Stefa Katamay

Stefa Katamay

Not done yet! That’s how I felt after four years living aboard a sailboat. I had left my career burnt out. Because of my age (55 at the time), it looked like retirement. Without a plan, I jumped at the first shiny thing that came along, sailing offshore. Yes, I thrived but I was lonely and bored, so I moved on.

Dialling into my values and strengths led to transition and retirement coaching, a perfect fit after living many challenges that a change in life direction presents. Testing out a life option, sailing for me, helped me see the value of working through three-to-five-year chunks to plan what’s next.

Sailing and a failed later in life marriage also focussed my attention on the journey within and led to a deep dive into Positive Intelligence, a mental fitness practice that supports letting go of what no longer serves us.

I’ve transformed my experience and training to help women in the second half of life unsure about what’s next in life to find a sense of internal alignment and excitement for the path(s) forward.

Life is long. The world needs everyone to make a difference in their own way. Together let’s move the needle on how we view people in the second half of life who, increasingly, are not done yet!

Looking for a life that inspires you? Start with a free 60-minute discovery call. Book a free discovery call and I’ll coach you through what’s on your mind. If you get value from that call and want more, we’ll work out which Next in Life offering best meets your needs.


  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Royal Roads University
  • Master of Health Science, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto


  • Certified Positive Intelligence Coach
  • Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation


They say you can take the girl out of Sudbury, but you can’t take the rock dust out of a Sudbury girl’s hair! In this Ontario mining town, I learned what remains important to me – honest courageous communication, perseverance, and a love for being on or near water. There I developed a bit of an ear for languages and learned to whip up useful things on a sewing machine.

At play

Being active both calms and energizes me. Riding bikes on roads, gravel or in the bush, hiking, and cross-country skiing clear my head and help me gain perspective, as does a daily meditation practice. And travelling, whether with a bike or a pack on my back, has led to immeasurable growth within. From time to time, you can still find me behind a sewing machine.