, Ministry), and Ashley Wile.
Since 2011, Katie has studied with (including spiritual pilgrimages) another mentor, Mary Morrissey, the founder of the Brave Thinking Institute. She also worked closely with Brave Thinking Institute's Master Coach, Kirsten Welles. Katie has also taken programs by Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Gloria Karpinski, Sri Amma Karunamayi, Brian Weiss M.D., Jean Houston, and Andrew Harvey, and has been an audience member of Loral Langemeier's, Colette Baron-Reid's, Dr. Sue Morter, and was an avid student of Wayne Dyer, including his PBS Specials. Katie continues working with mentors, believing that it is a privilege to enhance her own personal development over a lifetime.
Katie loves working with clients, audiences, and organizations. She supports clients to expand their belief systems, get out of their comfort zone, raise their self-worth, to know their greatness, and to re-discover themselves outside of who society, their parents, teachers, children or bosses' say they should be. Katie believes in exploring many roles in life simultaneously, instead of getting boxed into a singular identity, and understands the significance of ultimately serving one's passion and purpose.
Katie built a 22-year career in the financial industry in compliance and risk management. Her roles included specialities such as Compliance Director, Fair & Responsible Banking Program Manager, Enterprise Compliance (Reg W) VP, and Private Bank Compliance Manager. During this time, Katie authored two publications for the American Banker Compliance Magazine and spoke to audiences of all sizes regarding regulatory compliance or risk-related topics (despite the topics, she still manages to make the audience laugh!). As a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), and legal risk management consultant, Katie understands the value of hard work, diligence, and most importantly, life balance according to one's core values.
Katie became a Life Mastery Consultant certified in 2012 through the Life Mastery Institute (a division of the Brave Thinking Institute (BTI)). She offered private and group coaching programs from 2012 through 2018, supporting clients, in particular, professional women, in knowing their worth and living their dreams. In 2018, Katie transitioned from privately coaching into a Senior Coach role with the Brave Thinking Institute, now supporting clients and BTI coaches in their personal growth and professional development.
SPEAKING AND WORKSHOPS
Katie has presented to organizations, companies and audiences interested in motivational techniques and a new model of success. She has spoken to audiences of 1 and on stages to audiences of 1200. Through interactive workshops, Katie has led audiences and facilitated groups to discover their individual or collective dreams with a re-programming and visioning process. Currently, Katie speaks to non-profits and conscious organizations to support the increase of impact they are making in the world.
Katie is honored to be a Minister of Walking Prayer having been ordained in 2009 by The Center for Sacred Studies (CSS). CSS was founded by Spiritual Directors, Jyoti (aka Jeneanne Prevatt, PH.D.) and Russell Parks. CSS offers a variety of spiritual / transpersonal programs and also facilitated The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers during their prayer ceremonies in each of the Tribal Elders' countries of origin. Katie served The 13 Grandmothers during their summer Omega Institute Programs in Rhinebeck, New York, and also served Grandmother Flora DeMayo at Hope Springs Institute and at the Cleveland Bioneers program. Katie is also a graduate of CSS's Stargate I, has participated in vision quests and sweat lodge ceremonies, and is a Maitri Breathwork(TM) Facilitator. Maitri Breathwork(TM) is a powerful modality supporting personal authenticity, expression, and the healing of emotional or physical trauma. Katie offers energy sessions (including Reiki) to honor clients' through their own personal healing, and also conducts nupitals and eulogies or sacred transition ceremonies.
Katie is also an environmentalist, animal, and women's equality advocate. Raised with a desire to serve, she has learned to maintain focus on conscious causes, solutions and revolutions versus the problems at the level of fact. She and her life partner, Bill Boronkay, a comedian, have saved almost 100 stray cats (and Bill has the material to prove it!). Katie is currently establishing an animal non-profit, and believes in the evolution for social consciousness, a movement for conscious organizations to align with strategic universal principles in order to enhance both their participation levels and members' contribution to the changes they desire to implement.
Katie is also a poet, a world traveller and a pilgrim. She has travelled on spiritual pilgrimages to Peru, Bali, Egypt and Israel. She is in the process of writing two books; the first is an autobiography which includes learned action steps to support the reader in their own personal development, and the second is a consolidation of her years of writing poetry, including social commentary. In addition, she is establishing a non-profit organization to globally support areas of high feral and stray animals by supplementing clinics and shelters with supplies and support.
Having lost her father at the age of 29 and a best friend at the age of 40, she understands that life is precious and can end much sooner than expected. She loves her family, friends and partner, Bill. Whether working with banking clients, coaching clients, members of NPOs, or people who love the planet and animals, Katie believes that people are loving and striving to do their best. She also believes that most everybody would truly love to make their impact, for themselves and their families, but also for their organizations, companies, communities, and ultimately to enhance life on the Planet. And she lives her own purpose in supporting the Planet, animals, clients and organizations with practices and ministry to do just that!