Golf Globally’s Early Development
It all started with an idea and inspiration from: living in Washington DC, Thailand, a move to Seattle, and a doctorate.
Living in Washington, DC
As the Head Women’s Golf Coach at Georgetown University for six years, Katie gained an international perspective. The campus is located two miles from the White House. Living in our capital city makes you acutely aware of our responsibility as global citizens.
For years, Katie served as a coach ambassador at the US College Sports Camps in Thailand. Assisting international students with the US college process was easy because she believes passionately in the educational component of sport. Envisioning a greater calling, she purchased the current website domain to be activated years later.
A move to Seattle
Life’s great adventures are often unplanned. When Katie’s husband landed a job at one of the world’s largest tech companies, she knew that her venture would start sooner than anticipated. She embraced Seattle’s entrepreneurial spirit and officially launched the company, Golf Globally.
Thanks to her departure from coaching and newly found free time, Katie finished a project that she started in 2011 at Indiana University—her doctoral dissertation! In May of 2018, Katie earned her PhD in Human Performance. Completing a terminal degree served as the perfect foray into consulting.
Why the name
Katie explains, “Golf has defined my life in innumerable ways. It was my avenue to receive a world-class education at the University of Notre Dame. It has shown me the world. Golf ventures have taken me to 25 countries (and counting). My hope is that you will have some of the unique opportunities that sport has given me. Whether you’re from the USA or abroad, sport has the power to change the world!”