Journey into your inner-world like a true explorer.

"A Growth-Quest makes self-discovery as exciting as any trip I've ever been on!"

--- J.P., Hong Kong

"When I Grow up I want to be..." 


Remember this? How did you used to answer? Chances are it was a career that you filled in the blank. But was a job all you really wanted to "BE" when you were young?

A Growth-Quest is based on the concept that you are a whole Self folded tightly within the version you show the world. When you "Let Yourself Unfold", you allow this whole Self to come out bit by bit and as a result feel more authentic, aligned, and YOU. 


Become the version of yourself you have always wanted to be, but have yet to become. 

Why Let Yourself Unfold?

The philosophy I based a Growth-Quest on is called the "Acorn Theory" by James Hillman

In the "Acorn Theory", psychologist James Hillman describes that just as the oak tree's destiny is imprinted within the acorn, you too have a unique calling that is waiting to be heard and Grown into. You cannot become an oak tree overnight, but if you trust enough to Let Yourself to Unfold, even if you are an acorn planted in a field of sunflowers, you will not become a sunflower, but a mighty oak tree.  

At first glance this idea may test your opinions on free will, but it is meant to provoke a realization that you already have a unique attraction to WHO YOU ARE are deep inside and as a result are drawn to certain ideas, characters, and yes -- careers. The oak tree inside you wants to be realized, so it will give you hints, urges, and pulls in the direction of Growth.  

I use this philosophy in a Growth-Quest because I too believe you have a deep wisdom of who you are within you as well as intuition of who you are meant to become. But you must first learn to listen to your own wisdom, trust your Growth process, and value each stage of Growth as you go (we can't become mighty oaks overnight, but we are always good enough trees as we go!)

The Acorn Theory works best when you view your life backwards. This is why I usually begin with my clients getting in touch with their inner-child to remember what lit you up, what you loved doing, and when you lost track of time because you were so in flow. Suddenly you will see the "golden thread" that ties together all your major decisions, life changes, and versions of you: usually your version of the "oak tree" whispering to you through your choices. 

What is a Growth-Quest and how is it unique?

A Growth-Quest is an inner-journey that reconnects you to the wisdom you have within you (but may have grown apart from). This journey places self-discovery above goal setting because it is not through changing, but through Growing that you will become successful.


It is important to recognize when you enter a Quest wanting to "change", you are assuming there is something wrong with you that needs changing. A Growth-Quest assumes that you are exactly who and where you need to be at this exact moment, BUT in order to continue Growing, you must first know yourself well enough to cultivate the best Growth-conditions for you. 

Regardless if you are just beginning your journey of self-Growth or already well on your way, this Quest helps you find who you really are, what your unique wisdom is, what is currently blocking you, and how you can use these challenges as Growth opportunities.  

Growth-Quests are unique because they challenge you to love your whole Self -- light and shadow. Only then can you Grow into who you are meant to become next. Holistic techniques derived from spiritual, philosophical, and psychological wisdom help you embrace self-discovery as a tool for self-development.  

Who would enjoy a Growth-Quest?

Growth-Quests are a unique experience that will resonate more with you if you: 

  • Are longing to know (and love) yourself fully, trust your intuition more, and confidently offer your unique service to the world 

  • Are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), Empath, Intuitive, or Perceptive

  • Feel drawn to learning about archetypes, symbols, mythology, philosophy and psychology 

  • Want to feel more confident in hearing your Callings, enacting your Truth, and speaking your Voice   

  • Have been looking for a way to reinvent yourself and tell a new story to the world about who you are


How does your personal Growth-Quest plant seeds for planetary Growth?

Your personal Growth becomes planetary when you live authentically among all you interact with. Your Growth doesn't end with you, but will extend outwards and influence your family, workplace, and community. 

By embarking on this unique journey, you become a pioneer for self-development through self-discovery. Your expanded consciousness will influence the planet as you continue to carry with you:

  • An awareness of who you really ARE (that no on can take away)

  • Appreciation for the unique tapestry of your skills, gifts, and characteristics 

  • More holistic ways of understanding others 

  • Confidence in your soul's purpose

  • Skills to continue lifelong Growth

Who is your Growth-Quest guide

I'm Dr. Katie T. Larson, PhD

a Growth and Transformation Specialist

Knowing I am a coach now, there are so many "acorn" experiences from my youth that led me here: just where I am meant to be now. 


I grew up with a deep love of the world and an insatiable curiosity to how it all worked. This led me to endless trips to the library and doing mini science experiments with bugs in my backyard. I even used to teach "school" to my neighbors in my basement. So, it wouldn't surprise you that in my first career I became a scientist and science teacher.


It was my love of National Geographic magazines as a kid that evolved into opportunities to travel the world as a scientist, teacher, consultant and coach. I knew from a young age I was meant to be in the "bigger world" and that pull kept bringing me back out.   

I also used to play "college" as a kid (who does that!?)...yep pretending to have 'late night cram sessions' as an 8 year old was my version of fun! This makes a lot of sense in light of my PhD in Leadership and Change, focused on Transformative Learning.


Every child loves art, but not every kid tries to explain how their artwork made them feel--I did. This makes my certification as a Creative Depth Coach make sense, I needed an outlet for how to share the wisdom of my research.


And perhaps it was my love of the occult, paranormal, and esoteric that has evolved into me currently certifying as a Spiritual Emergence Coach to help others who are on a similar path. 

It's my calling to help others Grow deeply. I value holism and wholeism: meaning I love using diverse mind, body, and soul-based techniques in my coaching to help you embrace your whole self, and all of the versions within you! 

I offer several ways to join a Growth-Quest.


Choose the service that fits best for you!

What can I expect on a Growth-Quest?

Depending on which package you choose, your Growth-Quest will be Growth-inducing! You can expect: 

  • To be fully seen and heard  

  • Insights from Dr. Larson's Growth and Transformation expertise as well as intuitive guidance she receives during your journey (sometimes she will receive visions/messages for you other times she will use metaphysical tools to access additional information you need)

  • Practical tools and techniques for the mind, body, and soul that you can use immediately  

  • Frameworks that help you understand your journey from several holistic perspectives (spiritual, psychological, developmental, philosophical, etc.)

Can I try a FREE Growth-Kit?

Try a bit of Growth-Play on for size with this FREE Growth-Kit! 




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