I heard about Kate through a friend. She helped me 'unearth' long forgotten hopes and aspirations and helped me sharpen my focus on them. I found as the weeks went on that not only did I achieve the goals we had laid out together but parts of the rest of my life also 'sparked' into action because I had motivation and inspiration again for myself and my future. The biggest change I’ve experienced since working with Kate is that I feel energised about what is ahead for me now and that has been very affirming. Other parts of my life also began to change as well. I am starting to look after my health better through acupuncture, diet, exercise and better food choices. Even better – because I ‘flicked a switch’, my husband is now feeling inspired to consider making changes in his life too! Thank you, Kate.
Before I started coaching I was feeling really overwhelmed and it was hard to say no to all of the people I wanted to be able to help. Being so busy meant I missed out on time for connection with loved ones and my own self-care too. I had to try it - especially after having seen my wife go through amazing change after a coaching series with Kate as well.
After our first session I realised just how much I needed to define and explore the issues I’d been having, and I needed to explore and then connect with my core values in order to make decisions I would never regret and I would feel less stressed about. My wife has noticed I’m much clearer in my ability to make tough decisions now in how I spend my time and I line everything up with my values – they’ve become my compass and it’s helped me to evaluate every task I take on and whether they are a good fit for me.
I felt comfortable to talk about anything in our sessions and every time we spoke I really felt confident that I was moving forward toward my goals.
When I first spoke to Kate I was on the verge of dropping all the balls I juggled as a working mother – on the inside I was struggling to find work/life balance and I desperately wanted to reconnect with my family and friends and find time for me again. I didn’t want to always be ‘busy’. A new promotion at work left me feeling even more overwhelmed. What I loved about working with Kate was she was there to support me in my life outside of my workplace – she gave me a feeling that someone had my back. When I first heard of coaching I thought it was ‘wishy washy’ and not for me. But early in our series my mindset shifted completely, Kate helped me work through what I needed to in order to retrain my brain and take control of my life and create free time: I’ve booked myself ‘blank space’ and I no longer feel guilty about doing nothing at all sometimes. It also really helped with the Mum guilt!
Kate helped support me to stand up in front of 150 people at a gala event in Uluru and speak about my own motivation and inspiration and I helped others in the process – and I couldn’t have done that as well as I did without Kate’s coaching. It feels so good to be happy, less overwhelmed and more productive – at home and at work. Thank you for supporting me, being a listening ear and allowing me to focus on myself again.
When I first connected with Kate I was struggling with finding where I fit in the world and being able to live a meaningful life that was my own and not in comparison to others. I felt negative about work and other areas of my life and wanted to live my life more meaningfully. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I could justify paying for coaching, but after the first session I knew that it was worth every cent! My friends and family have seen a big change in me since I started working with Kate. The biggest change for me has been how I view myself and the world. I have more meaning and purpose in my life outside of work and see the world and situations around me more positively.
I can't thank you enough Kate, you have made a world of difference and I am so grateful that you helped me make so many positive changes in my life. You were so thoughtful and patient and went above and beyond what I expected of our session. I can recommend Kate to anyone! Thank you.
Kate is an engaging speaker with an important message for people of all ages and stages.
A consummate professional, Kate weaves parts of her own story together with evidence-based theory to highlight the importance of her message. Far from leaving audiences with a head full of facts and figures Kate also incorporates plenty of practical tips and actions to help attendees implement rest and renewal strategies into their busy lives. Whether you are organising a corporate event, team building, mums workshop or lifestyle event Kate can seamlessly tailor her message to suit each audience.
I would not hesitate to recommend Kate as a speaker at your next event.
I have always worked with sporting coaches so when I became a new Dad and life was busy I began coaching with Kate because I felt like I was in a bit of a slump and needed a 'gee-up' to get me going again. But I soon realized, with Kate’s help, that what I actually needed was to take the foot off the accelerator for a while. Having someone from outside your life helping you see fresh perspectives that you can’t see yourself takes you on a journey of self-reflection about your own life. I have come away with a greater focus on taking scheduled periods of rest and learning how to let my mind switch off. The coaching experience with Kate was reflective, thoughtful and fun and you’re thinking about trying coaching, try it and come with an open mind about what you want to achieve. You might surprise yourself.
Before I began coaching with Kate I’d just moved to Hobart after a stressful time preparing and selling our family home. My children were still small and any time for me had disappeared. I had become burnt out and felt that I couldn’t find time to recover.
Going into our first session I was excited and a bit emotional that I was doing something for myself, but I came to quickly realise how important it was for me to prioritise myself and rediscover self-love. Now if I’m having a rough day, my loved ones remind me: “what would Kate say today?” In the words of Brene Brown “you can only love others as much as you love yourself” and throughout the coaching series my capacity to give love has grown as I have strengthened my love for myself. It was an opening, focused and giving experience for me.
Before I worked with Kate I was not making myself a priority at all. I was worn out and stressed and I put a lot of pressure on myself. It only took the first session to truly realise that it was ok to slow down and put myself first and that I needed to be the best person I could be in order to provide for everyone else the way I wanted to. Now I am more than ok with having down time and knowing I don’t have to spread myself too thinly. I feel rested, stronger, more energetic, brighter and happier in general and I have more quality time for family and friends. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my goals and how good they make me feel.
Kate, you are truly amazing! You made me feel so comfortable, helped me to set goals that I will carry with me forever and I am reaping the benefits of these every day. You have helped me to be a better version of myself and I can't thank you enough.
Before I began coaching with Kate I was feeling disconnected, uninspired and like I was ‘moving through the motions’ with work and my young family. Before our first session I felt excited and energized and really positive and hopeful for the first time in a while - like I had help and someone on my side to really listen to what I wanted and someone to help me with things I had been thinking about for a long time and seemed too hard and overwhelming on my own.
Coaching with Kate helped me to share a part of myself with my partner that I had kept private and the discussions we’ve had as a result of my sessions have paved the way for more meaningful and deep connection in my relationship. The actions I’ve worked on have given me new fun ways to interact with my children and helped me develop a practice that allows me to feel more balanced, connected, strong, supported, excited, inspired and grateful on a daily basis. Kate was supportive, inspiring and energizing – the coaching series was so much more illuminating than I expected. I consider myself very self-aware and didn’t think I could be easily surprised but there was a life changing ‘aha’ moment during our series that I would never have connected to in the same way on my own.
I was struggling to make decisions about my career and life, dealing with injuries and weight issues and trying to find a way to become the best version of myself when I began with Kate. I was around such positive, happy people at my gym and I wanted to find that happiness and confidence for myself too. Talking to Kate inspired to step out of my comfort zone and try coaching with an open mind. I needed help to create change. It felt amazing to have someone who I could be open and honest with and talk to without judgment. Kate has helped me let go of perfectionism and feeling the need to be ‘in control’ all the time! I feel so positive, enlightened and empowered – I have more direction in my life and I now have the ability to work out how to get where I want to go next.
I wasn’t ‘in crisis’ when I began a coaching series with Kate - I had an amazing family, a thriving business and was about to return to a corporate job that I loved. But between these things, I didn’t know how to truly nurture myself. I was dubious to begin with - but investing in myself has given me permission to slow down, appreciate what I have and strive for what I want. I have developed strategies to care for myself and I feel better able to care for others in my life. Kate was understanding, encouraging and motivating (and gentle if I needed her to be) and I could not recommend her highly enough! Coaching is truly for anyone who wants to really lean in to finding out how they want to live their life.
Before I started my series with Kate, my life was fairly frantic and I was always struggling to find balance in my life – I wanted to be able to do things in alignment with who I was but I loved my job and didn’t want that to change. I found Kate so incredibly easy-going and approachable and I instantly relaxed during our time together. Since our coaching series together I’m less agitated and overwhelmed in my everyday life but most importantly I feel more balanced because I’ve learnt to say NO to things that don’t align with my values. I’ve learnt how to be more mindful about the choices I make, how to listen to my heart and what I truly want and that has seen me decide to move from Hong Kong back to Australia. Her calming, grounded, non-judgemental yet incredibly passionate personality really shines through in her coaching and so many others will benefit from her gift of helping others.
Founder, The Compassion Project www.thecompassionproject.com.au
Kate helped transform my vague 'ideas' into solid goals and then get into action to reach these goals! I couldn't have achieved so much in the past 3 months without her. I was tired of having great ideas all the time and never getting anywhere. I finally realized and admitted that I needed some help to get things done. Kate was so motivating, knowledgeable and inspiring. I trusted her and I felt safe. Thanks to Kate’s clear, rational, supportive, inspiring guidance, I feel like my whole world has shifted from somewhat confused to very focused and productive. I cannot thank you enough Kate, for helping me to direct my passion and interests toward something that is so important to me. I feel blessed.
Intuitive Coach, Laurelle Wishart, www.laurellewishart.com.au
Kate is an amazing coach. I found our sessions enlightening and inspiring, helping me find clarity and a strong sense of confidence. Kate brings all of herself to coaching: her intellect, warmth, positive nature, intuition and empathy and an uncanny ability to hone in on exactly what’s in the way of taking the next step. The clarity I received during our work together greatly helped me own my gifts and bring them into the world. I am so grateful to Kate for this inspiring, empowering and transformative experience.
Owner, Massage Movement Wellbeing, www.massagebellerive.com
I met Kate at one of her events when I was struggling to make decisions about my business and personal life. I felt tired all the time and needed some clarity. With Kate, I learnt to allow myself time to think only about what I wanted for my life and that helped me feel more calm and in control. Identifying my core beliefs during the series with Kate has helped me with making decisions, managing my time better and I see the importance regular self-care has on my view of the world and how I feel about it. Kate has given me skills and encouragement that I now find myself using with my family and my staff too. This experience has been phenomenal and the experience was highly beneficial, fulfilling, gratifying and literally life changing. Thank you.
Owner, Burn Theory, www.burntheory.com.au
When I first connected with Kate I was struggling with overwhelm. I was running a fitness business off the side of my full-time education role, as well as struggling with developing a network marketing business, and really wanting to move into the online space. I wanted a clear pathway and some accountability and direction. When I met with Kate for the first time she offered so much guidance and support (for free) and I felt so confident in her and her work. I decided then and there to start a coaching series with her.
By the end of the first session I had worked through some serious mindset blockages, I worked out a clear and focused pathway for my life, I felt capable and I began to develop the most incredible and strong foundation for my dream online business. I am now far more in tune with my thoughts and belief patterns. I know that I am capable of what I set my mind to and that I CAN do what I need to for my dream life. I also just feel so much more confident in my capacity and abilities and 'at peace' with my life. Kate was so generous in her ideas and direction, and there was never a time I felt silly or awkward discussing something with her. I have already decided to work with Kate again for another series in a month’s time!
Life Coach, Mish Pope, www.mishpope.com
Kate is an amazing life coach. Before we started working together I knew I wanted something different – I had worked with business coaches before, but I needed support to create a life of balance, flow and trust. What I love about Kate is that she brings herself fully to each session. She doesn't hold back, but also gives space - which is a hard thing to master. She cared deeply about my journey, but in a way that was empowering for me to take my own steps. She is intelligent, witty, and compassionate. As a result of working together I find myself now giving myself permission to live the life I want to and I’m more patient with my journey of self-discovery. Coaching with Kate has helped me pull back in areas that I can let go of and it's helped me continue on the path of recovery with my disordered eating in a way that is compassion and courageous. I am more open, present and patient with my family.
Creating firmer boundaries and a deep knowing of when to say yes and when to say no, without apology, has been empowering. I feel like what I have brought forth is a deeper connection to my spirit and compassion for my journey. I wish I could have her 24/7!!
Before I started working with Kate I was juggling being a working mother of two and had lost a sense of where I was going and what made me feel most alive. I was lacking energy after health issues, lack of sleep and lack of purpose. I wanted to “find myself” again and find new energy and a sense of purpose. By the end of the first session I realised how good it felt to put your goals and values front and centre and make them a focus. The biggest change that I’ve seen and felt by working with Kate has been rediscovering my “why” and realising that it is still the same as it always has been, even if the outworking has evolved. I feel that now when I make decisions I can be more mindful and strategic of and with my goals, my values, and my needs. I found the series with Kate to be inspiring, rewarding and helpful and I was sad when it came to an end. Kate is fantastic to work with, and if you’ve been considering coaching I’d say go for it!