Katherine has come to Coaching from a long career as a Management Consultant specialising in Business Process Improvement and Change Management. She has Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services and Infrastructure Utilities (Water, Electricity, Rail, Gas) experience in the USA, UK and Ireland.
Whilst working on corporate transformation projects she became interested in the resistance arising from the conflict between an organisation’s drive for improvement and an individual’s control of change. This led to an interest in Coaching and helping individuals drive their own expressions of personal growth and fulfilment. As a Coach, Katherine helps businesses and individuals pursue their needs and values in a profitable and rewarding way. Katherine’s consultancy background combined with her coaching skill set creates a unique and dynamic approach to change confidence.
Experiences working away from home for long periods on very large, high pressure programmes gave Katherine an appreciation for the impact of stress on the successful implementation of complex projects. The search for office-friendly stress techniques inspired a passion which led to her work in stress relief for office workers. Her belief is that the current wisdom that tells you to eat right, exercise, avoid caffeine and drink less alcohol just doesn’t work, otherwise we’d all be size zero Zen monks.
Katherine is open, friendly and her straight-talking approach successfully integrates the two sides of the stress dilemma: controlling it whilst you are experiencing it and then eliminating the causes to minimise the impact on your life or work.
Katherine provides one-to-one coaching on issues of personal, work/life and organisational stress. She also offers shorter workshops on techniques for unobtrusive, office-friendly stress relief. Her longer workshops help participants understand their personal stressors and learn methods for restructuring one’s life to effectively and practically eliminate long term stress. As a Reiki Master Teacher, Katherine often incorporates holistic techniques into her coaching and courses.
Katherine is an energetic and enthusiastic speaker about stress control. She regularly shares her “Top Tips for Stress Relief”. She is an advocate of using humour and creativity to combat stress. Katherine is currently working on a book: “De-stress at Your Desk: 101 Tips & Techniques for Office Friendly Stress Relief”.
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
- MBA (Marketing & MIS) – Bowling Green State University, USA
- B.Sc. (Microbiology & Chemistry) – Bowling Green State University, USA
- Certified Business Process Engineer
- Graduate of Coach U
- ICF Associate Certified Coach accredited