Professional Title: Motivational Speaker & Life Coach, Coach Kiah LLC
Home: San Luis Obispo, California
Kiah Twisselman Burchett is a California cattle rancher turned life coach, speaker, and podcaster, on a mission to empower others to love themselves deeper, care for themselves better, and find JOY in this messy, beautiful journey of life. After battling with weight and body image from a young age, she embarked on her health journey losing 100+ pounds in one year, but more importantly, the mental weight she’d been carrying for years. Her story has been shared in People Magazine, Good Morning America, the Kelly Clarkson Show, Access Hollywood, Women’s Health and more, as she uses her struggles to give strength and hope to others. Growing up a 6th generation rancher, she has a heart for rural America, the agriculture community, and Western way of life. Her passion for agriculture advocacy has continued throughout her career, earning the title of 2020 Beef Advocate of the Year by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. She recently launched the Backroad Cowgirls digital series sharing the diverse stories of people in agriculture alongside cohost Courtenay DeHoff. When she’s not storytelling, you’ll most likely find her dancing in her kitchen, perusing a thrift store, or off on her next grand adventure, cowgirl boots and all.
Vision for the future of women in the Western industry: “A love of the West no longer exists solely on farms and ranches, but it also exists in the hearts of Western women who will carry it with them into the big cities and big screens, to corporate offices and small businesses, into careers and communities seemingly unrelated to their agricultural roots. I envision the future of women in the Western industry being one that expands beyond the pastures and gates of the traditional Western lifestyle. One that brings our values of hard work, passion, and resiliency to cultures and spaces across the globe. My hope is we continue to pave the trail for our Western legacy while feeling empowered to do so in our own unique ways. While my great-great-great grandma Lizzie founded our ranch over 130 years ago, I think she’d be proud that her granddaughter is using her voice to reach far beyond it.”
Wrangler‘s COWGIRL 30 Under 30, presented by Teton Ridge, is sponsored by Cavender’s the Official Retailer, Charlie 1 Horse Hats the Official Hat, and Durango Boots the Official Boot, for COWGIRL 30 Under 30, with Corral Boots, Dude Rancher’s Association, Montana Silversmiths, Old Gringo Boots, and The Cowboy Channel.