teaching the new paradigm of leadership

Badass Engagement

an incubator for business leaders


Is your business in alignment with who you really are?

We are at a critical precipice in history as we witness the exposure of breakdowns in our country’s leadership at an unprecedented rate. We have the opportunity to shift away from the patriarchal model that emphasizes leading by power and dominance.

Instead of business based on fear — fear of not having enough, fear of not being good enough, fear of being left behind — we are creating a new way of doing business.

Do you experience:

  • going it alone because you don’t trust others will support you?

  • backing down from your values to get business?

  • operating from a place of fear and scarcity?

Our collectives provide strategies to solve these issues and whatever else you bring to the table. BE is an incubator for a new way of relating so that a new way of leading can emerge.


You are the leader you’ve been waiting for. Join us to build your tribe!



Do you want to be part of a thriving community of cooperative leaders?

Badass Engagement is an incubator for entrepreneurs and business leaders who are committed to transforming both our professional and personal lives. We are leading the transition from outdated, oppressive power structures and ushering in a new paradigm of business and leadership practices that are engaged, inclusive, collaborative, and compassionate.

We are inviting people just like you to join us. People who understand that change comes when individuals step up, take risks, and grow beyond what you currently imagine. The impact of changing the way business gets done ripples out into every area of our lives, the greater community we live in, and the world at large.

The R.O.I. of Badass Engagement:

  • move your business and life from idea to action with accountability

  • rewrite your trajectory and inspire your team to support it

  • claim your power and step into the full version of YOU

  • shift from power = dominance to power = love

  • stop suffering in alone-ness and thrive in your tribe

  • experience more balance in all areas of your life

  • incorporate empathy for yourself and others, making you a stronger leader

  • move from doubt to intuition and enjoy the ride

  • increase revenue through expanded view of what’s possible

  • infuse your business with renewed joy


Our destiny is to rise . . . together


Business thrives on shared resources and the unique value of each individual. Successful business thrives in an environment of compassion and love. Be part of our movement to write humanity’s new story as we move from a transactional culture to something much more meaningful and fulfilling.

Visit our next open meeting on July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

“I have been so inspired by Katie Macks’s vision for a new type of leadership through Badass Engagement (BE) that values authenticity, vulnerability and love over the old model of leadership that, until now, has sustained power, competitiveness and “looking good”. I have grown exponentially and I am now willing to face, own and discuss both the gains and obstacles in my work; vulnerability has become a no-brainer. In fact, this vulnerability and disclosure has even attracted new business as people get to know me and experience my relatability.

—Nan Foster, Health Coach, Marin CA


Free E-book

Download a copy of Katie’s chapter from a book called The Change, by Jim Lutes and Jim Britt. A compilation of essays from authors with insights into self-empowerment, The Change is a book from thought leaders from CEO Space. Katie was invited as a contributing author of this book in 2016.