About Us

About Us

Inspiring Change, Creating Success

Southwestern Empowerment is a division of Southwestern Consulting, a member of the Southwestern Family of Companies. Our mission is to provide leaders and organizations with tools and strategies that elevate performance.


The company's people-centered approach enables individuals to experience powerful breakthroughs that will help create sustainable results in their personal and professional lives.


Transform and inspire today’s leaders to create a positive impact and greater consciousness in their organizations and in society.


To empower individuals and organizations by giving them the tools, training, and accountability needed to find and develop their deeper purpose, ignite positive change, and achieve lasting results.


Create global impact by empowering people with advanced skill sets to fulfill their missions in life.


Southwestern Empowerment is guided by: integrity, trust, commitment, excellence, empowerment, vision, transparency, harmony, and uniqueness.


From executive and leadership development coaching to unique, content-rich public events, we leverage our experience to provide straight-forward, dynamic programs that reliably solve existing challenges and provide lasting results.

“Tools, techniques, and strategies for both personal and professional success.”

—Daniel Hepher
CFO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Slide Katy Kvalvik had a profound impact on my life. She helped me clear out what was holding me back, hone leadership skills, and raise my emotional intelligence. With these enhanced skills, Katy enabled me to more positively influence others, achieve greater success, and double my income. Matt Cirulnick
Television Showrunner and Writer
Slide I highly recommend Katy Kvalvik as a trainer and speaker! I will be able to use the strategies and tactics from her training in every facet of my life: work, family, relationships, health, etc.
It was an experience filled with robust and useful skills to live a remarkable life.
Marc Savas
President, Refuse Specialists
Slide Tomorrow belongs to technical visionaries and strategists. Thankfully, technologists can bring their foresight to life with the guidance of Katy Kvalvik and her Executive Coaching Program.
Katy has been a game-changer for me and my team!
Sherri Douville
CEO, Medigram
Slide I highly recommend Katy Kvalvik and Southwestern Empowerment's Executive Coaching Program for any leader or company looking to raise funds, improve internal and external communication, and create a dynamic company culture. Karsten Temme
CEO & Co-Founder, Pivot Bio
Slide Katy Kvalvik and her team at Southwestern Empowerment provide first-class workshops and coaching. Thanks to their unique approach to health and mindset, my employees have improved in their overall mental focus, positive energy, and motivation. CK Lin, Ph. D.
Head of Corporate Culture, VideoAmp



Katy Kvalvik is a certified executive coach, creator of the Harmony Method®—a blueprint for work-life harmony—and founder of Southwestern Empowerment, a company that provides personal and professional development services to transform and inspire today’s leaders. She is an expert in advanced communication skills for high-stakes conversations and presentations, influence and negotiation, and leadership development.

After overcoming multiple life-altering injuries—and relearning how to walk—Katy has dedicated her life to empowering leaders to fulfill their missions and live out their life purpose. From today’s leading corporate brands to entrepreneur-led start-up businesses, she has worked with companies such as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Sony, American Express, Beach Body, Singularity University as well as tech startups like VideoAmp, Pivot Bio, and MediGram, to name a few.

Katy is also an authority in integrative health—specifically stress reduction, chronic pain, gut health, and chronic fatigue. She specializes in helping individuals build resilience, increase their high-performance mindset, and achieve sustainable results by incorporating health and wellness strategies into their everyday life. A graduate of UC Berkeley, board-certified health counselor, certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), certified yoga instructor, and business mentor, Katy is passionate about helping people thrive.



Project Manager

As an integral part of Southwestern Empowerment, Tiffany Sawyer uses her skills of adaptability and problem-solving to handle the consistent change that occurs within a growing business. Her responsibilities range from event planning and business operations management to content creation, company branding, and marketing.

Before joining Southwestern Empowerment, Tiffany served as the Director of Publicity for a nonfiction imprint of a well-known book publisher. As publicity director, she worked on national book release campaigns for New York Times bestselling authors. Tiffany is also an Associated Press and Emmy Award-winning news producer and summa cum laude graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she ran cross country and track, and earned a degree in Mass Communications.

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