Kathryn Montbriand &
Kathryn Montbriand &

Kathryn Montbriand '06

B.S.B ’06 (Carlson School of Management)
Alumni Association Member

About Lived and Loved, LLC
At Lived and Loved, we're in the business of bridging the gap between work and purpose for mid-career professionals. In this digital,
work-from-anywhere world, it's our "why" that truly connects people. It sets you apart in a crowded market and sparks genuine connections.

Our toolbox includes thought-provoking questions, guided reflection, storytelling, and actionable steps toward your dream future. Our mission is for you to start each day feeling confident in your purpose and truly fulfilled.

Our clients find clarity and a renewed sense of self: "It's a journey of introspection, self-love, and gratitude," and "Katie's approach uncovers a new depth to who you are."

Looking for a deep dive into your purpose, a revamped resume and LinkedIn, or prep for your next interview? We have a package for that.

Lived and Loved: Where your work meets your passion, and every day is a step towards fulfillment. No matter where you are on your journey, let's make your story a standout.

Our Experiences
Unlock Your Purpose: 8-week experience to answer the big life questions (who you are, what you're about) and get unstuck. Great for anyone going through a transition or thinking about their next chapter.

Land Your Role: 5-week experience to get crystal clear on your career story and grab the attention of employers. Perfect if you are changing direction mid-career or as a starting point for new college grads!

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About Kathryn Montbriand
Kathryn is a Minnesota native who graduated from the Carlson School of Management in 2006 before heading off on a journey that took her to the west coast, east coast, and abroad to earn an MBA in Barcelona. She returned to her Midwestern roots in 2018 when her husband opened a business in Iowa and their family relocated to Minneapolis.

In 2015, Kathryn lost her oldest sister, an event that went on to change the course of her life journey. While healing from that loss, she discovered the power of claiming her story. By speaking about the experience, she was able to overcome her grief and connect with others who had lost someone they loved.

While working at a Fortune 500 bank Kathryn formed a team of ‘Culturists’, a first of its kind, focused on improving the employee experience. She had seen the power of story in healing from her loss and wanted to share it in a corporate setting. Her team built story tools for teams that allowed them to share their stories authentically and create psychological safety. During a career break in 2021, Kathryn turned her attention back to stories. Once again, her story helped her find the next steps and move forward.

Now she is bringing that experience to others who need clarity and transformation. She created Lived and Loved with these concepts in mind:

  • make story easy and accessible
  • give people all the value without the feeling of overwhelm
  • provide a guiding hand every step of the way
When she isn’t working, Kathryn keeps busy training in Krav Maga, writing a career advice column, and gardening at her cabin ‘up North’.