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It takes courage to make healthy life changes.

At Weight Free Wellness® we strive to share the people, resources and principles that it takes to lead a healthy life; and courage is definitely one of these!


In this inspiring interview, Zoe McKey shares insight from her book, Catching Courage (what a great title!) and we talk about how the insight applies to wellness.


“Bravery is a state of mind with an absence of fear… Generally, courage on the other hand, is more than a state of mind, it’s an emotion. When you feel that pressing fear but you decide to do anyway what you’re about to do. You’re totally aware that failure is a high chance to happen, but you decide to do it anyway.” – Zoe McKey

Catching Courage with Zoe McKey

“With courage you experience an overcoming feeling of strength…” – Zoe McKey

Here are some of the highlights of Courage for a Wellness Lifestyle:

  • The difference between Bravery and Courage
  • Why to keep goals to yourself
  • The benefits of getting in and staying in motion
  • Do you have Decidophobia – the fear of making a decision?
  • Be clear on where you want to go
  • Gain knowledge
  • Trust your gut

For the full experience watch or listen to the podcast!


“Deciding to do nothing is still a decision.” – Zoe McKey


“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s what’s possible, then suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi


“Knowledge can help us reduce our fears…” – Zoe McKey


“Whatever you do, whatever aspect of life you want to improve, be very clear about it.” – Zoe McKey


Learn more about Zoe and her work…



About Zoe

My name is Zoe McKey, and I’m a former dishwasher, shop assistant, car factory worker, translator, international relations manager at a language school, and communication coach of a smaller Japanese organization. Add my hours spent as a high school and university student and you can see that I needed 25 hours in every day.

I’ve been living on my own and supporting myself since I was 14. For years I was unable to pursue my passion. And today I’m grateful for all the things I went through.

Because of my situation I had to learn to connect and get along with every type of person. From a young age I had to develop my ability to understand emotional needs. With my strong self-awareness, I help people (re)gain their confidence and self-esteem so they can live a lasting balanced life.

Right now I’m a Communication Coach; I teach interpersonal and social skills internationally. My training doesn’t follow the conventional “pep talk self-help” style, but is the result of a ten-year, thorough study of human behavior, limits, and challenges.

I’m also a #1 Amazon bestselling self-help author. I consider my work to be like a pickle jar filled with different sized pickles. Each pickle represents a different solution to a problem related to confidence: personal lifestyle development, enhancing confidence, improving perseverance, overcoming fears, beating procrastination, building social skills, and many others.

I’m not a mentalist, nor am I an expert gathering titles to prove my aptitude. I believe more in the power of undivided attention, honest caring, and asking questions instead of demanding solutions based on a ten-minute discussion. I’m a simple girl, with an ENFJ personality, who wants to help everyone who needs it.

I’ve been in the position when all the world made me feel insignificant and unworthy, small and helpless. There’s a way out of it. And I know it, and I’d like to share it with you.

I know what it feels like when all the world makes you feel insignificant and unworthy, small and helpless. There’s a way out of it. And I know it, and I’d like to share it with you.

In my free-time (now that I actually have some) I like to draw or paint, take long nature walks, do badass CrossFit training, and sing Karaoke – usually in a box because I don’t want to harm humanity with my singing voice.

My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. (Please don’t judge.)

Visit Zoe’s website here!