Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
"My name, Kakie, is pronounced like the color khaki. I am a confident, introspective problem solver who knows how to effectively use my intuition to make good decisions. I have a talent for knowing how to bring out the best in others and empower them to live their best lives. I am a single mom of a beautiful 13-year-old, who has taught me so much about myself and life. I'm a work in progress, I'm imperfect, and I am enough."
What is your favorite OWN show?
"Super Soul Sunday."
What are your three favorite things?
Gratitude, family and learning.
What would your superpower be?
Teleportation—what an interesting way to see the world!
What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Check Twitter to check in on my #OWNers family, take the dog out, check in on my son, go to my room, climb into bed and close my eyes.
What is the one item you can't live without, and why?
I can't live without the combination of my creativity and my laptop because, together, they have helped me learn more about myself through journaling and writing. Writing has helped me to understand the benefits of my creativity because it has helped me tell my story in different ways. Sometimes I feel like it is a form of meditation that has helped me to discover, heal, teach and connect with others.
What is your biggest fear?
Despite knowing that I am imperfect and that I am enough, my biggest fear is not being enough. (How is that for a little vulnerability, Ms. Brené?)
What do you like that most people dislike?
Speaking to an audience.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
When my socks get wet—drives me crazy.
What would you like to learn to do?
Find a job that aligns with my passions/goals, is financially viable and gives me the ability to provide my son with exceptional education. I want to take my passion for learning and use it to create connections by sharing knowledge. I have been told I have a great radio voice. I would LOVE to do voice-overs.
What are you particularly bad at that your friends tease you about?
Since I was a little girl, I've had issues with stubbing my toe. My sisters won't let me forget it because they think my response to it is entertaining (for them). I, in turn, make it up by reminding them that I am the funny one.