Katie Grimes knows the dangers of being drunk in love. This is why she started her career as a dating coach, founding the consultancy called “Sober Dating Coach.” As a dating coach, she also specialized in “love addiction.” She offers her services to women who are taking a break from dating, and who lead stable lives but cannot help attracting the wrong people.
As an International Sober Dating Coach, Katie Grimes is the “go to girl” for people who want to enter dating again or go on the path of an outstanding love life with more confidence than before. To expand her services, Katie has also started her own podcast, titled “Anything for Love,” which offers “practical and spiritual tips” so that you stop overthinking and being anxious about your dating life and love life. Without anxiety, you can feel more secure with yourself and more confident with your lifestyle. Her show is also open to all genders and sexual orientations because we all could use her tools for great love.
Aside from her podcast, Katie Grimes also offers online courses, virtual masterclasses, and private coaching sessions. If you sign up with her, you’ll be shaken with her honesty and relatability, and you’ll know that you’re not the only one feeling the way you do. With her help, you’ll be able to walk with your head high, without the specter of uncertainty and doubt.
Jerome Knyszewski: Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’ and how you got started?
Katie Grimes: As a sober dating coach, I help prepare people to have healthy relationships by taking time off from dating. I was working in corporate America and trying to navigate my career aspirations and my love aspirations, and I was falling flat at both. I was not passionate about what I was doing, and who I was dating. I found that I was attracting people in my life who were not the right people for me, and I was doubting myself and it made me feel not good enough and that was translating into the careers I was choosing. I was focused on climbing the corporate ladder. I was let go from my job in 2019 because I was suffering from PTSD from being a victim of a violent crime. After having a pity party, I decided to start my own company to help other women learn how to be happy and be fulfilled in their lives. What started as focusing on a corporate career people, it was clear that relationships were an area where these people needed supports to help them in all aspects of their lives. I now work with a lot of entrepreneurs who are looking to learn how to love again.
Jerome Knyszewski: Can you tell us a story about the hard times that you faced when you first started your journey? Did you ever consider giving up? Where did you get the drive to continue even though things were so hard?
Katie Grimes: Oh yes, I have considered giving up lots of times. But any time a Paypal notification came through I was resuscitated. I have probably considered giving up several times because there are the days that you do not get paid, there are the days like I felt that money created a sense of security. The minute I realized that I could create my own sense of security, the money came to me. I did energy work, I got coached and developed a healthier relationship to money, like how I developed a healthier relationship to love and relationships. In March of 2020, when COVID hit, my business soared. I turned to my spirituality and realized the service I was offering internationally was helping people.
Jerome Knyszewski: Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lessons or ‘takeaways’ you learned from that?
Katie Grimes: I cannot tell you how many times I was selling on Instagram, and I was selling everything to no one! I did not understand about niching down or I was too scared to lose people. One day I crafted an image for Instagram that said “I’m taking on 20 new clients today…” and I lost 20 followers that day! I do not blame them.
Jerome Knyszewski: Can you please share your “Five Things You Need To Know To Delegate Effectively and Be Completely Satisfied With the Results?” Please share a story or an example for each.
- Be completely clear on what you are trying to achieve.
- Why you want to achieve it.
- Give clear direction as well as freedom to the person who is doing it.
- Review the work that is being done and have a system in place.
- Take action so there is follow up.
An example is creating a social media post. I share with a team member that I am trying to create content that meets certain criteria, then I share the why and ask for any specific details that I want to see. I review the work and make sure I close the loop.
Jerome Knyszewski: One of the obstacles to proper delegating is the oft quoted cliche “If you want something done right do it yourself.” Is this saying true? Is it false? Is there a way to reconcile it with the importance of delegating?
Katie Grimes: The quote is only applicable if you are going to do it right. There are things that I am really good at like coaching, or engaging with people on social media or my personal finances. There are things that I am not really good at like all the bookkeeping for my business, so it’s important to delegate the things that you are not going at. The quote should read “if you want something done right, hire someone who can do it right for you.”
Jerome Knyszewski: How can our readers further follow you online?
Katie Grimes: You can find me on:
Jerome Knyszewski: This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for the time you spent with this!