CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES
Thank you Katie – you really have been the catalyst for the next chapter in my life!
I’d had my business for 4 years at the point that I started working with Katie. As I talked about where I was with it during our first few sessions, I quickly realised that there were things that formed part of my service offering that I wasn’t enjoying anymore. Equally, there were things that I loved doing that I wasn’t highlighting enough. Having reached this dawning realisation, Katie and I set about working through what my personal values were, what I’d like to get from my work moving forward, how my work and my life could best run seamlessly alongside each other and ultimately what my refined service offering would be. Having Katie guide me through all of this was invaluable. I quickly achieved far more than I would have done trying to navigate things alone. She offered her opinion and guided me where appropriate and held me accountable for taking things forward with morphing my business. Thanks to Katie’s support, guidance and drawing out from me what I didn’t even know was there myself, I now have a new business name, a new logo and a nearly completed website. The future looks exciting!
Laura Lewis, Head Human, Chameleon HR Ltd
“Katie has a very intuitive approach. She had a good understanding of my business and team within a couple of sessions.
I have used her for personal business coaching and also team coaching. She asked probing questions when needed and managed to facilitate really useful team sessions which have brought noticable positive shifts to the business. Whilst I initially engaged her pre lockdown she was agile enough to adapt to my changing needs during lockdown including managing a 100% remote working team and recruitment. I have no hesitation in recommending her as an excellent facilitator and a genuine catalyst for change and improvement.”
Christina Makhoul, M2 Chartered Accountants – www.m2accountants.co.uk
“If I had known when starting the coaching with Katie just where I’d be now, less than 1 year on, I’d have paid 3 times the cost!
I lacked clarity and confidence in where to take my business next but the course allowed me to push past all of the unimportant things, which were clouding my vision and instead concentrate on moving in the right direction. During the course, I realised a couple of huge dreams of mine. This allowed me to feel in control of my business for the first time in too long and cut down my overheads massively due to the changes made. Learning to allow myself to be still and quiet, even during huge pressure and difficult decisions was highly useful. I wasn’t always sure what I needed from the telephone 1-2-1’s as I just wasn’t sure what I needed at the time, however as soon as Katie started asking her focussed questions I found plenty of reasons to use the full time of these phone calls and took so much from each of them. The shift in mental attitude was not just felt by me, but noticed by my friends and clients.”
I really got to know the bare bones of who I am and what is important to me – which has certainly exceeded my expectations of a business coaching session
I have muddled through the first 13 years of my business on my own, never asking for help from anyone. And although I am still in business I have been treading water financially and have faced increasingly challenging times in my industry. In many ways I have been holding myself back from achieving high levels of success, blaming cheap competition and outside influences when really I was making excuses for my own fear of failure. I reached out to Katie as I finally admitted to myself that I need someone who had my back, who could be my sounding board, would hold me accountable and could also help me understand what really makes me tick, what makes me happy and how I can apply that to my business to take it to the next level. I wanted to stop feeling overwhelmed and indecisive and to stop procrastinating… so quite a tall order! I have to say that so far Katie has delivered on all those points. After our first intense half day session I felt fired up, very positive and motivated! I also felt that as a result of that session I really honed down and got to know the bare bones of who I am and what is important to me – which has certainly exceeded my expectations of a business coaching session and I know I would not have reached this point without Katie. I look forward to our monthly one hour sessions, and after each session I feel uplifted with a strong sense of purpose and a clear plan of what I need to do that month to help me move forward towards my goals. I highly recommend Katie if you want to take your business to the next level but are feeling stuck and over whelmed!
Katie facilitated our first session, a team away day, in such a way that I was left speechless. The tools that she used to bring the team together were interesting and thought-provoking, allowing everyone their ‘safe place’ to talk and be listened to. We have now gone into monthly sessions, which again had become a safe, open environment for the team to discuss. These sessions have made them feel that they are being listened to and that they are contributing towards change. Personally, as a manager, the experience has been fascinating and is beginning to change my way of thinking and reflecting. Katie is not the problem solver, but allows you to become one, without you even knowing you are doing it.
Jo Goldsmith, Children’s Services Manager, Hoddesdon Children’s Centres – Barnardo’s
“The patterning work I did with Katie was a real eye opener for me! Katie is such a lovely person to work with and I never felt afraid to open up with her or to share the darker side of me. She gently and easily helped me to go through the stories I tell myself and turn all those seemingly unrelated stories and habits into my pattern. Then she helped me to see and understand how all of this stops me taking action or creating the change I desire in my life.
Now I have this powerful tool in my hands to stop and ask myself at any time when I feel I’m stuck: “Am I stuck because I am running my pattern again?” and if the answer is yes, then I can choose a different response, therefore a different and better outcome. This is truly life altering! I’m so happy and grateful that I came across of Katie and her powerful work! Thank you so much!”