Understand yourself better. Make better decisions for yourself and your startup.
Rational Confidence Letter is an alternative approach to 24/7, work-more-work-faster entrepreneurship.
Kathleen and her team help you prioritize your own well-being while building your startup.
Contrary to "always be hustling" entrepreneurial culture, we don't think you have to kill yourself for your startup to be successful. Now more than ever, we believe that entrepreneur mental wellness is essential and that individual success leads to startup success.
An offshoot of Rational Confidence, a community for funded founders and senior team members of startups, Rational Confidence Letter helps you build greater self-awareness. With a greater understanding of yourself on a moment-to-moment basis, you can see the information at hand more clearly and make better decisions for yourself and your startup.
No "10 Self-Care Things You Can Do Today" lists, "10x Your Life" articles, manifesting, or sales agenda.
Just perspectives, techniques, examples, and analyses to help you build your self-awareness over time.
Self-awareness practice –> greater self-awareness –> stronger mental game –> personal and startup success.
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Kathleen Stetson, entrepreneur coach and founder of Rational Confidence, helps many-hats-wearing people better understand themselves and the world around them.
A former opera singer and acoustical engineer, Kathleen made her career bringing people together at the intersection of arts, science, and business. She founded a funded arts/tech startup while getting her MBA at MIT and co-founded MIT's Hacking Arts – the world's first arts+tech festival and hackathon, now in its seventh year – before consulting for startups and arts institutions, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The depression she experienced during and after her first company’s failure – coupled with a constant low-level migraine she has had since 2010 – spurred her research into wellness, meditation, and mindfulness, which has culminated in the methodology she uses to help clients across the country. She works with clients one-on-one, creates programs for universities and accelerators, and runs Rational Confidence, a community of founders shifting startup culture away from burnout and toward self-awareness and healthier – and more successful – company cultures.
She is a student of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Zen Buddhism. She holds a BA from Harvard, an MM from New England Conservatory of Music, an MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.