Whoever we are – from CEOs, to business entrepreneurs, home makers or creatives – speaking to someone caring and objective can be extremely powerful at helping us find the best way forward.
Coaching offers a space for reflection, accountability and self-development. No matter what our life experience, or the what we want to achieve – having genuine and honest sessions enable us to clarify our thoughts and reach our potential!
Kathryn was a fantastic coach for me at a time when I wanted to unpack some important professional and personal questions. She is an exceptional listener and asks superb questions to help you find your own thoughts and solutions. I would definitely recommend her highly!Mark Bedford, Head Teacher (Google Reviews)
How Can Coaching Uniquely Help You?
I individually tailor the sessions to suit each client’s needs. Whether you are looking to grow in confidence, hit targets, improve relationships or simply process your thoughts and feelings with someone – coaching helps you fulfil your potential. I offer optional summary emails after every session which gives you the opportunity to reflect on the coaching and any actions you would like to take forward.
You can book the hourly coaching sessions either online or in-person at whatever frequency you prefer – whether that is weekly, fortnightly, or ‘as and when needed’. I am based in East London, & travel within the UK, but I also offer online sessions wherever you are in the world.
If you would like to find out more please get in contact with me or book an introductory session below. I look forward to meeting you!
I completed my BSc in Psychology & maths in 2005 & began my career working in a drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre, where I undertook various training in counselling. I then moved to take on greater levels of responsibility in charities focussed on working with children & families. I finished my role as London Director for Every Life International in 2018 & began training as a coach. I have now been coaching as a qualified coach since 2020 which has been a great privilege and joy! In 2023 I began training as an NLP practitioner to enhance my coaching skills, which I am due to complete in December 2023.
I live with my husband & 2 school-aged children in Bow, East London. I am a Christian, but coach individuals from all faiths and none.
I am passionate that no one is disqualified from coaching by their financial situation, so please don’t let this stop you from getting in touch! If you would like to find out more; get in contact with me or book an introductory call below.
Mavis Nnabue (Facebook Review)
“Kathryn is a terrific life coach. She has encouraged me to take small, practical steps to change my line of work and how I feel about it. I highly recommend her!”
Patrick (Google Review)
“Kathryn has been my coach of choice for many reasons. She has tremendous listening skills and has a unique ability to come in at just the right time to dig deeper and explore possibilities. Her charming character and empathy make me feel totally relaxed and able to articulate and express myself in a comfortable and effective way. She has enabled me to move forward and because she creates the right connection. I continuously return to benefit from a skillful and wonderful coach.”
Rachel Jamieson (LinkedIn Recommendation)
“Kathryn’s coaching has helped me so much. She has a real skill for listening, bringing clarity to my thoughts and identifying the issues underlying the things I’m struggling with. In this short space of time, she’s helped me work out how to take proactive steps to further my career and given me the confidence to achieve my goals. I can’t recommend her highly enough!”
Kasonde Konie (Email review + LinkedIn endorsement)
“I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone who would like to achieve a goal. Kathryn asks the right questions that help you to arrive at a solution or re-thinking of a solution that may not have seemed so obvious. I enjoyed it and had several lightbulb moments.”
(Certifications available upon request)
– Degree in Psychology with Mathematics (BSc) at The University of Birmingham
– Level 2 Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling at Spurgeon’s College
– Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching at Animas Centre for Coaching
– NLP Practitioner Training at NLP School (in progress)
I am an insured, accredited coach (EMCC) and meet with an accredited ICF supervisor on a regular basis.
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Life Coaching FAQs
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.’
There are ways in which coaching is similar to counselling or mentoring but they differ in a couple of key points:
Mentoring is about someone with more experience in a particular field guiding someone who is less experienced. Coaching is not about guiding or giving advice, but helping people to uncover and maximise their own potential and resources through listening, asking insightful questions and enabling the client to reach decisions or make changes.
Counselling is often focussed on the past and recovering from difficult experiences - and whilst the past certainly can come into coaching sessions - the main focus of coaching is on the present or moving forward into the future with purpose and clarity. Also, unlike counselling, coaching is not necessarily about overcoming difficulty - it can also be about achieving highly, reaching goals and becoming the best version of yourself possible. Whilst I do have training in counselling, and certainly use these skills in my practice, I enjoy the forward focus of coaching!
The individual or couple coming for coaching will have something they are working towards (an aim) which might be for example: ‘Get my thoughts straight about x’, ‘become more confident’, 'figure out how we work together in our business partnership' etc. As the coach I will listen to the clients' thoughts, experiences and hopes - then enable the client(s) to work towards their aim. This happens through asking helpful questions, looking at things from different perspectives, and perhaps other coaching tools if desired by the client. Talking to a coach can be extremely helpful in enabling us to understand our own thoughts and feelings - and see a clear way forward. After each session I send the client an optional follow up email or voice note which summarises the session and the possible next steps discussed ….this may include possible exercises or further questions for them to explore if they wish. Some people prefer structure and exercises, whilst others just want a space to talk. I tailor the sessions based on the personal preferences & personalities of the clients I am working with, to optimise the success of the coaching process.
Most people find coaching to be extremely helpful at giving the space, time and perspective needed to make good decisions and grow personally. Coaching increases self-awareness and understanding of our personality, strengths and values. It allows the time and focus to find the best way forward, instead of just acting out of habit on auto-pilot. The tools coaching offers can help us develop new perspectives, over come difficulties and move forward with purpose. It is my personal opinion that most people can benefit from seeing a coach - which is why I myself also receive coaching.
- It is worth checking that a Life Coach has received an accredited qualification. There are no rules about who can call themselves a coach, so check their credentials.
- If possible, verify any feedback they have posted on their website (check Google, social media etc) to see if they have genuinely received positive reviews.
- Do not be fooled by the idea that an expensive coach is a good coach. Prices of coaches vary massively, but it can simply come down to the amount the coach has decided to charge.
- Think about what you are looking for from a coach. Do you want someone to be directive and authoritative or more client-led? Would you like them to give you homework and tasks between sessions or let you choose your own actions? Coaches vary hugely in their approach so decide what you are looking for and then search it out.
- Explore your options! Check out some websites and book a discovery call or 2. Coaches don't expect you to commit from the first call, so feel free to see how things go and be honest with them, and yourself, about what you are looking for.
- Find someone you feel happy with and go for it! We can all make excuses for not taking the leap, but in my experience it's a step that pays off time and time again.
I don't publish my prices because I am passionate that no one is disqualified from coaching by their financial situation, so please don’t let this stop you getting in touch! To find out more, please contact me via phone or email; or book an introductory video call below.