We have the most amazing women in our community, attending events and getting involved in our classes and workshops. When they talk, we listen.

And this is what they had to say.

About our Personalized Coaching, our Rock It! Community, The Propelle Mastermind, and our in-person events.


"There is no shortage of business coaches to choose from. But, when it came time for me to hire one, it was a total no-brainer to work with Kate and Emily.

Each session we had together served as a catalyst for major changes in my business. Even though it felt scary at times, I felt pushed to take risks and supported along the way. They asked insightful questions to help me flesh out my goals and offered creative ideas to help grow my business and manage my workload.

In the year that we’ve worked together, I re-worked my services, increased my pricing, launched a product, sold out my first live event, hired an assistant and doubled my revenue.

Kate and Emily have created a fun, unique, and successful business that’s totally in alignment with their values and skills. When you work with them, they’ll help you do the same."

» Jenn Walker-Wall, Work Wonders Coaching

About Rock It!

"As a first time entrepreneur, I have a lot of questions like: what CRM tools I should get, how to start a media list, why should I write a blog, and so on. Propelle has created an online community for members to ask questions and get real-time data from current business owners and the Propelle team who've been there, done that. Being a member of Rock It! helps me to feel more comfortable (and confident) knowing that a sounding board is always 1 click away."

» Helen Behn, Spand-Ice

"I love Rock It! It's nice and convenient to have access to wonderful, like-minded women, 24/7. Whether I need to ask a question, share something I'm proud of, or seek support, I know I can count on my Rock It! ladies to have my back. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and seeking a virtual community, give ours a try. I promise you'll be welcomed with open arms."

» Akirah Robinson, Break Up Coach

"For me, Rock It! has been one of the best ways to stay connected, share ideas, and support fellow women entrepreneurs beyond the Propelle happy hours and events. It's a place where I feel comfortable to ask any question about starting my business and get great advice and encouragement. Rock It! has definitely been an irreplaceable part of my journey as an entrepreneur."

» Audrey Vanim, Registered Nurse + Holistic Health Coach

"Rock It! is such a valuable gem of a resource. I am beyond grateful to have a forum of brilliant woman to bounce ideas off."

» Leslie McAllister, Juju

About the Propelle Mastermind


"The Propelle Mastermind gave me invaluable support at a crucial time in my business as I prepared for my first book launch. As a freelance writer, it's easy to feel isolated, but the Mastermind Group gave me both people to connect with and a well of inspiration and sound advice to draw from. If you want guidance, accountability, and motivation to meet your goals, I highly recommend a Propelle Mastermind Group."

» Britt Reints, In Pursuit of Happiness


"The Propelle Mastermind has given me an extraordinary brain trust of other women entrepreneurs. They've helped me develop new ideas for my business, that I never would have thought of on my own. The group also provided me with accountability, so that I actually have implemented these ideas. I have a group of ladies who follow up and who want me to succeed. Their support and expertise has been invaluable."

» Deena Blumenfeld, Shining Light Prenatal Education


"If you had told me 6 months ago that having women sit around a table and call me on my bullshit was something I'd sign up for again, I'd have called you crazy. But when those women are some of the smartest, most kick-ass women in Pittsburgh, and you pair the "calling of the bullshit" with some serious encouragement, ideas, and excitement, I couldn't say no. The Propelle Mastermind this summer was completely pivotal for me and I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be this fall as I continue to work to take my life and business to the next level of awesome."

» Sam LaffeyPorter Loves Creative

"Propelle Mastermind helped me realize the true value of what I bring to the table, and gave me the confidence to take my business to the next level. The friendships and support network I've built are priceless. Thumbs up, ladies!"

» Diane Walter,

"I joined the Propelle Mastermind looking for a sounding board while starting my business. I never dreamed how much MORE than that I would get from this amazing group of women! Emily, Kate, and Carrie provided the perfect amount of guidance in each meeting, as well as in between. I've already signed up for the next round!"

» Erin Szymanski, Glitter & Grit

"The Propelle Mastermind connected me with a group of motivated local entrepreneurs who were in the same boat as me: striving to turn their dreams into reality. We were rallied for, given tough love, and were held accountable for taking major steps towards our entrepreneurial vision.

» Greta Polo, Greta Polo : Dancing Flame

"As an entrepreneur, I think it's essential to surround yourself with people who are positive and are always thinking big. The Propelle Mastermind group is a focused incubator of good ideas, kick-ass advice, and unbelievable support. I made several big decisions about my business and got clear about next steps to take with the help of this group."

» Debbie Hardin, Hardin Acupuncture

About our Networking Events


"Had a good time at the Propelle "So You Want to Publish a Book?" event tonight. I feel so inspired. Yay!"

» Akirah Robinson, Brave Hearts Enthusiast



"What I love most about Propelle are the meaningful relationships, the way they empower women in their business ventures, the supportive environment,  useful business knowledge, a strong emphasis on helping the local community, the level of professionalism, and the magic that comes from Kate and Emily utilizing their greatest strengths. You truly care about helping people! This comes across as your top priority; it is a beautiful thing to see!"

» Janelle Buchheit, New Heights Coaching



"Since I have started working for myself in early 2011, I have attended just about every networking group/event available in the city. The Propelle Happy Hours are far and away the best events around for networking. Not only have I received more leads from these events than any other, but I feel like I have joined a community of amazing women who are truly driven to help each other succeed. The range of entrepreneurial pursuits of the women and their unbelievable courage in taking the steps to make their dreams come true are a real inspiration."

» Liz Kennon, Kennon Insurance


"I attended the first Propelle networking event with just an idea for a business floating in my head. Since then, I've met amazing women that have given me the confidence to quit my office job and start my non-profit consulting business. The friends I've made have become supporters, business collaborators, and my "go-to crew" when I have questions. It is SUCH a great resource for women thinking of starting their own business or looking to grow an existing one."

» Jessica Strong, Whetstone Workgroup


"Thanks for an amazing night at Wigle - it was a really great talk; funny, engaging and down to earth. Plus, great cocktails. We repaired to Bar Marco afterwards with a brand new friend. I had to pat myself on the back when one of the four fabulous ladies I brought with me got into the car at the end of the night and said: 'that was great - whose idea was this again?!'"

» Alexandra Oliver, Art Critic


"Definitely a record for 'the most amazing ladies I've met in one night!'"

» Kelsey Kradel, Kelsey Kradel Photography


"Your events always attract the most wonderful group of women! Just talking with like minded fabulous people is a highlight for me."

» Tori Mistick, Marketing with Style


"Being that I just moved back to the city an hour before the event, I left feeling that there really are some great people here! Can't wait to meet more!"

» Natalie Robb, Robb Design Co.