About Us

About Us

Inspiring Change, Creating Success

Southwestern Empowerment is a division of Southwestern Consulting, a member of the Southwestern Family of Companies. Formerly known as Performance Empowerment Group, Southwestern Empowerment was founded in 2009 with the mission of providing tools and strategies for executives and leaders 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.

VISION

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

MISSION

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.

PURPOSE

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

VALUES

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

SERVICES

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.

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KATY KVALVIK

Founder and President

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. An expert in advanced communication skills for high-stakes conversations and presentations, influence and negotiation, and leadership development, Katy is an in-demand speaker and has been featured on several online and television media outlets.

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.

For more information on Katy or the Harmony Method®, visit www.KatyKvalvik.com.

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TIFFANY SAWYER

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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