My initial interest in feng shui was due to personal necessity. I had remarried and was stressed trying to organize our blended family. I phoned my first feng shui consultant in 1998 and never looked back. I was pleased to find solutions that were an extension of my daily work!
Each time I moved or was in a situation that could spiral out of control, I dove deeper; exploring my own environment to find out what upset the balance. I also learned there are many schools and many facets of feng shui. I certified as a BTB Feng Shui Practitioner, from Sacred Lotus School in Calgary, 2011. I now work with all types of people who want to explore options in order to live organized, balanced and productive lives.
My experience with people and decor is balanced with business experience. I have Certificates in Communications and Labor Management from Niagara College, and another in International Trade. In my working career, I’ve owned two small businesses and managed two other retail stores. My consultation work includes developing feasibility reports and catalogs, and providing services in opening/moving/renovating stores and offices. My space-organization skills come from the ability to understand clients and listen to what they need.
I moved to Vancouver BC in 2006, and twelve years later -2018, I'm back in Ontario with my family. Using of modern technology for my business, I can reach people all over the world! I taught Feng Shui through the Vancouver School Board Continuing Education program, as well as in private venues. I am available for informative talks and workshops for local groups or via webinars.
I like to think like a detective. I look at the total picture in order to find balance and harmony in an environment. My intention is to create a well-balanced, healthy, functional living and working environment. Whether you need one room reorganized or a total makeover, life is so much easier when you can keep the balance.
* A Professional Member of the International Feng Shui Guild (IFSG)
* Certified BTB Feng Shui Practitioner
* Certified ATC Adult Teaching Certification I & II
* Chief Organizer for 'Meet-up' The City Stagers, in Vancouver, BC
* Board Member for RESA Vancouver Lower Mainland Chapter: 2016
* Check out my Empowerment Show 'Practical Solutions for Life' on Voice America Internet RADIO: http://www.voiceamerica.com
HOME WEBSITE for Kathryn Wilking Designs: http://www.kathrynwilking.com
TALKS & WORKSHOPS:
Vancouver New Comers Association
Fluff Studio (Talks & Workshop)
City Stagers in Vancouver
Royal LePage, Mainland
Vancouver School Board
RESA Fraser Valley Chapter (Real Estate Staging Assoc.)
Decor & YOU! Connecticut, NH (Webinar)
Georgian College, Barrie: One-Day Workshops, Home Staging
I just finished your book and it is FULL of great advice, along with many of the Feng Shui principles that I hadn’t been aware of, which made perfect sense!
I also took your PEP test and I was quite surprised at how it nailed my personality to a ‘T.’ The way you explain Feng Shui, it’s purpose and how we can utilize it in the workplace as well as in our home environment, certainly has given me some valuable information to implement and use to be proactive in creating a better flow of energy for me in my life!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
I just read your book. It was a great read and tons of wonderful information that we can use to grow our business.
Great Book! Thank you!
What I appreciate from you is the ‘follow up’ you offer to clients.
We just started making changes in our home. Things are great!
Thank you for caring. (My son) is now sleeping in his own bed; loves his space full of stickers!
We are okay now.
I have had the pleasure of working with Kathryn for almost a decade, and have always enjoyed her warm and thoughtful manner. Over the years she has generously offered a few excellent tips and ideas for my office, so when I decided I wanted to make some changes in my personal life, I asked Kathryn to come to my home for a Feng Shui Consultation.
During our initial conversation about my areas of focus, she immediately came up with a number of easy and immediate changes to support those areas. One of Kathryn’s great talents is being able to create effective change within your environment utilizing your own beloved furniture and belongings instead of needing to go out and search for, and buy, all new things. However, if she does suggest an item for a cure, she also has a really wonderful set of resources for your shopping needs- and will even go hunting with you!
Kathryn gave me some practical and easily attainable ideas for me to work with and our goal is to reconnect seasonally to work with the different elements as they evolve. Thus far, the results have been dramatic and, more importantly, I enjoy my home so much more.
Kathryn, I would like to thank you for your assistance and participation in the Costco Road Show. It was personally very rewarding to see how hard work pay off.
The business model has proven to offer exposure for both beyond our current channels of distribution. As you have found over the last few weeks, it seems we continue to have new customers joining the current Josef-Seibel & Romika shoe wearers.
Thank you once again for making this a success.
Kathryn is very much a professional, I’ve known her for a number of years and from the start have tried to make changes to my home and office based on her suggestions, recommendations and the Feng Shui principles she teaches.
I asked her to come over for a quick walk-about after we experienced a break in. A number of issues came up, fortunately none had anything to do with the break in. She discovered my home office was of particularity full of negative energy which is why for years I’ve had a hard time spending productive time there. As a result I’ve remodelled the office (paint and moving the furniture and discarding things) and can say I’m now spending more productive time than before.
My understanding and I’m not an expert, but in the work environment, meeting rooms, offices and such all have power positions. Knowing these, I’ve made a habit of always planting myself in the most powerful position available. I’ve purchased her book, Feng Shui for the Office, as well as some Feng Shui products and have used her services.
I would highly recommend Kathryn Wilking Designs for an honest evaluation and recommendations based on years of experience.
Kathryn applies all her knowledge of Feng Shui to your personality with such positive enthusiasm while showing you directions to enhance your environment for the home or office.
She provides great examples suited to your personal needs and why they may work to improve your situation.
I will definitely stay in touch!. You are an inspiration to me and I am blessed to have you as a peer in the industry we love.
Your book BTW is not far away from my desk, for research purposes often.
I want to Thank You very much for helping me put up my pictures before all the festivities. (Chinese New Year) It was nice to have your expertise in placing the pictures in the right place, so we have good feng sui.
I love coming home; it is such a safe, calming retreat for me.
Kathryn is a focused feng shui expert. She understands what a space needs not only based on her expertise in Feng Shui, but also from a very intuitive perspective. She has generously facilitated the process of enhancing my home and my husband’s office by walking through each room thoughtfully and addressing all aspects of each room.
She teaches as she goes along in a way that helps me understand the importance of each suggestion she makes. She follows up with comprehensive reports, suggestions, findings and thoughtful questions, all of which have helped immensely in our quest to improve various aspects of our lives.
I am thrilled with the results too! There are many examples of how her work is facilitating positive shifts in our lives:
She has suggested crystals (only if we are open to having them) to enhance our relationship, career and wealth areas. All three areas have brightened and improved. My career is bubbling with exciting new developments at just the right pace for me, my husband is taking on new exciting projects and our love for each other has grown 1000-fold.
Her recommendation for timed lights in the family and relationship areas have also enhanced our family harmony and our attentiveness towards one another.
Suggestions for furniture placement and colour enhancements have been awesome. Things flow better and look much more pleasing in our home!
A few interesting and curious additions are her copper rods and rings. Several rods have been placed in areas that were showing signs of geopathic stress. They worked! The areas are showing significant improvements as are the corresponding aspects of our lives! As for the copper rings – they sit on the driver seats in our vehicles and sometimes we move them to our office chairs. They give us both a huge energy boost! They are surprising tools that we had no idea about prior to meeting Kathryn.
Kathryn, thank you for your generous and caring spirit, your focused time and expertise, and your abundance of knowledge around how to improve our home, our office and our lives. You’ve helped to brighten our lives in so many ways and we are infinitely grateful.
Small modifications with my existing items and the place went from nice to gorgeous! I have had many compliments during the past few days and am ecstatic that I was able to do this makeover.
The rooms look AWESOME!
We were ready for a change and had run out of ideas of how to place our furniture.
It’s so relaxing now!
The space I had the hardest time with is now comfortable and cozy for me and others to chat in.
Our condo had been on the market for 6 weeks with one price reduction. I was excited to make it have more flow and have a little more overall appeal. Kathryn and her team did a fantastic job of rearranging furniture and re-hanging art. The home flows so much better now and looks way more spacious.
This staging will attract the right buyer!
Kathryn applies all her knowledge of Feng Shui to your personality with such positive enthusiasm while showing you directions to enhance your environment for the home and office. She provides great examples suited to your personal needs and why they may work to improve your situation.
Kathryn found the perfect piece to anchor our fireplace to the rest of the room. I thought we were going to have to redo the whole thing!
Kathryn! I can’t believe what you did in ONE DAY! The house is amazing! Why didn’t I think of that?