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I’m Kahea Pacheco: life coach, writer, and imaginer (is that a word? I hope so.) of how amazing things would be if no one ever felt like they were wasting even a second of their life.

As a coach, I bring a grounded and passionate belief that you are worthy of the life you want. And that means that all your stuff is welcome here. Your fears, stuckness, uncertainty + overwhelm, guilt, and yes, even that secret dream of leaving everything you know for the open road and a cabin in the woods (no? Just me?).

Since this stuff is big, and deep, and important, what you won't find here is me offering any quick-fix, five-step b.s plans for living your dream life. Do I want you to live your dream life? Of course. But I also understand that our lives are also filled with other, real concerns...like rent. And partners. And kids. And health insurance.

My job is to help you reconnect with the Real You—that woman that knows what she wants and what she stands for, but feels like all those important pieces may have gotten lost underneath the busyness, expectations and even successes of being human in this day and age. Because when you can tap back into that truth, that's when you can take radical action and see firsthand how good things can get when you wake up everyday excited that you are enough, alive, and that this is your life.

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I know what it’s like to wonder, Is this it? Is this what the rest of my life is going to be like? When my quarterlife crisis hit, I was fresh out of law school with rent and student loans to pay, no self-confidence left to speak of, and a secret: I didn’t want to be a lawyer. In fact, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I just knew that living my life the way it was, wasn’t it. I had dreams of travel, adventure and writing, but as a first generation everything with a background filled with lots of financial hardship, I didn’t see how that fit into the stable, responsible life I’d built. I felt trapped by what I expected of myself, and by what I thought everyone else expected of me. So I cried before work every morning, numbed myself every night with TV and isolation, and let my misery jeopardize some of my most important relationships.

Something needed to change. I needed a reclamation of self and sovereignty and life. So I went on a mission to get to know myself again...or maybe for the first time ever. I spent time figuring out what my values were, how I wanted to feel in my everyday life, what work, books, causes, places, and people made me feel alive. And I slowly began defining who I was and what my life was going to be based on every little truth bomb I uncovered.

These days, when I’m not doing my best to cultivate a sisterhood of badass, supportive women who are in love with every inch of their lives, you’ll find me trying to convince my husband that we should pack our kid up and move to the country where we can live slow and grow things. Until he caves, we happily split our time between Northern California (where he’s from) and Hawai’i (where I’m from), and try to get to the ocean and mountains as much as humanly possible. In my other life, I also work with an international NGO to support Indigenous women who are protecting their lands, communities and our environment.

In November 2018, I will graduate from the Courageous Living Coach Certification program, which is rooted in a holistic philosophy grounded in supporting clients where they’re at.

And I read an awful lot of sexy romance novels.

Get real-time insights into my best efforts to practice what I preach here.