Dr. Katherine Loflin is the Principal of Loflin Consulting Solutions. Through her global reputation, Dr. Loflin is also known as the “City Doctor” and is an in-demand, award-winning place consultant advising cities around the world. Her first, much anticipated book is called, “Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong.” Since starting her consultancy in 2007, Dr. Loflin has held leadership and advisory roles in some of the most groundbreaking and innovative place-focused projects including Knight Soul of the Community, Our Miami, Calgary’s Inspiring Strong Neighborhoods and the Place Capital Inventory in Australia. In October 2014, she was awarded the international Place Marketing Award, named the Guest of Honor and taught the Master Class at the Place Marketing Forum in Aix-en-Provence, France. Dr. Loflin is a two-time TEDx speaker on place. She is an invited member of the global Placemaking Leadership Council and keynoted its inaugural event in 2013 and subsequent events in Stockholm, Sweden, and Adelaide, Australia.
What do I do best?
I communicate new ideas in an effective and engaging way so maximize understanding and retention by audiences
What makes me the best version of myself?
Systems thinking that allows me to reorganize concepts and ideas into new frameworks
What are my aspirations?
Since I was a child, my aspiration has always been to live up to my potential, to lead my optimized life. This has translated in my business that I stay hungry, yet mindful—I’ve learned to know when I’m on my right main road or not.
My Biggest Success?
Taking a research finding and turning it into a global shift in how people see their world.
My Most Challenging Moment?
My divorce—but from it I learned life lessons and used it to build new ideas I still have in practice today.
I have 2:
Know when to let go and when to show up fully.
Live to minimize regret.
My Favorite People/Role Models?
I like my kid. I really do. I love my folks. I admire my 22nd great grandmother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, a complex yet trailblazing human.
My Favorite Places/Destinations?
Given what I do, my favorite place is the loved place. Being in an environment that is clearly loved by others is contagious and fun to be in.
My Favorite Products/Objects?
My home. Different places in my home serve different yet important purposes of enjoyment, recharging, creativity, and retreat.
My Current Passions?
Figuring out what’s next. Something is coming, I can feel it. When I have felt this before, I didn’t know what it meant. But now that I do, I am excited for it to be revealed and am being hypervigilant for its discovery.