AN OUTCOMES-FOCUSED APPROACH
I love partnering with inspired individuals ready to explore, develop, reach for, and live their best lives. From C-Suite executives to social activists, nonprofit leaders to artists and creatives, small businesses to Fortune 100s—there's nothing I like more than collaborating to uncover and explore each person's unique potential to thrive.
I also work alongside teams ready to bring their purpose and goals into alignment, develop individual and collective potential, and foster deep trust in one another and in a shared vision.
I have a BA and MS in Psychology, two decades of leadership in the nonprofit arts and culture sector, and an entrepreneurial spirit that led to a highly successful consulting business. As an evaluation professional, I am also deeply committed to clear, measurable outcomes and data driven decision-making.
Coaching is a transformative partnership unlike anything else. Together, we'll craft a plan to get you from where you are today to the inspired future you want for tomorrow. There's no better time to start than now.
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We begin by envisioning your inspired future—your best life. What do you most want to achieve or change?
Next, we'll co-create your plan. What will it take to get you there? What strengths and obstacles abound?
Time to make it happen! What habits need to be built or broken? We'll celebrate milestones and track progress along the way.
As we close, we'll examine effectiveness, plan for sustainability, and measure outcomes. How can your growth and development be maintained and nurtured?
I came to Kate to learn about my leadership style, expand my leadership skills, and plan for career transitions. Despite wanting to discuss leadership, I'd internalized a lot of fear of the word "leader" and struggled to believe I could lead in a way that was authentic and anti-oppressive. Kate helped me explore my fear and trust my instincts, my values and experience. I learned that I could embody leadership in my own unique way. Kate gave me practical guides and tips, and at every turn, she helped me measure my progress and reflect on goals and accomplishments. Kate was supportive, empathetic, curious, and creative in her problem solving approach. My leadership has transformed, and I am more confident and self-actualized as a result of our work together. I have recommended her to several friends and colleagues!
As a woman of color, it was important for me to work with a coach that understands internalized oppression and has an approach beyond the commonplace "pull yourself up by your bootstraps." It sounds cliche, but in just 7 months of working with Kate, I am a different person inside. I've transformed my relationship to shame and pain that has harmed me for decades, and I feel happier and more empowered overall. Kate brings to coaching qualities she embodies as a human - compassion, empathy, playfulness and a brilliant ability to identify strengths and harness patterns. When I look back on this period in my life, I credit her with being the partner I needed to help me move past hurtful mindsets and live the fulfilling life I want to live.
Working with Kate was exactly what I needed during a difficult career transition. Kate’s thoughtful insights helped me examine new perspectives and rethink how I approach my work. Taking on this sort of internal work alongside Kate was extremely fulfilling on both a personal and professional level. I left each of our meetings with a stronger sense of what I value in work and leadership and how to actualize that in any position I might find myself in.