Katharine Hargreaves


Katharine Hargreaves

Quantum Coach @ You Are The Magic, High Priestess of Play @ ARKO, Founder of The FEARLESS Workshop 

Los Angeles, CA


Medium @designjedi

Instagram @youarethemagic_LA

LinkedIn @magickat


What do you do?

I am a quantum coach, culture alchemist, and the high priestess of play. I used to design human-centered technology. Now I design human-centered experiences where people can experience the power of total presence and embodied play.

I am a quantum coach, culture alchemist, and the high priestess of play. I used to design human-centered technology. Now I design human-centered experiences where people can experience the power of total presence and embodied play. 

My particular magic integrates creative play, Core Shamanism, plant medicine, and Shivaist Tantra, which is considered the Great Yoga (nonpostural) and a pathway to expansion. My transformational toolbox is pretty vast, and as a lifelong learner and seeker of truth, I'm fluent in a variety of self development methodologies and mindfulness practices. No person is the same, and so my approach to coaching and facilitation is never formulaic, but rather adjusts to the needs and frequencies of my clients.

At the core of my work is the absolute belief in the infinite power of your true essence. It is my soul's work to empower people to live into their sacred yes, as this is our eternal nature. Authentic power is actually total presence, and when we are congruent with our consciousness we experience effortless energy and expansion. All magic stems from this state of being. 

Give us an example of how you do your job like a BOSS. 

I'm all about real talk. To me, that means navigating the more challenging conversations and situations that arise with honesty, empathy, and openness.  Developing collective solutions takes a lot of patience, negotiation, and humility. Learning how to communicate and actually listen to your audience is not an easy task for a lot of people but for me it is a critical practice. It's important to me to practice what I preach and to bring others into that process. 


For other people in your field, what do they usually lack?

Adventure. My current job is one that didn't exist 20 years ago. I've never been interested in a traditional career path and this has led me to define my own opportunities. I've always been an explorer. I have always been drawn to chaos in some form and the edge of our comfort zone is where things start to get interesting. Innovation - a driving trend in my industry - starts with stepping outside your perspective and seeing things from another angle. It really can be that simple but is hard to do without an adventure mindset. You must be willing to leave your familiar world behind.

If you have multiple jobs and/or skills, which one do you wish you could do more often?

I wish I could do more of what I'm already doing (building immersive experiences) with more people. Which is challenging, because I can't yet clone myself.  

What are you working on right now?

I like to have several things in my world to keep me at max wizard status. I do private ceremonies, transformational retreats, and psychedelic women's weekends through my shamanic coaching practice, You Are The Magic.  

I'm also the Founder of  The FEARLESS Workshop, a powerful experience where agents of change step into their boldest life yet. In this exhilarating and inspiring workshop people learn a powerful path to Embodied Innovation that will provide them with transformational tools to embrace, navigate, and drive change - internally and externally. It's not a workshop - it's a revolution.

Finally, I'm the High Priestess of Play of ARKO, a collaborative play immersive experience that facilitates one-of-a-kind moments. Bringing together deep connection, rad community, and self discovery, ARKO is the place you experience the power of your full presence through deep play. You are the magic ingredient and no experience is the same.



What is frustrating you right now? 

I'm making the transition from solo consultant to leading several teams. I'm taking my business to the next level, and it's an exciting time for me - however, I'm getting to the point where I need to focus 100% on facilitating and designing the experiences and outsourcing or offloading everything else.

What are you putting off right now, but you know you have to get to, but you haven’t had the time?

Social media can kiss my butt. Also - writing my book.


If you could hire someone for $20/hour, what would you have them do to make your day easier?

Coffee runs and back rubs.

What are all the tools (digital or physical) you use on a regular basis?

MacBook and mouse. 

If you could talk to an expert to gain more insight on something, what would it be about? Give us a name so that we can reach out to them! :)

The ins-and-outs of working internationally. Purchasing land and abandoned motels.

What kind of opportunities/projects are you looking for?

I'm seeking partnerships with forward-thinking companies that value system leadership, personal development, and change resilience who are ready for a dope learning experience that will transform their teams from the inside out.

Brands that want to sponsor a nomadic play temple - holla at me!

Lastly, beautiful men with powerful yachts are always welcome in my inbox.


Describe your ideal client/job/collaboration. Or describe a really positive past experience.

The best experience is one where each person respects the value of what the other is bringing to the table. 

Ideal collabs and clients allow me the creativity, freedom and time to develop system-level solutions, not surface improvements. 

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What are your deal breakers? When do you say “no” or quit.

I don't work with drama, period. 

I'm also not interested in working with people who already know the answer and are just looking for someone to implement it. 

People who don't like GIFs.


What is your hourly rate? 

I don't do hourly bb.

Interested in creating magic together? Hit me up for a quote or just to say hello!

How should someone approach you about working with you?

Drop me a line with some info about who you are and what you're looking for. I love connecting with new people, so even if I can't help you I'm sure I know someone who can. Email: kat@arko.world

This member profile was originally published on July 2015, Updated January 2019.